International 2009 Archives
Rebecca Horn, Rebellion in Silence
MOCA, Tokyo (Japan)
Dialogue between raven and whale
The Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo is pleased to announce a solo exhibition this fall of the work of Rebecca Horn, a major representative of the contemporary German art world. This will be the first large-
Rebecca Horn has been known for her performance works involving the wearing of feathers, horns, and mirrors.
Since her participation in the 1972 Documenta show, she has energically pursued a range of artistic activitiy that continues to tackle new territories of art, one after the other -
Her performances, which began in the late 1960s, sought to expand the functions of the human body, improve communications with others, and develop a rapport with mythical animals and nature. The devices that attached to the body and enhanced its physical perceptions were first used in performance, and then eventually developed into independent, kinetic-
Later, in what amounted to over ten yeard of life in New York, Rebecca Horn undertook the production of highly narrative, full-
In recent years, Rebecca Horn has been working on large-
Exhibition 31 October 2009 -
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Rebecca Horn, Der Eintänzer, 1978, film © 2009, Rebecca Horn
This exhibition is a full-
An approximate total of thirty exhibits allows one to trace the development of relationships between the various media in which Horn works. The flow of various invisible energies of humans and nature are transformed into visible form via movement, light, and the traces of such. Moreover, we present Horn's new work, The Raven Tree, which was made especially for the exhibition at MOT. Her visit to Kyoto in 1984 inspired her to make this sculpture, which represents the concept for this exhibition. The exhibition promises to be an unparalleled opportunity to experience this highly original, creative trajectory in MOT's vast space.