Liselot van der Heijden solo exhibition at Kent Fine Art – New York City

March 12th, 2013 by

Liselot van der Heijden, Face to Face II, 2013, courtesy of Kent Fine Art and the artist

March 14 – April 27, 2013

Kent Fine Art is pleased to announce its first show of work by Liselot van der Heijden, Face to Face, in which the artist mines the unexpected power of stillness in two new video installations, one three-channel and the other two. In both pieces, each channel shows an image of a person stopped and still amid the flow of the crowd on a New York sidewalk. This is the second project in which van der Heijden has worked with actors to introduce staged positions into real-world situations.

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Liselot van der Heijden takes part in the Open Studios 2012 at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts – New York City

October 19th, 2012 by

Liselot van der Heijden, Les Uns et Les Autres, Three channel video installation, 2011, Installation view, LMAK Projects, New York, 2011, courtesy of the artist

Friday, October 19, 2012, 6-9pm
Saturday, October 20, 2012, 1-6pm

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts annual Open Studios event offers visitors a rare portal into the artists’ creative habitat and a unique opportunity for the public to witness our vibrant and diverse community of 76 contemporary artists, including Dutch artist Liselot van der Heijden. EFA Studio Program’s multitude of member artists work in a sweeping range of styles, mediums, and subject matter, offering a significant slice of contemporary art culture in a single setting. Rarely can the public visit so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

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Liselot van der Heijden artist’s talk and solo exhibition at LMAK Projects – NYC

January 11th, 2012 by

Liselot van der Heijden, installation view of "Les Un et Les Autres," courtesy LMAK Projects and the artist

December 16, 2011 – January 29, 2012
Artist’s Talk: Saturday, January 14, 2012

LMAKprojects is pleased to present Liselot van der Heijden’s third solo exhibition with the gallery, titled Les Uns et Les Autres (The Ones and The Others.) The exhibit will feature the artist’s latest multiple channel video-installation and explores disparities between the observer and the observed, and of those on the sidelines and those who are fully engaged in political protest.

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Liselot van der Heijden screening at Dumbo Arts Festival – New York City

September 23rd, 2011 by

September 24, 2011, 4pm

If you are visiting the Dumbo Arts Festival, make sure to see Liselot van der Heijden‘s video “Imagine,” which will be shown at Video_Dumbo on Saturday, September 24, 2011, at 4pm as part of the program Brave New Worlds.

Liselot van der Heijden is a visual artist who produces installations, videos and photographs. From the Netherlands, she currently lives and works in New York. Recurring themes in van der Heijden’s works are control and power of the gaze and ‘Nature’ as a cultural/political idea and anthropomorphic projection. Her work suggests that representations of nature reveal more about human beings, culture and ideology, than about nature itself.

Dumbo Arts Festival
112 Water Street
(between Washington and Adams)
Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

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Liselot van der Heijden participates in Open Studios at The Elizabeth Foundation – New York City

October 14th, 2010 by

Image courtesy Liselot van der Heijden

October 14 – 16, 2010

Hours:
Thursday, October 14, 6-9pm

Friday, October 15, 6-9pm

Saturday, October 16, 1-5pm

Liselot van der Heijden participates in Open Studios at The Elizabeth Foundation.

The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts annual Open Studios event offers visitors a rare portal into the artists’ creative habitat and a unique opportunity for the public to witness our vibrant and diverse community of 71 contemporary artists. EFA Studio Program’s multitude of member artists work in a sweeping range of styles, mediums, and subject matter, offering a significant slice of contemporary art culture. Rarely can the public visit so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.

Image courtesy Liselot van der Heijden

Artist statement
I like to question and subvert how we perceive things by making the known image uncomfortable and full of potential readings. Recurring themes in my artwork are: power of the gaze and tendency to objectify "the other," the role of the spectator, and "Nature" as a cultural/political idea and anthropomorphic projection. My work suggests that representations of nature reveal more cultural, ideological, political and social frameworks, than actual nature.

My ongoing series Natural History includes photos and videos taken in the American Museum of Natural History of viewers looking at the dioramas. The photos suggest a continuous space and relationship between the viewers and the dioramas and point to the formal and ideological frameworks in the dioramas.

Image courtesy Liselot van der Heijden

In my latest video installation, titles Dissonance, the central subject is a trophy deer’s head, whose image is de-contextualized, displaces, fragmented and manipulated from multiple positions simultaneously. Frozen in time, the uncanny deer looks alive, except for details of its physical deterioration. Removed from its original condition and context, the deer becomes the target of objectification and projections of meaning.

Image courtesy Liselot van der Heijden

Real-time and pre-recorded projections of surveillance video in the gallery dramatize the experience of being inside a work of art and position the viewer in a self-conscious, participatory role. The simultaneous viewpoints challenge preconceived ways of viewing images by placing the audience in a fragmented space, one that implies an exchange, while subverting the idea of sequential images as cohesive, linear narratives.

