Lantian Xie, New Chicago Beach Hotel, 2015. Courtesy of the artist and Grey Noise, Dubai.


Dates:  15 – 23 September 2015
Opening: 14 September 2015, 18:00 – 20:00
Opening times: Monday – Friday, 11:00 – 18:00
Venue: Delfina Foundation
Entry: Free

Imagine aspiring to, shrinking from and spurning intimacy; now imagine doing all this simultaneously and ceaselessly.

How do you map something that does not abide by the rules of cartography?

How does one even begin to understand something that lies outside of mapping controversies?

This project, curated by Gitanjali Dang/Khanabadosh, draws on greater and lesser acts of intimacy across habitual categories such as human/nonhuman and culture/nature. With research stemming from Freud’s ‘porcupine dilemma’, this ongoing conversation is unpacked by 14 artistic positions, and includes artists currently in residence at Delfina Foundation.

The opening event on 14 September will be preceded by a screening of Karan Shrestha, Abarohan (Descent), 2013, 10’47” at 17:45.

Artists include: Andrea FernandesJaebum KimJosé Vera Matos , Behnam Igzeer, Ian Whittlesea, Karan Shrestha, Kush Badhwar, Lantian Xie, Limits Within, Onur Gökmen, Prajakta Potnis, Ratna Gupta, Reza Negarestani, Santiago Sierra, Starlyn D’Souza and Timothy Morton.