30.05 — 01.09, 2019

The Henraux Foundation is pleased to collaborate with GAMeC in Bergamo as a supporting partner for the American artist Jenny Holzer’s solo exhibition.

Exhibition view: <i>Jenny Holzer: Proteja–Me do Que Eu Quero,</i> Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 1999. © 1999 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy: Jenny Holzer / Art Resource, NY.
Photo: Beto Felício
Exhibition view: Jenny Holzer: Proteja–Me do Que Eu Quero, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, 1999. © 1999 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Courtesy: Jenny Holzer / Art Resource, NY. Photo: Beto Felício

In the summer months, the Palazzo della Ragione, in the heart of the 'Città Alta' of Bergamo, will once more be the external venue of the GAMeC: Jenny Holzer (Gallipolis, 1950), the well-known American artist who uses the written word as a means of social critique and creative expression, will present the public with a remarkable multimedia installation, especially designed for the prestigious Sala delle Capriate.

Jenny Holzer’s works speak of violence, oppression, prejudice, gender, sexuality, feminism and power. For the artist, the rhetoric of the languages of information and of advertising becomes a cutting tool with which to deal with issues of a political and social nature through brief and incisive statements that strike at the heart of common sense, dominant thought and prejudice. The project, curated by Lorenzo Giusti, will foster a stimulating dialogue between the subversive poetics of the artist and the architecture of the medieval building.

Henraux Prize

Francesco Arena, David Horvitz and Diego Marcon are the winners of the fourth edition of the Henraux Prize. The jury also gave a special mention to the collective work of Anto.Milotta and Zlatolin Donchev.

  • Diego Marcon, <i>Ludwig</i>, 2018
    Diego Marcon, Ludwig, 2018
  • Francesco Arena, <i>Metro cubo di marmo con metro lineare di cenere</i>, 2018
    Francesco Arena, Metro cubo di marmo con metro lineare di cenere, 2018

The Henraux Prize is an ambitious and complex project aimed at developing research on the potential of marble. The properties of this material are not only related to sculpture in the traditional sense but to innovative areas of thought and creation. In a unique technological and artisanal context, the artists selected for the fourth edition had the opportunity to confront a productive reality that combines digital culture and skilled craftsmen.