"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.
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.
432 pages with 16 pages of color plates
August 2021. Softcover.
$49.95 | 9781733957953
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.
On occasion of the exhibition reopening, watch the video of Iris Häussler and Sky Goodden in conversation.
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.