Mathilde ter Heijne and Norbert Witzgall at

Opening: Friday, December 5, 2014, 7pm
Exhibition: December 6, 2014 – January 17, 2015
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after the butcher

Ausstellungsraum für zeitgenössische Kunst und soziale Fragen
Spittastr. 25 – 10317 Berlin
In ihrer gemeinsamen Ausstellung bei after the butcher setzen sich Mathilde ter Heijne und Norbert Witzgall mit Aspekten und Konzepten des Nicht-Sichtbaren auseinander.
Ter Heijne untersucht soziale, kulturelle, politische und ökonomische Hintergründe gender-spezifischer Phänomene innerhalb verschiedener Gesellschaften und Kulturen und deren geschichtliche Entwicklung. In der Ausstellung bei after the butcher zeigt ter Heijne erstmalig Ergebnisse aus ihrer langjährigen Zusammenarbeit mit dem Voodoo-Priester Togbé Hounon Hounougbo Bahousou innerhalb des künstlerischen Kontextes.
Norbert Witzgall malt. Er reflektiert Konventionen von Malerei und Fotografie am Beispiel des Porträts. In seiner neuen Arbeit verwendet er Röntgenaufnahmen von Gemälden. Fotografie – hier als Grundlage der wissenschaftlicher Untersuchung von Malerei – wird erneut transformiert in Malerei.
Witzgall’s Malerei wird in der Ausstellung wiederum zur Projektionsfläche digitaler Bilder ter Heijnes. Bilder, die während einer Reise der Künstlerin nach Togo und Benin mit einer Infrarot- und Aurakamera (mit Hilfe von Daniela Macé Rosiger) entstanden sind. Auf diese Weise überlagern und verbinden sich subjektive, wissenschaftliche, und spekulative Formen der Bildproduktion.

„Lament, Song for Transitions“ at EYE Filmmuseum

Sunday, November 30, 2014, 14h
EYE Filmmuseum
IJpromenade 1, 1031KT Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Mathilde ter Heijne’s video Lament, Song for Transitions will be shown as part of the film program of Amsterdam Art Weekend, which takes place during November 28-30, the last weekend of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA).
Amsterdam Art Weekend
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam

An exhibition by Mathilde ter Heijne in dialogue with Marina Abramovic at Krome Gallery

Opening: Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 6pm
21A, Ave. G. Diderich, L-1420 Luxembourg
Krome Gallery has a new space in Luxembourg, opening with an exhibition by Mathilde ter Heijne in dialogue with Marina Abramovic. „In dialogue with“ is a new series of exhibitions initiated by Krome Gallery to explore the affinity between a mid-career artist of the gallery and his/her conceptual reference. For the opening of the gallery’s new location in Luxembourg, Krome Gallery has invited Mathilde ter Heijne whose work is well-known for questioning different forms of performative gender politics. Her installations, video, sculpture and performance pieces have been exhibited in major international institutions such as MOMA PS1, New York; The Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Zurich; and the The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. Among the artist’s creative inspirations is Marina Abramovic, a performance artist who began her career in the early 1970s and whose work explores the relationship between performer and audience, the limits of the body, and the possibilities of the mind. The exhibition will feature a selection of works by Mathilde ter Heijne, put in context with a seminal piece by Marina Abramovic. Simultaneously new works by Mathilde ter Heijne will be shown at Krome Gallery Berlin (Potsdamer Straße 98, 10785 Berlin).

