The world’s first Empathy HQ is opening right here in Bow!
The Nunnery Gallery will present the first UK solo exhibition by the Finnish artist Enni-Kukka Tuomala.
In this exhibition, Tuomala examines what empathy means in 2021, in a post-Brexit, post-Covid, post-colonial Britain. She looks at what role empathy can play in helping us re-enter public life and re-discover physical closeness with each other once again.
Her installation makes empathy – an often abstract and intangible feeling – into a physical and tangible form we can see, feel and enter.
Tuomala will ask us to consider:
Is there space left for empathy?
Can we re-learn to be physically close?
What lives in the invisible spaces between us?
Where is the line between public and private space now?
How could we practice being together?
What will it take to make us feel safe with each other again?
This is a free event running from 20 May to 8 August 2021.