"Installation for Neue Nationalgalerie" (2001)

"Installation for Neue Nationalgalerie," 2001
Electronic LED sign. Installation view: Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin.
Text: Selections from “Truisms” (1977-79), “Inflammatory Essays” (1979-82), “Living” (1980-82), “Survival" (1983-85), “Under a Rock” (1986), “Laments” (1989), “Mother and Child” (1990), “War” (1992), “Lustmord” (1993-95), “Erlauf” (1995), “Arno” (1996), “Blue” (1998), and “Oh” (2001); Photo: Attilio Maranzano; © 2007 Jenny Holzer, member Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York.

"It was more than a little intimidating to work in the Mies van der Rohe building in Berlin because it is a perfect building. That’s what stymied me for a while. It didn’t need or want any art, and I didn’t want to spoil it in any way. One doesn’t want to make an imperfect mess in a masterpiece."

- Jenny Holzer