Since the beginning of her career in the late 1970s, Roni Horn, who was born in New York in 1955, has worked with visually and materially diverse media: she creates drawings, photographs, texts, artists’ books and sculptures. There are themes that recur in many of Horn’s works. They primarily include the mutability and multiplicity of identity as well as the capacity of art to recognise the divergence between the essence of a thing and its visual appearance. The deliberate, playful use of language and text always plays an important role in Horn’s oeuvre. Read more.
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