Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer

Barbican Centre

City Hall, For London, Digital rendering, Text: Necessary and Impossible from MIDDLE EARTH by Henri Cole. Copyright © 2003 by Henri Cole. Used by / reprinted with permission from Farrar Straus and Giroux, LLC.
Graphic: Brenda Phelps

April 3, 2006

Jenny Holzer
For London
A City-wide project

7-14 Apr/06

For eight nights only, iconic buildings across London are dramatically transformed by a series of large-scale light projections by American artist, Jenny Holzer.

Featuring writings from Samuel Beckett, and a selection of works by celebrated poets, light and text flow over the citys buildings, creating an extraordinary visual experience.
Jenny Holzer: For London is part of the Beckett Centenary Festival, at the Barbican until 6 May.
Also showing
The Impossible Theatre
Until 17 April /06
The Curve
Admission free

Delve into the realms of the impossible, the fantastic and the unknown where art and life overlap.

This unique exhibition presents the work of ground breaking 20th century Polish theatre director and artist Tadeusz Kantor, alongside that of younger Polish artists Pawel Althamer, Katarzyna Kozyra, Robert Kusmirowski and Artur Zmijewski. While the works in the exhibition include a variety of media – sculpture, performance, installation, photography and video.
Coming Soon
Tomas Saraceno
11 May 16 Jul/06
The Curve
Admission free

In the first of an ongoing series of new commissions for The Curve, Argentinean artist Tomas Saraceno presents his spectacular vision of the future.

In his most ambitious project to date, Saraceno has created a dramatic installation featuring video shot from a ring of 32 cameras floating on the worlds largest salt lake, Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia.

Images of the sky reflected on the lake are captured by Saracenos cameras and projected onto the 80-metre wall in The Curve, creating a visually stunning panorama in which the viewer is immersed in, and floats amongst, the clouds.

The project continues Saracenos exploration of airborne communities as a solution to the worlds exploding population.

Curve Art is a series of new commissions created for The Curve by contemporary artists. For further information about these and other Barbican Art Gallerys exhibitions and events, visit

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