Jenny Holzer

BLUE PURPLE TILT

About this artwork

In her reference to everyday experiences and emotions, Holzer’s witty and provocative slogans offer a critical reflection on modern society. 'BLUE PURPLE TILT' collates messages from the artist’s career, charting her development from the early 'Truisms' and 'Survival' series, including pithy texts such as "PROTECT ME FROM WHAT I WANT", through to the anonymous declarations of the 'Inflammatory Essays' and personal musings of 'Lamentations'. Seven luminous LED signs are used to transmit her texts, emanating brightly and enveloping the viewer. The staging of her messages is central to Holzer’s practice, and serves to emphasise how language shapes our cultural environments.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    BLUE PURPLE TILT
  • date created:
    2007
  • materials:
    7 light emitting diode columns
  • measurements:
    419.00 x 13.60 x 13.60 cm each unit (installed: 381.00 x 228.60 x 127.00 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    ARTIST ROOMS National Galleries of Scotland and Tate. Acquired jointly through The d'Offay Donation with assistance from the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the Art Fund 2008
  • accession number:
    AR00082
  • gallery:
  • subject:
  • glossary:
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Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer