Join us for the opening reception of an exhibition by Jenny Holzer, titled ‘A LITTLE KNOWLEDGE’, at Tarmak 22 in Gstaad-Saanen Airport, followed by light projections on the Gstaad Palace from 7 – 8.30 pm. The presentation will showcase works spanning the artist’s practice, including stone benches, LEDs, and paintings. Concurrently, Holzer will project large, scrolling texts in light on the stately Gstaad Palace, beginning the evening of 27 December. The light projections will then take place daily between 7 – 8.30 pm until 4 January, with additional dates from the 13 to 17 February 2020.
For more than forty years Jenny Holzer has presented text emblazoned on T-shirts, carved in stone, painted on canvas, scrolling on LED signs, and luminously projected onto buildings and landscapes. Beginning in the 1970s with posters wheat-pasted throughout New York City and continuing through recent light projections, her practice rivals ignorance with humour, and violence with kindness and courage. Holzer’s texts address oppression, gender, sexuality, power, and war, and by presenting them in media more commonly associated with advertising, news reports, and public information, she adeptly provokes reflection and challenges expectations and prejudices.