DokfestForum: Artist talk with Mathilde ter Heijne

November 13, 2014, 20h
Fridericianum // Friedrichsplatz 18, D-34117 Kassel
DokfestForum: Fridericianum in cooperation with the 31st Kassel Dokfest (11.–16.11.14)
Mathilde ter Heijne works mainly in the media of video, performance, sculpture and installation. In her work, she frequently deals with issues of gender and ritual practices. What will be represented and what not? Who will gain access to the larger process of writing history and who not? And how could these frames of reference and representation be subverted?
Mathilde ter Heijne’s ongoing project Woman to Go (since 2005) consists of a series of postcards showing portraits of anonymous women dating from the beginning of photography to the 1920s. On the message side of the postcards, biographies of other, more prominent women of the time can be read, whose lives evidently and at the same time ambiguously collide with those of the women portrayed in the pictures. The documentation of events that have been insufficiently documented and represented becomes the focal point of the work. Identity is what is at stake here and it only seems to become a freely disposable product – ready „to go“.
The discussion will be conducted by Nina Tabassomi. Free entry.

Solo exhibition „Performing Change“ at Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg

Opening: Friday, November 7, 2014, 7pm
Exhibition: November 8, 2014 – February 22, 2015
Museum für Neue Kunst Freiburg
Marienstraße 10a, 79098 Freiburg, Germany
Mathilde ter Heijne’s art investigates gender-specific phenomena in different cultures. She reflects historic developments and current trends and questions socio-cultural, political and economic connections. What shapes gender identity and how does this, in turn, shape society? What is regarded as normal and how can social structures be changed? By means of artistic transformation, of as well the past and the future, the exhibition explores various possibilities of modifying and dissolving gender roles and associated structures of power. Ter Heijne has produced new works with a pronounced regional reference yet international basis for the Freiburg show: Woman to Go is a continuing series of post cards that links photographs of unknown women with the biographies of well known, but often forgotten women who lived between 1840 and 1920. This association creates scope with which to look at and interpret history anew. The work Experimental Archeology transforms prehistoric finds into a modern-day context. Corporeality and gender are initially made blatantly obvious and ultimately transcended in this work. The work It will be! engages with the roles of Freiburg residents from the most divergent cultural backgrounds and their connection with the handcraft sewing. The work came about in a communal project comprising a total of two hundred sewn individual items. The space created by the project within the exhibition will be utilised and designed during the course of the show by students from the Anthropology and Gender Studies Department of the University of Freiburg. Thus it will become a site for debate, exchange, individual narrative and networking. A monthly programme will provide more detail of respective events. Each of the works has come about in cooperation with the numerous partners of the museum. The aim is to recognise and tap into the potential for change by means of a communal, collective process. An artist’s book will be published to accompany the exhibition.

They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathways of the intermediate state

Saturday October 25, 2014, 2-5 pm
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10 / 1067 Copenhagen, DK
J&K and The One Minutes present: They came to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state. Nikolaj Kunsthal invites you to an afternoon of film, lecture, performances, music and drinks to celebrate the launch of The One Minutes Series, curated by J&K.
Introduction: Julia van Mourik, Director, The One Minutes.
Performances by: J&K (DK/D) & Christine Borch & Vibeke Borch b. Brandt.
Talk by Mikkel Bolt, art historian and political theoretician, on collapse and aftermath, destruction and potentiality.
Followed by a concert by the death metal band Kolos.
The event takes place in English.

Emoties in de hedendaagse kunst (Emotions in Contemporary Art)

October 14, 2014 – January 11, 2015
Gemeentemuseum Helmond
Boscotondohal, FJ van Thiel Park 7, 5707 BX Helmond
The works included in Emotions in Contemporary Art depict universal, existential emotions, and emotions that come from a socio-political situation, such as the war in Afghanistan. The media in which the artists‘ work are diverse: video, paintings, drawings, sculptures and installations. This group exhibition includes works by Bas Jan Ader, Meiro Koizumi, Suzanne Opton, Mathilde ter Heijne, Bill Viola, Adriaan van der Ploeg, Lars Arrhenius, Jos de Gruyter & Harald Thys, Berlinde DeBruyckere, Vaast Colson, Andy Wauman, Koen Hauser, Erwin Olaf, Robert Arnold, Yael Bartana and Halil Altindere.

