In the 20th and 21st centuries, human beings have thought more profoundly about their relationship to their environment than at almost any other time in history. The origins of this development are to be found in the expansion and acceleration of mobility, fresh insights into the links between physis and psyche, and the new and constantly refined image technologies. Yet for all this, the ‘filter’ through which we most immediately experience the world around us is our own body.
Artists have reflected in great depth on the interrelationship between the soul, the spirit and its physical ‘protuberance’ into the world beyond it. This is dramatically exemplified in the 70 photographs, sculptures, paintings and video works from the collection of film director Thomas Koerfer.
Making its first large-scale appearance in a museum, this private collection includes works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Nathalie Djuberg, Robert Frank, Jeff Koons, Sarah Lucas, Boris Mikhailov and others.