The work of Jenny Holzer (b.1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio) is always addressed to a broad public. In 1977 she carried out her first anonymous poster campaign with so-called Truisms, self-evident truths and "sound, common sense" statements. Other mediums such as benches, stickers or T-shirts were soon added. In 1982 she used the electronic signboard on Times Square in New York. In her works she pursues the goal of subverting the messages of the advertising and media worlds, exploiting the reading and seeing habits of passers-by to confront them with surprising messages. In 1990 she received the Golden Lion as the first American artist at the Venice Biennale.
Ambition is just ..., 1997
Permanent loan Michael and Eleonore Stoffel Foundation
© Stiftung Skulpturenpark Köln, 2015, Foto: Axel Schneider, Frankfurt am Main