Opening: The Palliative Turn

Carla Åhlander, Louise Ashcroft, Simon Blanck, Christoph Draeger, Kasia Fudakowski, Anna Gohmert, Annemarie Goldschmidt, Teal Griffin, Harry Haddon, Ethan Hayes-Chute, Lars-Erik Hjertström Lappalainen, Per Hüttner, Keith Larson,  Nina Katchadourian, 
Alex Kwartler, Karin Kytökangas, Mathias Lempart, Dafna Maimon, Marit Neeb, 
Laura Pientka, Sascia Reibel, John-Luke Roberts, Xavier Robles de Medina, Lydia Röder, Ruth Rubers, Maxwell Stephens, Anna M. Szaflarski, Nala Tessloff, Jana Thiel, 
Olav Westphalen, Gernot Wieland

Friday, 8 July 2022, 7 pm

Welcome: Janine Behrens, Managing Director
Greeting by Carmen Emigholz, State Councilor for Culture, Senator für Kultur Bremen
Introduction: Nadja Quante, Artistic Director
Followed by APT Manifesto, Performance by Maxwell Stephens 

Opening 8 July, the exhibition The Palliative Turn presents a collaborative and interdisciplinary project of over 30 artists, designers, a kinesiologist, a philosopher, a comedian, a grief and end-of-life counselor, and a climatologist who all have entered into an exchange within the framework of the Association for the Palliative Turn (APT). With an experimental, speculative, and humorous approach, APT applies the concepts and methods of palliative care to the current crises of civilization, viewing the period before systemic collapse as a time of insight, growth, and deep joy in all that is left. The group exhibition and the accompanying program were curated in close collaboration with Kasia Fudakowski and Olav Westphalen.