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Or 6, 2013-2014. Powdered pigment, graphite, charcoal, colored pencil and varnish on paper Collection of Glenstone Museum (Potomac, USA), Installation view: Roni Horn, Fondation Beyeler (Basel, Switzerland), 2016-2017. Photo: Stefan Altenburger © Roni Horn

A solo exhibition “When You See Your Reflection in Water, Do You Recognize the Water in You?” by Roni Horn, one of the most prominent American artists working today will be held at the Pola Museum of Art, Hakone. This will be her first solo exhibition at a museum in Japan.

Many of Horn’s works are inextricably linked to nature, with subjects including the waters of the River Thames, hot springs in Iceland, and glass sculptures whose surfaces evoke liquid reflectivity. Horn employs a wide range of media, including photography, sculpture, drawing and books, and often presents her work in paired or sequenced form. The recurrence of motifs across widely varied media is reminiscent of the nature of water, which changes form and appearance depending on relationships with its environment and surroundings. Water and rivers themselves, which represent the human spirit and transience in East Asian philosophy, frequently appear within Horn’s oeuvre, as the title of this exhibition suggests.

The exhibition will be an in-depth survey of the artist’s practice spanning over 40 years, from the 1980s to the present, exploring a multifaceted body of work including the glass sculptures that are among her most prominent works of recent years. Horn’s art harnesses a sense of ambiguity in an era in which value systems and ideas about the nature of truth change rapidly. The artist casts an unwavering gaze, ceaseless as a river’s flow, upon the essence of things – this exhibitions invites viewers to do the same, offering inspiration and time for reflection.

Roni Horn “When You See Your Reflection in Water, Do You Recognize the Water in You?”
Date: September 18th, 2021 – March 30th, 2022
Open: 9:00 – 17:00 (Last entrance till 16:30)
Place: Pola Museum of Art
Address: 1285 Kozukayama, Sengokuhara, Hakone, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa, Japan
Tel: +81 (0)460 84 2111

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