32 quotes found by Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer
Lack of charisma can be fatal.
Lack  Fatal  Charisma  # 181604
Jenny Holzer
I used language because I wanted to offer content that people - not necessarily art people - could understand.
art  understand  language  # 181605
Jenny Holzer
I really like doing the laundry, because I succeed at it. But I loathe putting it away. It is already clean.
Succeed  Putting  clean  # 181606
Jenny Holzer
I wanted to support things that are helpful to people and maybe bash what I think is dangerous. So I switched from being everybody to being myself.
Everybody  Maybe  Support  # 181607
Jenny Holzer
I suspect you've noticed that making art can be lonely.
art  lonely  Noticed  # 181608
Jenny Holzer
The desperate things seem to require attention, the lovely things seem to elicit celebration. If I had to choose, I would go to the awful in the hope that doing something could yield a happier result.
hope  Attention  Seem  # 181609
Jenny Holzer
Well, I think in trying to make life seem real enough that one is moved to do something about the more atrocious things. By going really far afield into a completely fake world, maybe there's a chance to make things resonant somehow - or in this case, truly terrifying. To make it as bad as the real stuff that's happening.
life  Far  Stuff  # 181610
Jenny Holzer
The epiphany for me was that I wasn't a writer, and I had to do something with these texts. I put them in the streets as posters.
writer  Streets  Posters  # 181611
Jenny Holzer
I am not free because I can be exploded anytime.
Free  Anytime  Exploded  # 181612
Jenny Holzer
I wanted to be an abstract painter, but I was rotten at it.
Abstract  Painter  Rotten  # 181613
Jenny Holzer
I think of a piece, and then people who are competent fabricate it. But lately I've started finger painting, which probably should be a joke but isn't!
Started  joke  painting  # 181614
Jenny Holzer
I'd been doing projects outdoors for the public. I made pigeons eat geometry by putting bread out in rhomboids and triangles. I don't know if this activity made sense, but the work was available.
work  sense  Public  # 181615
Jenny Holzer
So much of art-making is about reducing things to the essentials, so I don't feel particularly crippled by this. I don't want it to look natural because then I would be making a documentary film.
Natural  Reducing  Essentials  # 181616
Jenny Holzer
The most profound things are inexpressible.
profound  # 181617
Jenny Holzer
Expiring for love is beautiful but stupid.
love  beautiful  stupid  # 181618
Jenny Holzer
It can be kind of gruesome at times, making things alone.
alone  Times  Gruesome  # 181619