In it the artist sheds light on the concept of ‘delicate’ or ‘tender’ from different perspectives, interweaving questions from the humanities, the natural sciences, and art. With eight thematic focuses the exhibition delves into the topic as an immersive encyclopaedia, through a spatial concept developed specially for this presentation. The rhythmic ordering of knowledge throughout the exhibition space is also flexible, enabling cross-links between the objects through a multisensory orientation system.
The artworks – a selection from an extensive archive of positions collected through a call for submissions – represent a diverse spectrum of approaches to the topic and explore the concept’s complexity in a sensually perceptible way. The physical experience of an exhibition thus becomes a logical extension to the collection of knowledge in book form.
Participating artists: Gökçen Dilek Acay, Sophie Aigner, Ana Alenso, Katharina Kim Alsen, Christine Bachmann, Thomas Behling, Mario BieRende, Martin Bothe, Marion Denis, Dagmar Fella, Harriet Groß, Lena Hensel, Janine Hönig, Eleana Katanu, Jens Kloppmann, Edith Kollath, Bruno Di Lecce, Chelsea Leventhal, Carina Linge, Helene Meier, Ines Meier, Maximilian Meier, Anna Myga Kasten, Enrico Niemann, Aneh Ondare, France Parsus, Ileana Pascalau, Ulrike Paul, Aaron Rahe, Korvin Reich, Yvonne Roeb, Fons Schiedon, Felix Schneeweiß, Charlotte Seidel, Hartmut Stockter, Laurel Terlesky, Sandy Volz, Miriam Yammad, Jenny Yurshansky, Simone Zewnik