exhibitions

roni horn

Oct 3 - Nov 22, 2003
via a. stradella 7
Raffaella Cortese Gallery after eight years of operation moved to its new venue in Via Stradella 7, in an industrial space of about 300 square meters, which will allow artists to express themselves through large-scale installations, performance and video projections. 

For the opening, scheduled Friday, October 3, Roni Hom, American artist of uncontested international fame,  presents Cabinet of, a photographic installation consisting in 36 color images. 
The title, deliberately left open, evokes the film by Robert Wiene, "Cabinet of doctor Galigari" of 1920, which tells a story set in a mental hospital in which there is an ureal and demonic atmosphere at the same time. 
The images juxtaposed are presented as a moving landscape.

The repeated figure reveals itself little by little, and produces a hypnotic effect on the viewer. 

The clown, according to Horn, is a conventional figure, a stereotype, which must always be animated by an actor which, in turn, gradually loses his identity and his features. 
This schizophrenia is that the artist is able to express, without imposing a correct look, a unique point of view. 

About her photographic installations, it has been written that we should invent for a picture meteorology for Roni Horn, scientifically studying her series as atmospheric phenomena, with their variations, disturbances, storms and anticyclones.

Roni Horn was born in 1955 in New York. Lives and works between New York and Reykjavick.