Fondation Beyeler in Riehen near Basel, Switzerland, is currently exhibiting Jenny Holzer’s first large scale exhibition in a Swiss museum. The focus is on recent works, some of which have never before been shown in Europe. On display are Holzer’s famous LED installations, combining poetic, socio-critical, political texts and visual effects, as well as paintings and sculptures.
Holzer is best known for her use of words and ideas in public space. In 1982 she publicised her statements and aphorisms (”truisms”) on one of Times Square’s gigantic LED billboards, in 2008 she created a site-specific light projection for the newly renovated facade of the Solomon R. Guggenheim museum in New York.
On until January 24th 2010.
Video and information courtesy of Vernissage Art TV