Happy to announce that Tim Etchells and I are doing a 2-person show at Renata Fabbri in Milano, opening 29 March. The show, titled Same River Twice, will run until 3 June 2023 – put it on your list if you are coming to Milano for MiArt in April…
From the press release:
Stemming from a long-lasting collaboration between the two artists – both work and life partners – the show is structured as a close dialogue between Horvat’s new sculptural works and works on paper and Etchells’s new neon pieces.
Linked by their reciprocal interest in the processes of repetition and in the exploration of structures that both produce and eschew variation, the artists employ a range of different media, such as sculpture, performance, writing, drawing, photography and video. The title of the exhibition, Same River Twice, is a fragment of the expression “You can’t step in the same river twice” and speaks to Horvat and Etchells’s shared preoccupation with ideas around change, transformation and instability. It also evokes the flow and movement of nature, bodies, time and language, explored in different ways by the works on show.
Through the interaction of various materials, such as paper, textiles, ceramic, wood and cork, Horvat’s sculptural works refer to gestures of holding, joining and cradling and raise questions around protection, containment and mobility. In several of the works on paper she reworks the page as an object, dismantling and repairing it while materially recording the passing of time. Etchells’s new neon pieces extend his ongoing work on contradictory aspects of language, drawing attention to the speed, clarity and vividness with which it communicates narrative, image and ideas, and its simultaneous propensity to create rich fields of uncertainty and ambiguity.
The show will run until 3 June 2023.