In the past year of violence and loss, grief has taken many forms. The inability to touch those lost or to physically console loved ones has made the process of mourning especially difficult. Artist Jenelle Esparza and curator Naoko Takahatake discuss powerful prints and drawings by Käthe Kollwitz and deeply personal textiles by Esparza that grapple with grief by visualizing the touch of the artists' hands. Moderated by curator Mazie Harris.
Image: Holding Hands (Mom and I), New York City, August 25, 2004 at 4:15 pm, Mariana Cook. Gelatin silver print. The J. Paul Getty Museum, Gift of a private collector. © Mariana Cook