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Baltic Center for Contemporary Art Anounces Jenny Holzer Exhibition

GATESHEAD.- Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art announced a major exhibition of internationally renowned American artist Jenny Holzer opening on Friday, March 5, 2010. In 2002 Holzer participated in the ‘B.4.B’ pre-opening program, projecting her haunting texts onto facades throughout “Tyneside”. For her new exhibition, the artist will present work spanning the last two decades, filling two floors of Baltic’s galleries. Including painting and sculpture alongside her spectacular LED installations, the exhibition is Holzer’s largest and most comprehensive for fifteen years and the first of its scale to be shown in the UK. Best known for her use of text as art, Holzer combines an investigative use of language with an innovative use of materials and modes of distribution – LEDs, billboards, marble benches, T-shirts, condom wrappers, projections and, most recently, paintings – to confront some of the most potent iss