Things That Happen Again, 1986–1988
This work in solid copper was installed at the Chinati Foundation by Donald Judd and Roni Horn in 1988. The work consists of two identical truncated cones that are 35 inches long, tapering from a diameter of 17 inches to 12 inches. The pair is part of a 1986–1991 suite consisting of four sets of paired, solid copper forms, each hand-lathed to duplicate mechanical identity. The entire suite is titled Things That Happen Again, and also includes For Two Rooms, For a This and a That, and For Things That Are Near.
Roni Horn was born in 1955 in New York City, where she currently lives. Selected exhibitions include: Air Burial, Ekbergparken Park, Oslo, Norway (permanent installation, 2019); Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw, the Menil Collection, Houston, (2019); Roni Horn: PI, Pinakothek der Moderne Kunst, Munich, Germany (2018); Roni Horn, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX (2017); “Everything was sleeping as if the universe were a mistake,” Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, Spain (traveling exhibition, 2014); Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, traveled to Tate Modern, London, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA (2009–2010); Focus: Roni Horn, Art Institute of Chicago, Roni Horn, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (both 2004); Castello di Rivoli, Turin, Italy (2000); Musee d’art moderne de la ville de Paris (1999); You are the weather, De Pont Foundation for Contemporary Art, Tilburg, The Nertherlands (1998); Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (1997); Roni Horn: Zeichnungen, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst, Basel, Switzerland, Making Being Here Enough: Installations from 1980–1995, Kunsthalle, Basel and Kestner-Gesellschaft, Hannover (1995); Inner Geography (traveling exhibition) organized by Baltimore Museum of Art, Maryland (1994).
On long-term loan from Judd Foundation