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Opening: October 3rd at 7.00 p.m. Opening hours: Tue/Sat, 4.00 - 8.00 p.m.

The main protagonist of the installation is an old Continental typewriter which was transformed by the artist into a moving sculpture that types the word AMORE. Two small sculptures and one drawing series are presented in the show.

Since her first performances in the 1970s, Rebecca Horn has created her own the idea of art as 'energy' in a continuous dialogue between the body intended as a microcosm, and the forces of the universe.

The artist has maintained an ongoing collaboration with Studio Trisorio since 2003, where, in recent years, she has presented shows such as Il sospiro del sole (September, 2007) and Luce di Buddha (April, 2006). She has also take part in the group exhibitions Disegni (September, 2006) and Giallo Cavallo with Ettore Spalletti and Enzo Cucchi (November, 2004).

Rebecca Horn has exhibited in most well-known museums in Europe and the United States, such as Wiesbaden Museum, Folkwang Museum in Essen, Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Museum of Contemprary Art in Los Angeles, Guggenheim Museum in New York, Tate Gallery, Serpentine Gallery, Hayward Gallery in London. In March 2007 she received the prestigious Jawlensky Award and the same year Martin Gropius Museum in Berlin dedicated a very important retrospective to her work. In 1997 she took part in the Biennale in Venice. She has also made several films, including: Unicorn (1970), Shoulder Extensions, Body Painting, Mata Hari, White 1, White 2, Yoni Black 1, Yoni Black 2 (1971), Flamingos (1974), Paradise Window (1975), La Ferdinanda: Sonata for a Medici Villa (1981), Buster's Bedroom (1990).

In Italy, her installations are courtesy of the MADRE Museum in Naples and Castello di Rivoli in Turin. She currently has a solo show running at the Rupertinum Museum of Modern Art in Salzburg. For the 2008 edition of Salzburg Festival she directed, created the set design and costumes for the opera Luci Mie Traditrici, by the composer palermitano Salvatore Sciarrino.

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Rebecca Horn: Amore - Continental