IDENTITY

April 11, 2013 09:10

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IDENTITY
SHADI GHADIRIANANNEGRET SOLTAU
19th April until 1st June 2013
OPENING: Friday, April 19th at 6pm

HALEH GALLERY , Berg am Starnberger See

In the exhibition IDENTITY Haleh Gallery presents two artists, whose artistic works revolve around portraying women. Shadi Ghadirian’s use of the chador (the Iranian version of a veil) as an aesthetic medium can be traced to the cultural context of her homeland, Iran. In the works of Annegret Soltau the artist’s body is always used as a primary artistic material. Thereby creative subject and object are most closely interlinked. Even though both artists represent different generations and continents, they question concepts of female identity and accepted role models on a similar level of form and content. Textiles, like drapery and thread serve for Shadi Ghadirian and Annegret Soltau as a sort of leitmotif to envisage their personal experiences as women. The mission statement of the feminist artists of the 1970ies is for both artists still valid and relevant.

ART FAIR IN SÃO PAULO

March 25, 2013 20:16

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Selbst, 1975, Fotoübernähung

ART FAIR IN SÃO PAULO

03 April [VIP Preview]
04 – 07 April 2013

At SP-Arte 2013, Galerie Anita Beckers will focus on historical performance art from the seventies. The gallery Anita Beckers presents established historical positions like Analivia Cordero, Jürgen Klauke, Annegret Soltau and Peter Weibel.

Art Fair/Galerie Anita Beckers
Art Fair/Annegret Soltau

Address:
Pavilhão Ciccillo Matarazzo
Parque do Ibirapuera, Portão 3
São Paulo, Brasil

ICH WAR TOTAL SUCHEND

February 17, 2013 13:16

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Buchpräsentation der Biografie “Annegret Soltau: Ich war total suchend”
Book Signing Invitation “Annegret Soltau: I was on a total search”
The biography of the artist Annegret Soltau from Baldur Greiner

ISBN 978-3-940179-17-3, Weststadt Verlag , 116 Seiten

Mit einer Lesung des Bildhauers Baldur Greiner, Autor und Lebenspartner der Künstlerin:
Donnerstag, 7. März um 19.30 Uhr im Kunstarchiv Darmstadt
Im Anschluss an die Präsentation werden Annegret Soltau und Baldur Greiner das Buch signieren.

Filminterview mit Annegret Soltau, aufgezeichnet von Rainer Lind, Febr. 2013 © R. Lind

Das Buch kann über die Buchhandlungen bestellt werden (ISBN 978-3-940179-17-3)
oder direkt beim Weststadt Verlag
Informationen rund ums Buch: Facebook
Interview mit Annegret Soltau: daleben.de
Rezension: Parzelliert und gestickt

I was on a total search
The biography of the artist Annegret Soltau, focusing especially on her childhood and youth and the experiences from that period that had a strong influence on her artistic development. The biography was written by her husband, the sculptor Baldur Greiner.

BODY DRAWING

February 06, 2013 17:02

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Fotos der Videostills: Lutz Lehning

Faden – Von der Komplexität des Unscheinbaren

22. Februar bis 05. April 2013

Eröffnung: 21. Februar 2013, 19 Uhr

Clare Churchhouse, USA | Gabriel Dawe, USA | Reinhold Engberding, D | Katharina Hinsberg, D | Annebarbe Kau, D | Fred Sandback, USA | Karin Sander, D | Chiharu Shiota, J | Annegret Soltau, D | Beate Terfloth, D | Heike Weber, D | Carola Willbrand, D | Beat Zoderer, CH

Kuratiert von Annebarbe Kau und Dr. Ruth Diehl

….Zwischen den Videoarbeiten von Annegret Soltau und Chiharu Shiota liegt mehr als eine Generation und die Differenz einer feministischen und einer poetischen Metapher aller Weiblichkeit: Dient dort der Faden als schmerzende, begrenzende Körperfessel, aus der es sich zu befreien gilt, spinnt hier die junge Japanerin ihre Schlafenden in einen mehrdeutigen Kokon aus Stille, Geborgenheit und Isolation….(Detail)

Deutscher Künstlerbund – Projektraum Berlin

taz-Artikel vom 2. März 2013

BINDING, STITCHING, AND THE HAPTIC THREAD

January 11, 2013 10:09

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Tag Blick III (antizyklisch), 2002, Fotostitching

Annegret Soltau: Binding, Stitching, and the Haptic Thread, Text by Heather Hanna in EYEMAZING Magazin, Amsterdam NL, Winter issue 2012

Soltau`s Tagblick (Dayview) works, reference her own dental surgery. Her aesthetic surgery focuses on the eyes, our mode of seeing the world around us, of understanding it visually. These images refer not to an unknown victim, but to the artist who is both victim and perpetrator, patient and doctor, stitching herself together with a needle and strong black thread. Her injected eyes transfer their pain to ours, in a haptic violence. Those pictures of her face obliterated by an all-seeing eye play upon the language of “I” and “eye”, as identity is suggested as simultaneously fragmented, overwhelmed and horrible. (Hanna Heather, detail)