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Unlimited VIP Opening: June 13, 2022

VIP Preview days: June 14 – 15, 2022

Public days: June 16 – 19, 2022

In Rebecca Horn’s Bee's Planetary Map, 1998, inverted straw baskets, in the form of beehives, are suspended from the ceiling at varying heights. Light from the basket’s interiors reflect off round, rotating mirrors on the floor, sweeping light throughout the space. The haunting buzz of swarming bees is punctuated at regular intervals by the intervention of a cobblestone on a cable falling from the ceiling above shards of broken mirror, which in turn cast their own shattered lines across the ceiling and walls. The repetitive act is simultaneously disturbing and cathartic. Conceived during the height of the Balkan War, which forcibly displaced millions across the region, Bee's Planetary Map evokes themes of dislocation, fractured movement, and a loss of equilibrium. Today, this haunting work feels more powerful than ever, against the backdrop of the current Russian invasion of Ukraine. 

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