Eva Spierenburg 
Holding a fish to avoid sinking
July 16 – September 12, 2020

In Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology, corporeality and being embodied are prerequisites for our understanding of –and interaction with– the world. Breaking with Cartesian dualism (and with a much older, Platonic tradition that assigns primacy to the mental and spiritual), our relationship with the objects is recalibrated by this philosophy. The body handles the objects with which we shape our world, and by shaping it, we learn to understand our own being in the world (to paraphrase another phenomenologist)...