89 NOCHES / DECOLONIZING SEXUALITY AND DARKNESS
International group exhibition that examines the multiple relationships between sexuality and darkness within the neoliberal world of permanent lighting. Through the various works and curatorial strategies, 89 Nights aims to show how modernity / coloniality has held dichotomies – such as light and dark, black and white, masculine and feminine, and provided a basis for establishing a hierarchy between these, about sexuality, gender, ‘race’ and class. Curated by Carolina Chacon and Stephanie Noach.
Through a series of artistic projects 89 Nights explores how the gloom, the absence of light and night, challenging sexual and social conventions lit environment, and how they have offered land for imaginary play on historically hidden and marked sexual behavior. Instead of focusing on the bad and dark surrounding darkness, the exhibition suggests that the dark offers opportunities resistance and liberation. Exploring these subversive potential, 89 Nights problematize the ways in which understood the darkness within modernity ally of violence, viciousness and barbarism. Therefore, the project asks how the legacies of colonial modernity have influenced speeches about darkness, “race”, gender and sexuality in the Global South, specifically Latin America.
The Museum of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia, Mai 17 – August 13, 2017
For 36 years, the Islamic Republic of Iran was isolated with regard to foreign policy and was subject to a trade embargo. After the sanctions against Tehran were lifted in spring 2016, hope is growing that the barriers for a cultural exchange between Iran and the West will decrease and that cultural life will renew. The project Copy/Paste examines the artistic use of the ubiquitous “copy / paste culture”. The analysis of the phenomenon of duplication / copy is rooted deeply in both cultures: European art discourse is based on the concept of the aura of a work of art, in other words: its uniqueness, whereas Middle Eastern Cultures consider religious-spiritual notions of the sign’s efficacy through the Ornamental. In the digital and the global age, the phenomena of reproduction have accelerated and intensified. In their artistic works, the participants of the Copy/Paste project are addressing the phenomenon of “copy/ paste” in the cultural, ecological, economic, identity- and media-related fields. Conception and Curator: Shahram Entekhabi.
Opening April 20, 2017, KAAF non-profit Institute, and Tarahan Azad Art Gallery, Tehran.
The LICHTER AWARD / SPECIAL SCREENING
To celebrate the 10th LICHTER Filmfest we will be presenting a SPECIAL SCREENING showing works from all last 6th edition winners and selected works from some of the jury members. Winners: LUCIANA LAMOTHE (AR, 2011), OLIVER HUSAIN(D/CAN, 2012), JOHN SKOOG (S/D, 2013), BERTRAND FLANET (F/D, 2014), JONATHAN VAN ESSCHE (B, 2015) and JAMES N. KIENITZ WILKINS (USA, 2016); Jury: JUDITH HOPF ( 2011), MIKE BOUCHET (2012), SIMON STARLING (2013) and MATHILDE TER HEIJNE (2017)
1. April 2017 – 4 PM, Studionaxos, Waldschmidtstrasse 19, 60318 Frankfurt am Main
Karlheinz Stockhausen’s musical theatre work Originale (Originals, or “Real People”) , composed in 1961 during a trip to Finnland, is closely related to the history of the Fluxus movement. It was written in collaboration with the artist Mary Bauermeister and was first performed in 1961 in Cologne. In Originale Stockhause combined his electric acoustic composition KONTAKTE with an happening and eventscore and the specification to make a theater of non-representation, in which the participants perform ‘themselves’.
February 23th – March 5th, 2017, from 8 – 9.30 pm / Premiere at February 22th, 8 pm Werkstatt – Staatsoper im Schillertheater, Bismarckstraße 110, 10625 Berlin
Feministische Netzwerke: Kollaboration, Information und Diskussion
Discussion, lecture, and conversation with Mathilde ter Heijne on ff, about feminist networks and collaboration on the occasion of the 150 year celebration of the Verein der Berliner Kunstlerinnen.
January 11th, 2017
Alexander und Renata Camaro Stiftung
Potsdamer Straße 98A, 10785 Berlin
‘Community-Based’ presents a series of long-term, socially-engaged projects realised by artists and other cultural workers, specifically located in Berlin. Immediately prior to the opening reception, the artist Mathilde ter Heijne will speak on her work in Decad’s Hinterhaus lecture space. Ter Heijne is one of the primary six artists to be included in ‘Community-Based’. Her artist talk will begin at 18:00. The reception is scheduled to run from 19:00 to 22:00.
November 12th, 2016, 18:00
Gneisenaustrasse 52, 10961, Berlin, Germany
Blood Sweat and Tears in ExBerliner
In effect, taking its cues from “her-story”, Mathilde ter Heijne and company has successfully created what Michel Foucault would have deemed a heterotopia, an oasis outside of hegemonic power structures.
ATOPIA Migration, Heritage and Placelessness
Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection
Centro Cultural Metropolitano, Quito, Ecuador
August 10 – September 29, 2016
Radical Peace: Bridging the Empathy Gap
A Situated Assembly: Körnerpark, Schierker Strasse 8
01.09.2016, 19.00 – 22.30
For the finnissage of Mathilde ter Heijne’s exhibition at Körnerpark, Berlin Blood Sweat and Tears, a symposium will take place from September 1st to 4th assembling different theoreticians and practitioners to discuss the topic of conflict resolution using Bracha Ettinger’s matrixial gaze
as a point of departure. Three speakers will speak Thursday September 1st: Ewa Majewska on weak resistance, Olga Lewicka on the politics of mothering, and Katia Krupennikova on confusion and sensitivity of Post-Peace era.
