Doomsday (b)rain check 2
radical crisis management
2023 Jul 07, 19:00
On view:
2023 Jul 08 2023 Sep 03
11 a.m. – 7 p.m., except Mondays and holidays


The climate crisis, the energy crisis, the raw materials crisis, the water crisis, the viruses are all seemingly insurmountable problems of our time. Since the 2000s scientists have been warning more and more loudly about the problems we face. Today some problems are beyond reversal and pessimistic scientists believe that our modern technological civilisation in its present form will collapse within a few decades. Even more moderate techno-optimists believe that if humanity does not change some of its habits and take action to stop waste and environmental degradation, the consequences could be truly catastrophic in the near future.

We ask the invited artists, before the artificial intelligence running on a quantum computer that has swallowed our last electron comes up with a too late answer to our problems, to take the wheel, turn off the cruise control and, in one bold move, steer our vehicle off the comfortable but desolate highway and onto the small paths through the bait road, wherever they lead.

Of course, we didn’t want to narrow our thinking so much to these global problems of our planet that we have highlighted, our focus is mainly on radical crisis management.

Gábor Áfrány

The 2nd edition of the group exhibition Doomsday (b)rain check 2 radical crisis management was realized in collaboration with the Municipality’s Council of Sfântu Gheorghe and House of Arts Veszprém within the framework of the Veszprém-Balaton 2023 European Capital of Culture project. The first edition took place in two locations during March, in parallel at the Csikász Gallery in Veszprém and at the MAGMA Contemporary Art Space. The current exhibition presents works featured at the Csikász Gallery, which were created especially for the exhibition concept.