Jenny Holzer Installation For 7 World Trade


August 16, 2019


826NYC is thrilled to announce that eighteen of our students have their writing in artist Jenny Holzer’s LED installation For 7 World Trade. For more than forty years, Jenny Holzer has presented her astringent ideas, arguments, and sorrows in public places and international exhibitions, including the Guggenheim Museums in New York and Bilbao and the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Poems from students in our Park Slope, South Williamsburg, East Harlem, and Concourse Village programs were selected to be included in her permanent installation at 7 World Trade Center, which can be viewed publicly. 826NYC strives to create opportunities in the unexpected with unconventional approaches. Our authors are given numerous avenues to express themselves. Thank you, Jenny Holzer, for paving this exciting road for our young writers!

 

For 7 World Trade, 2006

Text: “Homeland” by Erick M., © 2017 by the author, from I Am from Everything and Nothing at All. Used with permission of the author and 826NYC.

© 2006 Jenny Holzer, member Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

Photo: Steve Speranza