Art + Feminism

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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! 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.
Lützowplatz 9
10785 Berlin
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
28042 Madrid



Titled Momentary Monuments, the new installment of Collection on Display scheduled to open in February 2016 will present works that examine the significance and function of monuments for a larger exploration of memory and forgetting. In the perspective of art history, the evolution of sculpture is closely intertwined with that of monument culture. Effigies of rulers, equestrian statues, and monuments always reflect the tastes, worldviews, and designs of the powerful patrons who commissioned them. Yet they also illustrate contemporary developments in the discourse of art. Monuments served—and still serve—to propagate the prevailing ideas of their time and visualize the interpretation of events and personalities the ruling élites hope to enshrine in history books and collective memory. In contemporary art, the idea of the monument has become a focal point for artists’ engagement with the question of who determines how history is written and the representation of power in the public arena. The exhibition Momentary Monuments combines works from the collection familiar to our regular visitors with others that have rarely been on view and several new acquisitions that will make their début in Zurich.

Collection on Display is curated by Nadia Schneider Willen (Collection Curator, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst).

Opening: Friday, 19.02.2016, 6–9pm


Art & Anthropology. Ethnographische Bezüge in der zeitgenössischen Kunst

The exhibition pairs artists together who use ethnographic tactics to decode images of Otherness and find strategies for co-habitation, togetherness, and community: states of being so paramount in our modern times. Showing alternative perspectives, dialogues from the so-called „Other,“ the artists employ various media from film, photography, installation, and object installments. The works lead us from the terrains of Mexico, Argentina or Namibia, and with this travel, the artists open up a space of poetic possibility.

Exhibition: January 23rd – April 3rd, 2016
Opening: Friday 22nd, January, 6pm
Artist Talk: Sunday 24th, January, 12pm
Curator led tour: Friday 19th, February, 7pm
Lecture with discussion: Sunday 21st, February, 12pm

Galerie im Körnerpark
Schierker Straße 8
12051 Berlin
Tuesday to Sunday 10–8pm (entrance free)


Secret Agent

Secret Agent is a group exhibition composed from the viewpoint of feminist authorship in contemporary art practices. The exhibition is curated by Hemera Collective, a UK-based curatorial collective that specialises in photography and lens-based media, with research interests that range from social history and environmental subjects, to literature and contemporary art.

Exhibition: January 9th – 30th, 2016
Symposium: January 16th, 2016 (play)ground-less: Collaboration, Creativity, Authorship: A day of talks and performances
Events: January 23rd, 2016 (all day) Wiki-edit-a-thon: Exhibition Histories

Guest Projects
Sunbury House
1 Andrews Road
E8 4QL London

All events are free and open to all. Please RSVP to for further details.


On cliches and other structures. An interview with Mathilde ter Heijne

Interview on recent work featured in Magenta Magazine. Magenta is an online magazine dedicated to contemporary art photography in Poland and beyond.



Ontology of the In-Between will be shown in Monitoring in Kasseler Dokfest, Kunstverein, Kassel. Monitoring provides a space for film and video-based installations and other time-based media works of recent years that require presentation formats beyond the classic cinema screen.

Kasseler Kunstverein (Fridericianum, Friedrichsplatz 18)
Wed, Nov 11, 7 – 11 p.m.
Thur – Sat, Nov 12 – 14, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sun, Nov 15, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.


FIVA fifth Edition

Lament, Song for Transitions will be shown in the fifth edition of FIVA International Festival of Video Art Buenos Aires, Argentina 2015 on:

November 30th
Auditorium David Viñas of the Museum Book and Language

December 1st & 2nd
auditorium Jorge Luis Borges of the National Library


Review of Ontology of the In-Between in ArtForum

Critic Pick by Max Glauner featuring a review of Ontology of the In-Between at Rotwand Gallery

Spiegeloog, Museum Arnhem

Museum Arnhem presents Spiegeloog, a survey of portraiture in Dutch art from the early 20th century to the present.
Featuring work by Mathilde ter Heijne.

03.10.2015 till 24.01.2016
Museum Arnhem
Utrechtseweg 87
6812AA Arnhem


Performing Change, Archive Books

Join Mathilde ter Heijne and panelist Amy Patton, Michael Birchall, Janne Schäfer, Santiago da Silva, Vanessa Gravenor, and Sophia Trollman on September 24th 6pm at Archive Books for a conversation coinciding with the launching of the book Performing Change.

Archive Books
Dieffenbachstraße 31
10967 Berlin

September 24, 6pm

6 o’clock news

Areena TV, 6 o’clock news feature of Woman to Go


ABC, Berlin Art Week

Presentation of Ontology of the In-Between by Rotwand Gallery

Exhibtion: Opening Thursday September 17th
September 18th-20th

Station Berlin
Luckenwalder Strasse 4—6
10963 Berlin
U-Bahn Gleisdreieck (U1, U2)


Hemera Collective: Secret Agent

Group exhibition including the work of Judith Barry, Beth Collar, Chiara Fumai, Mathilde ter Heijne, Maud Salter and Niina Vatanen.

Exhibition: September 4 – October 16, 2015

Project Space
Suomen Valokuvataiteen Museo
The Finnish Museum of Photography
The Cable Factory
Tallberginkatu 1G
00180 Helsinki


Ontology of the In Between

Solo exhibition by Mathilde ter Heijne

Opening: Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 6 – 9pm
Exhibition: August 27 – October 10, 2015

Rotwand Gallery,
Lutherstrasse 34,
CH-8004 Zürich


Kemnade klingt!

Aktuelle Positionen der Klangkunst, Medienkunst und experimentellen Musik in und um Haus Kemnade

Das temporäre Kunstprojekt Kemnade klingt! lässt das barocke Haus Kemnade zum Spielort aktueller Klang- und Medienkunst werden. Die künstlerischen Interventionen erstrecken sich dabei auf die unterschiedlichen Funktionsbereiche des Hauses, beziehen die Präsentationsräume der Musikinstrumentensammlung ebenso sowie den Kunstvereinsraum, aber auch den Außenbereich mit ein. Als Werke der aktuellen Kunst treten sie in Wechselwirkung mit dem Bestehenden, nehmen formal wie inhaltlich auf das barocke Gebäude und den Bestand historischer Musikinstrumente Bezug, generieren neue Bedeutungsbeziehungen, stellen andere und unerwartete Kontexte her und eröffnen somit nicht zuletzt neue Perspektiven auf das Haus und seine Sammlung.

1.8. – 18.10.2015
Kunstverein Bochum e.V. / Haus Kemnade