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Healing Evening

Ke Sklárně 3213/15, Praha MeetFactory

27. 3. 18:00

Accompanying program of the Healing 2.0 exhibition will be dedicated to both the exhibition itself and also its topic of healthy lifestyle as it is mediated by modern art.

Healing 2.0 – Guided tour

How does Western society perceive the area of health? Treatment, therapy, prevention and healthy lifestyle from the perspective of modern art as exhibited in Healing 2.0 will be presented by the curator of the exhibition Tereza Jindrová.

Commanded release
Motif of group therapy and exercise in the artworks of contemporary artists.

A string of videos prepared by the curator Tereza Jindrová presents the artworks of Jakub Jansa, Barbora Kleinhamplová, Liz Magic Laser, Markéta Magid, and the Edward Thomasson&Lucy Beech duo. Videos share the leitmotif of therapeutic or relaxation exercises, whose purpose is to release both mental and physical tension.

In all those works, it is possible to observe a critical sting that is sharpened by the frustration of an individual in the current world - be it politics, interpersonal coexistence or working pressure. By transferring the selected videos from the context of a gallery into the screening room it changes the experience of the audience - the viewer is confronted with the content in a more urgent manner, they feel tension and relaxation or empathise with the actor.

The string of videos was created as part of original research of the Healing exhibition (Czech Center Berlin, 2018) which is dedicated to the topic of health in contemporary art. It was presented in cooperation with Jindřich Chalupecký Society at the Festival of Animation Films Ji.Hlava 2017.

Videos will be screened in English and the additional commentary will be done in Czech.

1. Migra jóga / Migra Yoga, Czech Republic, 2016, 10min, author: Markéta Magidová
2. Prvotní promluva / Primal Speech, US, 2016, 11:50, author: Liz Magic Laser
3. Někdy se cítí skoro šťastně / Sometimes they almost feel happy, Czech Republic, 2015, 9:29min, author: Barbora Kleinhamlová
4. Společně 2017 / Together 2017, UK, 10:06min, authors: Lucy Beech&Edward Thomasson
5. Dvě minuty / Two Minutes, Czech Republic, 2016, 6:24min, author: Jakub Jansa


Curator's talk with WHW collective is following this programme. The event is in cooperation with Jindřich Chalupecký. 

Café Chalupecký: WHW
What, How & for Whom/WHW is a curatorial collective formed in 1999 and based in Zagreb, Croatia. Its members are Ivet Ćurlin, Ana Dević, Nataša Ilić, and Sabina Sabolović, and designer and publicist Dejan Kršić. WHW organizes production, exhibition, and publishing projects and directs city-owned Gallery Nova in Zagreb.


free entry

18:00 Healing 2.0 - guided tour 
19:00 Přikázané uvolnění - screening (theater hall)
20:15 curator’s talk WHW (theater hall)