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.
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
In collaboration with artLabour www.alannalockward.com
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.
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