The desire for closeness goes hand in hand with the need for touch. Touching means overcoming the spatial separation between the self and the other. The distance shrinks to a minimum and a positive feeling of familiarity is beginning. But the touch can also be uncomfortable, scary or overwhelming, dangerous or painful. The abandonment of contact and the desire for distance fulfill important functions for the individual and society - they keep the dark side of closeness under control.
NÄHE (Closeness) exhibition series
Artists: Marcela Böhm, Andrea Božić & Julia Willms, John Coplans, EVA & ADELE, FLATZ, (e.)Twin Gabriel, Simone Haack, Melanie Manchot, Franziska Nast, Pipilotti Rist, Annegret Soltau
Schedule: March until August, 2021
03/19/ – 05/02/2021 NÄHE #1 – berühren (touch)
05/07/ – 06/12/2021 NÄHE #2 – spüren (feel)
06/18/ – August, 2021 NÄHE #3 – verführen (seduce)
Book NÄHE (german/ english), release: 18 June 2021