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CLOSENESS – exhibition project

The current omnipresent demands for social distance lead to a lack of contact and physical closeness in our everyday life. As a result, works of art come into focus that seem to deal directly with one's own body and that of the other. The (naked) body and its surface, the skin, are the preferred subject of this work. They understand the body boundary as a barrier but also as a contact zone between inside and outside. You go in search of closeness between friends and strangers, between family members, between couples, but also for closeness to yourself. The exhibited works of art show an awareness that the supposed directness of the body is always mediated. Video, photography and performance as well as drawing and painting, as artistic media, guide the way in which we create and experience closeness and distance. The exhibition series deals with these ambivalences.
Sabine Kampmann (Kurator)

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



Published in 2021-03-08 - NEARNESS EXHIBITIONS 2021