The exhibit holds work from the mid nineties to the present covering the full range of media that Holzer has explored. The most recent of her programmed L.E.D. installations “Thorax” (above) has been constructed at the museum. There is an audio description of the work by David Breslin available for download or as an .mp3 stream at the MCA website.
Several pieces from the “Redaction Paintings” series are also included in the show. The imagery is taken from declassified government documents many of which contain hand prints from detainees accused of war crimes which have been censored by Jenny Holzer.
The exhibit also stepped into the public realm when it opened back in October. Holzer’s large projections graced the exterior of the MCA as well as several key spots on the Chicago skyline.
“PROTECT PROTECT” is a traveling exhibition headed this Spring to the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC and Fondation Beyeler, Basel next Winter. Other U.S. and European venues are to be confirmed, so keep your ears to the ground.
25 October 2008 – 1 February 2009
Museum of Contemporary Art