a touch of playfulness

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The recent pandemic posed major challenges and hardships for people around the world. Children and adolescents were among those who suffered the most from the pandemic and, at the same time, had the least lobbying for their interests. Their lives were turned upside down.

Understanding that addressing the health, social, and emotional consequences of the pandemic for children and adolescents is an important social task, the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen is presenting an exhibition aimed primarily at children and adolescents this fall. Titled a touch of playfulness, this exhibition will offer children and adolescents a diverse art experience and allow all visitors to consider contemporary art in a playful manner.

a touch of playfulness includes films, installations, mixed-media works, paintings, photographs, video projections, and sculptures by twenty-one artists from Germany and abroad. These works, largely selected from the collections of the Stiftung Reinbeckhallen and its founder Sven Herrmann, were made between the late 1980s and early 2020s. Grouped thematically, they encourage visitors to contemplate how they see and engage with the world around them. At the same time, they invite visitors to consider how these artists, working across media and continents, address similar concepts, such as perspective, time, materiality, identity, and technology, in distinct, yet playful ways.

Participating Artists | Fides Becker, Fischli & Weiss, Peter Funch, Miklos Gaál, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Sam Grigorian, Sigalit Landau, Martin Liebscher, Niko Luoma, Rei Naito, Sebastian Neeb, Marilène Oliver, Jyrki Parantainen, Dan Perjovschi, Charles Sandison, Yoshihiro Suda, Clemens Tremmel, Santeri Tuori, Raissa Venables and Zhao Zhao

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Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherStiftung Reinbeckhallen
Publication statusPublished - 8 Sept 2023
MoE publication typeF2 Partial implementation of a work of art or performance
Eventa touch of playfulness - Stiftung Reinbeckhallen, Berlin, Germany
Duration: 8 Sept 202319 Nov 2023

Field of art

  • Contemporary art


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