Artist Rebecca Horn currently has a big exhibition in Berlin’s Martin Gropius Bau. The show very chronologically shows her work, thus almost becoming a retrospective. All the media that Horn worked with so far since the 1960s are present, from the famous Pencil Mask and other performance-related works, drawings, installations, poetry to various film and video pieces.
Especially impressive are the works that use some form of mechatronics to move wings, feathers, knives or, in one case, a puddle of mercury. The Guardian benevolently describes it as a “Germanic pleasure in precision engineering”, I’d call it very subtle and poetic.
Through January 15th. A few pictures on Flickr.