Rest in the Furrows of My Skin

Alisa Baremboym, Christiane Blattmann, Ruth Buchanan, Åsa Cederqvist, Alice Channer, Mariechen Danz, Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Sarah-Jane Hoffmann, Ida Lennartsson, Shahryar Nashat, Jimmy Robert, Pamela Rosenkranz, Amy Sillman

Detail: Alice Channer, Mechanoreceptor, Tendrils, 2016, photographer: Stuart Whipps

Rest in The Furrows of My Skin

Opening reception: Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 7 pm
Welcoming remarks: Katja Schroeder (Artistic Director)
Introduction: Anna Sabrina Schmid (curator)

Exhibition walk-throughs:
Thursday, 15 June 2017, 6 pm
Sunday, 16 July 2017, 3 pm
Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 6 pm

“There is no empty space, everything is inhabited, each one of us is the gathering and crossing point of quantities of affects (…), of material flows that exceed us. The world doesn’t environ us, it passes through us. What we inhabit inhabits us. What surrounds us constitutes us. We don’t belong to ourselves. We are always already spread through whatever we attach ourselves to.” (The Invisible Committee, To Our Friends, 2015)

Proceeding from the material textures of current representations of bodies, the exhibition Rest in the Furrows of My Skin explores the contemporary state of bodies in neoliberal systems. The materials employed, including paper, textiles, plaster or digital animations, make reference to the permeable, porous nature of bodies, as represented, for instance, by the skin. These attributes also fundamentally apply to the concept of bodies and their boundaries, which are brittle and in a constant state of flux. In the sense of an interface, the represented bodies coalesce in various ways with technical devices, synthetic materials, medicinal products, and other objects of their environment. Categories such as inside and outside, body and environment permeate one another; their boundaries appear porous.

Curator: Anna Sabrina Schmid

“Rest in the furrows of your skin” is a line of Asbjørn’s song Body Of Work on the album Pseudo Visions (2015), used with kind permission of Asbjørn, Sinnbus Records, Budde Music Publishing, and Body Of Work.