Nudity obscures and obliterates, discloses, attracts and rejects. The nude is the oldest artistic genre and the most enigmatic at that. To this very day it awkwardly bridges high art and pornography. Such work can be both at the same time: a source of erotic stimulation and a work of art.
It is precisely this tightrope walk that is to be shown in the exhibition “TOUCH ME”. Therefore different aspects will be used: nudity in the context of ideals, self-determination or homosexuality are only a few points. The oeuvres are part of the Miettinen Collection.
Based on a text by Boris Pofalla.
with works by: Pourea Alimirzaee, Patrick Angus, Alexander Basil, Katherine Bernhardt, Willi Baumeister, Amoako Boafo, Elina Brotherus, Sophie Calle, Miriam Cahn, Luciano Castelli, William N. Copley, Rainer Fetting, Tom of Finland, Tine Furler, Paris Giachoustidis, Nelsa Guambe, Oska Gutheil, Terrike Haapoja, Hardy Hill, David Hockney, Paul Hutchinson, Allen Jones, Artur Jesus Inkerö, Nam Kim, Jürgen Klauke, Ville Kylätasku, Leiko Ikemura, Brandon Lipchik, Markus Lüpertz, Danica Lundy, Hans-Jörg Mayer, Bjarne Melgaard, Kirsi Mikkola, Murat Önen, Jürgen Ostarhild, Athena Papadopoulos, A.R. Penck, Raymond Pettibon, Francis Picabia, Pablo Picasso, Aurora Reinhardt, Janne Räisänen, Jyrki Riekki, Thomas Ruff, Jaanus Samma, Pola Sieverding, Aiste Stancikaite, Henning Strassburger, Iiu Susiraja, Mari Sunna, Barthélémy Togou, Tommi Toija, Grace Weaver, David Wojnarowicz, Sonja Yakovleva.