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'.

Dormo, 2019. Curved Versilys Gold marble bench
17 x 41.75 x 18 in. / 43.2 x 106 x 45.7 cm. Text: “Essere animale per la grazia” from Pigre divinità e pigra sorte by Patrizia Cavalli, © 2006 by Giulio Einaudi Editore. Used with permission of the author and the publisher.
Dormo, 2019. Curved Versilys Gold marble bench 17 x 41.75 x 18 in. / 43.2 x 106 x 45.7 cm. Text: “Essere animale per la grazia” from Pigre divinità e pigra sorte by Patrizia Cavalli, © 2006 by Giulio Einaudi Editore. Used with permission of the author and the publisher.

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.

Exhibition view: Tutta la Verità (The Whole Truth), GAMeC, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, Italy, 2019 © 2019. Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri
Exhibition view: Tutta la Verità (The Whole Truth), GAMeC, Palazzo della Ragione, Bergamo, Italy, 2019 © 2019. Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY. Photo: Lorenzo Palmieri

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