16 Jan 2012 - 14 May 2012
Teresa Buskova for Double Take: The Art of Printmaking
Czech artist Tereza Buskova takes part in Double Take exhibition organised by University of Kent in collaboration with the Royal College of Art. The exhibition features artworks in printmaking and their diversity in style, technique and use of material. Teresa Buskova's Crown of Darkness (2007) embodies a reinvention of a Slavic marital tradition where young brides would sit at a table with their hands supporting their heads for several days whilst the village womenfolk produced their elaborate headdress.
Opening hours: Monday to Friday - 9 am-5 pm
More about the exhibition at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/news/homepagestories/printmaking-exhibition/2011
About the artist:
Tereza Buskova (b.1978, Prague) is a Czech artist who lives in London. Her intuitive practices capture and renew folk traditions through the combination of film making, screen printing and performance. This began during her studies at the Royal College Art where she experimented with her artistic practice and stumbled across literature on Bohemian folklore. Within four years of graduation she has developed a body of work supported by two Arts Council financial awards, one public commission and exhibitions in the galleries of British art patrons; Anita Zabludowicz and David Roberts.
‘Crown of Darkness’ embodies a reinvention of a Slavic marital tradition where young brides would sit at a table with their hands supporting their heads for several days whilst the village womenfolk produced their elaborate headdress. Once married, their headdresses would be replaced for a plain one to symbolize their married status.
She ended 2011 drawing upon the radical opening up of access to England’s forests to the common man with the Charter of the Forest. Her celebratory combined Giclee and screen print has no set price, so that it is available to all, whatever their resources.
Venue:Studio 3 Gallery, Jarman Building, The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7UG
From: 16 Jan 2012
To: 14 May 2012
University of Kent