Feb 2, 2016 - Apr 8, 2016
EVA KOŤÁTKOVÁ- ERROR
Czech Center NY is supporting an exhibition of Eva Kot’átková's: ERROR curated by Kari Conte. There will be a special opportunity for a guided exhibition tour on April 7, 7PM
Eva Kot’átková: ERROR
Curated by Kari Conte
February 2 – April 8, 2016
International Studio &
Curatorial Program, Brooklyn
For her exhibition subtitled ERROR,
Eva Kot’átková unravels relationships between human bodies and the oppressive
institutional structures that sometimes surround them. Including 45 recent
original works on paper and video work, the presentation points to the
alternate worlds that psychiatric patients create in their heads, and the
anxieties that confront these patients and the institutions that care for them.
The stories portrayed in the exhibition are given life by machines and objects
that are both real and imagined—and often monstrous—and exemplify society as
increasingly passive and manipulated by the normative systems of institutions
such as hospitals, school and governments.
Eva Kot’átková (b. 1982, Prague) was an artist in residence at ISCP in 2008, as the youngest person ever to receive the Jindřich Chalupecký Award for artists from the Czech Republic, with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding. Kot’átková was born in 1982 in Prague, Czech Republic. From 2002 to 2008 she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague, at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna. Recent solo exhibitions include Out of Sight, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, USA; Eva Koťátková: Anatomical Orchestra, Schinkel Pavillon, Berlin, Germany; A Story Teller´s Inadequacy, MAO – Modern Art Oxford, UK; and Theatre of Speaking Objects, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Germany. Group exhibitions include 2015 Triennial: Surround Audience, New Museum, New York, USA; Avatar und Atavism. Outside the Avant-garde, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany; 5 Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Russia; and The Encyclopedic Palace, 55th Venice Biennale, Italy.
Eva Kot’átková: ERROR is made possible through the generous support of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Greenwich Collection, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and Antonio Reynoso, Council Member, 34th District, and the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). Additional support is provided by the Czech Center New York
International Studio & Curatorial Program, Brooklyn
From: Feb 2, 2016
To: Apr 8, 2016
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event