Jenny Holzer's Truisms
Thu, 07 May 1998 16:44:33 -0500 (EST)

>FoRKed for no particularly good reason except that I liked the art by
>Jenny Holzer from which the following list was extracted,

For no particular reason? I think not! Having been a fan of Holzer
and her truisms for several years I think the more exposure her work gets the
better off society will be as whole (okay, this may be an overgeneralization, I
admit... but the gist of my statement still stands).
I do not agree with all of her truisms either, but at least they
get people thinking.

I am in the midst of designing a site for an art professor on campus. The site
is an electronic exhibiton catalog of an art show that she curated on "The
Power of Women's Laughter". Holzer is one of the artists that was featured in
this show and their is a photo of her wearing one of her truism t-shirts on the
site. There is also a lot of other thought-provoking feminist art ....

As I said, the site is still under construction.... but if you want to have a
look at it I would appreciate feedback:

A further recommendation is to explore the site of the Guerrilla Girls.

The GG's are feminist artists who are waging a campaign against discrimination
in the art world. They have made been around for over a decade and in this
time they have created approx. 75 witty and humourous posters that draw
attention to discrimination in the arts.

The GG's have just published a new book, "The Guerrilla Girls' Bedside
Companion to the History of Western Art" , and it is one that I
recommend most highly:

The GG's also have an older book which is not currently available via amazon,
but I recommend it anyway (you could get it from a library!). It is called
"Confessions of the Guerrilla Girls"

-- Janie