June 4, 2021 – August 8, 2021
Books – Drawings – Photography
Roni Horn (*1955 in New York) studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and at Yale University. A travel grant enabled her to spend several months in Iceland, which has helped shape her creative work ever since. Horn now lives and works in both New York and Iceland; her works have been shown in numerous exhibitions internationally and are presented in some of the world’s most prestigious museums. Roni Horn always produces extremely innovative and highly poetic works, which revolve, for example, around the mutability of identities, the instability of place and time, of forms and language. All her works incorporate words, phrases or titles – language and literary references are a crucial aspect in her oeuvre.
The exhibition at Kunsthaus Göttingen is an extensive solo show offering an insight into her varied creative work. In keeping with the Kunsthaus’ focus on works on paper, photographs, drawings and book art from Horn’s body of work are exhibited over three levels. At the heart of this are the thematic complexes of “Weather and Water”, “Consciousness and Perception”, and the relationship between sensuality and language.