The starting point for the exhibition is the double crisis of our time: the care crisis on the one hand and the Covid-19 pandemic on the other. The care crisis has led to structural problems, such as the erosion of the social care system, which have led to an increasing shift of responsibility from the state to the individual. This is closely linked to the health and mental health problems that have arisen as a result of the pandemic.
The exhibition poses the questions: how has our image of care, including care for ourselves and others, and care for our environment, changed in the light of all this in recent decades? What different ways and forms can care take, and what alternatives, including communal ones, can formulate? What are the different ways in which caring and care work are related to those involved in it and how do these relations shift continuously?
On the one hand, the artworks of the exhibition acknowledge and illustrate the different forms of caring, the often invisible work of women and those difficulties involved. On the other hand, they prompt a long-needed rethinking of these processes, for example by reminding us of the blurring of boundaries between the self and the other in situations involving care, or by drawing attention to the systemic problems that emerge from individual and often silenced narratives.