Mathilde Ter Heijne

Woman To Go

January 15 – February 2, 2014

Jack Hanley is pleased to present Woman To Go, 2005-ongoing / installation with postcard display (postcards can be taken for free)
This interactive art piece is an ongoing project. Each postcard shows a portrait of an unknown woman that lived between 1839 (the beginning of photography with Daguerreotypes) and the 1920s. On the message side is the biography of a known woman who was influential or extraordinary in her time. The pictures and biographies were collected from all over the world. The women whose biographies are known, all struggled for their individual goals in a world where men were predominant, where women didn’t have the right to vote or to own property, and only men were thought to be worth remembering. Most of these women have been forgotten and the many unknown women help us to remember the known. The postcards are to be taken for free in order to give people the opportunity to “take away” a female role model, or a little source of inspiration.

This installation has been shown at:
The Alienation of Objects, Zabludowicz Collection, London, 2010
100. Ausstelling im Autocenter, Autocenter, Berlin, 2010
Sehnsucht nach dem Abbild, Das Portrait im Wandel der Zeit, Kunsthalle Krems, 2009
Long Live Matriarchy!, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam, 2009
Hide And Seek, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 2009
The Prisoner’s Dilemma, How Artists Respond to the Exercise of Power in Contemporary Life, Cisneros
Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, 2008
Romantischer Konzeptualismus, Kunsthalle Nürnberg; BAWAG Foundation, Vienna, 2008
REBELLE, kunst en feminisme 1969-2009, Museum voor Moderne Kunst, Arnhem, 2008
Woman To Go, 101 Projects, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2008
An Archeology, Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Project Space, London, 2007
Made In Germany, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, 2007
It’s Time For Action, Migros Museum für Gegenwartskunst, 2007
Mathilde ter Heijne, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, 2007
No Depression In Heaven, Galerie Arndt & Partner, Berlin, 2006
Woman To Go, Berlinische Galerie, Berlin, 2006
Forgetting, Hospitalhof, Stuttgart, 2005