The pandemic of the past three years has posed major challenges and hardships for people around the world. Among those who suffered most were children and adolescents, who at the same time probably had the least lobby for their interests. Their lives were turned upside down. 

Addressing the health, social and emotional consequences of the pandemic for children and adolescents is an important social task. That is why the Reinbeckhallen Foundation is opening an exhibition this fall that is primarily aimed at children and young people. Under the programmatic title A TOUCH OF PLAYFULNESS, it offers children and young people a varied art experience and enables all visitors to approach and deal with contemporary art in a playful way. 

A TOUCH OF PLAYFULNESS shows films, installations, mixed media works, paintings, photographs, video projections and sculptures by twenty-one artists* from Germany and abroad. The works, created between the late 1970s and the early 2020s, provide insight into the collections of the Reinbeckhallen Foundation and its founder Sven Herrmann. Grouped thematically, the artworks encourage us to reflect on how we see the world around us and how we engage with it. At the same time, we also discover how these artists* turn to similar concepts such as perspective, time, materiality, identity, and technology in different but playful ways across media and continents. 

Artists of the exhibition

Fides Becker, Fischli & Weiss, Peter Funch, Miklos Gaál, Isca Greenfield-Sanders, Sam Grigorian, Sigalit Landau, Martin Liebscher, Niko Luoma, Rei Naito, Sebastian Neeb, Marilène Oliver, Jyrki Parantainen, Dan Perjovschi, Charles Sandison, Yoshihiro Suda, Clemens Tremmel, Santeri Tuori, Raissa Venables und Zhao Zhao