Forgetting Remembering

art exhibition

November 15, 2018 - November 16, 2018,

[3rd Floor]

"Forgetting Remembering" is a two-day exhibition of fine art prints and artists’ books by Czech and Slovak artists who explore the notion of memory, perception and reality. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.

The exhibition features contemporary fine art prints and artists’ books by fourteen Czech and Slovak artists, both renowned and emerging, who employ in their artistic practice printmaking and work with both traditional and digital methods of printing. Curator of the exhibition, Katerina Kyselica, invites the viewers to reflect through more than twenty artworks on the labyrinthine nature of human mind, explore the perception of reality, trauma and family memories, or simply indulge into imagery that showcases a masterful command of the medium.

The exhibiting artists include Eva Hnatova, Dusan Kallay, Dagmar Mavrevova, Jan Mericka, Dalibor Smutny, Kamila Stanclova and Lenka Vilhelmova. The show is accompanied by a set of artists’ books, including works by Katarina Cakova, Anna Niklova, Andrea Pezman, Miloslav Polcar, Martin Raudensky, Zuzana Sebelova and Kristyna Smrckova.

Katerina Kyselica is an independent curator and lecturer. She received a BFA from VCU School of the Arts in Virginia and a Master’s Degree from Charles University in Prague. She organized and curated the Celebrating Print Exhibition (New York City, 2013–2015), a series of surveys of contemporary prints from Central and Eastern Europe. Kyselica’s articles on art, printmaking and design have appeared in Czechdesign.cz, Design Magazin, MF DNES, Art+Antiques, Celebrating Print and the Journal of the Print World.

Opening reception: Thursday, November 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, with introduction by curator Katerina Kyselica. Free and open to the public.

Image: Lenka Vilhelmova, Between Me and My Head (detail), 2017.

Organized by: Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York, BBLA