Daily Dose Pick: Roni Horn


Roni Horn’s sculptures, drawings, photographs, and books are inspired by the rugged terrain of Iceland and the graceful words of Emily Dickinson.

Metaphors of climate change and shifting identity are expressed in the repeated face of a model photographed in different Icelandic locales, while minimal-art concerns are infused with gender issues by placing Dickinson’s poems on metal rods that lean against walls. Elusive yet elegantly simple, Horn’s art offers new ways of portraying people and places.

View Roni Horn’s gallery page, learn more about her work at Art:21, catch her retrospective at ICA Boston, and buy the exhibition catalogue


Roni Horn, Pink Tons, 2008, installation view, Collection Lambert, Avignon, 2009. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser and Wirth. Photo: A. Burger. © Roni Horn

Roni Horn, Through 5 (detail), 2008. Courtesy of Hauser and Wirth, Zurich and London.

Roni Horn, bird (detail), 1998/2008. Twenty pigment prints, six prints 22 × 22 in. (55.9 × 55.9 cm) each. Courtesy the artist and Hauser and Wirth, Zürich, London. © Roni Horn

Roni Horn, White Dickinson: ALWAYS BEGINS BY DEGREES, 2006/07. Aluminum and solid cast plastic, 48 ½ x 2 × 2 in. (123.2 × 5.1 × 5.1 cm). Courtesy Hauser and Wirth. © Roni Horn

Roni Horn, You Are the Weather (detail), 1995, Thirty-six gelatin silver prints and sixty-four chromogenic prints, Each 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 cm), Courtesy the artist and Hauser and Wirth, Zürich, London © Roni Horn