For almost four decades, American artist Roni Horn has been building up a vast and eclectic oeuvre that includes everything from sculptures and drawings to photography, installations, texts and books.
A recurring theme throughout her art is a fascination with Iceland, with its people, climate, geology and geography, and the country has even become the New Yorker’s second home. One of the exhibition’s most impressive and visually powerful works is the photo series ‘You Are the Weather’, a series made up of one hundred portraits of a young woman whom Horn photographed in the exact same spot – a natural hot spring – with only the light and weather reflecting subtle changes on her face.
“There’s a lot out there in the world that’s not visible either by nature or location. But these non-visible things affect you as deeply as the visible ones.”
Other highlights of the show include an autobiographical photo project that explores the artist’s own identity, and recurring references to American writer Emily Dickinson, with whom the artist feels a particularly close kinship. “Here is a fact: there’s a lot out there in the world that’s not visible either by nature or location. But these non-visible things affect you as deeply as the visible ones. This fact has guided me in developing many of the forms in my work,” says Horn, for whom gender, identity, similarity and distinction, and connecting outer and inner landscapes form the most pressing themes in her work.Until 31st August Sammlung Goetz, Oberföhringer Str. 103 – 81925 Munich www.sammlung-goetz.de