Roni Horn has spent the past four decades questioning accepted notions of identity and meaning, thwarting closure and opening up new possibilities of perception through her expansive body of work across mediums. Beginning 23 February, Roni Horn. Recent Work will present the artist's latest achievements in the realm of drawing, a medium she has described as 'a kind of breathing activity on a daily level.'
Here, intricate works on paper extend Horn's masterful use of mirroring and textual play to explore the materiality of colour and the sculptural potential of the medium. Her preoccupation with language permeates these works; scattered words read as a stream of consciousness spiralling across the paper. In addition to pieces from her series 'Wits' End Mash and Yet', the exhibition will present for the first time LOG (March 22, 2019–May 17, 2020), (2019–2020), a new large-scale installation comprised of more than 400 individual works on paper, the result of a daily ritual of art making undertaken by Horn for a span of fourteen months.
Recent Work follows the artist's two-part 2019 drawing survey Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw at the Menil Collection in Houston. 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 travelled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2009–2010). Roni Horn lives and works in New York.
Press release courtesy Hauser & Wirth.
548 West 22nd Street
New York, 10011
+1 212 790 3900
+1 212 790 3901 (Fax)
Tues - Sat, 10am - 6pm
In order to share a safe and positive experience, we ask that you book a timed reservation and read our visitor guidelines in full before you arrive.