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Call A for Aphrodite and other recent works

Anaïs Horn - Open Studio 2023

9-10 November 2023

Cabanon, 74 avenue Ledru-Rollin, 75012 Paris

in collaboration with MLZ ART DEP

Call A for Aphrodite, 2023

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Epsilon, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, (Kappa), Lambda, Mu, Nu, Xi, Omicron, Pi, Rho, Sigma, Tau, Upsilon, Phi, Chi, Psi, Omega, all inkjet prints on mirrors, 30x20 cm, in artist’s frame. (edition of 3 + 2 AP) 

“Then beautiful swift sparrows led you over the black earth from the sky through the middle air, whirling their wings into a blur. Rapidly they came. And you, O Blessed Goddess, a smile on your immortal face, asked what had happened this time, why did I call again, and what did I especially desire for myself in my frenzied heart.”

(Sappho: Ode to Aphrodite, Fragment 1, translated by Julia Dubnoff)

Gygrer, 2023

Alta, Angeya, Eistla, Fenja, Gerd, Grid, Hyndla, Menja, Nal, Natt, inkjet prints on rice paper, gouache, embossing, all 40 x 30.

There were footprints in the emerald moss, did you see them? Right there, where the sugared roots nestle up the velvet rock. The fog is moving southeast, slowly, like an abandoned ship on a still, green ocean. As the insolent northwind keeps creeping into my ears, I almost overheard the sweet voice sailing away with it. Fenja, is it you? 

For her series Gygrer, 2023, Anaïs Horn portrayed some of the oldest Furu-trees in the Norwegian nature reserve Trollheimen. The photographs are printed on thin rice-paper, whilst the trees are cropped using gouache paint. Gygrer (from Norse gýgr) is the term for the female representatives of the Jotun troll clan in Norse literature. 


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