Jenny Holzer, TRUISMS (Selections from 1977-1979), 2013, 49 minute digital animation loop, comprised of 232 Truisms, running alphabetically in two rotations , with 32 animations Edition of 12, Image courtesy of Ikkan Art International 


Jenny HolzerInflammatory Essays, 1979-1982

In a statement provided by the Holzer studio, the Inflammatory Essays are described as “a collection of 100-word texts that were printed on colored paper and posted throughout New York City. Like any manifesto, the voice in each essay urges and espouses a strong and particular ideology. By masking the author of the essays, Holzer allows the viewer to assess ideologies divorced from the personalities that propel them. With this series, Holzer invites the reader to consider the urgent necessity of social change, the possibility for manipulation of the public, and the conditions that attend revolution.