ALIAS, MLeuven, Belgium

March 14th to September 1. 2024
MLeuven (Museum Leuven)
Leuven, Belgium
Curated by Valerie Verhack

80 artworks from national and international public and private collections, including Florence Hasard’s Apartment 5 (Brooklyn 1942), sharing a theme on the conflation of fiction and reality.

PSM GALLERY, Berlin: Seventeen Grams of Longing

Seventeen Grams of Longing (Siebzehn Gramm Sehnsucht), shows part one of this intercontinental project, which will continue in Toronto in fall 2024.

Opens (and reception): 2024 03 02 (March 02, 2024)
Ends: 2024 04 13 (April 13, 2024)

PSM Gallery
Schöneberger Ufer 61
10785 Berlin

Texte Zur Kunst: On Art Historiography and the Silence of the Archives

Included in Texte Zur Kunst, #128, (bilingual) Berlin 2022:  Art history Beate Söntgen’s essay “Clio also writes Poetry…”  addresses the silence of the archives, alternative art-history writing, contextualization of colonial art-historic practices and experimental writings of art criticism by describing literary scholar Saidiya Hartman's and Iris Haeusller's artistic practice of creating and interweaving fictional art into art-history and also reviews her recent show at the Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin (2022) pages 30-39.

Book "Unsettling Canadian Art History" now available

"Rethinking visual and material histories of settler colonialism, enslavement, and racialized disapora in the contested white settler state of Canada".

In this publication, fifteen scholars of art and culture address the visual and material culture of settler colonialism, enslavement, and racialized diasporas in the contested white settler state of Canada. In this context, scholar Mark Cheetham examines Häussler’s work “he Named Her Amber”.

Catalog: "No One Knows Me" now available

Iris Häussler meets Benjamine Kolbe
Ed.: Julia Wallner; Authors: Sintje Guericke, Marlene Gunia, Georgiana Uhlyarik, Julia Wallner (dt./engl.)

Read more and see examples of publication here.

Artist talk with catalog presentation - Georg Kolbes Museum

"I act loyal to the truth" – The artist Iris Häussler comes into conversation with the two curators Dr. Sintje Guericke and Dr. Marlene Gunia in the Skulpturenhof about her installation "If" and the genesis of this work: How do you create and tell a memory image in art? Together they will present the accompanying catalog of the exhibition "No One Knows Me - Iris Häussler meets Benjamine Kolbe", which is now newly published. Afterwards, Iris Häussler and Georgina Uhlyarik, co-author of the catalog, will lead a guided tour of the exhibition in English.

Kein Mensch kennt mich - Iris Häussler begegnet Benjamine Kolbe

Artist Iris Häussler encounters the historical figure Benjamine Kolbe, the sculptor's wife, in the exhibition „Kein Mensch kennt mich“ (Nobody knows me). By juxtaposing Häussler's work with selected archival material from the Georg Kolbe Museum, curators Sintje Guericke and Marlene Scholz address the nature of remembering and preserving human biographies. At the same time, they point towards the limits and possibilities of different concepts of femininity through the ages.

A Speculative Mourning: Iris Häussler’s Lament for Print Media

1991 was marked by several landmark global events: the USSR disbanded, formally ending the Cold War; Tim Berners-Lee announced the World Wide Web and the internet’s first website went live; four LA police officers brutally beat Rodney King and the civilian video-recording was broadcast around the world; the United States initiated the first Gulf War. The thing I remember most is that Nirvana’s Nevermind was released and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” was on the radio constantly.

Daniel Faria Gallery presents a conversation between June Clark and Iris Häussler

In this conversation which took place 2021 02 16, Clark and Häussler discuss the ways in which fiction and memory coalesce in both of their practices, the effect that moving to a different country had on their work, and the intuitive nature of their material explorations. This online presentation bridges Clark’s exhibition “Unrequited Love,” which closed on March 27th, and Häussler’s upcoming exhibition “Archivio Milano 1991,” opening April 10th.

Apartment 4 at John Michael Kohler Arts Center

On October 1, 1942, Milwaukee landlord Agnes Przybylski discovered an unusual scene in the apartment she had rented to a French immigrant fifteen years prior. Everything in the space appeared eerily untouched—just as it was on the day it was rented. However, a storage room in the back was crammed wildly with her tenant’s things and filled with works of art and altered clothing. The tenant, Florence Hasard, was nowhere to be found.

Read more about the exhibition here.