The Art of the Palliative Turn
Art for the End of Our Way of Life
30 Mar 2023 – 7 Jan 2024
Bauhaus Museum Dessau
In 2020, the artist Olav Westphalen (born 1963) initiated the Association for the Palliative Turn, a loosely connected group of international artists. Since then, its members have focused on the artistic potentials of dealing with death, palliation, and leave-taking in a range of media and event formats that make use of humour, generosity, delight, and reflection. In the practice of life, the human body is inevitably awarded the role of a medium. The various limitations that bodies impose on people are as much a part of this as all singular sensory perceptions and experiences.