From the perspective of the artwork, the viewer is a counterpart. Presence occurs in the here and now between an I and a you, also between the artwork and the viewer. Because of its openness, an artistic work has the ability – unlike a personally addressed letter – to address all those who look at it in a very individual way. This direct address can take place in very different ways and depends on the respective counterpart. To what extent are the viewers willing to be touched aesthetically, moved emotionally, inspired spiritually or irritated in their understanding of themselves and the world?
With works by James Bantone, Heike Kati Barath, Michaël Borremans, Cihan Çakmak, Vajiko Chachkhiani, Rineke Dijkstra, Joëlle Dubois, Lucio Fontana, Katsura Funakoshi, Alex van Gelder, Gotthard Graubner, Thomas Grünfeld, Aneta Grzeszykowska, Ernst Hermanns, Edgar Hofschen, Jean Ipoustéguy, Elizabeth Jaeger, Tarik Kiswanson, Yves Klein, Imi Knoebel, Maria Lassnig, Simon Lehner, Francesco Lo Savio, Horst Münch, Juan Muñoz, Bruce Nauman,Grace Ndiritu, Tony Oursler, Arnulf Rainer, Pamela Rosenkranz, Thomas Schütte, Kiki Smith, Manabu Yamanaka, Franz Erhard Walther, Remy Zaugg