Th Rose Prblm



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Roni Horn


A drawing in the Th Rose Prblm cuts together two drawings. Each with one of two phrases. Composing these two phrases in their various iterations: “Rose is a rose is a rose” or “a rose is a rose is a rose” with “come up smelling like roses” or “coming up smelling like a rose”, etc. leads to all kinds of nonsense. But it also leads to another sense. I found a lot of humor here, some of it pretty dumb. Composing these phrases into all the possible outcomes became a metaphor for identity. There are 48 drawings and it’s one work. Cumulatively the shades of meaning obtain a complexity and range that stand in for the mutable, changeable nature of identity. I also found that the more I did the more there was. Roni Horn

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Weight 710 g
Dimensions 28.5 x 31.2 cm
Publisher name Steidl
Publication date 1 July 2017
Number of pages 60
Format Hardback
Dimensions 28.5 x 31.2 cm
Weight 710 g


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Roni Horn was born in New York in 1955. Horn's oeuvre focuses on conceptuallybased photography, sculpture, books and drawing. Recent solo exhibitions include those at Tate Modern, Whitney Museum of American Art, Centre Pompidou, Kunsthalle Bregenz, Kunsthalle Hamburg, Kunsthalle Basel, Fundació Joan Miró, De Pont Foundation and Fondation Beyeler.