“My coming of age in the 1960s and being around during the protests of the Vietnam War has something to do with my practice now. As well as being a child of the 1950s: newsreel after newsreel from the 1940s informed me; as well as war movies where the most awful things were evident to the viewer. I thought, when I was a little kid, ‘How could this happen? Why didn’t people stop it.’ I’m not alone in asking this now.” – Jenny Holzer.
These questions permeate the commissions at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire. Working with veterans of more recent conflicts, the exhibition involves many components including a sound installation, light projections and LED works that fill the space; the building takes on an augmented reality.
28 September – 10 October. For more information: www.blenheimartfoundation.org.uk
1. Jenny Holzer, Xenon for Venice, 1999 © 1999 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo Attilio Maranzano.jpg. Courtesy of Blenheim Art Foundation.