Art Babes Story Hour invites children to enjoy stories with artists in the art museum. Our story time features artists who have authored children’s books, as well as artists who will read a selection of favorite stories.
Touch the sky with your eye is a children’s artist book designed by American artist David Horvitz. Structured as an alphabet in English and French, it gives readers of all ages the ability to learn new words and concepts.
David Horvitz is an artist from Los Angeles. Sometimes he goes to the beach. Sometimes he looks at the sky. Sometimes he disappears from people. Sometimes he hides seahorses in people’s pockets. Sometimes he makes the sound of ocean waves. Sometimes he throws away his photographs. Sometimes he loses watercolors in airports. Sometimes he rings bells. Sometimes he turns off lights. Sometimes he follows foxes. Sometimes he steals spoons. Sometimes he sends mail to the moon. Sometimes he changes the time. These are some of the things he does.
His practice is developing in many forms: photography, performance, artist books, interventions on the web or mail art. Inspired by conceptual artists such as Bas Jan Ader or On Kawara, David Horvitz develops a nomadic and poetic work that develops over time. The artist questions, according to his movements, the relationship to time and its measurement, as the ecology of spaces or media networks. Using various communication channels, David Horvitz collects images or objects and distributes them via various media (Internet, letters, bookstores). His works are thought of by correspondence, in rhizome and circulation and proceed by rebounds. David Horvitz has had solo exhibitions at Fotomuseum Winterthur, Ingolstad, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles; Jan Mot, Brussels; Dawid Radziszewski Gallery, Warsaw; Peter Amby, Copenhagen; Art Basel, 2013; Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen; ChertLüdde, Berlin.