Installation view "And I Trust You", Salon Dahlmann, 2022. All photos: Roman März
BERLIN | Salon Dahlmann | September 10, 2022 – March 25, 2023
The Salon Dahlmann in Berlin presents works from the collections of Timo Miettinen and Florian Peters-Messer in a joint exhibition

Trust is an important element of human life. We need trust for ourselves and societies to develop – for every aspect of life from child development to intimate and work related relations, from the acquisition of knowledge, to the conduct of political affairs.
Henrike NAUMANN "Four Words", 2015, wall tatoo from a right-wing mail order company on woodchip wallpaper from the early 90s

The New Zealand philosopher Annette Baier (1929–2012) argued that a distinguishing mark of trust is that when we trust we are vulnerable but we accept our vulnerability. When we trust others, we expect them to act in ways that are not harmful to us. We believe that they are persons capable of reliable action and integrity, well motivated, with concern and respect for others.
From left to right: Works by Tracey EMIN, Oska GUTHEIL and Vivian SUTER.

The exhibition “And I Trust You” takes this thought about vulnerability as a starting point and deals with the topic of trust from a queer-feminist perspective. The role of caring and trust plays a crucial role especially for those that are living their lives outside the so-called social norms and roles. The show brings together more than 30 international artists that look at possibilities to widen the concept of normality in relationships and societies and to find ways of deepening the understanding of ourselves and others.
From left to right: Works by Louise BOURGEOIS, Sonja JAKOVLEVA, Alexander BASIL and Murat ÖNEN.

The exhibition combines works from the collections of Timo Miettinen and Florian Peters-Messer. For both of them art has been an important bridge for breaking stereotypes given by society and family.

Curated by Anna Miettinen and Linda Peitz.

With: Etel ADNAN, Eija-Liisa AHTILA, Alexander BASIL, Filip BERG, Monica BONVICINI, Louise BOURGEOIS, Elina BROTHERUS, Sophie CALLE, Larisa CRUNTEANU, Nicole EISENMAN, Elmgreen & Dragset, Tracey EMIN, Rainer FETTING, Noora GEAGEA, Oska GUTHEIL, Terike HAAPOJA, Harry HACHMEISTER, Sonja YAKOVLEVA, Kris LEMSALU, Kirsi MIKKOLA, Paul MPAGI SEPUYA, Henrike NAUMANN, Murat ÖNEN, Jens PECHO, Aurora REINHARD, Jaanus SAMMA & Marko RAAT, Aviva SILVERMAN, Maria SULYMENKO, Iiu SUSIRAJA, Vivian SUTER, David WOJNAROWICZ. Special guest: Minna HAVUKAINEN.
Aurora REINHARD "Artist and Collectors #2", 2022, mixed media (3D printed figures and objects), 40 x 118 x 38 cm
Nicole Eisenman "Tea Party", 2012, lithography, 124 x 94,5 cm
Sculpture by Kirsi Mikkola, photos by Eija-Liisa Ahtila
Works by Harry Hachmeister
Jens Pecho "Three Casualties", 2018, video, 7:18 min