Healing 2.0. Installation View. Digital printed on fabric. 2019. Romana Drdova / Juyoung Kim, Soyoung Bae. photography by Julie Hrncirova @Meetfactory. Prague. CZ
The Healing 2.0 exhibition themes various ways of looking at health, healing, therapy and prevention today, from a contemporary art perspective that puts this issue in a broader social context.
The exhibition presents the work of seven prominent artists from the upcoming generation of Czech artists, enriched by three foreign authors.
Healing 2.0 thus feels healthy as a part of the modern Western society's lifestyle, which is keen to tear down trends while responding to the problems it generates to a large extent - whether it is chronic fatigue, stress, insomnia or eating problems At the same time, it also discusses how original, natural or archetypal elements based on tradition or even irrational beliefs seep into modern, technological means than on strictly scientific or exact procedures.
Respectively, it points to the fact that both of these components often blend together in the effort of modern man for a healthy life.
The exhibition is blended with cool aesthetics, drawing mainly from contemporary technology, and underscores the architectural design resembling a hospital or laboratory environment. But above all on the semantic level,
this "sterility" is contaminated with emotionality, physicality, intuition, irrationality and, in a way, existential sense of man balancing between "nature" and "art".
Healing 2.0. Object detail view. Digital printed on Mask. 2019 @Meetfactory. Prague. CZ
Healing 2.0. Installation View. 2019. @Meetfactory. Prague. CZ