London, Tate Modern

Iceland may be in the doldrums when it comes to its economic outlook, but it provides a constant source of inspiration for Roni Horn. The American artist, based in New York, engages with the evolving landscape of Iceland. Horn’s work utilizes a variety of materials, including rubber, gold and glass, and is imbued with an inherent sensuality, most notably in her analysis of water and liquid surfaces.

Active since the 1970s, this is the first major museum show in the UK of Horn’s work, centered around 100 close-up photographs of the changing expressions on a woman’s damp face as she emerges from the hot pools of Iceland. Other works include landscapes and animals, geysers and lava fields, and employ her signature duplication technique that produces a powerful, expressive effect.

February 25 through May 25, 2009
London SE1
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