Roni Horn

MIT List Visual Arts Center

Roni Horn’s project-in-progress, “To Place,” of which the traveling exhibition, “Inner Geography,” comprises an integral part, is, she writes, “not really about Iceland” and “not really about me.” Rather, it explores the individual’s “dialectical interaction with a given place in the world”—that place, in this instance, being the remote and geologically diverse Scandinavian nation to which Horn has made frequent solitary journeys since 1975. Between subjectivity and location, body and landscape, Horn cleaves a space of mediation, rigorously investigating the facticity of “being there,” while remaining attentive to the formal and political problematics of articulating that experience. Horn’s careful calibration of various media (drawings, photographs, quasi-narrative essays, and typographical images) simultaneously attests to a struggle to map identity in (and out of) place, and adumbrates

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