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Fake It Till You Make It

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory
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14. 4. - 27. 5. 2018

The exhibition takes on the increasing trend of pushing oneself to a more efficient and improved persona through different strategies and methods proposed in ‘self-help’ books. In times when life becomes a performance due to the permanent attachment to and accessibility of (social) media, it hardly comes as a surprise that we turn to self-help books and their appealing promises of healthier, happier and more successful lives.
  In a humorous manner, this exhibition presents three chapters on core themes in the self-help culture: «Fulfill your potential», «Be religious about your workout» and «Take a deep breath». With this, the show mirrors existing self-improvement tactics such as introducing rituals to your life, establishing forms of self-marketing or positive thinking and getting out of your comfort zone. The audience can expect artworks - partially commissioned - that introduce methods and strategies on how to increase one’s well-being or gain a winning position in society. Some of the artworks reflect a shiny and glamorous vision of reality, while others reveal a behind-the-scenes view of many self-help approaches and their pseudo-philosophies.
  After participating in Aarhus 2017 - European Capital of Culture and four years running their art space in Berlin, insitu collective is now presenting international artists in their second large-scale institutional exhibition.

Artists:  Christian Falsnaes, Isabella Fürnkäs, Andy Kassier, Basim Magdy, Pia Sirén, Marianne Vlaschits, Anna Witt
Curators: insitu collective 
Exhibition opening: 13. 4. at Veřejný dům / Public House 
Entry: Free
See the photos by Tomáš Souček (installation) and photos by Adéla Waldhauserová (opening)

Interview: UMA Audioguide


Supporting Program:
Guided Tour 28th April 7:30 pm 
Guided Tour 22nd May 7:00 pm 

Opening Hours:
Monday – Sunday 1 PM – 8 PM 
on Tuesday 8th May open from 1 PM till 8 PM 
on Thursday 10th May closed 

With the kind support by MeetFactory Prague, Frame Contemporary Art Finland, Federal Chancellery of Austria and Rakouské kulturní fórum v Praze.