Told and Untold, published in association with the first U.S. solo exhibition dedicated to Kati Horna (b. 1912 Budapest – d. 2000 Mexico City), features photographs—some never before seen—displayed alongside the newspapers and magazines in which they circulated. Though she is now perhaps best known as a surrealist, Horna often defined herself as collaborator with the press, a definition that encompassed not only her activities as a field photographer during the Spanish Civil War, but also her work as a layout artist and photomonteur for anarchist publications. From her early years in interwar Paris through her late work produced in Mexico, this publication offers a comprehensive overview of Horna’s diverse practice, including her photographs, contact sheets, montaged cuttings, and personal albums.
Table of contents:
- "Memory and the Recovery of Lived Experiences: Kati Horna, 'Invisibilist'" by Norah Horna
- "'Each one is One': Traces Left with Light on Paper" by Andrea Geyer
- "Loss and Renewal: The Politics and Poetics of Kati Horna’s Photo Stories" by Michel Otayek
- "The 'Social Fantastic' in Kati Horna’s Paris (1933–1937)" by Maria Antonella Pelizzari
- "'First, Win the War!' Kati Horna, Gendered Images and Political Discord during the Spanish Civil War" by Miriam Margarita Basilio
- "Kati Horna in Mexico and Her Representations of the Female Experience" by Christina L. De León and Melina Kervandjian
- "Kati Horna, Mathias Goeritz, and Architectural Photography" by Cristóbal Andrés Jácome
Learn more about the Told and Untold exhibition.
Hardcover, English, 188 pages.