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Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien. Rebecca Horn

Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien. Rebecca Horn

This comprehensive retrospective presents a wide-ranging and insightful view into Rebecca Horn's artistic practice and focuses on the inter-relationships in various media and genres in her work.

One of the most extraordinary and versatile artists of her generation, Rebecca Horn (b. 1944, Michelstadt, Germany) was acclaimed in 1972 as the youngest participant in documenta 5, titled Individual Mythologies, which was curated by Harald Szeemann.

Her early body art and performances, feature films, kinetic sculptures and site-specific installations, as well as her intimate drawings and poems, are evidence of the richly faceted quality of her oeuvre.

For fifty years, she has been creating a unique, symbolically charged cosmos in which reality and fiction overlap, and dualities such as material/spirit, subject/object, male/female are transgressed.

Her works composed of an expanding web of objects, motifs and themes, Horn constantly interweaves numerous traditions of art, literature and film along with mythology and fairy tales.


SEPT 28, 2021 – JANUARY 23, 2022