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Gentle Gestures Non-binary Conceptions of Difference

Nadiye Koçak 
Maija Baijukya 
Eero Yrjölä 
Teo Ala-Ruona & Tuukka Haapakorpi 
Minkki Nurmi 
Flis Holland 

Curated by Camille Auer  

What does a non-binary conception of difference mean? Camille Auer, who acts as the curator of the group exhibition Gentle Gestures, posed this question to seven artists and asked them to respond with a gesture that could be, or not be, an artwork. The responses that form the exhibition are sculptures, installations, a painting, a sound piece, texts and a performance. 

There are a lot of binaries in the worldview of European culture. Things have been divided into two mutually exclusive categories: soul and flesh, nature and culture, human and animal, man and woman, intellect and emotion, us and them. In closer inspection this divide dissolves and nothing in the world abides by it. According to feminist theorist and filmmaker Trinh T. Minh-ha: “a non-binary conception of difference is not opposed to sameness, nor synonymous with separateness.”

Poster image: Minkki Nurmi

Gallery name: Titanik Gallery

Address: Itäinen Rantakatu 8, Turku

Opening hours: Tue-Fri 12:00 - 18:00, Sat-Sun 12:00 - 16:00

Open: 12.01.2021 - 07.02.2021