THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART/BOSTON

Roni Horn

BORN 1955 | NEW YORK, NY and REYKJAVIK, ICELAND
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Currently, this work is not on view to the public.

Key and Cue, No. 288 (I’M NOBODY! WHO ARE YOU?), 1994/2003
Aluminum and solid cast plastic
Extended loan from the Collection of Barbara Lee


Through her diverse practice—which includes sculpture, photography, drawing, and text—Roni Horn explores identity as elusive and multifaceted. Her works often present more than one face or side, prompting us to compare and question them from different perspectives. Her Key and Cue series melds language into a physical form that may be seen and read from one angle as abstract pattern, and from another as a provocative phrase. Each text is extracted from American poet Emily Dickinson’s terse musings on anonymity and self-invention, in this case, the first line of poem number 288.

 


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