Lisson Gallery

Channa Horwitz

Shanghai, 3 September – 22 October 2022

Channa Horwitz artwork
Channa Horwitz artwork
Channa Horwitz artwork
Channa Horwitz artwork
Channa Horwitz artwork

“As an artist, I experience freedom through limitation and structure. It would appear that limitation and structure are dichotomies to freedom, but through experience, I have found them to be synonymous and the basics of freedom.” – Channa Horwitz

Lisson Gallery is pleased to present Channa Horwitz’s solo debut in China, her fifth presentation with Lisson Gallery globally. Horwitz (1932-2013) is renowned for her role in the Conceptual Art and West Coast Minimalist movements, specifically, her mathematically constructed compositions which played with numbers one to eight. The exhibition offers a dynamic exploration of line, shape and pattern, highlighting the artist’s rigorous conceptual structures, self-determined rules, and her fascination with capturing space, movement and time. This presentation follows Horwitz’s solo exhibition with Lisson Gallery in New York, from 3 March – 16 April 2022.

After leaving school, the first thing Horwitz was interested in was reducing her choices to the least number. “The less choices I had the more I could discover”, she noted. Within the rules she had established for herself, she created a multitude of complex and intricate drawings, paintings, moving sculptures and performances. The rules she applied to each work were rigorously followed, causing sequential shifts as each pattern bourgeons naturally. Woven by their various configurations and set against a graph, these patterns overlap, moving incrementally through meticulous precision.

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