Posts Tagged: Jenny Holzer

Illuminating Poetry

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Because Holzer now thinks of herself mostly as a reader, rather than a writer, she is happiest reimagining space with light, color, and form suffusing it, while a powerful beam is projecting poetry into the night—poetry with all its paradoxes, ironies, contradictions, understatements, and devastating truths. In the New Yorker, poet Henri Cole reflects on […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/12-10/18

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MONDAY, October 12, 2009 – SUNDAY, October 18, 2009 This week in New York, The New Yorker Festival hits town. And yes, while the “Humor Revue,” “About Towns,” and “Kaffeeklatches” seem to have been sold out before they were on sale, there’re still some good readings and “Screen Gems”  available, and a slim, if precariously […]

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Written on the City

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Conceptual artist and poet Jenny Holzer is known for her massive projections of poetry and political aphorisms across urban buildings around the world. Her words, cast in ephemeral light, slide along uneven facades, highlighting their form just as the form itself literally twists the words. Enormous though they are, it’s like someone speaking in a […]

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