Roni Horn: When You See Your Reflection in Water, Do You Recognize the Water in You?

2021.09.18 — 2022.03.30

Dates: Sat., September 18, 2021 – Wed., March 30, 2022

Venue: Pola Museum of Art, Galleries 1 and 2


The Pola Museum of Art is pleased to present a solo exhibition of the work of Roni Horn, one of the most prominent American artists working today. This will be her first solo exhibition at a museum in Japan.


The exhibition will be an in-depth survey of the artist’s practice spanning over 40 years , from the 1980s to the present, including the glass sculptures which are among her most prominent works of recent years, exploring a multifaceted body of work that can be as sharp and solid as ice, as humorous and ever-changing as clouds, and as fluid and open to interpretation as water.


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Profile of Roni Horn


Roni Horn (b. 1955) lives and works in New York City. She is known for conceptual works in a variety of media including photography, sculpture, drawing, and books. Since 1975 she has traveled frequently and extensively in Iceland, seeking out rugged scenery in remote outlying areas. The solitude Horn experiences during these journeys has had a significant influence on her life and work.


She has had many major solo exhibitions, at venues including the Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2003), Tate Modern (London, 2009), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, 2009-2010), Fondation Beyeler (Riehen, Switzerland, 2016 and 2020), and Glenstone Museum (Potomac, USA, 2021).

Well and Truly, 2009-2010 Cast glass, set of 10 Private collection

Installation view: Well and Truly, Kunsthaus Bregenz (Austria), 2010

Photo by Stefan Altenburger © Roni Horn