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Tuesday 30 April at 18:30

Fondazione Giuliani 

Via Gustavo Bianchi 1, Roma


A CRIT is a meeting in which artists present their work, "offering it" to a collective criticism. 

During CASTRO’s CRITS each artist will have a session of about 45 minutes. 

 

The artists presenting during CRIT #36 are Anaïs Horn and Ohii Katya (currently fellows at CASTRO Studio Program). 

 

The CRIT will be facilitated by Francesca Pionati.





Happy to announce my participation in Miart 2024 with MLZ ART DEP presenting a new body of work from “The Windows” series. “Self-Portrait as Josephine” and other new works in booth 55, main sector, April 12-14. 


For Anaïs Horn's latest work complex, "The Windows," premiering at Miart 2024, she once again delves into a recurring motif: the window. Symbolizing the liminal space between the private and public domains, windows become conduits of imagination, transparent thresholds bridging worlds.

Drawing from drone footage, she captures glimpses on herself through the windows of her former New York 20th-floor apartment. These stills transferred onto transparent acrylic glass and juxtaposed with hand-painted silk curtains on aluminium curtain rods and aluminum (window) frames. Adorned with gemstone balls and tassels, reminiscent of traditional protective charms, they serve as guardians against external malevolence.

Within the exhibition space, she constructs an immersive environment, integrating her own furniture designs, including a printed antique carpet, painted poufs, and lamps (all 2024). These pieces, accompanied by drawings from her "The Windows" series (2022), transform the booth into a domestic sanctuary. Through the interplay of windows, she distorts perspectives, evoking notions of voyeurism and surveillance. 

The juxtaposition of unconventional viewpoints and delicate textiles conveys a sense of solitude and vulnerability, echoing the urban melancholy of Edward Hopper's cityscapes. Yet, Horn’s work is dedicated to Josephine Hopper, an overlooked artist and wife of Edward. "Self Portrait as Josephine" (2022–2024) draws on elements from famous portraits of Josephine, aiming to evoke uncanny moments of déjà vu through their distortion.


Self Portrait as Josephine IV, 2022–2024, video still, UV printed on acrylic glass, painted silk curtains, artist’s aluminium frame and curtain rod, Green Moonstone, 192 x 186 cm (detail).




I am happy to announce my participation in Castro Projects Studio Program Turn #7 from February to May 2024 in Rome.


The CASTRO Studio Program is an educational program which hosts artists and researchers selected via open call by an international selection panel which changes every year, offering workspace and activities tailored to the their practice.

Amongst the activities are: tutorials, group tutorials, studio visits, guided tours of Rome based on each research, workshops with local artisans and open studios.





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