Jan 18, 2007 12:00 AM - Mar 2, 2007 12:00 AM
KATEŘINA ŠEDÁ: Granddaughter
Exhibition at the Czech Center, OPENING RECEPTION: JANUARY 18, 6 :30–8:30 PM
KATEŘINA ŠEDÁ: EXHIBITION
JANUARY 18–MARCH 3
OPENING RECEPTION: JANUARY 18, 6 :30–8:30 PM
CZECH CENTER NEW YORK
Since becoming a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Czech Republic in 1999, Katerina Šedá has staged interventions into the life around her she identifies as “normality”. These experiments have taken place in small villages near Brno, her home environment, as well as in the urban setting of her second home, Prague. Based
on rigorous research into behavior and communication patterns in both art and nonart
communities, Šedá has developed some poignant sociology-driven themes and spun around the truisms about production, consumption and meaning of contemporary art.
Her past projects include The First Rally of Sunday Painters (Lisen near Brno, 2002), Quiet, Please: I’m Painting (Charles Bridge, Prague, 2003) and Bringing up a Child, 2004.
For her latest project Convertor (Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, 2005) Šedá invited a “grey jury” composed from 8 members of her Šedý family (“sedy/a” in Czech translates as “grey”), none of whom had been educated in art, and asked them to probe, comment on and join in on the discussions about the art work submitted by graduating students.
Šedá has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions, including Dum Umeni, Brno (2003) and Prague Biennale 2 (2005). She is holder of the Tranzit Award (2004), Essl Award (2005) and won the prestigious Jindrich Chalupecky Price awarded annually to Czech contemporary
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From: Jan 18, 2007 12:00 AM
To: Mar 2, 2007 12:00 AM