Rebecca Horn: Body Landscapes

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Rebecca Horn gained international recognition with her mechanical objects and mobile sculptures, among them such works as Paradieswitwe, Spiralbad, the wall drawing Les Amants, produced as part of an action, and her expansive Circle for Broken Landscape. The light-and-sound installation Lumi re en prison dans la ventre de la baleine and Yin Yang, a work created especially for a Dsseldorf exhibition, evoked striking atmospheric effects. The significance of this representative survey of Rebecca Horn's work--featuring some 25 installations and objects from the past 35 years--is emphasized by its juxtaposition with a selection of roughly 75 works from the artist's copious graphic oeuvre. Horn has been making drawings since the 1960s, as preliminary studies for her sculptures, as complementary treatments of sculptural themes, and as completely independent works. Her musical scores, technical drafts, and drawings are done in a remarkably calligraphic style and are frequently accompanied by words and lines of poetry. Body Landscapes offers readers an unprecedented opportunity to reconstruct the intense and fruitful dialogue between Horn's graphic works and her objects.

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This is essentially a catalog of the exhibition of Horn's work held at the Guggenheim Museum in New York City's Soho last summer. There are two interviews with Horn, a German artist whose work has been rightly described as simultaneously disturbing and fascinating. Four well-written essays treat various aspects of her work, examining meaning and content as well as installations. Topics like "The Divine Comedy of Rebecca Horn," "Hybrid Machines," "A Different World," and her interiors are discussed in some detail. Sections on performances and films, a filmography, and a biography complete the text; an index would have been helpful. The illustrations provide a sense of Horn's work, although there is a lack of clarity in many, and, on the whole, the quality of the reproductions is not as good as one might have expected. Still, this is an excellent synopsis of Horn's work and career. Recommended for larger art collections.
- Martin Chasin, Adult Inst., Bridgeport, Ct.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A performance artist, filmmaker, sculptor and poet, Horn explores the themes of human vulnerability and emotional fragility in her disquieting, often beguiling happenings, movies, anthropomorphized machines and fetishistic objects. Wearing fan-like wings, masks, long pull-on fingers or torso-enveloping feathers, her performers probe the possibilities of human flesh and the imagination. One site-specific installation, Concert in Reverse --set in a medieval German tower that was used by the Nazis to torture and execute Russian and Polish prisoners--sought to counteract the erasure of history. Horn's film, La Ferdinanda , set in a Medici villa owned by nouveau-riche industrialists, is a study of counterfeit existences. In this catalogue of an exhibit at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, Celant, a Guggenheim curator, and a team of scholars unravel the multiple meanings and mythic symbols in this German artist's restlessly experimental work.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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