RONI HORN (provisional title): Pola Museum of Art, Pola Art Foundation

Galleries 1 and 2, 18 September 2021 - 30 March 2022
Galleries 1 and 2

The Pola Museum of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the work of Roni Horn, an artist who has consistently remained at the forefront of contemporary art. This will be Horn’s first solo exhibition at a museum in Japan, and it will be the first large-scale solo exhibition of a contemporary artist at the Pola Museum of Art since the museum first opened in 2002. Horn’s works take a wide range of forms including photography, sculpture, drawing and books. Many are inextricably linked to nature, and presented in highly simple, purified form yet imbued with humor, such as her series of photographs of the River Thames depicting only the water’s surface, photographic portraits of a woman taken at Icelandic hot springs over a six-week period which show subtle changes in her facial expression, drawings based on maps of islands, and glass sculptures evoking the reflective surface of water. How serene or evocative will these works appear amid the nature-filled surroundings of the Pola Museum of Art galleries? The exhibition will be an in-depth survey of the artist’s practice over about 40 years, from the 1980s to the present day, including the glass sculptures which are among her most prominent works of recent years.