ƒƒ Lines Drawing Circle

ƒƒ Lines is a project by feminist artists from different generations who contributed to group drawings. The collaborative drawings were used as images for the PR campaign of the ƒƒ project Temporary Autonomous Zone/3 in Warsaw, 2014. Organized by Mathilde ter Heijne.

ƒƒ TAZ 3 in Warsaw

Opening: Teatr Studio, Sunday, October 5, 2014, 5pm
Exhibition: Tuesday, October 7 – Sunday, November 16
24 projects in 24 hours: Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 5, 2014, 5pm – 5pm
Teatr Studio/Galeria Studio, Pl.Defilad 1, 00-901, Warsaw
Temporary Autonomous Zone / 3 is a project by ƒƒ, an international group of feminist artists, now in its third phase and headed for Warsaw, with previous iterations occurring in Vienna and Berlin. TAZ/3 is fueled by 24 hours of intensive programming, involving over 40 international artists from various fields, all hosted within the striking wings of the Palace of Culture and Sciences (Pałac Kultury i Nauki), where Teatr Studio and Galeria Studio are located.

Still Moving: A Triple Bill on the Image

October 3, 2014 – February 8, 2015
SAM at 8Q, Singapore Art Museum
71 Bras Basah Road, Singapore 189555
From 3 October 2014 to 8 February 2015, Singapore Art Museum presents in one space three co-curated exhibitions focusing on the nature of the image as explored in the art of photography and new media. Immediate, accessible, and mutable, photography and the moving image, as key contemporary practices of visual culture, are highly democratic mediums. Since the turn of the last century, unprecedented developments in the way that the image is created, circulated and consumed, have led to new ways of representation and even new image genres.
Organised and co-curated by SAM, the three exhibitions at the museum are in partnership with the Singapore International Photography Festival, Deutsche Bank, and the Yokohama Museum of Art respectively. In Afterimage: Contemporary Photography from Southeast Asia, artists use non-traditional photographic techniques to articulate concerns about the cultural, political and social landscapes of the region. In Time Present: Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection, the works of renowned international artists show the multiple possibilities of photography in history over time. Image & Illusion: Video Works from the Yokohama Museum of Art Collection features experimental new media works that expand their subject matter beyond the limits of the medium and representation. As an artistic construction, the image is never self-evident or transparent, but instead always manifests the particularities of history, and the weight of its own time.

„Woman to Go“ in „Berlin Heist“ at 4 Mediations Biennale Poznań

Opening: September 21, 2014, from 12pm
Exhibition: September 21, 2014 – October 26, 2014
„Berlin Heist“ exhibition at National Museum
Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu
Aleje Marcinkowskiego 9, 61-745 Poznań, Poland
Mathilde ter Heijne’s postcard installation Woman to Go is featured in the group exhibition „Berlin Heist“, part of the 4 Mediations Biennale in Poznań, Poland.
The Mediations Biennale is made up of three exhibitions; Berlin Heist, Limits of Globalisation/Polish Art Tomorrow & Shifting Africa and runs until the 26th October 2014 with a packed programme of events during its course.
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Closer to Gaza Benefit Auction for Medical Aid

During Berlin Art Week
September 17 – 21, 2014
Kühlhaus Berlin, Luckenwalder Str. 3, 10963 Berlin
Wednesday, September 17
4pm: Press conference
5pm – 8pm: Open to the public
Thursday, September 18
4pm onwards: Open to the public
6:30: Public reception and Presentation by Katja Maurer, Chief of Public Relations for Medico Germany
Friday, September 19 – Sunday September 21
12pm – 6pm: Open to the public
Auction on Paddle 8

Mathilde ter Heijne announced as jury member for Berlin Art Week 2014 (September 17–21, 2014)

