The exhibition Healing 2.0 thematises, nowadays, various ways of looking at health, healing, therapies and prevention, from contemporary art perspective which places these issues into wider, society-wide context. The exhibition presents seven outstanding names from the emerging generation of Czech artists. Three foreign artists enrich the exhibition.
The exhibition Healing 2.0 approaches health as a part of a life style of the modern Western culture which enjoys letting itself fascinate by trends, and, at the same time, must respond to issues which it generates to a great extent by itself – be it a chronic fatigue, stress, insomnia or nourishment issues etc. thematises here, as well, how are the modern technological methods penetrated by original, natural, even archetypal elements based rather on traditions or irrational beliefs, more than on strictly scientific or exact approaches. More precisely, we watch how both those parts may pervade, in the effort for a modern human.
As a whole, the exhibition works primarily with the cold aesthetics, drawing in particular from the (digital) technology, and underlined by the architectural framework, which resembles the environment of the hospital or laboratory. Mainly in the semantic level, however, this “sterility” is contaminated by emotionality, corporeality, intuition, irrationality and his own way of existential feeling of a human between “nature” and “artificiality”.
Healing 2.0 loosely follows up on the exhibition project of custodian Ms Teresa Jindrová held in the production of the Jindřich Chalupecký Society at the Czech Centre in Berlin (23rd February – 4th April, 2018).
|Artist||Mit Borrás, Romana Drdová, Ján Gašparovič, Martin Kohout, Jakub Jansa, Andrea Pekárková, Pavel Příkaský a Miroslava Večeřová, Tabita Rezaire, Johana Střížková|
|Place / venue||MeetFactory, Prague|
|Dates||14 February - 7 April 2019|
|Curated by||Tereza Jindrová|
|Index||Andrea Pekárková Jakub Jansa Ján Gašparovič Johana Střížková Martin Kohout Mit Borrás Pavel Příkaský a Miroslava Večeřová Romana Drdová Tabita Rezaire|