Photographs form a small but significant part of Horsfield’s practice. Most of his recent works were made as part of collaborative social projects. As with much of his work, they are concerned with how we stand in relation to one to another, how relation, constantly in flux, determines community and how individuality is inextricably bound to relation, rather than alienation or separation. Horsfield integrates elements that are usually given over to politics, philosophy and ethics, so that art forms only one element among others in a complete thought process.
An exhibition of Horsfield’s new tapestry works was held at Frith Street Gallery in 2008. In 2007 he had a major touring exhibition commencing at the Jeu de Paume, Paris and travelling to Fundaçao Callouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon and The Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. This exhibition was accompanied by the most comprehensive publication on the artist’s work to date. In recent years Horsfield has had solo exhibitions at several important international institutions including the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. He was included in Documenta XI, Kassel in 2002 and Whitney Biennial 2003 in New York.
Report Sabine Morandini
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