TOUCH ME: Nudes from the Miettinen Collection

Kunstraum Potsdam (c) Michael Lüder

Exhibition at the Kunstraum Potsdam from 12th
of February 2022 to 20th of March 2022

In Kooperation mit der Galerie Robert Grunenberg

The experience of the last two Corona years reveals that the less physical and social a society is, the more present the human body becomes, even if only as an image in media and visual culture. However, anyone who exhibits artistically formed nudity should be aware that it is not “natural” but the product of a complex process. What a body is and what it looks like, what it is allowed to look like, people talk about it all the time. Naked bodies are political. But how exactly? Who is looking at whom? Is it a liberation to show yourself? Or also a compulsion, an expectation? Which body image is the dominant one at a certain time, in a certain place? With its variety and depth of exhibited artwork, the Miettinen Collection can provide answers at its show „Touch Me“ at Kunstraum Potsdam – more than a hundred works from many eras can be seen – it’s about nudity in the context of ideals, self-determination or sexuality. 
Text passage based on an exhibition 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.

Visits and guided tours are possible every Saturday between 12:00 and 18:00.

To ensure a safe visit for all, we follow the current hygiene regulations and ask you to wear a masks and to keep the safety distance of 1.5 m.