Format: Exhibiton (static)
Duration: 11.10. – 25.11.2020
Location: Objekt A | Löwenbräukunst, Zürich
Mental Health Day
Format: Events (inter-active)
Locations: Objekt A
and schwarzescafé | Löwenbräukunst, Zürich,
as well as online
until Nov 25
Christian Fogarolli: Pneuma
In the newly opened Off-Space Objekt A of Löwenbräukunst dis- order opened the exhibition Pneuma by Italian artist Christian Fogarolli, winner of the Italian Council Prize 2019, curated by Giulia Busetti:
During the one year research-project Fogarolli has undertaken a European-wide journey to various psychiatric institutions, their history and current programs for stabilizing mental health.
Exploring the immateriality and intangibility of mental illness, the artist’s research leads to some current questions: Are we still able to start a process of de-stigmatization and reconsideration of mental illness? How do we consider the binary condition that distinguishes normality from deviance?
By analysing various geographical and cultural contexts, the exhibition questions the stigma and taboo often connected to the mental health disease.
Visit Christian Fogarolli's website
Reading Group 1:
To activate the exhibition space Objekt A and put the exhibition Pneuma in dialogue with another experience of Mental Health dis- order is pleased to invite you to our first Reading Group reading together:
Eve Sedgwick: Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading, or, you’re so paranoid, you probably think this essay is about you
I am saying that the main reasons for questioning paranoid practices are other than the possibility that their suspicions can be delusional or simply wrong. Concomitantly, some of the main reasons for practicing paranoid strategies may be other than the possibility that they offer unique access to true knowledge. They represent a way, among other ways, of seeking, finding, and organizing knowledge. Paranoia knows some things well and others poorly.
I’d like to undertake now something like a composite sketch of what I mean by paranoia in this connection—not as a tool of differential diagnosis, but as a tool for better seeing differentials of practice. My main headings are:
Paranoia is anticipatory.
Paranoia is reflexive and mimetic.
Paranoia is a strong theory.
Paranoia is a theory of negative affects.
Paranoia places its faith in exposure.
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