June 9th – September 16th, 2023
Hauser & Wirth
Limmatstrasse 270, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland
Friday June 9th, 6 – 9pm
Known for conceptually oriented work in diverse media, Roni Horn continues her exploration of identity and difference with the exhibition ‘An Elusive Red Figure…’, on view at Hauser & Wirth Zurich, Limmatstrasse. Opening this June during Zurich Art Weekend, Horn presents the work titled: ‘An elusive red figure darting about in the Venetian darkness; a red dwarf burning out beyond Saturn; a nasty gang of runts in red snowsuits acting out in a North American suburb; an attractive young Italian woman dressed in red is stalked by a lesbian serial killer; a village girl, the prettiest you can imagine, in a red velvet hood cut from the belly of a sleeping wolf ….’ (2022).
‘An Elusive Red Figure…’ is a suite of 33 drawings, each drawing consists of a paired set of inkjet prints on paper and some are stand alone works. Following on from the 2021 work ‘LOG’, ‘An Elusive Red Figure…’ is a collection of original drawings, ‘LOG’ outtakes including quotations, collages, photographs, casual commentaries, notes on news and weather events, and original texts by Horn. It is a deeply personal work that reflects Horn’s relationship with drawing as a medium, which she has described as ‘a kind of breathing activity on a daily level.’
‘LOG (March 22, 2019 – May 17, 2020)’, which debuted at Hauser & Wirth New York in 2021, is a large-scale installation comprised of 406 individual works on paper. The work is the result of a daily commitment undertaken by Horn over a period of fourteen months. ‘LOG (March 22, 2019 – May 17, 2020)’ will be on view at a major exhibition titled ‘Roni Horn: I am paralysed with hope’ at Centro Botín in Santander, coinciding with the artist’s presentation in Zurich.