13 Apr 2012 - 13 Jun 2012
Tereza Buskova: Matriarchy
Series of lifelike tableaux from the period of 2007-2010 by Czech artist Tereza Buskova will be shown at Little Paris together with Buskova's new affordable print edition called the 'Caroler's wife'. With a deep touch of humour, Tereza Buskova once again renews folk traditions, this time by highliting the Bohemian rituals of Masopust and Wedding Nights.
Ever since she started producing her silk screens in the early 2000's, the Buskova's lifelike tableaux have always oscillated between bold aesthetics, dark Slavic symbolism and a strong female figure. Buskova's muse is an ideal of beauty and femininity. The body of this woman is always made up in white like a sculpture. Her sensuality is erotic but never pornographic, the artist likes to engage with sexuality but it is always suggessted. Buskova makes us travel through tradition and revival, reality and fantasy, past and present.
Monday to Saturday - 10.30 am - 6.30 pm
Sunday - 12 am - 6 pm
About the artist:
Tereza Buskova was born in Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1978. She now lives in London, having completed her Fine Art Printmaking MA at the Royal College of Art in 2007.
Her work has been presented in a wide rage of different events and exhibitions, including her first solo show 'Rituals' at the David Roberts Art Foundation (2008), and numerous group shows including A Tradition I Do Not Mean to Break at 176 / Zabludowicz Collection (2009).
Little Paris -Contact:
Tel: 0207 704 9970
This event was part of Czech Open 2012, the accompanying cultural programme of the London Olympic Games 2012 organised by the Czech Centre London in collaboration with the Czech Olympic Committee, the City of Prague, the Islington City Council, the Embassy of the Czech Republic in the UK and other partners.
The Czech Open season presented dozens of Czech artists, designers, musicians and many more who, in collaboration with their British counterparts, created projects for London-based galleries, cinemas, festivals and community spaces between March and August 2012.
Czech Open 2012 was the largest and most visible presentation of Czech culture in the UK in the last decade.
Little Paris, 262 Upper Street, London N1 2UQ
From: 13 Apr 2012
To: 13 Jun 2012