29 July – 5 September, 2011
Rebecca Horn, Crickets Song, 2010
Stone, copper, motor, electronic device, 16-1/2 x 7-7/8 x 9 in.
29 July – 5 September, 2011
Taryn Simon, Oxalis tuberosa, Peru (7CFR) (prohibited), 2010
The Baldwin Gallery is pleased to announce its first show with internationally-acclaimed multimedia and installation artist Rebecca Horn. Since the 1970s, Horn has been renowned for her diverse body of work, which includes performances, films, sculptures, spatial installations, drawings and photographs. Although varied, a consistency in logic unites each of these unique pieces as each new work seems to develop logically from the preceding one – together breaking down the boundaries between space and time and addressing the fundamentals of universal existence. The Baldwin Gallery will showcase a number of Horn’s drawings interspersed with several mechanical pieces.
Rebecca Horn’s works have been shown in a number of solo exhibitions at leading international institutions including the Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden (1981), the M.O.C.A. Los Angeles (1990), the Guggenheim Museum New York (1993), the Nationalgalerie Berlin (1994), the Serpentine Gallery London (1994), the Tate Gallery London (1994), the Kestner Gesellschaft Hannover (1997) and at the Carré d’Art, Nimes (2000). She has also received numerous awards including the documenta Prize (1986), the Carnegie Prize for The Hydra Forest, Performing Oscar Wilde (1988), the Kaiserring from the city of Goslar (1992), the Barnett and Annalee Newman Award (2004) and, most recently, the Praemium Imperiale by Japan’s royal family.
Also showing at the Baldwin Gallery for the first time is American photographer Taryn Simon. Simon’s “Contraband” photo series was taken over the course of four days at both the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Federal Inspection Site and the U.S. Postal Service International Mail Facility at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York. The 1,075 photographs depict items detained or seized from passengers and express mail entering the United States from abroad and documents global desires and perceived threats.
Simon’s photographs and writing have been featured at The Tate Modern, London (2011); Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin (2011); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2007); Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt (2008); Kunst-Werke Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2004); and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (2003). Permanent collections include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, Whitney Museum, Centre Pompidou, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011 her work was included in the 54th Venice Biennale.
Images are available upon request. Please call 970.920.9797 for further information.
Rebecca Horn, Love Olympia, 2010. Type writing machine Olympia, steel, letters, soleniod, steel sticks,
controller, electronics, 102.4 x 15.7 x 15.7 in.
Taryn Simon, Pistols (prohibited), 2010. 2 archival inkjet prints in 1 plexiglas box, 9¼ x 15½ x 2½ inches