Heide Hatry: Heads and Tales

Heide Hatry: Heads and Tales




Heads and Tales presents photographic documentation of 30 sculptures by Heide Hatry, in which fake skin appears to have been grafted on top of real faces. Each sculpture represents an imaginary woman for whom an invited female writer has created a biography. Writers include Jessica Hagedorn, Jennifer Belle, Lydia Millet and Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, among others.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788881587063
Publisher: Charta
Publication date: 02/01/2009
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Heide Hatry was born in 1965 near Tuebingen and grew up in Germany, where she studied painting, drawing, sculpture, printing, and photography at various art schools and art history at the University of Heidelberg. She ran a rare bookshop in Heidelberg for 17 years during which time she also taught at a private art school. Since moving to NYC in 2003 she has curated several exhibitions in Germany, Spain and the USA (notably, SKIN at the Goethe Institute in New York, the Heidelberger Kunstverein and Galeria Tribeca in Madrid, Out of the Box at Elga Wimmer Gallery in New York and an exhibition of early and recent work by Carolee Schneemann at Pierre Menard Gallery in Cambridge, MA. She most recently curated Meat after Meat Joy, also at Pierre Menard Gallery and at Daneyal Mahmood Gallery in NYC; the show will travel to Buenos Aires and Moscow after its commercial incarnations. She has shown her own work at museums and galleries in the US and Europe. She has edited more than a dozen books and art catalogues, and Kehrer Verlag published her book, Skin, in 2005.

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