A SINGLE EVENT CAN HAVE INFINITELY MANY INTERPRETATIONS (or MCA Chicago Presents Major Jenny Holzer Exhibition)

holzer 2008.jpgJenny Holzer, who pioneered the fine art of terse truisms (including the one we borrowed to headline this post) long before the advent of Twitter, is the subject of a major exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), Chicago. Organized by the MCA in partnership with the Fondation Beyeler in Switzerland, “Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT” focuses on Holzer’s work since the 1990s, including major recent works using LED technology, sculpture, and groupings of new paintings of government documents made available through the Freedom of Information Act. “Thorax” (created in 2008 and pictured at left) is one of Holzer’s LED works programmed with texts from declassified documents. Catch all the [redacted] fun at the MCA through February 1; the show then moves to the Whitney Museum of American Art in March.