In a career spanning thirty years, Roni Horn has produced drawings, photography, sculpture and installations, as well as works involving words and writing. Drawing, however, has a particularly important place within her practice. Horn is especially interested in the relationships and associations that can be established though this medium. Horn's work, which has an emotional and psychological dimension, can be seen an engagement with post-Minimalist forms as containers for affective perception. She talks about her work being 'site-dependent', and Iceland has been a source of inspiration since the mid 1970s. Her attention to the specific qualities of certain materials spans all mediums, from the textured pigment drawings, to the use solid gold or cast glass, and rubber. Nature and humankind, the weather, literature and poetry are central to her art. In 1990, she made the first in an evocative, on-going series of books entitled To Place. She has referred to these books, which explore themes such as identity, site specificity and nature through photographs of the landscapes, ice, water and people of Iceland, as 'the entrance to all my work ...which is extremely important to me.' An Artangel commission led to the creation of Vatnasafn/Library of Water, a sculptural installation and a community centre in a library building in Stykkisholmur in Iceland in 2007.Read More
A major solo exhibition _Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, _2009–2010 was jointly organised by Tate Modern in London and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, and was also presented at the ICA in Boston and Collection Lambert in Avignon. Her first exhibition at Xavier Hufkens took place in 1998.
Roni Horn was born in New York in 1955. She lives and works in New York and Reykjavik, Iceland.
Text courtesy Xavier Hufkens.
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