The Elizabeth Foundation
323 West 39th Street, Studio #611

New York, NY 10018

Tel.: 212-563-5855

www.efanyc.org

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Liselot van der Heijden in group exhibition The Waste Land at White Box – New York City

July 8th, 2010 by

Liselot van der Heijden, Feast. Homage a Marcel Broodthaers, installation version, 2004

July 8 – August 15, 2010

The Waste Land is the inaugural exhibition of the Birch Forest Project series to be presented at White Box throughout the summer. The first iteration culls its title from T.S. Eliot’s poem by the same name. Considered to be a milestone of twentieth-century modernist poetry, Eliot’s magnum opus is written in extended verse and mines a myriad of sources creating an open-ended, literary work par excellence. The poem is used as touchstone for a topical exhibition consisting of an array of media including painting, sculpture, work-on-paper, photography, video, and installation. One of its well known stanzas, "I will show you fear in a handful of dust," has different connotations altogether within the backdrop of ecological and cataclysmic disaster underscored in the BP oil spill, Icelandic volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and tsunamis. The Waste Land uses Eliot’s poem as a foil to dovetail on social and political issues endemic to our contemporary, globalized world. Artworks, however, are not presented via conventional modes of display, but are exhibited within a simulacrum of a primeval, arbor-like environment that constitutes the Birch Forest Project.

Artists included in the exhibition: Jaishri Achibandani, Luis Alonzo-Barkigia, China Blue, Gordon Cheung, Gabriel de la Mora, Liselot van der Heijden, Zhang Huan, Richard Humann, Ferran Martin, Tony Matelli, Damian Ontiveros, Kelly Richardson, Miguel Rodriguez Sepulveda, The Social Art Collective, Svai & Paul Stanikas, Tatyana Stepanova, Jorge Tacla, Mookie Tenembaum, Wojtek Ulrich, Meyer Vaisman, Abdul Vas, Ruben Verdu.

Conceived and Curated by Raul Zamudio.

Liselot van der Heijden, Feast. Homage a Marcel Broodthaers, stills from single channel video, 2004

About Liselot van der Heijden
Born in the Netherlands, lives and works in New York City and Haarlem (NL), Liselot van der Heijden produces installations, videos, objects and photographs. Recurring themes in van der Heijden’s works are control and power of the gaze and ‘Nature’ as a cultural/political idea and anthropomorphic projection. Her work suggests that representations of nature reveal more about human beings, culture and ideology, than about nature itself.

Over the past decade, van der Heijden has exhibited at various institutions throughout the US and Europe. Her work was shown at Palais de Tokyo in Paris, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg and Centre Contemporain d’Istres in France, Smart Project Space in Amsterdam, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona, ZKM Zentrum fur Medien Technologie in Karlsruhe, Germany. In the US venues include Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, the Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In New York City she has shown works at the the New Museum, the Queens Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, LMAK Projects, Luxe Gallery, Schroeder Romero, Exit Art, Artist Space, White Box, Momenta Art and the Dumbo Arts Festival, among other venues.

Liselot van der Heijden received a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and numerous residencies from the Experimental Television Center. She has a BFA from the Cooper Union and a MFA from Hunter College. Van der Heijden has lectured on her work in several venues such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University and Montserrat College of Art. From 1999 till 2005 she was a faculty member at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. In September 2005 she joined the College of New Jersey.

White Box
329 Broome Street
New York, NY 10002
Tel.: 212-714-2347

www.whiteboxny.org

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Liselot van der Heijden presentation at Cooper Union – New York City

March 5th, 2010 by

Liselot van der Heijden, installation view of Monument Valley, courtesy Smart Project Space, Amsterdam

March 5, 2010 from 5:30-8:00pm

False Metaphors: Screening of selected one-channel videos by Liselot van der Heijden, followed by a panel discussion with artist Dennis Adams, art historian and author Martha Buskirk, artist Liselot van der Heijden, critic Chris Kasper and curator and author Sara Reisman. Afterwards there will be a reception and book signing.

Liselot van der Heijden: False Metaphors is an artist monograph that consists of visual documentation of fifteen art projects by Van der Heijden, with texts by the artist and two essays about the artwork by art historian Martha Buskirk (Ph.D., author of The Contingent Object of Art, published by MIT Press) and independent curator and director of Percent for Art in New York, Sara Reisman. The publisher is Smart Project Space, a cutting edge Contemporary Art Institution in Amsterdam and IDEA books is the distributor. The book is approached as a creative project and received a publication grant from The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.

Liselot van der Heijden produces installations, videos, objects and photographs. Recurring themes in Van der Heijden’s works are control and power of the gaze, the tendency to objectify "the other" and "nature" as a cultural/political idea and anthropomorphic projection. Her work suggests that representations of nature reveal more about cultural, ideological, political and social frameworks, than actual nature.

Liselot van der Heijden, installation view of Monument Valley, courtesy of Smart Project Space, Amsterdam

Over the past decade, van der Heijden has exhibited at various institutions throughout Europe and the United States. Her work was shown at LOOP, Barcelona, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Musée d’art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg and Centre Contemporain d’Istres, France, Videonale 8, Bonn, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, and Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona. In the United States, venues include Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA, the Bates Museum of Art, Lewiston, Maine, Mason Gross Galleries, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, Danforth Museum, Framingham, MA, 40000, Chicago, Quotidian Gallery, San Francisco and the Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. In New York City, she has shown works at the New Museum, the Queens Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, Lincoln Center, LMAK Projects, Luxe Gallery, Schroeder Romero, Exit Art, Artist Space, White Box, Momenta Art and the Dumbo Arts Festival, among other venues. Liselot van der Heijden received a fellowship from the Civitella Ranieri Foundation and numerous residencies from the Experimental Television Center. She has a BFA from the Cooper Union and a MFA from Hunter College. Van der Heijden has lectured on her work in venues such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, New York University, The School of Visual Art, and Pace University in New York. From 1999 until 2005, she taught at the Cooper Union and Pratt Institute. In September 2005, she joined the faculty of The College of New Jersey. Liselot van der Heijden is represented by LMAKprojects in New York.

Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street

New York, NY 10003

www.cooper.edu

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