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9 Sep 2017 - 5 Nov 2017

Radek Brousil: Red Naomi

Taking its title from Red Naomi, one of the most popular roses exported from Kenya to Europe, and celebrated for its “high petal count, improved longevity and resistance to transport”, Radek Brousil’s project deals with the symbolism and impact of our fondness for flowers. It circulates freely around Glasgow botanical gardens glass house and its marble sculpture of a ‘Nubian Slave’, touching on the Czech textile company VEBA and its textile designs for the African market, Naomi Campbell and the story of a pouch with “dirty looking” stones, and water as a connecting element and asset for both transport and production, the exhibition is interested in shifts, twists, appropriations, misinterpretation and the absence of the “natural” in current frames of cultural and economical exchange. Its aim is not just academic or critical: with humour and irony it allows certain elements to appear in new contexts, parallels and configurations, understanding cultural symbols as loose containers for adjustation and productive hybridity.

The exhibition is an installation and a film with an accompanying text by Francis Mckee, curated by Michal Novotný and 16 Nicholson Street

"My current project with 16 Nicholson Street involves my exploration of the botanical gardens of Scotland, mainly those in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This involves researching floral industry in Africa and its exports to Europe for commercial reasons”
  Radek Brousil

Radek Brousil's website

Friday 8 September 2017, 6-9 pm

Cover image: Radek Brousil: Black and White Photography, 2016

Part of Czech Season in Scotland 2017  

Part Of Black History Month 2017

With a contribution from Francis McKee, Director of Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.
In collaboration with 16 Nicholson Street


Radek Brousil: The Ultimate Norm, 2015

Radek Brousil: Bluescreen for Brokoff (two figures of Moors at the Morzin Palace, Prague, sculptural groups of St Francis Xavier and St Francis of Loyola, all by F.M. Brokoff, National Museum collection, Inv. Nos. H2-38133, H2-38132, 2016, various dimensions, direct print on forex, extruded polystyrene)

Radek Brousil: Hands Clasped, 2015




16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow G5 9ER

From: 9 Sep 2017
To: 5 Nov 2017


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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