Vlatka Horvat’s artistic activities have roots in the performing arts and she works with references to both early performance art and Arte Povera from the 1960s and 1970s. Horvat’s artistic project is process-oriented; she conducts repetitive investigations of spatial properties and relations. At Bergen Kunsthall the artist continues with her well-tried artistic strategy where the method is to pick existing things apart: to cut away, fold/bend or weave together photographic, textual or physical elements. This way she creates new, fictional possibilities for exploring the relations between space, body and object.
For this exhibition catalogue Vlatka Horvat has invited curators, artists and writers with whom she has collaborated to pick out one of her works and write a brief textual contribution to the catalogue. The artist has then selected pictorial material that enters into a dialogue with the texts. The result is a compendium with documentation of Horvat’s artistic output and others’ related reflections. The publication can equally well be read as a notebook presenting various tendencies surrounding different readings of Vlatka Horvat’s works. In this way the catalogue becomes a natural extension of the artist’s other production. The book makes room for reflections and new angles of approach that shed light on the selection of works presented.
Published by: Bergen Kunsthall, 2011
Editor: Vlatka Horvat
Artist: Vlatka Horvat
Texts: Nuit Banai, Emma Cocker, Tim Etchells, Naomi Fry, Hugo Glendinning, Matt Keegan, Tevz Logar, Matthew Lyons, Solveig Øvstebø, Graham Parker, November Paynter, Christian Rattemeyer, Jovana Stokic, WHW
Design: Ben Cain
Illustrations: not specified
Soft-cover: 16,5 × 22 cm
Price: EUR 19 / NOK 150