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REBECCA HORN

German, b. 1944

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Rebecca Horn’s sculptures illuminate how the work of an established artist, traditionally defined as feminist/performance art, can be re-interpreted from a disability perspective. Like many artists with disabilities, Horn’s impairment has been relegated to the biographical, or perceived as a deficiency overcome, instead of an identity embraced. RE/FORMATIONS will investigate the dialogue Horn creates from the lived experience of her lung impairment, and how it intersects with other aspects of her identity. Rebecca Horn’s disability, like her gender and nationality, has invigorated her aesthetic – structurally and thematically.

Fried  :  Horn  Sanderson  :  Scott  :  Splan
Wheel chair based contraption in gallery
Amerika, 1990
Book pages, feather, paint, rods, motor.
17 1/2 x 17 x 11 inches