Preparation, 2008 Video still
Jill, Corresponing Story: Big with Child by Rosanna Yamagiva Alfaro © 2008 Heide Hatry
Veronica, Corresponing Story: Veronica Chi by Barbara Purcell © 2008 Heide Hatry
Madonna, Corresponding story: Sexing the Pheasant by Lydia Millet © 2008 Heide Hatry

Heads and Tales by Heide Hatry

Using an experimental process employing fresh pig-skin and eyes, Heide Hatry creates sculptures that portray imaginary women of almost unquestionable veracity, because the animal skin is so similar to human flesh.

Submitted by: Heide Hatry

Written by:

 
Start date: 16-02-2010
End date: 10-03-2010
Location: Fundacion Alianza Hispanica28014, Madrid(c/ San Pedro 22)
Web URL: http://

They say the human face is the door to the soul. Heads and Tales gives a moving and original view on this subject. Who are we really?

Marina Marina Abramovic

Heide Hatry is a force of nature. She is an artist and a humanist who is making a selfless contribution to life. And that is what art has always been about.
    

Joel-Peter Witkin 

 HEADS AND TALES

Exhibition and Book launch

Fundacion Alianza Hispanica

c/ S. Pedro 22, 28014 Madrid (behind Caixa Forum)

Preview and book launch: Tuesday February 16th, 8:00 p.m.
Vernissage: Wednesday February 24th, 9:00 p.m.
Reading of Luisa Valenzuela’s Simetrías: Wednesday February 24th, 8:00 p.m.
Exhibition:  February 24th – March 10th 2010
www.alianzahispanica.org

In collaboration with artLabour www.alannalockward.com

Images: http://www.heidehatry.com/heads_and_tales.html


Fundación Alianza Hispanica
proudly presents a preview of Head and Tales an exhibition of  works by German artist, Heide Hatry. This preview is part of the institution’s parallel activities during ARCO Madrid and will include a book launch on the eve of the official opening of the fair. The vernissage will take place a week later, on February 24th.

Using an experimental process employing fresh pig-skin and eyes, Heide Hatry creates sculptures that portray imaginary women of almost unquestionable veracity, because the animal skin is so similar to human flesh. The completed objects are photographed and Hatry has engaged twenty-seven writers to give them fictional lives for the resulting publication. The book is a collaborative anthology published by Charta Art Books (Milan/ New York, 2009) with an introduction by Catharine A. MacKinnon and texts by emergent and established authors such as Luisa Valenzuela, whose text, Simetrías, will be read at the vernissage.

Different moments of feminist thought and praxis converge in Hatry’s career, particularly those related to the symbolic violence intrinsic to meat consumption not only at a domestic level but at a global one. Heide Hatry lives and works in New York City, Berlin and Heidelberg. Alongside her art praxis she has curated different exhibitions and edited more than a dozen catalogues, among them Carolee Schneemann, Early and Recent Work, A Survey, 2007, Pierre Menard Gallery.

www.heidehatry.com
 
For more information:
Gloria Solas Gaspar: + 34 913694225/  + 34 616892023 gloriasolas @ hotmail.com (Spanish)
Alanna Lockward: +49 173 231 51 37 artlabour @ yahoo.com (English / Spanish)