Artist Jenny Holzer will unveil new works in a solo exhibition at Blenheim Palace this September. She will create new, site-specific work that will respond to the Palace’s military and political history. The exhibition will run over three months and, alongside her well-known methods involving projection and LED signs, will use augmented reality to explore the virtual potential of the space.
Jenny Holzer: New Corner, 2011 (detail) (© 2011 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo Collin LaFleche)
Holzer is the fourth contemporary artist to take the commission at Blenheim, following in the footsteps of Ai Wei Wei, Lawrence Weiner and Michelangelo Pistoletto. “My first visit to Blenheim Palace left me with too many ideas, on the complex past and its relevance to this knife-edge present,” says Holzer.
“We are very excited to work with Jenny Holzer for the Foundation’s 2017 programme. Her vision for the show is extraordinary and this exhibition looks to push boundaries in terms of what visitors expect to see at contemporary art exhibitions,” says Michael Frahm, Director of Blenheim Art Foundation. “Jenny has been one of art’s strongest and most unique voices since the 1980s, and it is an honour to work alongside her on this new chapter in her work, and to continue to showcase ground-breaking contemporary art at Blenheim Palace.”