Looking for a New Foundation

The human body remembers and tells stories, adapts and resists in various ways. In interaction with others, it constantly changes and (re)forms itself. However, people are constrained far too often by societal expectations that conflict with their self-image, needs and desires.

In photographs, spatial and sound installations, sculptures and performances, the participating artists turn their attention to the possible meanings of the human body. It can be the scene of power struggles, serve as a projection surface, a medium for transformation, a means of expression or an archive for personal and inherited experiences. The artists’ knowledge from diverse fields – poetry, design, dance, movement therapy, martial arts or sex work – is incorporated into their artworks.

The exhibition, accompanying events and co-operations focus on the search for new, resistant interpretations of the body and the agency that arises from self-determined attitudes, statements and gestures.

Kindly supported by

the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The Foundation Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst Leipzig is supported by the Friends of the GfZK Leipzig, the City of Leipzig and the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts. It is partly financed through public funds on the basis of the budget approved by the members of the Landtag of the Free State of Saxony.


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