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Czech Dream Going into Internal Exile

NEW YORK, NY - On October 6, 2015 the Czech Center NY at Bohemian National Hall presents Czech Dream, a project that consists of two key elements – an exhibition and a collection of short animated and feature film screenings. The Czech Dream project which is curated by Petr Vaňous focuses on specific artistic areas including fine arts, short animations, and feature films and on presenting selected works of art that have distinct characteristics of thinking and imagination. The essences of these works are to present strong content that describes the place and time of their origin. The unifying aspect of the project is the sense of absurdity, strangeness, irony, mystification, inverse, paraphrase, skepticism and allegory. The project is named after the mystification documentary film by the directors Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda.

Curated by Petr Vaňous

Works of Czech artists from several generations with the focus on experimental and escalated imagination will be showcased. The participating artists include Adéla Babanová, Ondřej Basjuk, Josef Bolf, Vladimír Boudník, René Hábl, Veronika Holcová, Jakub Janovský, Igor Korpaczewski, Jan Kotík, Ondřej Maleček, Milan Perič, Jiří Petrbok, Daniel Pitín, Petra Polifková, Jaroslav Rezek, Zbyněk Sedlecký, Robert Šalanda, Vladimír Véla, and Rudolf Volráb.

Feature and animated films by prominent Czech filmmakers including, Jiří Bárta, Juraj Herz, Pavel Juráček, Vít Klusák, Ester Krumbachová, Jan Němec, Michaela Pavlátová, Filip Remunda, Jan Švankmajer, Jiří Trnka, Hermína Týrlová and Tomáš Vorel will be screened. In addition, authorial self-presentations of short animated films by directors, Adéla Babanová, Daniel Pitín and Josef Bolf will be followed by an open discussion.

The exhibition and film screenings will take place from October 6th till November 10th 2015 in both the cinema and gallery at Bohemian National Hall at 321 East 73rd St New York, NY 10021.

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