Continuing her ongoing study of the protean nature of identity, meaning, and perception, American contemporary artist Roni Horn will present LOG (March 22, 2019–May 17, 2020), a new body of work alongside pieces from her series 'Wits End Mash' and 'Yet'. Throughout her forty-decade career, Horn has engaged in a range of forms to consistently question and generate uncertainty to thwart closure in her work. Roni Horn will offer visitors vivid access to the artist's drawing practice, a method that she has described as a 'kind of breathing activity on a daily level.' For Horn, drawing is 'the form I feel closest to. It may be my true native language.' Her intricate works on paper examine recurring themes of interpretation, mirroring, and textual play, which coalesce to explore the materiality of colour and the sculptural potential of the medium. Horn's preoccupation with language also permeates these works; her scattered words read as a stream of consciousness spiralling across the paper.
The exhibition will feature a large scale installation of new works on paper. This exhibition follows the artist's two part 2019 drawing survey Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw at the Menil Collection. Her work has been the subject of numerous major exhibitions including Roni Horn at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2016); Roni Horn a.k.a Roni Horn, organised by the Tate Modern, London, which traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2009–2010).
Press release courtesy Hauser & Wirth.