Tutta la verità (The Whole Truth), an exhibition of Jenny Holzer’s work at Palazzo della Ragione in Bergamo curated by GAMeC Director Lorenzo Giusti. Tutta la verità establishes a dialogue between the medieval building with its architectural elements and frescoes, and the subversive poetics of the American artisy.
Holzer’s work uses written word as a means of critical reflection and creative expression. The texts in the works in this exhibition speak of violence, oppression, gender, sexuality, power, war, and death. In Holzer’s art, modes of presentation more often associated with institutional information, news, and advertising become a powerful tool to address political and social issues. She uses language to challenge social norms, prejudices and violence. The immediacy of Holzer’s message is a weapon against the mystification of reality, as implemented on a daily basis by media organisations, government agencies, and advertisers who engage in the banalisation of language.