, by Allison McCulloch
 

Jenny Holzer's works Fisher Gallery (Blacklist) Jenny Holzer's TO REMEMBER: "BLACKLIST", a sculptural environment honoring the 1st Amendment and remembering victims of the McCarthy era, was inaugurated last week at USC's Fisher Gallery, according to the LOS ANGELES TIMES which reports that the work -- which incorporates quotations on stone forms in a garden-like setting -- was initiated by USC Filmic Writing Program Faculty "to ensure that future filmmakers would be aware of infringements on professional creativity and personal liberty that came to a head in October 1947, when the House Un-American Activities Committee subpoenaed 10 filmmakers to testify about their allegedly subversive political beliefs." The work is "both specific to the devastation caused by McCarthyism and a reminder that witchhunts return in different guises when we are not vigilant," the Committee for the First Amendment/Blacklist Project stated. Sources/resources: Elaine Dutka "Arts and Entertainment Reports..." LOS ANGELES TIMES -- http://www.latimes.com November 17, 1999 "Art to Commemorate House Unamerican Activities Committee's Blacklist" Arts Wire CURRENT -- http://www.artswire.org/current/1997/cur052797.html May 27, 1997