Exhibition Walkthrough of ‘Seeing Touch’ with Giorgia von Albertini and Marco Senaldi

  • 9 October 2020

A live virtual exhibition walkthrough on Zoom with curator Giorgia von Albertini and Duchamp and Manzoni specialist Marco Senaldi, on the occasion of the exhibition ‘Seeing Touch’ currently on view at Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz.

About ‘Seeing Touch’
Shedding light on a group of intergenerational artists from the gallery’s program and beyond, ‘Seeing Touch’ features a selection of works which can be understood through a wide range of bodily approaches that often supersede the visual. The presentation takes inspiration from Helen Molesworth’s seminal essay ‘Duchamp: By Hand, Even’ (2005), which explores the haptic qualities of Duchamp’s hand-made works versus his ready-mades. The artists in the presentation span different generations and practices and offer a variety of artistic modes that bring about tactile engagement and embodied responses. Participating artists include Phyllida Barlow, Louise Bourgeois, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Eva Hesse, Simone Fattal, Sylvie Fleury, Anna Maria Maiolino, Piero Manzoni, Dieter Roth, Pipilotti Rist, Martin Soto Climent, and Not Vital.

About Giorgia von Albertini
Giorgia von Albertini is an independent curator and writer based in Switzerland. Von Albertini’s most recent curatorial projects include ‘Martin Soto Climent: In the Shadow of an Invisible Thread’, Hessel Museum of Art, New York; ‘Bethan Huws’, Galerie Tschudi, Zuoz; ‘DREAM MACHINES: Salvatore Scarpitta and Panamarenko’, Fundaziun Not Vital, Tarasp; and ‘Not Vital: SCARCH’, Hauser & Wirth, Somerset. She is the author of numerous publications and editor of ‘Not Vital: SCARCH’ (Hauser & Wirth Publishers).

About Marco Senaldi
Marco Senaldi is a philosopher and curator based in Italy. He has published extensively on contemporary art theory, including ‘Enjoy! Il godimento estetico / The Aesthetic Enjoyment’, Meltemi, Rome, 2003 (2nd ed. 2006); ‘Doppio sguardo. Cinema e arte contemporanea/ Double Look: Cinema and Contemporary Art’, Bompiani, Milan, 2008 (winner of Limina Award best book on Cinema Theory 2008); ‘Arte & Televisione.

Da Andy Warhol a Grande Fratello / Art & TV. From Andy Warhol’s TV to Big Brother’, Postmedia, Milan 2009; and recently ‘Duchamp. La scienza dell’arte’, Meltemi, Milan 2019 (voted best essay on art in 2019 by the magazine Artribune). He has also curated contemporary art exhibitions such as ‘Cover Theory. Contemporary Art as Re-interpretation’ (2003); ‘Il marmo e la celluloide. Contemporary Art and Cinematic Visions’ (2006); ‘Athos Ongaro – Abracadabra’ (Museo Pecci, Prato), 2011. He is currently working on a book about ‘Merda d’artista / Artist’s Shit’ by Piero Manzoni. – 'Seeing Touch' is on view at Hauser & Wirth St. Moritz, 26 September – 15 November 2020.