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amo ergo sum

that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover


Artists in the exhibition: Alexander Archipenko, Hans Arp, Lenora de Barros, Hans Bellmer, Renate Bertlmann, Ellen Cantor, Enrico David Shannon Ebner, Cecilia Edefalk, Joana Escoval, Cerith Wyn Evans, Valie Export, Spencer Finch, Johan Grimonprez, Asta Gröting, Heide Hinrichs, Peter Hujar, Dorothy Iannone, Grethe Jürgens, Nikita Kadan, Arghavan Khosravi, Jakob Lena Knebl, Dominique Knowles, Jutta Koether, Käth Kollwitz, Maria Lassnig, Fernand Léger, Jochen Lempert, Barbara Levittoux-Świderska, Yong Xiang Li, Sharon Lockhart, Louise Nevelson, Alice Neel, Kayode Ojo, Daniel Otero Torres, Christodoulos Panayiotou, Ewa Partum, Francis Picabia, Pamela Rosenkranz, Erna Rosenstein, Hans Savery II, Francesco Solimena, Friedrich Schröder Sonnenstern, Fabien Vallos, Edmund de Waal

That other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness a model is a group exhibition on tenderness, referring to the 2018 Nobel Prize lecture by the writer and Nobel Prize winner in literature Olga Tokarczuk. Tenderness, she said in her Nobel Prize speech, "is the most modest form of love. It is the kind of love that does not appear in the scriptures or the gospels, no one swears by it, no one cites it. It has no specia emblems or symbols, nor does it lead to crime, or prompt envy. It appears wherever we take a close and careful look at another being, atsomething that is not our self." Especially in these so difficult, partly aggressive and war-torn times, the topic of tenderness might become more important and topical than ever.

The group exhibition that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model is the largest and most comprehensive show in recent history at the Kestner Gesellschaft. It embarks on a search for artists as tender narrator and focuses on the themes of tenderness, care, and hospitality. In paintings, prints, sculptures, photographs, video works, performances, and
utilitarian objects, the works revolve around themes of sensitivity, violence, fragility, love, and healing.