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‘The Burnout Society’

April 5 @ 5:00 pm - April 21 @ 5:00 pm

‘The Burnout Society’ is an exhibition that reflects on the demands of Society, and the way they influence new generations, thanks to the perspectives of young artists in the Euregio.

“The contemporary psychic maladies, among them burnout, indicate an excess of positivity, that is not negations so much as the inability to say no; they do not point to not-being-allowed-to do-anything but being able-to-do-everything” (‘The Burnout Society’ by Byung-Chul Han, 2015)

How can one choose between what they ‘should’ and ‘could’ do in a Society where everything is possible? How does this impact young people – those who are supposed to create a better future, resolve climate change, fight for human rights, fair practice, and a more egalitarian society?

In the exhibition, we highlight the unhealthy dynamics of our Society, using the work of the artists exhibited as a starting point to reflect on the infinite sea of possibilities which affects so many of us.

‘The Burnout Society’ is part of an experimental project, developed to support emerging artists entering the commercial art world. It is a cooperation between The Artist and the Others and Marieke Severens, from Pontarte Gallery in Maastricht.

The Burnout Society will feature works by Sara BachourElisa Verkoelen, Milena Dahl & Stef Lemmens.

You are warmly, invited to the opening on Friday the 5th of April from 5 pm at Pontarte.

The exhibition is part of the Archipel program of Bip Liège 

Image: “Helping Hands” by Sara Bachour, 2020


April 5 @ 5:00 pm
April 21 @ 5:00 pm
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Maastricht, 6211 KV Netherlands
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