Jenny Holzer - Laments (VHS + Book), 1989

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Jenny Holzer - Laments (VHS + Book), 1989

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Jenny Holzer’s Laments (VHS + Book)

Two forms of documentation, both artist book and VHS tape, of Jenny Holzer's haunting installation at Dia in 1989 in which 13 stone sarcophagi were adorned with her signature word-based works.

"I was/ sick from/ acting normal./ I watched/replays of/ the war./ When nothing/ happened I/ closed a zone/ where I exert/ control..." So begins one of Holzer's pieces. Powerful work in multiple formats documenting one of the most compelling conceptual artists working today. 

 

Laments VHS

By Jenny Holzer

New York: Dia Art Foundation, 1989. Very good condition. VHS tape housed in a plastic clamshell box. From the vhs label: “This videotape is based on the installation by Jenny Holzer of thirteen stone sarcophagi and thirteen vertical LED (light emitting diode) signboards at the Dia Art Foundation.” The installation opened on March 1, 1989.

Laments Book

by Jenny Holzer

New York: Dia Art Foundation, 1989. First edition. Very good. Skinny 8vo in paper wraps. Contains the drawings for the text that was affixed to the stone sarcophagi for the exhibition as well as that of those which where constructed with LED lighting. 

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