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Maker(s):Holzer, Jenny
Culture:American (1950- )
Title:Talking Politics
Date Made:2008
Type:Photograph
Materials:Pigment print
Measurements:Frame: 65 1/8 in x 80 1/16 in x 2 1/4 in; 165.4 cm x 203.4 cm x 5.7 cm; Sheet: 60 in x 75 in; 152.4 cm x 190.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  ARTIST'S INITIALS/EDITION: verso, ctr. l. (signature card in graphite): JH. 1536 1/5
Accession Number:  UM 2014.31
Credit Line:Gift of Jenny Holzer
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
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Description:
Large black an white photograph of a night-time city view of London's Tower Bridge (overexposed to appear white), City Hall and the south bank of the Thames River. The walk is deserted and seven lines of text are progected on levels of City Hall that read: "WHATEVER YOU SAY REVERBERATES, WHATEVER YOU DON'T SAY SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. SO EITHER WAY YOU'RE TALKING POLITICS."

Label Text:
Text: Children of our Age (Wislawa Szymborska , translated by Stanisław Barańczak and Clare Cavanagh. © 1993 by Wisława Szymborska. English translation copyright © 1995 by Harcourt, Inc. Used/reprinted with permission of the author), 1993

Tags:
activists; architecture; exterior; politics; night; text; literature

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