Berlinische Galerie

Sabine Hornig

24 Feb - 28 May 2006

Room with Big Window
February 24, to May 28, 2006

Within the terms of the promotion of female artists of the Senate Department of Science, Research, and Culture, Sabine Hornig shows an installation of sculpture and photography and presents her first catalogue raisonné.

In her works, a picture and the view into the surrounding room interfere with each other. The sculpture „Room with Big Window” represents the fragment of a room. A transparent image of a two-part window with an inner room in the back is installed in its longitudinal axis. The visitor, standing before the object, looks on the one hand into the photographed room, on the other hand into a real, transparent inner room. Through the latter he can see the exhibition room and other visitors, including these that look at the picture from the opposite side. Sabine Hornig scales down the architecture to the proportions of the visitor.

The photograph behind acrylic glass that is shown here, is, as the sculpture, considerably reduced in scale. Nevertheless it has the effect of a perspective through the real museum wall.

Sabine Hornig, born in 1964, studied at the Hochschule der Künste Berlin. She received numerous awards and scholarships at home and abroad.

March 9, 5 pm
Berlin book release
Sabine Hornig, catalogue raisonné, “The Second Room”
Hatje Cantz Verlag, German/English, 128 pages, circa 80 illustrations
Ed. Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon

© Sabine Hornig, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2006
Room with Big Window, 2005
Photograph: Laura Castro Caldes

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