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Leila Hekmat: Female Remedy

«Female Remedy», the first institutional solo exhibition of the US artist Leila Hekmat, takes a look at illness as a perpetual state of mind and body.

The exhibition transforms the Haus am Waldsee into a religious sanatorium for women, an institution for an illness that does not need to be cured and whose mission is to reinforce pre-existing insolences through comedy and absurd antics and to promote the irrational inner life of its female patients. It is a healing place for the unrepentant woman.

About Leila Hekmat

Leila Hekmat was born in 1981 in Los Angeles. She now lives and works in Berlin. Hekmat's artistic practice critically examines social expectations placed on women and consistently undermines supposed conventions of sex, gender and sexuality. In the tradition of the Theatre of the Absurd and the Commedia dell'Arte, Hekmat develops performances in which elaborately hand-made costumes and stage sets are used. Hekmat works in an interdisciplinary way and combines theatre, musical, comedy, visual arts, film and performance in her works

At a Glance

Leila Hekmat: Female Remedy
Haus am Waldsee
15 September 2022
8 January 2023
Opening hours
Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Admission Fee
7 Euro, reduced 5 Euro

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Last edited: 9 January 2023