I’d paint long strips of canvas and abandon them on the beach, or put bread out in geometric patterns for the pigeons downtown. I wanted people to find something nice and intriguing to puzzle over. Then I’d go back to see if the things were still there, or if anyone would notice.
The most profound things are inexpressible.
Only a great actor finds the difficulties of the actor's art infinite.- Ellen Terry
Art is the objectification of feeling, and the subjectification of nature.- Susanne Langer
Any work of art that can be understood is the product of journalism.- Tristan Tzara
Art is subject to arbitrary fashion.- Kary Mullis
Rationalism is the enemy of art, though necessary as a basis for architecture.- Arthur Erickson
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|Birth:||29th July, 1950|
Jenny Holzer was born in Gallipolis, Ohio, USA. She is an American neo-conceptual artist, based in Hoosick Falls, New York. The main focus of her work is the delivery of words and ideas in public spaces. Her contemporaries include Barbara Kruger, Cindy Sherman, Sarah Charlesworth, and Louise Lawler. She studied at Duke University in Durham and then painting, printmaking and drawing at the University of Chicago before completing her BFA at Ohio University, Athens. Holzer’s work has been shown in exhibitions worldwide, including Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Fondation Beyeler, Basel, Switzerland.
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