The Cure exhibition is an artist’s contemplation and visual exploration of the fundamental importance of human connection, both physical and emotional. The cure is resonating with people marked by a tumultuous year of social disconnections, divisions and restrictions.
Social relations, an indispensable pillar for human beings, are weakening. In recent years, we have been witnessing the birth of substitutes for human interactions in various technological forms. However, such virtual surrogates cannot simulate the warmth of another person’s touch nor can they replace a real face to face relating.
Even before Covid-19, our contemporary society had been experiencing a deep lack of connection. It’s one of the saddest things of our modern time just how isolated people are, and how technology is amplifying it exponentially.
The recent events have intensified these disconnections through physical isolation. The contradiction of Covid-19 is that we are meant to keep at a distance from each other, yet it is the touch and connection which are indispensable to our health and wellbeing. It’s quite alarming to witness the lack of conversation about the effects and consequences of social isolations and restrictions on human beings. Covid19 is an example of how our society is so poorly oriented in thematic related to the mind, focusing only on technical problems and economical aspects.
Restrictions don’t take in consideration the impact on people mentally but only physically. When we are thinking about this as a health crisis we should keep thinking about mental and physical health together and not apart.
Covid-19 arrived into a world shaken by a prolonged storm of international struggle. This virus is growing in a world ready to explode. Like most of the historical crises, first we experience a feeling a sense of disruption. Lockdowns, recessions, and pandemics frighten and isolate people, but they can also inspire us. This period put us face to face with our demons, making us rethink about our lives, perhaps discovering the meaning in things, we never had valued before or we simply took for granted.
Not only the need of physically being together, but also the needs of a shared sense of identity, understanding, and reciprocity, which are often forgotten albeit the base of our existence. These ideals have reemerged as a necessity from this period.
It’s now time to be more united than ever, we must weave and reweave bonds that unite people.
The Cure a visual trigger for a reflection, a tool to stimulate a new broader conversations and awareness of this new technologic disjointed era we all live in.
Below are some of the 16 pieces of the exhibition