Lustmord: Jenny Holzer
27 February – 4 April 1998
Lustmord, which has no precise English equivalent but which, as Holzer says, translates roughly from the German as "rapeslaying" – is a series of texts in response to the violence being done to women in Bosnia. The project relates to issues of violence perpetrated against all women and the psychology and physiology of grieving, misery and fury. Holzer has configured this installation specifically for the Adelaide Festival and the University of South Australia's new city–based Art Museum.
Jenny Holzer is one of the leading artists of the 20th century. She has shown internationally during her 20 year career which has seen her participate in Documenta; the Venice Biennale; a major solo exhibition at the Guggenheim Museum, New York as well as numerous other solo and group exhibitions.
A 1998 Telstra Adelaide Festival Visual Arts exhibition. Essay, This body, that place: embodiment and displacement in Jenny Holzer's Lustmord by Julie Ewington, published in the 1998 Telstra Adelaide Festival Visual Arts Program catalogue, "Sacred and Profane".