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Something Between Us


Exhibition: March 6 to August 2, 2020 (Re-opening: May 12, 2020)

Curators: Ludwig Seyfarth, Harriet Zilch

Aristotle characterized the human being as a “Zoon politikon”, a social as well as political creature that enters into interpersonal relationships. Even today, despite an increasingly individualized society, humans maintain complex, reciprocal relationships with their environment. Partnerships, family relationships, friendships and other emotional bonds define an intertwined mesh of relations.

The international group exhibition Something Between Us addresses the topic of the human being as a social animal, as “Zoon politikon”. It investigates the anthropological constants of interpersonal relationships, such as love, empathy, emotional security, caring and safety, on the one hand, and yet, on the other hand, there is hate, fixation on roles, dependency, reprimand and discrimination. Something Between Us also explores in which way the complex structures of interaction and reciprocity are changing in our digital age. Spanning various genres – painting, drawing, film, sculptural installation and performance – the exhibition features works by international artists who have, in an impressive manner, probed into the fundamental questions of (inter-)human existence.

The exhibition is based on a cooperation between the art institution KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION and the Kunsthalle Nürnberg, jointly curated by Ludwig Seyfarth (KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION) and Harriet Zilch (Kunsthalle Nürnberg).

Kunsthalle Nürnberg | Duration: October 16, 2021 until January 23, 2022

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Accompanying program

, 7 pm

Something Between Us: Opening

Monika Schnetkamp, Chairwoman Arthena Foundation

Ludwig Seyfarth, Curator of the exhibition

, 7 pm

Düsseldorf’s Night of Museums 2020

| Cancellation due to given reason by the organizer of the Night of the Museums Düsseldorf. |

Guided tours through the exhibition 7, 9, 11 pm | Screening programme with works by the artists of the exhibition 20, 22, 24 pm | The curator Ludwig Seyfarth will play classical music | entrance: 14 Euro for all venues

, 3 pm – 4 pm


Two films by the filmmaker Teboho Edkins, who grew up in Lesotho, Africa, are shown in the exhibition Something Between Us in KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION: Gangster Backstage (2013) with protagonists from criminal milieus in Cape Town, and Shepherds (2018-2020), shot in a prison with rustlers in Lesotho. Shepherds has received several awards at this year's International Short Film Festival in Oberhausen. At the Berlinale 2020 his documentary Days of Cannibalism premiered, which deals with a new relationship between China and Africa. During the artist talk, Teboho Edkins will talk with curator Ludwig Seyfarth about his working method, which has earned him recognition in both the film and art scene.

- artist talk in German and with registration -

Due to corona-related space restrictions, we kindly ask you to register early for the artist talk by e-mail: or by phone: +49 (0)211 99 434 130.

, 4 pm – 7 pm

Something Between Us | Finissage with catalogue presentation

The catalogue published by Verlag für Moderne Kunst with texts by Harriet Zilch and Ludwig Seyfarth will be presented at the finissage. The exhibition is a cooperation between the art institution KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION and Kunsthalle Nürnberg.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the current regulations for events, we must ask that all visitors to wear mouth and nose protection, register upon arrival and keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m. We will take care of the remaining protective measures and there is sufficient disinfectant available for you.

Public guided tours


Public guided tours

3 pm | 8.3.2020

2, 3, 4 pm | 31.5., 14.06., 28.06., 12.07., 26.07.2020 (each 20 minutes)

Registration: max. two households at the same time with prior registration and after confirmation at: | 0211 99 434 130. The current visit rules apply: Wear a face mask, keep distance, disinfect your hands. The guided tours and admission are free.



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