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  • 1. wordstend to beinadequate —Jenny Holzer, from her “Truisms” series
  • 2. ideasin our society
  • 3. What is important in our society?
  • 4. What is true in our society?
  • 5. What is valued in our society?
  • 6. peoplein our society
  • 7. Who is heard in our society?
  • 8. Who is respected in our society?
  • 9. Who is ignored in our society?
  • 10. These are some questions that American artist,Jenny Holzer explores through her work.
  • 11. MainstreaM cultureCore beliefs, values, and behaviors thathave been maintained and are accepted bya majority of Americans.
  • 12. autHoritatiVe VoiceClearly accurate or knowledgeable*Consider how location, medium, and / or person delivering messagechanges the listeners / viewers perception
  • 13. FraMeworK1970sPeople questioning social structures(class, gender roles, race)Discontent with the U.S. governmentdue to Vietnam War.
  • 14. GoalTo sharpen people’s awareness of theusual baloney they are fed in daily life. —Tate
  • 15. worKPlaces texts on a variety of locationsand materials which are usually reservedfor “authorities”
  • 16. best Known ForSeries title: “Truisms”1977–PresentA series of common statements (in the US)and random phrases which seem to berooted in tradition.
  • 17. your actions are pointless if no one notices
  • 18. romantic love was invented to manipulate women
  • 19. selfishness is the most basic motivation
  • 20. selflessness is the highest achievement
  • 21. tHeater MarqueesPart of “Truisms” Series1977–Present
  • 22. http://www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/1994/42ndStreetYear2/42street/pitchers93_jpg/jh2.jpg
  • 23. http://classes.dma.ucla.edu/Spring05/25/img/holzer/02.jpg
  • 24. http://db-artmag.de/archiv/assets/images/588/36.jpg
  • 25. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_0F7CFzx2zmM/TNCOlyCFhYI/AAAAAAAAAjk/LVsEJhnLVwg/s1600/holzermct-732163.jpg
  • 26. plaquesSeries title: “The Living Series”Began in 1989
  • 27. http://rfc.museum/images/stories/BtC/Holzer-J/Holzer_Jenny-ProtectMe.jpg
  • 28. http://www.flickr.com/photos/firefleet/2197237098/sizes/m/in/photostream/
  • 29. buildinGsSeries title: “Projections”1993–PresentWorldwideText: Utilizes a variety of phrases and sayings. Includes thingsthat she has written and things other people have written.
  • 30. http://creativetime.org/programs/archive/2005/holzer/images/2005project.gif
  • 31. http://previousexhibitions.fondationbeyeler.ch/e/images_11son/38holzer/jh_aussenproj.jpg
  • 32. led walls & MoreVarious projects1982–Present
  • 33. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2009/03/12/arts/27264347.JPG
  • 34. http://static2.slamxhype.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/jh_led.jpg
  • 35. aestHetics
  • 36. Holzer’s work has impact because it appearsin places that typically feature commercial orgovernmental messages*Consider how a message changes when it is placed on a t-shirt? On a giantLED screen?
  • 37. Her “Truisms” seem more “true” because theyare typeset and not handmade
  • 38. discussion
  • 39. What does it mean for a text to be authoritative?
  • 40. How do we react/interpret physically, mentally,emotionally to texts in our environment?
  • 41. conclusion
  • 42. Holzers work is important because it invitesus to consider...
  • 43. How messages are more authoritativein specific contexts…
  • 44. How messages can be viewed frommultiple perspectives…
  • 45. Whether or not any message can befully “right” or “true. ”
  • 46. tHeassiGnMent
  • 47. Before we begin, please remember...
  • 48. boredoMMaKes youdo crazytHinGs
  • 49. don’t placetoo MucHtrust inexperts
  • 50. it’s betterto be a Goodperson tHana FaMousperson
  • 51. —Jenny Holzer, from her “Truism” series
  • 52. tHeassiGnMentFor real tHis tiMe
  • 53. step 1:Write your own “Truism. ”It can be about anything, directed towardsanyone, yourself, others, people in power.It can be serious, humurous, sarcastic.Anything that you want, really.
  • 54. step 2:Design a postcard using your “Truism. ”
  • 55. step 3:Mail it to anyone you want. Barack Obama?CEO of a big company? Oregon StateRepresentative? Owner of a local businesschain?
  • 56. Go FortH!
  • 57. sourcesJenny Holzer - Projections. Web. 24 Oct. 2011. <http://www.jennyholzer.com/>.“Jenny Holzer. Cheim & Read. Web. 24 Oct. 2011. <http://www.cheimread.com/ ”artists/jenny-holzer/?view=selected>.“Jenny Holzer: Truisms. Tiere, Die Dem Kaiser Gehören. Web. 24 Oct. 2011. <http:// ”mfx.dasburo.com/art/truisms.html>.“Tate Collection | Truisms by Jenny Holzer. Tate: British and International Modern ”and Contemporary Art. Web. 24 Oct. 2011. <http://www.tate.org.uk/servlet/ViewWork?workid=6691>.