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Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT

Mar 12–May 31, 2009

Video: The Politics of Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT

This video focuses on the politics of Jenny Holzer’s work in PROTECT PROTECT. It features Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archive and Laurel Fletcher, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley. Doyle offers a close look at Holzer’s Redaction Paintings, which feature declassified government documents pertaining to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fletcher discusses Lustmord—a series of texts Holzer wrote in response to the systematic raping of Bosnian women by Serbian soldiers in the genocidal war in the former Yugoslavia.

This Whitney Focus video explores the politics of Jenny Holzer’s work on view in PROTECT PROTECT. It features Kate Doyle, Senior Analyst at the National Security Archive and Laurel Fletcher, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the International Human Rights Law Clinic, University of California, Berkeley. Doyle offers a close look at Holzer’s Redaction Paintings, which feature declassified government documents pertaining to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Fletcher discusses Lustmord—a series of texts Holzer wrote in response to the systematic raping of Bosnian women by Serbian soldiers in the genocidal war in the former Yugoslavia. DownloadCaptions 

Video: For Chicago Installation

This time-lapse video documents the installation of the LED sculpture For Chicago (2008) for the Museum’s presentation of Jenny Holzer: PROTECT PROTECT.

A time-lapse view of the installation of For Chicago. DownloadCaptions