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SOFTER: Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace

Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire

28 Sep - 31 Dec 2017

Holzer is the fourth artist to take on the challenge to fill Blenheim Palace’s sumptuous 18th-century interiors and grounds with contemporary art. She will be creating new, site-specific work, directly addressing the palace’s military and political history in relation to themes which have figured prominently in her practice since the 1980s: power, conflict and activism. The exhibition will use augmented reality to explore the potential of the virtual space. This interest in new technologies and art will run through the show, which will also feature Holzer’s well-known work with LED signs, beaming into the Baroque architecture of the palace. Additionally, Holzer is developing large-scale light projections that will transform the palace grounds after dark in a series of night-time public events. Find out more about the Jenny Holzer exhibition from Blenheim Palace’s website.

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Memorial Bench I & II (1996), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Ken Adlard © 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Memorial Bench I & II (1996), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Ken Adlard © 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Xenon for Paris (2001), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Attilio Maranzano © 2001 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Xenon for Paris (2001), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Attilio Maranzano © 2001 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Red Yellow Looming (2004), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Attilio Maranzano © 2004 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Red Yellow Looming (2004), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Attilio Maranzano © 2004 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

New Corner (detail; 2011), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Collin LaFleche © 2011 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

New Corner (detail; 2011), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Collin LaFleche © 2011 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

FLOOR (2015), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Ken Adlard © 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

FLOOR (2015), Jenny Holzer. Photo: Ken Adlard © 2015 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

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