Roni Horn // Everything was sleeping as though the universe was a mistake
We have really enjoyed this exhibition and this is why we suggest you to visit it at Joan Miró Foundation Barcelona from 20/06/2014 to 28/09/2014 or at CaixaForum Madrid from 13/11/2014 to 13/03/2015.
The show has been conceived by the artist herself, and explores the different media and approaches that she has used over the past twenty years. It covers the major themes and formats that make up her work: sculptural installations, photographic series, working drawings, and a floor piece entitled Rings of Lispector (Água Viva) that combines drawing and literary quotes. The title Everything was sleeping as if the universe were a mistake is taken from Fernando Pessoa’s Livro do desassossego, published in 1935.
The exhibition is intended to offer an overall experience, like a huge installation comprised of all the pieces on display. The selection of works is a compendium of the elements that underpin the artist’s creative process: people, the landscape, light, words, water, presence, glass, faces, change, forms, series, spaces, the appearance of the self, and time. The show begins with a sculptural installation from the White Dickinson series and it is followed by the photographic series You are the Weather, Part 2. The centrepiece of the exhibition, Untitled, has only previously been exhibited at Hauser & Wirth gallery in New York. Also on view are the photographic series Still Water (The River Thames, for Example) and Dead Owl, the series of self-portraits a.k.a. and the photographic mosaic Her, Her, Her and Her, which is exhibited alongside the black glass sculpture Opposite of White, v.2, and four videos about her work.