Roni Horn

1955 · United States

Artist biography

Roni Horn is seen as an established contemporary artist, who was born and brought up in the United States. Roni Horn was born in 1955. Artists Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Bill Viola, Tony Oursler, Cindy Sherman and Keith Haring are of the same generation and same country as Roni Horn.

Galleries and Exhibitions

Roni Horn is represented by multiple galleries around the world, including countries like the United Kingdom, Belgium, and the United States. Galleries include Hauser & Wirth London | Savile Row in the United Kingdom, Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Belgium, as well as i8 Galleri in Iceland. Roni Horn's other most recent exhibitions recorded on Artland include the exhibitions at; Galerie Xavier Hufkens in Brussels (21 January 2020 - 28 February 2020) with the name Winterreise and Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Copenhagen (20 January 2017 - 18 March 2017) with the name Wonderful World. Roni Horn's first recorded exhibition in Artland's database was called Wonderful World and took place at Galleri Bo Bjerggaard in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 20 January 2017 to 18 March 2017.

Historical Context of United States

The United States, in particular New York city, remains as a central point that has played a significant role in developing modern and contemporary art in the twentieth century. The idea of New York as a new cosmopolitan and highly influential art hub appeared in the post war era, and the city thrived in asserting its dominance over Paris, which used to be regarded as the most powerful global art centre. The authority of the political and economic structures of the United States in the modern sphere has granted the country with a prevailing influence on the visual culture of the world. Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Conceptual Art, Neo-Expressionism, Graffiti and Street Art, are significant art movements that blossomed in the US. These very movements also echoed into a multitude of variations, such as diverse forms of Abstract Expressionism, as well as East and West Coast variants of Pop Art, among others. Some internationally distinguished U.S artists of the modern age include Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Frank Stella, Donald Judd, Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, Julian Schnabel, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring.

Further Biographical Context for Roni Horn

Roni Horn was born in 1955 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1970s growing up. The art sphere of the 1970s was characterized by a wish to evolve and strengthen itself, as a reaction to the many tensions of the previous decade. One of the most central movement of the 1970s was Conceptualism, which appeared as an offshoot of Minimalism, while the experimental, creative journey of Process art emerged by combining essential features of Conceptualism with further considerations on art itself. The initial ideas of environmentalism sprung from Land Art, which took art into earth itself, sculpting the land and bringing art to the outdoors. For the first time since the regression of Abstract Expressionism, Expressive figure painting slowly resurfaced and regained its prominence, particularly in Germany through the works of world renowned figures Gerhard Richter, Anselm Kiefer and Georg Baselitz. The city of New York persisted as the most prominent artistic hub of the decade, with international artists drifting through the downtown scene, visiting bars and art galleries, consolidating the idea of New York City as a cosmopolitan and refined cultural capital. In the eastern part of the globe, Japanese and Korean artists who held a strong interest in the European ideas of phenomenology, associated with the Mono-Ha movement, exploring and shifting the frontiers between natural and industrial materials. Using stone, glass, cotton, sponge, wood, oil and water, they intended to give life to artworks that would accentuate the ephemeral state of these various elements and their surroundings, playing with their interdependency.

Roni Horn

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