November 15 - December 12, 2021
Young Space is pleased to present intimate spectres, an exhibition that takes feelings of presence and absence as a starting point to weave together twelve artists' perspectives on personal and cultural memory, the nature of desire, impermanence and the traces left behind.
What does it mean to be close to one another, to indicate a sense of real knowing and understanding between people? The rituals and habits we evolve to show affection and care develop in proximity; the places we meet and the spaces of togetherness become woven into the fabric of our interactions. More than ever before we are able to maintain—and even build—connection through technology and services that allow us to connect instantaneously from disparate parts of the globe, yet intimacy implies a physical closeness that no matter how hard we try, can’t be replicated via screens.
The artists in this exhibition consider myriad relationships to people and places that are imbued with a sense of closeness, or a separation from it. The space between people, itself an entity, can make accordion-like expansions and contractions; at times it can feel like a looming, solid thing with the power to change the way we feel about and interact with each other, whether very distant or incredibly close – or anywhere in between.
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