This autumn, contemporary artist Jenny Holzer will debut a series of light projections at Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, Oxfordshire as part of her solo exhibition, SOFTER: Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace (28 Sept – 31 Dec).
Projected onto the historic façade of the palace and on the island nearby, Holzer’s text-based light works will be shown during free evening events for 12 nights between 28 September and 10 October.
Visitors will experience the projections at the palace alongside further interventions by Holzer including her engraved stonework, as well as a new installation using black mondo grass.
A bespoke mobile app developed for the exhibition will allow users to superimpose digital artworks onto their surroundings, creating a virtual space for the exhibition.
This one-of-a-kind autumn outing offers the rare chance to see Blenheim Palace illuminated at night.
Jenny Holzer, In the Garden, 2015 © 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY Photo Ben Hider
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For tickets and further information: www.blenheimartfoundation.org.uk
About the artists
For more than thirty-five years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
Her medium, whether formulated as a T-shirt, a plaque, or an LED sign, is writing, and the public dimension is integral to the delivery of her work. Starting in the 1970s with the New York City posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness, and courage. Holzer received the Leone d’Oro at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 1996, and the Barnard Medal of Distinction in 2011. She holds honorary degrees from Williams College, the Rhode Island School of Design, The New School, and Smith College. She lives and works in New York.