In 1993, the movie theatres in 42nd Street in New York were abandoned and the whole neighborhood was still filled with pushers and prostitutes. During the few months before the theatres were torn down, artist Jenny Holzer (read also her “15 Inflammatory Essays” on Socks) rearranged the marquees with some of her signature works, the “truisms“, for the Creative Time’s 42nd Street Art Project.
The Truisms are bold statements usually decontextualized from their medium which blend with the media landscape or appear in public spaces. Some are cynical commentaries, other question common ways of thinking. In the installation “Marquees” they become a farewell to a part of New York which soon would have been substituted with the Time Square that we know today.
The beautiful pictures were taken by another eye opens (except the last two)