Installation views, ‘Roni Horn. A RAT SURRENDERED HERE’, Château la Coste, 2021 © Roni Horn. Pictured: Roni Horn, Water Double, v. 4, 2016-2019. All photos: Francois Deladerrière

Roni Horn at Château la Coste in Aix-en-Provence

13 June 2021

An exhibition featuring new work by Roni Horn is on view through 24 October at at Château la Coste in Aix-en-Provence.

‘A RAT SURRENDERED HERE’ explores the theme of death in the work of the American artist. The exhibition premieres the 10-ton glass installation, Water Double, v. 4, along with sculpture, photography, and drawing. The title of the exhibition is taken from a poem by Emily Dickinson, which Horn incorporated in an aluminum sculpture from her Key and Cue series (1994 - 1995).

Roni Horn, Water Double, v. 4, 2016-2019

Horn’s use of the paired form is related to the psychological concept of the double as an uncanny harbinger of death. Death is present in her work as both fact and metaphor—the dead body reports in Still Water and, in Water Double, v. 4, the experiential qualities of light, shadow, and reflection that correspond to the mutability of identity and the unknowability of death.

Pictured: Roni Horn, Dead Owl, 1997

Pictured: Roni Horn, Still Water (The River Thames, for Example), 1999