Roni Horn, “Paired Gold Mats, for Ross and Felix” (1994–5)
I also find this Roni Horn piece dedicated to Ross and Felix very sweet and romantic. The delicacy but intense vibrancy of the gold leaf like that of lives. Adrian Searle included this description in his review of the Roni Horn aka Roni Horn exhibition:
Where one gold sheet slips under the other, an intense glow of reflected golden light seems to spill out from between them. You might think there’s a trick here, yet it’s nothing but daylight and reflected gold. It is magical. These gold mats are dedicated to the artist Félix González-Torres and his lover, who both died of Aids. Writing about Horn’s gold mats, González-Torres once said: “When Roni showed me this new work, she said, ‘There is sweat in between.’ I knew that.” He described the work as “everything a good poem is: precise, with no baggage, nothing extra”. Horn’s whole show is in a similar vein.