February 24, 2015 - KW Institute for Contemporary Art - Channa Horwitz
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February 24, 2015

Channa Horwitz

Channa Horwitz, Time Structure Composition #III, Sonakinatography I, 1970. Ink and plaka color on paper, 28 x 27 cm. Courtesy Estate Channa Horwitz and François Ghebaly Gallery, Los Angeles. 
© Channa Horwitz, 1970. 

Channa Horwitz
COUNTING IN EIGHT, MOVING BY COLOR

15 March–25 May 2015

Opening: 14 March, 17–22h

KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Auguststraße 69
10117 Berlin
Hours: Wednesday–Monday noon–7pm,
Thursday noon–9pm

www.kw-berlin.de 
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Under the title COUNTING IN EIGHT, MOVING BY COLOR, KW Institute for Contemporary Art presents the first comprehensive solo exhibition of Californian artist Channa Horwitz (1932–2013).

Featuring important works from all phases of the artist’s career, the survey provides an introduction to her œuvre and insight into key series such as the Language Series, Sonakinatography, Rhythms, and Structures. In addition, a selection of construction drawings and documentary material is made public for the first time, through close cooperation with the trustees of the artist’s estate in Los Angeles.

In the late 1960s, Channa Horwitz developed an artistic language that attained freedom through deliberate confinement to a few simple rules. Since then, each one of her works has been based on the numbers one through eight, with a specific color code assigned to each number. Orienting herself to the format of standard American graph paper, the artist could depict time with the aid of graphic units, and movement in time as the corresponding color scheme. In this way, she designed structures that translate spatial-temporal relations into drawings, paintings, and multimedia sculptures.

The exhibition at KW retraces the development, which led Channa Horwitz from the figurative painting to conceptual abstraction, thus linking her œuvre to strategies that were being introduced in the same period by other minimal and conceptual artists.

COUNTING IN EIGHT, MOVING BY COLOR is curated by Ellen Blumenstein. 

Channa Horwitz: COUNTING IN EIGHT, MOVING BY COLOR is funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation).


Also coming up at KW Institute for Contemporary Art:

Elín Hansdóttir
SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF
15 March–24 May 2015
Opening: 14 March, 17–22h 
Curated by Ellen Blumenstein
Venue: 1+2

SEIZING THE IVORY TOWER 
15 March–1 November 2015 
Exhibition series, curated by Nina Mende
#1: Viktorija Rybakova: Oo, A Preview
15 March–12 April 2015
Opening: 14 March, 17–22h
Video installation
Venue: 3 1/2

Marcel Dzama
UNE DANSE DES BOUFFONS (or A JESTER’S DANCE)
22 February–29 March 2015
Video installation
Venue: KW Projects


Save the date for KW’s summer exhibition:

FIRE AND FORGET. ON VIOLENCE
14 June–30 August 2015
Opening: 13 June, 17–22h
Group exhibition, curated by Ellen Blumenstein and Daniel Tyradellis
With works by Luis Camnitzer, Mircea Cantor, Jem Cohen, Martin Dammann, Harun Farocki, Omer Fast, Daniil Galkin, Rudolf Herz, Robert Longo, Jazmín López, Pippilotti Rist, and Martha Rosler, among others


The cultural programs of KW Institute for Contemporary Art are made possible with the support of the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs.


Further information:
KW Institute for Contemporary Art
Henriette Sölter
T +49 (0) 30 2434 59 42 / press [​at​] kw-berlin.de


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