DO NOT TOUCH was an installation and reading concept as a debrief that took place at ACUD Galerie between 25th June – 8th August 2020. with the pariticpating artists Shirin Mohammad, Virgil B/G Taylor and Sam Richardson, Pauline Canavesio, APART Collective and Ana Gzirishvili.
From June 25 w/Pauline Canavesio
From July 9t w/ APART Collective
From July 16 w/ Ana Gzirishvili
From July 23 w/ Shirin Mohammad
From July 30 w/ Virgil B/G Taylor and Sam Richardson
From August 4 closing debrief w/ Giulia Valenti and Paula Durinova⠀
Cancellation of the planned exhibition program at ACUD Galerie caused by the pandemic created empty space but also an occasion for debriefing. We feel the need to stop, look back, rethink and re-feel the current situation. The vacant gallery space will shift into a place of connection with several invited artists, engaging in conversation with them, and with ourselves, to contextualize our thoughts, emotions, concerns and immerse in a dialogue about the experience of the challenging connection and closeness
in this historical moment. A moment of forbidden touch, crumbled physicality and digital
Over the course of the next seven weeks, we aim to provide space for collective reflection. Participating artists will share their past video artwork and use it as an inspiration for personal reflection. Topics, narratives and themes present in the artworks prior to the pandemic, could, in this new historical framework, gain a new interpretation, new perspective and power.
The installation of each artist/collective will be changed on week/bi-week basic. Every change will be accompanied by curated reading session or a lecture, which will happen in the open-air yard of ACUD MACHT NEU, following the social distancing restrictions and taking care of everyone’s concerns and inputs.
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DO NOT TOUCH is a collaborative spontaneous concept developed by Giulia Valenti and Paula Durinova
Shirin Mohammad https://www.shirinmohammad.com/
Virgil B/G Taylor http://fag.tips/
and Sam Richardson https://www.instagram.com/slamrich/
Pauline Canavesio https://paulinecanavesio.com/
APART Collective https://apart.sk/
Ana Gzirishvili https://anagzirishvili.com/