Rebecca Horn: Films, 1970–2016 at Tate Modern in London

Rebecca Horn, The Gigolo, 1978, film still
Showing The Feathered Prison Fan, 1978, cat. no.120
© Rebecca Horn


Tate Film presents the first comprehensive retrospective of Rebecca Horn‘s pioneering film work to take place in the UK. The series opens with a discussion on Horn’s career with the artist’s close collaborator Hayden Chisholm, followed by the UK premiere of Rebecca Horn’s latest film Glowing Core, 2016. On Saturday, a free display of Horn’s performance film compilations will be mounted in the Starr Cinema from 11.00am to 3.00pm. Saturday and Sunday’s screening programme offers a unique opportunity to enjoy the artist’s feature-length movies in their intended cinematic setting as well as rarely seen early films such as the incomplete Paradise Widow, 1975.

Rebecca Horn: Films, 1970–2016 forms part of Tate Film’s Pioneers series, a programming strand showcasing filmmakers and artists whose works have proposed new approaches to cinema. The Pioneers series anchors Tate Film’s Cinema Programme, presenting seminal works that challenge the boundaries between different traditions of film and art practice.

Work by Horn will also be included in Tate Modern’s collection displays as part of the opening in June.


Rebecca Horn in conversation + Glowing Core
Friday 6 May, 18.30-21.30

Early Works
Saturday 7 May 2016, 4pm-6.30pm

Moon Mirror Journey
Saturday 7 May 2016, 6.30pm-7pm

La Ferdinanda: Sonata for a Medici Villa
Sunday 8 May 2016, 5pm-6.30pm

Buster’s Bedroom
Sunday 8 May 2016, 7pm-9.30pm

Starr Cinema (Tate Modern) – Bankside, SE1 9TG London
Friday 6 May – Sunday 8 May, 2016