The Easel

Archives: Veronica Simpson

9th April 2019

Jenny Holzer: Thing Indescribable

On paper, Holzer’s early text-based art is so neat and aesthetic. Projected onto buildings or in illuminated signs, it has even more impact. Holzer tried hard to be clichéd in order to “catch people who were in a hurry”. Recently she has made works using redacted security documents: “the person redacting should have been a Russian Suprematist … the blocks were just so”.