« Love Letters: Stories of Distant Proximities »

image by Fette Sans

with Ewa Dziarnowska, Julie Favreau, Kasia Fudakowski, Neha Kudchadkar, Marie von Heyl, Jordan Müller, Rafał Pierzyński, Tobias Preisig, Fette Sans, & Talaya Schmid
Curated by Marie DuPasquier (Display) and Lea Schleiffenbaum
rsvp only at rsvp@horseandpony.online

Taking place over six weekends, the exhibition opens with a performance by Marie von Heyl and Fette Sans amidst works by Kasia Fudakowski and Julie Favreau. Intimate relationships are never just private but always also political. How and who we love influences the way we approach our own species, as well as the world as a whole. The work of Annie Sprinkle and Beth Stephens serves as a starting point when thinking about sexual relationships as a form of healing. Entering into sensual relationships with mountains, waterfalls and trees, Sprinkle and Stephens challenge basic societal structures such as monogamy and heterosexuality, as well as our relationship to non-human species. International careers and digitalization have further complicated modern love lives, increasing the number of long distance relationships substantially. The current health crisis accelerates this process further. Love letters, phone calls and virtual role-play make up for physical encounters, replacing hairy, sweaty skin with clean, smooth computer screens. While the visual and the aural senses are stimulated, touch, smell, taste and proprioception are being neglected. Creating a place that smells, moves, touches and talks, Love Letters: Stories of Distant Proximities engages its visitors as sentient beings. Conceived as a series of solo presentations, the exhibition will grow over time. Seeking sensual, sexual and societal healing, the works on view explore the role of intimacy, individual freedom, and artistic practice.

Sat, 10 Oct, 12.00h19.00h
10 Oct 202022 Nov 2020

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