Krinzinger Projekte, Vienna.
The global rise of right-wing populism tactically incorporates tropes of mystification generated through post-truth prevalent in fake news, propaganda and corruption. Such a precarious masking of the real, which has made a substantial return in politics and elsewhere, can be understood as the spectacle seen through Guy Debord’s 1967 ‘Society of the Spectacle’. Not being a “collection of images, but a social relation among people, mediated by images,” the spectacle slithers into every crevice of life by commodifying it, creating collective alienation.
The works presented in the exhibition Tomorrow is Cancelled, take into account collective complacence in a world where the degradation of knowledge bleeds into a blindness towards critical thought where everything turns into homogeneous robotic feelings of unconsciousness and political ambivalence.