Who is Roni Horn?

Who is Roni Horn?

Since the beginning of her career in the late 1970s, Roni Horn, who was born in New York in 1955, has worked with visually and materially diverse media: she creates drawings, photographs, texts, artists’ books and sculptures.

There are themes that recur in many of Horn’s works. They primarily include the mutability and multiplicity of identity as well as the capacity of art to recognize the divergence between the essence of a thing and its visual appearance.

The deliberate, playful use of language and text always plays an important role in Horn’s oeuvre.

We highlight the exhibition Everything was sleeping as though the universe were a mistake, covering the major themes and formats that make up her work: sculptural installations, photographic series, working drawings.

Dead Owl, 1997 Fragment 2 fotografías impresas en papel iris. 73,7 x 73,7 cm cada una © Roni Horn
Dead Owl, 1997 Fragment 2 fotografías impresas en papel iris. 73,7 x 73,7 cm cada una © Roni Horn

 

 

Top Image: Still Water (The River Thames, for Example), 1999 (detail)  15 framed photographs and text printed on uncoated paper, 77.5 x 105.4 cm each  Kunsthaus Zürich, Collection of Prints and Drawings  © Roni Horn

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