"Mother and Child" 2005

Jenny Holzer

Light installation, digital neon billboards, colour, about 12m

The installation by American artist Jenny Holzer, was meant as a homage to artist Paula Modersohn-Becker, who was one of the most important german artists of the 20th century. Very often Paula Modersohn-Becker portrayed “Mother and Child” in her work, which was an inspiration for Jenny Holzer: In the staircase of the “Paula Modersohn-Becker”-museum in “Bremen-Mitte”, she erected an installation “Mother and Child”. On a 12 meter length digital neon billboard, the china blue glooming text message “Mother and Child” appears. It expresses the opposed feeling Jenny Holzer has to her role as a mother.

 

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