October 8 – December 10, 2004

The third exhibition at Van Horn was the american artist Nicole Eisenman with her first solo-show in Germany. Nicole Eisenmans work is exploring the variety of visual reference, touching on surrealism, pointillism or WPA murals, to name but a few. Orgiastic crowds, Dionysian sacrifices, Minotaur hunts and romps through art history and pop culture have made appearances in her work. In allegorical form, Eisenman explores the balance between creativity and commerce, success and obscurity and the mechanics of inspiration. Her work is energetic and very unique, she travels an absolutely individual trail. At Van Horn four large drawings were shown, which she made especially for the exhibition in Dusseldorf. Her weird and surprising new works loosely tell a story of mankind‘s evolution from innocence to experience and ruining the world in the process. All drawings are watercolor and pencil on paper, sizes vary from appr. 130×140 to 145×145 cm. Parallell to the exhibition again further events were taking place, several artists held talks and developed special works. For information on available works please contact VAN HORN.

Lucy Harvey, video piece for the VAN HORN space
Contexts That Can’t Be Ignored (Guide To Life VI(C).2: Art-Making (Strategies)), Sonntag, 7. November 2004

This new 4-part video-work was especially developed for the Van Horn space. In these videos Lucy Harvey refers as well to the exhibiton situation as also directly to the exhibited works of Nicole Eisenman.


Andrea Knobloch, Metaphysik ist Männersache – Lecture, Sonntag, 14. November 2004

In her book – Die bessere Haelfte – (The better half) Isabelle Graw describes female artists as especially gifted in the field of appropriation. Andrea Knobloch investigates this assertion in her reading in a self-trial. She adopts fragments of the attributes Graw adresses at female artists and confronts them with representations about male and female artists in the relevant print-media.


Therese Schult, Alles für die Gans (All for the Goose), Reading – Sonntag, 5. Dezember 2004
Hinter einer selbstbewussten Behauptung verbirgt sich ein teilnehmender Blick.Lesung? Hand aufs Wort! / Behind a confident assertion a sympathizing view is concealed.Reading? Cross my word and hope to die!
Therese Schult recites her poetic text in front of the Nicole Eisenman pictures and finishes with a projection on the ceiling: I wrote a road through the forest


Gabriele Horndasch, filmprojection in window, Sonntag, 12. Dezember, 19 bis 19:30 Uhr
screened films: kußfilm, literaturverfilmung, hommearsch, versteckte cathrine, adam und eva konventionell, ameisen
16mm programm in window, duration: 20 min.