Tate Modern Talk

Artist's Talk: Jenny Holzer in conversation with Frances Morris

Jenny Holzer, BLUE PURPLE TILT 2007. Tate / National Galleries of Scotland. © 2009 Jenny Holzer, member/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

​Join us for a conversation with renowned American artist Jenny Holzer

To coincide with Jenny Holzer’s upcoming ARTISTS ROOMS display at Tate Modern, this talk is a unique opportunity to hear the artist in conversation with Tate Modern Director Frances Morris.

Following the discussion there will be opportunity for audience questions and contributions.


For more than forty years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including 7 World Trade Center, the Venice Biennale, the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao, the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Her medium, whether formulated as a T-shirt, a plaque, or an LED sign, is writing, and the public dimension is integral to the delivery of her work. Starting in the 1970s with the New York City posters, and continuing through her recent light projections on landscape and architecture, her practice has rivaled ignorance and violence with humor, kindness, and courage. Holzer received the Leone d’Oro at the Venice Biennale in 1990, the World Economic Forum’s Crystal Award in 1996, and the Barnard Medal of Distinction in 2011. She holds honorary degrees from Williams College, the Rhode Island School of Design, The New School, and Smith College. She lives and works in New York.

This event has been provided by Tate Gallery on behalf of Tate Enterprises LTD.​​

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Date & Time

16 July 2018 at 18.30–20.00