Arts

Roni Horn aka John Waters? Art and Its Audience

Review of Roni Horn aka Roni Horn exhibit at the ICA.

It may seem odd that John Waters, the master of colorful camp, would be selected to interview Roni Horn, a self-described “conceptual” artist who creates simple, contemplative works: line drawings, blocks of glass, sheets of metal. On its face, the contrast is stark, but these artists actually complemented each other quite well in conversation, Waters’ interest in film bringing out contrasts between Horn’s various media and Horn’s somewhat dry demeanor pairing nicely with the more flamboyant Waters. Both touched repeatedly on a common theme of audience, stressing the necessity of having a viewer to complete the artistic cycle, and discussed numerous threads of artistic creation and appreciation.
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