Once again this year, Berlin Art Week will be complementing the programme of the main partners – the fair formats and major art institutions – with a select group of initiatives chosen by a jury. Among numerous project spaces and alternative initiatives that operate independently of the larger institutions, nine were chosen that offer a widely varying artistic spectrum both in terms of their content and geographical location, showing the diversity of the Berlin art world. The jury members for the third Berlin Art Week are the artist Mathilde ter Heijne, the art critic Kolja Reichert, and Anna-Catharina Gebbers, a curator and lecturer.
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Die Ästhetik des Widerstands

Ausstellung und Veranstaltungsprogramm zu dem gleichnamigen Roman von Peter Weiss, initiiert von Julia Lazarus und Moira Zoitl in Kooperation mit Naomi Hennig.
Eröffnung: Donnerstag, 12. Juni 2014, 19 Uhr
Begrüßung durch Bezirksstadträtin Jana Borkamp
Galerie im Turm, Frankfurter Tor 1, 10243 Berlin
Laufzeit: 13.06. – 23.07.2013
„Die Ästhetik des Widerstands“, 1975, 1978 und 1981 in drei Bänden veröffentlicht, gilt als das schriftstellerische Hauptwerk von Peter Weiss. Der Roman entwickelte sich in den 80er Jahren zum Kristallisationspunkt politisch-ästhetischer Diskussionsveranstaltungen und wurde angesichts seiner außergewöhnlich breiten Rezeption auch als „letzter gemeinsamen Nenner“ der Linken bezeichnet. Eine der zentralen Thesen des Romans von Peter Weiss ist, dass sich durch die Auseinandersetzung mit Werken der bildenden Kunst und der Literatur neue Modelle für die politische Aktion und für ein Verständnis des Sozialen entwickeln lassen. Mit der Ausstellung und dem begleitenden Programm zur „Ästhetik des Widerstands“ in der Galerie im Turm wollen wir die dem Roman zugrunde liegenden Themen in der Gegenwart neu verorten und der Frage nachgehen, inwieweit die in Peter Weiss‘ Roman aufgestellten Thesen für das künstlerische und das politische Feld auch heute noch Gültigkeit haben.

The One Minutes on Tour in Shanghai

Opening: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 15h
Exhibition: June 11–July 13, 2014
5th Floor, Power Station of Art
200 Huayuangang Road, Shanghai, China
The One Minutes is pleased to announce its new series for 2014 which includes “They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state” by J&K, a contemporary artist duo, based in Berlin and Copenhagen. J&K’s new series is on view in Shanghai at the Power Station of Art.

Mathilde ter Heijne on „Fitness for Artists TV“

Artist, stuntwoman and fitness enthusiast Helga Wretman visits artists in their studios and exhibitions and does a personal training session – a customized fitness program, tailored to the artistic work of each person. It’s about bringing the mind and the body neatly into shape. And during the workout, under the influence of endorphin jolts, the artist is interviewed. In this episode Helga visits Mathilde ter Heijne in her Berlin studio.

The One Minutes: „They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state“ by J&K

