An exhibition by Dutch-French visual artist Mathilde ter Heijne opens in 101 Projects gallery space in Reykjavík tonight at 6 pm. The exhibition includes an installation entitled “Woman to Go,” which the artist began working on in 2005 and is a constant work in progress.
In her work, ter Heijne uses various media, primarily installations and video in which she herself appears, both as an actress and as her double, in the shape of life-sized dolls, addressing her self-image and the complex construction of personal identity.
From the installation “Woman to Go.”
“Woman to Go,” comprises various postcards. Each postcard shows a portrait of an unknown woman who lived between 1839 (the beginning of photography with Daguerreotypes) and the 1920s.
On the backside is the biography of a known woman who was considered influential, or extraordinary in her time. The pictures and biographies are collected from all over the world and represent women’s fight for equality. Guests are invited to take postcards with them.
Mathilde ter Heijne’s exhibition at 101 Projects is a collaboration with the Susanne Vielmetter Gallery in Los Angeles and the Arndt & Partner Gallery in Berlin. Collaborative partners in Reykjavík include Oddi Printers and Laxakort ehf. The show is curated by Birta Gudjónsdóttir.