Touch and Fire
As a part of the cross-border contemporary art project “Regionale 24,” the Kunst Raum Riehen will be presenting two motifs that emerge in the exhibition—touch and fire. The works of 19 artists span the field of tension between hands that suggest tactile and mental touch and the imminent danger of fire. “Touch” is evident in the handling of soft and hard materials, the examination of consistencies, with direct and indirect impressions, and becomes a metaphor for art production itself. In addition to the sense of touch and its both material and emotional functions, other sensory modalities are addressed, including the sense of hearing, motor skills, and the generation of memory. “Fire” encompasses another dimension—heat as a sensory stimulus is extremely threatening and also refers to the forest fires in Europe and the need for action in the face of the climate crisis.