Jenny Holzer

30.05 — 01.09.2019. The Henraux Foundation is pleased to collaborate with GAMeC for the occasion of Jenny Holzer's exhibition 'The Whole Truth'.

 Tutta la Verità (The Whole Truth), GAMeC, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, Italy, 2019 © 2019 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY
Tutta la Verità (The Whole Truth), GAMeC, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, Italy, 2019 © 2019 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

The exhibition curated by Lorenzo Giusti opened in the historic Palazzo della Ragione in Bergamo. The walls of the Sala delle Capriate, a symbolic location where city justice was administered, are the site for a series of new light projections. Medieval architecture and ancient frescoes join in conversation with the subversive poetics of the American artist. In light and marble, Holzer draws texts by Italian writers, including Patrizia Cavalli and Pier Paolo Pasolini, as well as international poets. The verses chosen by Holzer for this work touch on themes of identity, gender, and dialogue, as well as foreground issues surrounding the European migrant crisis.

The Foundation, partner of the exhibition, is proud to have produced, employing Henraux company technology and skilled workers, nine marble benches, whose surfaces are engraved with phrases chosen by Holzer. Arranged in a circle in the Sala delle Capriate, these works become a site to pause and reflect; to observe the illuminated walls and read words cut in stone.

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.