Compassion Fatigue

1.-17. 2. 2019 (opening: Thursday 31st January 2019 at 6 p.m.)

Daniel Burda, František Fekete, Nina Grúňová, Anežka Horová, Alexandra C. Machová, Petr Pololánik, Veronika Přistoupilová, Veronika Švecová, Klára Trsková

curated by: Martin Blažíček

graphic design: Jan Slabihoudek

The group exhibition project Compassion Fatigue is the outcome of shared conversations, revisions of cultural symptoms, social artifacts, political and economic strategies. It straddles the space between a dystopic discourse and a romantic return to physicality, a new ritualism and the esoteric. Its title references the loss of empathy, compassion fatigue, with which we describe the phenomenon of oversaturation with stressful stimuli which eventually leads to an inability to perceive suffering. This leads to passivity, to a state of rigid and melancholic limbo defined by the emotional and physical experience of inevitable decline. The works exhibited try to reflect this newly-born interzone which stretches between a loss of trust in the system and an increasingly pressing search for personal space between a nebulous present and a non-existent future.