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Program

Mar 1, 2016 7:00 PM - Mar 25, 2016

Paulina Skavová: Underwear 2016

EXHIBITION. Paulina Skavová is one of the most talented and original female artists from the Czech Republic. At the opening there will be a provocative & surprising physical theatre performance by actress/choreographer - Halka Třešnáková that speaks to the themes of the exhibition.


Exhibition Opening reception: TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 7PM
Open through March 30

Paulina Skavová graduated from The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague with postgraduate studies at HGK, Luzern, Switzerland and sculpture scholarship in Acapulco, Mexico.

Her work deals with femininity and feminism but does so in a very refreshing and optimistic manner, without any hidden anger. Besides her wits and intelligence, she is also great in the craft of whatever media she sets her mind to work in.

She is able to create great monumental works such as perfectly crafted bronze sculptures, as well as to play with concepts and light ideas, pictures, photographs, etc. in a very beautiful manner. Her works have been included in several major exhibitions at the National Gallery in Prague in the past several years.

Her awards include the 2001 Studio Award, Academy of Fine Arts Prague and the

2002 Jany Rybářová´s award, Fundazione Europea Margherita, Italy

Skavová has created this Exhibition specifically for the Czech Center New York Gallery space. She says that sculpting is a demanding and long process but she has found her own form of art therapy that is somewhere between fashion and object.

Her exhibition playfully deals with Underwear as a women´s weapon.

MARCH 1-30, 10-6PM in the Gallery

    

EXHIBITION OPENING &PERFORMING ARTS

This exhibition features one of Prague’s most talented female artists, Paulina Skavová, dealing with femininity and feminism in a refreshing and optimistic manner. This brand new collection playfully deals with Underwear as a women´s weapon.

Skavová has created this Exhibition specifically for the Czech Center New York Gallery space. She says that sculpting is a demanding and long process but she has found her own form of art therapy that is somewhere between fashion and object.

At the opening there will be a provocative & surprising physical theatre performance by actress/choreographer - Halka Třešnáková that speaks to the themes of the exhibition.  

Třešňáková graduated from the Department of Non-verbal and Comedy Theater at The Prague Academy of Music (HAMU). She has worked with artists from various countries and has been a co-creator of an entire range of projects including: Hanging Man (Ctibor Turba); Strangeness / Divnosti, The Life of Fanta Zije, Talkmen (Jednotka); I Dressed and Ate; Cat (Petr Krušelnický); On His Couch; and Mezzo, Už muž, and Money Transformance with Second Hand Women.

In the recent years she performed as an actress in Uranium, Stud FeeOil,  and  Pustina by Miroslav Bambušek. Currently you can see her in the performance Mrs. Rabbi at the Slovak National Theater or at the Czech National Theater in the play Enron, for which she also created the movement choreography. Her current work includes the performance of Brass Band by Vosto 5 theater about the post-war massacre on Germans done by Czechs in a small town near Jihlava. Currently she is working as movement choreographer at City Theater Brno on the performance of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, where she explores new ways to find a stage language for the movement of an autistic boy and the reactions towards him from the outside world.


Many of her projects have toured around the world. She likes to provoke; experiment, unearth taboos, and always surprise. Halka Třešňáková is an actress, choreographer, and a pedagogue, but above all – an artist. 

 

Exhibition Opening: TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 7PM
Open through March 30

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

From: Mar 1, 2016 7:00 PM
To: Mar 25, 2016

Organizer:

Czech Center


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