In the duo exhibition "Tangible Dreaming," on view at Toxi Space from November 4 to 24, Una Szeemann and Nadia Hauri explore the subject of dreaming through a shared perspective. Being exhibited together for the first time, the two artists are primarily interested in exploring the complex relationship of the body and mind during the process of dreaming. Through sculptural and installation works created especially for the exhibition, they address questions of corporeal perception and transformation of the dreaming body. Una Szeemann's works explore the disruption of the duality of body and mind in relation to folkloric fertility rites and symbols. Nadia Hauri is primarily interested in the psychological and physical experiences of the dreaming body, which she explores in her sculptures. For both artists, dreams appear as fragmentary, processual, but are made tangible in their material form as artworks.
Text by Kristin Brüggemann
Curated by Nemo Bleuer
Supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council