KATI HORNAAipad 2015 - Special Feature April 15, 2015
Both cosmopolitan and avant-garde, Kati Horna (1912-2000) is mainly known for her photos of the Spanish Civil War taken between 1937 and 1939 for an album commissioned by the Spanish Republic, as well as her friendship with Robert Capa. Her work is characterised by the influence of the principles of surrealist photography and her own moving approach to photojournalism and documentary photography.
World War II prompted Horna’s final move to Mexico, her adopted country. It was in Mexico that Horna found her artistic community, among the surrealist ex-patriots Leonora Carrington, Remedios Varo and Edward James as well as Benjamin Péret and Emerico ‘Chiki’ Weisz. Here she developed her surrealist photography including extraordinary creations featuring masks and dolls. She is situated at the forefront of the 1960’s Mexican artistic avent-garde.
Kati Horna’s prints are included in renowned private and public collections worldwide.
16 - 18 April, New York.