Jenny Holzer - Tongue + Chic Hong Kong Friday, November 8, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Brooklyn, NY

  • Catalogue Essay

    Jenny Holzer became known for her thought-provoking text-based work in the 1970s. Her her bold aphoristic statements were often rendered as propaganda-like posters and on electronic ticker-tape signage. In 2010, Holzer collaborated with Keds and The Whitney Museum to release a limited edition of classic Champion sneakers featuring one of her provocative slogans, “Protect Me From What I Want”. The sneakers were sold exclusively by Bloomingdale’s and the Whitney Museum with the proceeds going to benefit the museum. The original Keds Champion debuted in 1916 and has been continuously available for over one hundred years.

    © 2018 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

  • Artist Biography

    Jenny Holzer

    American • 1950

    Jenny Holzer is a Conceptual artist best known for her text-based public art projects. Holzer's work speaks of violence, oppression, sexuality, feminism, power, war and death. Throughout the years, Holzer has employed a variety of media, from a T-shirt to a plaque to an LED sign. Starting in the 1970s with the New York City posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, she uses her art as a form of communication and commentary. Holzer's art hangs in important collections around the globe including 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao and the Whitney Museum of American Art. 

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Jenny Holzer x KedsWhitney Champion, 2010

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Tongue + Chic

Shanghai Exhibition 9 November - 13 December 2019