Roni Horn by Louise NeriRoni Horn by Louise Neri

Roni Horn

byLouise Neri

Paperback | January 5, 2000

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American artist Roni Horn is admired internationally for the quiet seriousness of her exquisitely conceived artworks. Horn has concentrated on a small, highly personal selection of subjects in her work: the tradition of Minimal sculpture, and our response to it; Iceland, a place she has visited regularly for many years; and the poetry of Wallace Stevens and Emily Dickinson. Groupings of sculptures and photographs are often presented together in large installations which invite the viewer's full, prolonged attention in the observation of precise, subtle shifts of detail or mood, offering a heightened sense of environment and presence in the world.

Independent curator and editor Louise Neri (co-curator of the Whitney Biennial, 1996) examines recurring themes and formal structures in Horn's work. Lynne Cooke, curator at New York's Dia Center, discusses with the artist her shift from three-dimensional (sculpture) to two-dimensional forms (photography); theorist Thierry de Duve concentrates on Horn's series of photographs You Are the Weather, featured at the 1997 Venice Biennale. The Artist's Choice is from a short story by Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector. This volume contains the largest collection available of the artist's eloquent writings. Their cool, simple style -- describing Iceland, or commenting on poetry and literature -- reflects the intense, pared-down ambience of her art.

Title:Roni HornFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 11.5 × 10 × 0.69 inPublished:January 5, 2000Publisher:Phaidon PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0714838659

ISBN - 13:9780714838656

Appropriate for ages: 13

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Internationally admired for her subtle, serious and exquisite artworks, American artist Roni Horn concentrates on a small, very personal selection of subjects: minimalast sculpture, Iceland and poetry by Wallace Stevens and Emily Dickinson. She often presents groups of sculptures and photographs together in large installations, inviting the viewer’s complete and enduring attention to observe specific and subtle shifts in mood or detail, resulting in a keen sense of environment and worldly presence. Louise Neri explores persisting themes and formal structures in Horn’s work in Roni Horn, which also discusses Horn’s shift from sculpture to photography and presents the largest available collection of Horn’s eloquent writings.