The One Minutes is pleased to announce its new series for 2014 which includes „They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state“ by J&K, a contemporary artist duo, based in Berlin and Copenhagen. The One Minutes is a global platform for moving images. Since 1999, The One Minutes has produced and distributed over 10.000 video works from makers of 120 different nationalities. This unique network has largely been built by former students of the Sandberg Instituut. The One Minutes has its base in the institute and is involved in most of the video projects. They offer a platform for international exposure via screenings and exhibitions.
In „They have come to escort me on the dangerous pathway of the intermediate state“, J&K are exploring the theme of death and rebirth in connection to the collapse of a system and the aftermath of revolution. Specifically, J&K would like to pose the question of how death or destruction of prevailing structures can be regarded as a state of potentiality that may lead to new creation. For this series J&K have invited artists and, in collaboration with The One Minutes, they have set out an open call to invite artists to respond to the project.
Participating artists: Amado Alfadni, Erika Arzt & Juan Linares, Arnar Asgeirsson, Candice Breitz, Nicholas Brooks, Lizza May David, Sophie Dupont, Søren Thilo Funder & Tina Helen, Cecilie Gravesen, Mathilde ter Heijne, Malak Helmy, Sophie Hjerl, Hassan J&K, Khan, Huda Lutfi, Pernille With Madsen, Mikkel Niemann, Nissa Nishikawa, Cullinan Richards, Trine Mee Sook, SSMIDD, Josefine Struckmann, Miquel Clara Vasconcelos, Allard Zoetman.
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Works from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection, Vienna
Museo de Arte de Zapopan
Andador 20 de Noviembre 166, Zapopan, Mexico
May 14 – October 5, 2014
This is the first exhibition of TBA21 in Latin America and it includes some of the most fascinating works in the collection. Allora & Calzadilla / Jonathas de Andrade / Taysur Batniji / John Bock / Monica Bonvicini / Abraham Cruzvillegas / Mario Farcia Torres / Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Thomas Nordanstad / Mathilde ter Heijne / Sanja Ivekovic / Brad Kahlhamer / Los Carpinteros / Paulo Nazareth / Rivane Neuenschwander / Walid Raad/The Atlas Group / Alex Rodriquez / Do Ho Suh

Videoart at Midnight Edition at International Short Film Festival Oberhausen

Friday, May 2 – Monday, May 5, 2014
Each day at 19h; free entrance
*Mathilde ter Heijne’s video „Lament, Song for Transitions“ will be shown on Saturday, May 3, 2014
Lichtburg Filmpalast/Studio
Elsässer Straße 26
46045 Oberhausen Germany
In the course of more than five decades, the International Short Film Festival Oberhausen has become one of the world’s most respected film events – a place where filmmakers and artists ranging from Roman Polanski to Cate Shortland, from George Lucas to Pipilotti Rist have presented their first films. Oberhausen has managed to instigate various political and aesthetical developments, for instance through the Oberhausen Manifesto, perhaps the most important group document in the history of German film. Careful programming and a pioneering choice of subjects has helped the Festival to build up its exclusive position in an increasingly unpredictable market.
Olaf Stuber’s „Videoart at Midnight Edition“ will present N° 9: Ming Wong KONTAKTHOPE, 2010 (May 2); N° 13: Mathilde ter Heijne LAMENT, SONG FOR TRANSITIONS, 2014, (May 3); N° 12: Shingo Yoshida ERROR, 2013, (May 4); N° 11: Andy Graydon VOSTOK, FARETHEEWELL, 2011, (May 5). Each work will exclusively be installed for one night in the Studio Cinema of the Lichtburg Film Theatre.

Doppelgänger Festival

Werkleitz Festival 2014
in Korrespondenz mit 60 Puppen Theater Jahren
25. April – 4. Mai, 2014
Film ist ein ideales Medium, um das Motiv des Doppelgängers zu visualisieren. Jede Figur, die sich im dunklen Kinoraum auf der Leinwand tummelt, wirkt so lebendig, als sei sie nicht Abbild, sondern leibhaftiger Wiedergänger des Originals. Schon früh entdeckten Filmemacher, dass man die täuschend echten Figuren mittels Doppelbelichtung duplizieren kann, so dass sich der filmische Raum bis in den letzten Winkel mit scheinbar identischen Gestalten füllen lässt.
In den mehr als 40 Filmen des Festivals begegnen den Zuschauern Doubles, Klone und Roboter, Spiegel-, Zerr- und Vexierbilder aller Art. Die Filme fragen nach dem Unterschied von Original und Kopie, verhandeln die politische Dimension derAustauschbarkeit beider und ergründen, wie Doppelgänger in einer Welt, in der Kopien allgegenwärtiger sind als Originale, zu Projektionsflächen und Orientierungspunkten werden.
Die acht Filmprogramme wurden von Marcel Schwierin (Berlin) und Luc-Carolin Ziemann (Leipzig) kuratiert.