Jenny Holzer Exhibition comes to PNCA

July 13, 2018

Jenny Holzer, detail from Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly

PNCA's Center for Contemporary Art & Culture is opening Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly: Jenny Holzer's Sentences and Sentiments from the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation on July 19. The exhibition of nearly 50 works on paper is presented as part of Converge 45: YOU IN MIND 2018 and is part of the Jordan D. Schnitzer Exhibition Series at the Center for Contemporary Art & Culture in conjunction with PNCA’s MFA in Print Media program.

The works were selected for their prescient vision regarding contemporary political currents and regimes. Holzer’s works presented here stand as a dark prophecy that she future-cast nearly 40 years ago, making sense of the second decade of the 21st Century from the perspective of the late 1970s. Here too, one finds signposts of support, such as the title of the exhibition, Use What is Dominant in a Culture to Change it Quickly, taken from one of the works in the collection. Holzer’s projects are wry, provocative, and outrageous in one moment, while in the next they can be compliant, witty, and agreeable. Through their creation and far reaching distribution, Holzer has seeded inspiration for generations of artists and citizens.

The exhibition runs through August 22, and there will be a reception on August 9 from 5-7pm. 

Read more about Holzer and the collection from which the works are drawn in our press release.