Journey Through a Body
Kate Cooper, Luki von der Gracht, Christina Quarles, Nicole Ruggiero, Tschabalala Self, Cajsa von Zeipel

Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks
How The Internet Changed My Life, 2021
Work in progress
© Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks

The exhibition Journey Through a Body explores perceptions and understandings of the body in the context of gender identities and self-identification.
In the works of six young artists, who examine the human body and its issues of identity from diverse, international perspectives, fascinating questions about gender and concepts of identity are discussed in very different ways and in a variety of media.

The exhibition is curated by Gregor Jansen and Alicia Holthausen, curatorial assistance: Juliane Hoffmanns.

Journey Through a Body is the name of a 1981 LP by the industrial music pioneers Throbbing Gristle, which was released in Germany in April 1982 as the first record on the label Walter Ulbricht Schallfolien. It deals with their early journey and the dismal realities of medicine and the psyche and thus serves as the exhibition title and the basis for the search for the self.

A bilingual reader is planned to complement and document the exhibition and the accompanying programme.

The exhibition will be accompanied by an extensive programme of events and educational activities in which visitors can engage with the theme of the body on various levels (from informative to interactive), in various formats (workshops, performances and lectures) and in various media (dance, literature, photography, textiles, theatre, etc.).

In an Open Call for Participation, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf invites individual artists, groups, initiatives, associations and collectives to apply with their projects for participation in the accompanying programme to the exhibition. For further information please click here.

Images

Cajsa von ZeipelCatch and Kill, 2020Courtesy: Cajsa von Zeipel / Company Gallery, NY

Cajsa von Zeipel
Catch and Kill, 2020
Courtesy: Cajsa von Zeipel / Company Gallery, NY

Nicole RuggieroHow The Internet Changed My Life, 2021© Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks

Nicole Ruggiero
How The Internet Changed My Life, 2021
© Nicole Ruggiero, Daniel Sabio, Dylan Banks

Tschabalala Self Pump, 2019 Fabric, painted canvas, painted paper oil and acrylic on canvas 172.7 × 127 cm Courtesy: Tschabalala Self / Pilar Corrias Gallery Photography: Damian Griffiths

Tschabalala Self
Pump, 2019
Fabric, painted canvas, painted paper oil and acrylic on canvas
172.7 × 127 cm
Courtesy: Tschabalala Self / Pilar Corrias Gallery
Photography: Damian Griffiths

Christina QuarlesKiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, 12 June – 8 September 2019Installation photography is courtesy the Hayward Gallery and copyright Thierry Bal, 2

Christina Quarles
Kiss My Genders, Hayward Gallery, 12 June – 8 September 2019
Installation photography is courtesy the Hayward Gallery and copyright Thierry Bal, 2

Luki von der GrachtUntitled, 201835,4 cm x 24,9 cm

Luki von der Gracht
Untitled, 2018
35,4 cm x 24,9 cm

Events

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Missy Magazin