For the Guggenheim (2008) - Jenny Holzer

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The Guggenheim Museum, in celebration of their renovation and as a tribute to their former chairman Peter B. Lewis, commissioned the above work from Jenny Holzer, For the Guggenheim. Text from seven poems -- "The End and the Beginning," "Could Have," "Children of Our Age," "In Praise of Feeling Bad about Yourself," "The Joy of Writing," "Tortures," and "Parting with a View" -- by Nobel Prize-winning poet Wislawa Szymborska are slowly projected across the exterior facade of the building. For the Guggenheim will screen from dusk to 11 pm every Friday through December 31 (with the exception of October 24). Vernissage TV shot the above footage.

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