"For us, the idea of having a work that has contradictions is very important—when, in affirming something, it includes itself and attacks itself. How can you put together all of these things that have nothing to do with each other? You use glue! Glue can be an idea, a word. You can use an ideological glue."
"We wanted some paintings to be pretty enough that you would want to walk up to them and see the terrible things that have transpired in Guantanamo or Afghanistan. Others we wanted to be black and white so they seem credible- as real as the documents unfortunately are. I’ve focused on documents about the conflict in the Middle East, both the last Gulf War and this one. I’ve only worked with material that’s already been released. I have not made any Freedom of Information Act requests because there’s so much to sift through that’s already out."
- Jenny Holzer