A.L. Steiner + Friends on Jenny Holzer
Dia:Chelsea, October 13, 2021
Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6 pm
537 West 22nd Street
New York, NY
In the grips of the Covid-19 pandemic, A.L. Steiner will present on Laments (1989–90), Jenny Holzer’s exhibition and text, alongside writers, artists, and activists Morgan Bassichis, Riel Bellow, Gregg Bordowitz, Alexander Chee, Malik Gaines, Guadalupe Maravilla + Mishell Guillen, Lucas Michael, Eileen Myles, and Pamela Sneed. In 1989, with the HIV/AIDS crisis worsening and deaths mounting, Holzer identified her thirteen texts and sarcophagi as “voices of the dead.” Steiner has organized an evening to revisit this monumental work with the voices of the living, as we lament the crises of today.