Roni Horn
Look At Me!

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Dr. Caligari.
Cabinet of
2001-2002
Installation of thirty-six colour photographs
Each 84 x 84 cm
© Roni Horn

The exhibition Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions from the ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection examines portraiture, one of the oldest artistic genres, through a significant number of works of our times. Through the exhibition we will be sharing about the artists and sections in “Look At Me!”. This time we are sharing about Roni Horn, exhibitied under the section “The Conventions of Identitiy”!

This sequence of thirty-six images creates a vibrant and expressive white landscape punctuated by the red touches of the mouth and nose of a clown. They are photographs, even though they look drawings. Roni Horn draws with her eyes, and waits for the right moment to shoot, thereby creating vague, hazy gestures that have continuity in a fluctuating, mutable, unstable panorama that is recomposed in a portrait of ambiguous emotions. The title of the work evokes the duality of human nature expressed in Robert Wiene’s film The Cabinet of.

Artist Bio:
(b.1955, New York, USA) lives and works in New York, USA. Horn’s oeuvre, which spans almost four decades, encompasses sculpture, drawing, photography, language, and site-specific installation. Horn, exhibited widely including solo shows Kunstraum München; Art Institute of ChicagoCentre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Dia Center for the Arts, New York; Museu Serralves, Porto; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Kunsthalle BaselRencontres d’Arle s festival, France; Tate Modern, London; Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston;the Tate Modern, London; Collection Lambert in Avignon; ‘Double Mobius’, FLAG Art Foundation, New York; ‘Recent Work’ at Hauser & Wirth, London; De Pont Museum of Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Group exhibitions include the Whitney BiennialDocumenta; Venice Biennale, among others. Horn’s works can be found in the collections of many institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection, museum Krüller-Müller in Otterlo, the Kunstmuseum in Basel and Tate Modern in London.

Our Look at Me! Portraits and Other Fictions in The ”la Caixa” Contemporary Art Collection exhibition can be visited until March 4! During the exhibition we will be sharing more about the artists and sections at the exhibition. Stay tuned!

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