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“And I Trust You”. Works from the Miettinen Collection & Collection Peters-Messer | 10.09.2022-14.01.2023

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The exhibition “And I trust you” brings together works from the collections of Timo Miettinen and Florian Peters-Messer. For both, art has been an important bridge to break the stereotypes set by society and family. The exhibition is on view from 10 September 2022 to 14 January 2023. Curated by Anna Miettinen and Linda Peitz.

Image above: Monica Bonvicini, Grab Them by the Balls # 3, 2020, bronze open edition, 8,5 x 30 x 14 cm / 3 3/8 x 11 6/8 x 5 4/8 in. Courtesy Sammlung Peters-Messer.

Trust is an important element of human life. We need it for our personal and social development. Trust plays a role in every aspect of life, from growing up as a child to intimate and professional relationships, from acquiring knowledge to managing political affairs.

The New Zealand philosopher Annette Baier (1929-2012) argued that a characteristic of trust is that we are vulnerable when we trust and that we accept this vulnerability. When we trust others, we expect that their actions will not cause us harm. We believe that they are reliable persons of integrity who have good intentions, care about and respect others.

The exhibition “And I Trust You” takes this idea of vulnerability as a starting point and addresses the issue of trust from a queer feminist perspective. The role of care and trust plays a crucial role especially for those who live their lives outside the so-called societal norms and role patterns. The exhibition brings together over 30 international artists* who explore ways to expand the concept of normality in relationships and societies and find ways to deepen understanding of self and others.

With works by: Etel Adnan, Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Alexander Basil, Filip Berg, Monica Bonvicini, Louise Bourgeois, Elina Brotherus, Sophie Calle, Larisa Crunteanu, Nicole Eisenman, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey Emin, Rainer Fetting, Noora Geagea, Oska Gutheil, Terike Haapoja, Harry Hachmeister, Sonja Yakovleva, Kris Lemsalu, Kirsi Mikkola, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Henrike Naumann, Murat Önen, Jens Pecho, Aurora Reinhard, Jaanus Samma & Marko Raat, Aviva Silverman, Maria Sulymenko, Iiu Susiraja, Vivian Suter, David Wojnarowicz. Special guest: Minna Havukainen.


Exhibition dates: Saturday, 10. September 2022 until Saturday, 21. January 2023

Special opening hours during Artweek 14-18 September 2022: Wednesday – Sunday 12-18 hrs.

Visits and guided tours are possible every Saturday between 12:00 and 18:00.


Miettinen Collection, Marburger Straße 3 , 10789 Berlin-Wilmersdorf

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