Artissima 2014: Sardi Prize to Channa Horwitz at François Ghebaly stand
Artissima is an observatory on the best research in the field of visual arts that take place every year in Turin, Italy. The fair is organized in six areas: Main Section, New Entries, Present Future, Back to the Future, Art Edition and Per4m (for the performances).This year the François Ghebaly gallery has participated in the Back to the Future‘s area with a solo show of Channa Horwitz and has won the Sardi Prize.
The Back to the Future section is about solo shows of artists that worked between the 60s and 80s. Channa Horwitz was one of these. She was based in Los Angeles and is known for the invention of the system of composition Sonakinatography, meaning sound – motion – notation. Sonakinatography plots the activity of eight entities over a period of time using numbers, colors, and the eight-to-the-inch squares of the graph paper they appear on. While visually appealing in their own right as standalone drawings, Sonakinatography compositions have also been performed via percussion, dance, spoken word, and electronic instruments. Because of the initial choice of eight-to-the-inch graph paper for Sonakinatography, Horwitz has used the number eight consistently through her work, as she expands and varies her original systems into new sequences.Although for the most part publicly ignored throughout her career, Horwitz’s work has been gaining recognition in recent years. She is currently represented by François Ghebaly Gallery and she also took part at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) and the Whitney Biennale 2014.
Los Angeles Times article about the artist here.