Sat 9 Jun 2018, 6 pm
Please join us for the opening reception of ‘Wits’ End Sampler | Recent Drawings’, at Hauser & Wirth Zürich, an exhibition of large-scale drawings by acclaimed American artist Roni Horn and the unveiling of a new installation.
‘Wits’ End Sampler’ is a new installation that will be shown for the first time in Zurich. Idioms and textual play have always been a significant part of Horn’s work. For this project, Horn invited strangers and associates to write out idioms and clichés of their choosing. This eventually accumulated into over 1000 individual phrases all handwritten by the many authors. Walls of the second floor gallery will be silk-screened with these idioms to create a constructed linguistic environment. ‘Wits’ End Sampler’ is a work where Horn acts as ‘a choreographer of words’, as Gary Indiana has called the artist.
This is a free event, no booking necessary