See Blen­heim Palace in a whole new light

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Few build­ings in Eng­land spell out their power and grandeur quite as con­fi­dently as Blen­heim Palace: Queen Anne’s re­ward to the Duke of Marl­bor­ough for his vic­to­ries in bat­tle. Now it will play host to an Amer­i­can artist best known for ques­tion­ing the pil­lars of au­thor­ity. Jenny Holzer’s lan­guage-based in­stal­la­tions spell out their mes­sages in stone or LED lights and she has cre­ated sev­eral new works just for the palace. For the ex­hi­bi­tion’s first fort­night, this rare ex­am­ple of English Baroque will also host free-toview evening light shows pro­jected onto its or­nate façade.

Jenny Holzer’s 2008 work Mon­u­ment, shown at a pre­vi­ous ex­hi­bi­tion, with LED dis­plays of quotes from her writ­ings

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