Special Exhibition | 24.10.2021 – 31.01.2022

TOUCH *** postponed to autumn 2022!

The Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde (b. 1979) develops projects that unite technology and art, and equally unite art with the viewer. In the process, he creates new physical and conceptual spaces, which open up views of an alternative world. In this installative exhibition, Roosegaarde approaches a subject that currently concerns us all: What effect does the present moment have on us? What not so long ago was a completely normal interpersonal action has become a perceived and real risk, a dangerous act: touching each other, hugging, and shaking hands. Roosegaarde highlights precisely this hitherto everyday action, which we may never again take for granted, by allowing us to perform this culturally and personally important act in a controlled manner. Instead of fear of the future, he consciously sparks curiosity about the infinite possibilities of the future, and thus also a completely new universe.

Daan Roosegaarde, 2019 | © Studio Roosegaarde, Rotterdam, Foto: Patrik Andersson

In parallel

March

Thu
18.
| Symposium
DAS Forum: 'Business matters are men’s matters!'
The role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries 
The Draiflessen Collection would like to organise a scientific symposium to discuss the role of women in European family businesses in the 19th and 20th centuries.

April

Sa
17.
| Excursion
Excursion to Cuxhaven ... cancelled!
The Extremes of Seafaring
With “Seascapes”, the showcase exhibition will take visitors back in time to the sometimes belligerent, sometimes romantic, but always fascinating world of seventeenth-century seafaring.

May

Thu
13.
| Excursion
Excursion to Potsdam and Berlin ... cancelled!
In Search of the Real
Staging, lighting design, pose, and props are the keywords highlighted on this journey.

July

Sa
10.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.
Sa
17.
| Workshop
Photography as Stage
Summer Academy with Henning Rogge und Regine Petersen
Based on the exhibition MADE REALITIES, the Summer Academy will address the subjects of staging and of the exaggeration of reality, fact, and fiction.
Sa
31.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.

August

Sa
7.
| Excursion
Excursion to Cologne
Plaque and Perfume
The history of humanity has repeatedly been shaped by disease and plague, which also struck the city of Cologne.

September

Sa
4.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.
Fr
10.
| Excursion
Excursion to Seebüll
Home and Inspiration
In conjunction with the exhibition “Emil Nolde – A Critical Approach by Mischa Kuball”, this excursion will take participants to the far north of Schleswig-Holstein to discover the beauty of the landscape that inspired Expressionist painter Emil Nolde.
Sa
25.
| Workshop
Active Health
Yoga Session
Personal well-being is an essential element of practicing yoga.