Private View: Jenny Holzer at Blenheim Palace – NOWNESS

American artist Jenny Holzer unveiled her latest show at an expansive country house in Oxfordshire—the location of Blenheim Art Foundation. The artist’s installation, which extends across the historic site, explores—in gigantic walls of light, stonework, painting and installation—themes of power, conflict, and the aftermath of war.

For the Blenheim Palace installation, Holzer partnered with the Not Forgotten Association (NFA), a British charity that serves the needs of wounded, sick and disabled service members of the British military. The NFA have gathered a large archive of first-person testimonials from survivors of war, which Holzer used in the artwork—addressing the ways that an understanding of war can never be separated from lived, personal experience.

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