Rebecca Horn, Flying books under Black Rain Painting, 2014. Glass funnel, black ink, 3 books metal constructions, motor, and electronic devices, installation view

Rebecca Horn

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard Art Museums

Rebecca Horn’s Flying Books under Black Rain Painting, a commissioned, performance-based installation at the Prescott Street entrance of the recently re-branded Harvard Art Museums, is visible from the street, as is Ai Weiwei’s multimedia installation 258 Fake. Though mechanically produced, Horn’s work has a flow that contrasts with Ai’s grid of video monitors on the opposite wall. The juxtaposition of their approaches establishes an East/ West techie prelude to the integrated museums. (Harvard Art Museums is made up of the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum; their architectural re-organ­ization under one roof, designed by Renzo Piano, allows for a three-in-one sensibility in which situational flow can create new associations across time periods and geographical locations…see the entire review in the print version of June’s Sculpture magazine.