Universal Conflict

As one of America’s most loved living artists since the 1980s, Jenny Holzer’s practice circles around language in order to question systems of power and authority in society. Since 2010, her work has been focused particularly on modern conflict. On Holzer’s first visit to Blenheim Palace, she became fascinated by the venue’s own military history. Here, in SOFTER, she uses this legacy as a starting point to look at the timeless and universal theme of conflict, across time and countries through a series of LED light installations.

SOFTER: Jenny Holzer, until 31 December, Blenheim Palace.


1.Jenny Holzer, Times Square, 1986 Text: Survival, 1983-85 Photo: John Marchael.