Atopia: Migration, Heritage, and Placelessnes
Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection in Quito, Ecuador.
The exhibition will open August 9th at the CCM, Centro Cultural Metropolitano, and run through October 2nd.
Körnerpark, Blood Sweat and Tears— Assembling Past and Future
In her exhibition at Körnerpark, Mathilde ter Heijne directs a network of cultural workers and peace activists in oder to bring about reflections on current world crisis through the meditation upon the first International Women’s Peace Conference in The Hague, first convened in World War I. The project is divided into two parts. The first part comprises a research project that began in 2005, Women to Go, with a special series based on women peace activists.
June 25th to September 4th 2016
Schierker Str. 8, 12051 Berlin, Germany
Get Involved!, Kunst und ihre Aufmerksamkeitsökonomien
Discussion and Public Hearing with Christian Jankowski, Curator of Manifesta11, Carmen Weisskopf & Domagoj Smoljo – !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Mathilde ter Heijne, Artist, Christian Falsnaes, Artist/Performer, and an introduction from Hedwig Fijen, Director of the Manifesta Foundation
Moderated by Max Glauner
In the event of the launch of KUNSTFORUM international, Get involved!, Participation as artistic strategy.
in the room of Manifesta11
Location: Cabaret der Künstler
Zunfthaus Voltaire; Spiegelgasse 1, CH 8001 Zürich
Sonday, 12. June 2016, 17:00
ANDERE ENGEL, Höhenrausch
F.F.A.L. (Fake Female Artist Life) will be shown in Andere Engel at Höhenrausch in Linz, Austria. The work will be on view from May 21st until October 16th along with artists Ilya and Emilia Kabokov, Igor Grubic, and Ammar Abo Bakr to name a few.
Exhibition: May 21st to October 16th
Opening: Friday, May 20th, 18.00
OK-Platz 1, 4020 Linz
Vom Wert der Kunst als Wert der Arbeit
Curated by Sabine Maria Schmidt, the exhibition Vom Wert der Kunst als Wert der Arbeit is a group show featuring ACAD&C, Johannes Bendzulla, Céline Berger, Christian von Borries, Robert Brambora, Sven Johne, Florian Kuhlmann, Christian Lahr, M+M, Mutter/Genth, Alexander Roob, Robert Schlicht, Romana Schmalisch, Andreas Siekmann, Katja Stuke, and Mathilde ter Heijne.
Exhibition: April 30th to June 19th, 2016
Opening: Friday, April 29th, 19:00
Ronsdorfer Straße 77a
Art + Feminism
Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female.
While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not. It represents an alarming absence in an increasingly important repository of shared knowledge.
Mathilde ter Heijne hosts the special edit-a-thon in collaboration with ƒƒ. This is an extension of an event held on March 6th, 2016 at Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Education and Research Building in MOMA.
Sunday March 20th 2016
13:00 – 18:00
Haus am Lützowplatz, Berlin/ Germany,
Within the exhibition “It Will Be!” by Mathilde ter Heijne
Art Press, Ute Weingarten
It Will Be! gets written and followed by Art Press in Wie Gemeinschaft entsteht, an interview with Maritta Seitz and Mathilde ter Heijne.
Art in Berlin
It Will Be! project at Haus am Lützowplatz gets written up in Art in Berlin by Inge Pett in an article called Flower Frauen Power im Haus am Lützowplatz.
IT WILL BE!
It Will Be! is a project conceptualized by artist Mathilde der Heijne in conjunction with professional textile artists and designers, as well as diverse handicraft groups from different social, political, religious, and cultural contexts. Its presentation at Haus am Lützowplatz (the oldest artist association in Berlin) is organized together with Mama Afrika e.V and is an extension of Mathilde ter Heijne’s project Olacak! (Istanbul 2010) and It Will Be! (Museum für Neue Kunst, Freiburg 2014).
Exhibition: March 18th– June 5th, 2016
Opening: March 17th, 7pm
Haus am Lützowplatz
Fördererkreis Kulturzentrum Berlin e.V.
Tuesday to Sunday, 11–6pm
Atopia: Migration, Heritage and Placelessness
Atopia: Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection is an ambitious exhibition developed in collaboration with the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia. “Atopia,” a word mainly used in medicine and philosophy, literally means placelessness, out of place, unclassifiable and of high originality. The exhibition focuses on the practices and representations of the ways in which artists have accessed, rehearsed, participated in and negotiated concepts of “place” or “place of origin,” their past, heritage, and cultural ambiguities, with all the dilemmas such notions provoke. The project Woman to Go will be featured.
Exhibition: March 1– June 4, 2016
Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá, Colombia
ARCO Madrid 2016
Experimental Archeology will be featured by Waterside Contemporary (London) in ARCO Madrid, 2016 along with Chiara Fumai. The presentation is supported by Mondriaan Fonds and Embassy of the Netherlands.
24-28 February 2016
Hall 9, OP02
Feria de Madrid