Points of Contact considers visual and tactile experiences of architecture as starting points for a broader investigation into the nebulous overlaps and tensions between surface and depth, flatness and structure, the solid and the ephemeral.

With an emphasis on haptic and embodied forms of engagement, the show will exhibit works that make connections between the body of the viewer and the body of the artwork. It will also consider how the dichotomies of flatness and depth, intimacy and distance, set out by writer Juhani Pallasmaa, might begin to slide into one another within the architecture and space of the city.

The show will include artists drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as the ergonomics of urban structures, such as transport and the workplace, languages of graphic design, and advertisements for aspirational living, as well as their methods of display. Drawing together the variety of approaches these artists use will be a shared questioning of surface and materiality.