Public Program

Artist Talk: Roni Horn in Conversation with Michelle White

Artist Talk: Roni Horn
Artist Roni Horn joins the Menil’s Senior Curator Michelle White for a live, online conversation about her work, Gold Field, on view in the Menil’s Modern and Contemporary galleries. On special loan from the artist, Gold Field is a thin mat of pure gold, about 1/100th of a millimeter thick, installed directly on the floor. Horn and White will discuss how the work relates to the artist’s overall practice, and its connection to her understanding of the landscape tradition, as set forth in Horn’s recently published anthology writings, Island Zombie, which is available for purchase at the Menil Collection Bookstore.

About the artist:

Roni Horn lives and works in New York. Her work has been the subject of numerous major exhibitions including When I Breathe, I Draw at the Menil Drawing Institute (2019); Roni Horn at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel (2016); Roni Horn a.k.a Roni Horn, organized by the Tate Modern, London, which traveled to the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston (2009-2010). Horn received her MFA from Yale University in 1978 and her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. Her work is held in major collections around the world.