Andreas Kindler von Knobloch gives good hugs. : exhibition text for artist Andreas Kindler von Knobloch's solo exhibition In Support at Mermaid Arts Centre, 2016.

"Andreas Kindler von Knobloch gives good hugs. I have always thought of the dynamic of the hug as similar to that of the handshake. There’s either a powerplay, or there isn’t. And with Andreas, there isn’t. What exists instead is a recognition of the other person – not the other/otherness in opposition but a connection to otherness, a meeting point, on equal footing. Where a handshake might signify a politics of formality, a hug signifies a politics of friendship. The powerplay is replaced by a question of trust. It’s about intimacy." Read more here:

Mermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow (22 July - 3 September 2016)


VAWF 2016: the fifth day-long gathering of Visual Arts Workers Forum, bringing together workers in the visual arts for open conversation and debate. Hosted by Lewis Glucksman Gallery and Cork Midsummer Festival, Cork, and programmed with myself and Tessa Giblin.

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork (June 24, 2016).