Tuesday, March 13, 2012
We often refer to art in linguistic terms. A painting, we might claim, “speaks to us.” Sculptures in a gallery are said to be “in dialogue” with one another. Artworks, we imply, have voices—or at least the power to communicate with their own compelling language.
Contemporary artist Jenny Holzer takes this connection one step further, mediating and manipulating the space between art and language. First emblazoning her self-described “truisms”—pithy yet provocative phrases that engage, incite, and inspire—in the public arena of…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Internationally known contemporary artist Jenny Holzer will deliver the Fulkerson Leadership in the Arts Lecture, Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 7:00 pm at the Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. A reception from 8:30 to 9:30 pm will follow the lecture.
Renowned for her compelling use of language in public space, Holzer’s work has incorporated a wide array of media including bronze plaques, painted signs, stone benches, stickers, T-shirts, condoms, paintings, photographs, sound, video, light projection, the Internet and…