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 Horn, Rebecca (1944 - )
Germany

The Trembling Table, 1979

Metal, wood and electric motor;
240 x 120 cm
70's

UID 102-272



Biography

German performance, object-artist and filmmaker, born in Michelstadt. . 1964-69 Studied at the Hamburg School of Fine Arts 1968 First body sculptures in which peacock feathers and other items are worn like clothes. 1971/72 DAAD scholarship to London 1972 Moved to New York 1972-79 Participation in documenta 5 – 9 in Kassel. 1978 and 1982 Made the films Der Eintänzer and La Ferdinanda – Sonate für eine Medici-Villa, later using objects and props from these films for arrangements and installations. In much of her work, Horn explores the physical limits of the human body, which she often extends by using fantastic theatrical props, such as mask of feathers, or gloves with yard-long fingers, or winglike devices operated by the performer. 1986 Won the Arnold Bode Award in Kassel 1994/95 Retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Gropius Bau in Berlin. Horn’s videos and performances are choreographic rituals revolving around extensions of the body and the mythical identification of man with nature.



Exhibitions

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection
Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Portugal
10-10-2003 ~ 13-03-2004

Uit het oude Europa / From the Europe of Old
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), The Netherlands
01-01-1987 ~ 31-12-1987

Ernste Spiele-Der Geist der Romantik in der Deutschen Kunst 1790-1990
Haus der Kunst, Germany
01-01-1995 ~ 31-12-1995

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo
Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo (SMAM-CB), Portugal
22-10-2002 ~ 28-02-2003

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo)
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, Spain
29-06-2006 ~ 26-11-2006

Arriscar o Real
Museu Colecção Berardo, Portugal
08-06-2009 ~ 30-09-2009

Fragmentos Arte Contemporânea na Colecção Berardo
MACE, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
24-09-2010 ~ 23-01-2011

She is a Femme Fatale – A Colecção Berardo em Campus
FTC na Costa da Caparica, Portugal
08-04-2010 ~ 07-06-2010


Bibliography

Corpus: Visions of the Body in The Berardo Collection, 2003
Published by CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém
ISBN 9728176856

Movie - La Ferdinanda : Sonate fur eine Medici Villa, 1981

Rebecca Horn, 1993
Published by Guggenheim Museum

Sin Título (el arte del siglo XX en la Colección Berardo), 2006
Published by Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza
ISBN 8495892529

Territórios Singulares na Colecção Berardo, 2002
Published by Sintra Museu de Arte Moderna - Colecção Berardo
ISBN 972974288X







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