Photo credit: Rebecca Horn Concert of Anarchy (Piano), 1990 Grand piano, hydraulic cylinder and compressor 150 x 106 x 155 cm Tate Collection (London) Photo: Attilio Maranzano © Rebecca Horn
Rebecca Horn is noted as one of the most extraordinary and versatile artists of her generation. The Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is celebrating her with the first comprehensive retrospective of her works in Austria in almost thirty years.
The exhibition focuses on the interrelationships in various media between the diverse genres in Rebecca Horn's works and will present a wide-ranging and insightful view into her artistic practice.
As one of the most important artists, Rebecca Horn has created an artistic world over the past decades, which embraces poetry, sculpture, performance and artistic filmmaking.
Join us for an english-language virtual guided tour and discover the art of Rebecca Horn, that seems to be free from being bound to any particular artistic form.
Photo credit: Photo credit: Rebecca Horn The Peacock Machine, 1979-1980 Feathers, brass, motor, glass 250 x 500 cm Exhibition view "Body Fantasies", 2019, Museum Tinguely, Basel Photo: Daniel Spehr, Basel © Rebecca Horn
Rebecca Horn achieved fame in 1972 as the youngest participant in the epochal documenta 5 with the title Individual Mythologies - curated by Harald Szeemann.
Her early body art and performances, her feature films and kinetic sculptures, her location-specific installations, also her intimate drawings and poems are ample evidence of the richly facetted quality of Rebecca Horn's oeuvre.
She has been practising her art now for fifty years, during which time she has created her own symbolically charged cosmos in which reality and fiction overlap, and dualisms such as material/spirit, subject/object, male/female are transgressed.
Her works make up an expanding web of objects, motifs and themes that she constantly spins anew. In doing so she interweaves numerous traditions of art, literature and film - likewise mythology and the world of fairy tales.
Join us for a virtual guided tour in English and discover the highlights of the current exhibition Rebecca Horn, such as "Concert for anarchy", one of the artist's mechanized sculptures - a grand piano- suspended upside down from the ceiling, which is "composing its own music and developing a new tonality".
ake a look behind the truly interdisciplinary pieces of art by Rebecca Horn and ask your questions.
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