Sunday, April 08, 2007

Language based sculpture

Key and Cue, No. 288 by Roni Horn, 1994, Solid aluminum and black plastic, 51 x 2 x 2 inches
Photo by Oren Slor, Courtesy Max Protetch Gallery, New York

My relationship to my work is extremely verbal, extremely language-based. I am probably more language-based than I am visual, and I move through language to arrive at the visual. So I’ve always questioned whether I am really a visual artist. You get into this situation where your ‘identity’ takes over your actual being because you get stuck with whatever it is you resemble to other people—not who you are. They’re not necessarily the same thing. — Roni Horn

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