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Exhibition “Post-digital Intimacy” at the National Gallery in Prague

Art and Heritage in Central Europe

The touchscreen is what we hold in our hand most often and usually the first thing we reach for right after waking up. Technology and intimacy, two traditionally antithetical areas, are nowadays interconnected, both having transformed each other. In the everyday, technology has infiltrated our privacy. It has become the object of our notion and desire, our interlocutor and crutch, but also a dangerous confidant.

The exhibition deals with how, after a virtual experience, further emphasized by a pandemic situation, the concept of our privacy and intimacy has changed and what effect it has on our close relationships. Through the work of nine young artists, it questions whether further development is bound for the likes of dystopian sci-fi or whether virtual interconnectedness can actually help us solve some of the burning issues of the world today.

Nine contemporary artists – Darja Bajagić, Ivana Bašić, Louisa Gagliardi, Lola Gonzàlez, Daiga Grantina, Rachel Maclean, Pakui Hardware, Viktor Timofeev and Tenant of Culture – will give you an insight into the nebulous visions of closeness in the post-digital world.

Trade Fair Palace, Prague, from 1.11.2021 to 10.7.2022

Curator: Michal Novotný


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