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JENNY HOLZER War Paintings

Tuesday, October 6th, 2015


Until 22nd November 2015 Venice, Museo Correr – Sala delle Quattro Porte

In collaboration with the Written Art Foundation in Frankfurt, the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia promotes an exhibition, curated by Thomas Kellein , with the scientific direction of Gabriella Belli , of the American conceptual artist Jenny Holzer , a collateral event of 56. Venice Biennale .

The exhibition is a selection of paintings on a war theme by the artist, who lives and works in New York, over the course of ten years: this is a significant change compared to light LED for which she is best known. The twenty works that make up War Paintings - paintings of war- inspired infact by some State documents relating to military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq that followed the events of September 11, 2001. Many of these documents have been made public thanks to the FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) , a law that requires U.S. Government agencies to allow the free and public access to their archives, an invaluable resource for researchers, journalists and groups to protect the collective interest.