US Artist Jenny Holzer to use Augmented Reality in new Exhibition
Renowned contemporary American artist Jenny Holzer is creating a series of new installations as part of a solo exhibition at Blenheim Palace (September 28th – December 31st).
The exhibition will showcase many new works and utilise augmented reality to explore the potential of the virtual space.
This interest in new technologies and art will run through the show, which will also feature Holzer’s well-known work with LED signs, beaming into the Baroque architecture of the Palace.
Additionally, she is developing large-scale light projections that will transform the Palace grounds after dark in a series of night-time public events.
Michael Frahm, Director of Blenheim Art Foundation, said: “We are very excited to work with Jenny Holzer for the Foundation’s 2017 programme.
“Her vision for the show is extraordinary and this exhibition looks to push boundaries in terms of what visitors expect to see at contemporary art exhibitions.
“Jenny has been one of art’s strongest and most unique voices since the 1980s, and it is an honour to work alongside her on this new chapter in her work,” he added.
This is the fourth exhibition of contemporary art hosted at the historic Palace, following Ai Weiwei, Lawrence Weiner and Michelangelo Pistoletto, and continues Blenheim Art Foundation’s commitment to exposing new audiences to contemporary art by showcasing the most important artists working today within one of England’s most treasured landmarks.
What: New Temporary Art Exhibition at Blenheim Palace
When: From 28 September – 31 December, 2017
Why Visit: Discover an Augmented Reality in the new exhibiting hosted in the stunning location of Blenheim Palace.
Admission: Palace, Park & Gardens Ticket Adult £24.90, Concession £20.90
Please contact: Melodie Manners | email@example.com | 01637 873379 or 07815 709248 for more information.
Notes to Editors
About Blenheim Art Foundation
Blenheim Art Foundation launched in 2014 with the aim of establishing a new programme of contemporary art at Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Oxfordshire.
Offering visitors a unique opportunity to experience contemporary art in the historic setting of the Palace and its celebrated grounds, the not-for-profit foundation aims to give the greatest number of people access to the most innovative contemporary artists working today.
About Blenheim Palace
Blenheim Palace is the home of the 12th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough and the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. This masterpiece of 18th-century Baroque architecture boasts over 300 years of history and this year celebrates its 30th anniversary as a World Heritage Site. It is surrounded by more than 2000 acres of Capability Brown landscaped parkland and formal gardens.