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Exhibition: Past Ambiguity Is My WeaponJan 18–Mar 12, 2011


In her first solo U.S. exhibition, Berlin-based artist Kerstin Honeit presents photographic and video works exploring identity formation through the visible markers of familial legacy and gender construction. In assuming the identities of nine half-siblings she has never met, enacting four women’s accounts of their fathers’ funerals, and documenting women’s occupation of public space, Honeit considers the public and private borders of gender identification in flux.

Ambiguity Is My Weapon is presented concurrently with Bless This Mess.

Artist’s Website: Kerstin Honeit website


Kerstin Honeit


Ambiguity is My Weapon is supported by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen e.V. Stuttgart; the Berliner Senate Cultural Affairs Department; the Mart Stam Gesellschaft Berlin; the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; the College of Architecture and the Arts, University of Illinois at Chicago; and a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.