2 Apr 2011 - 30 Apr 2011
Tereza Buskova @ Props
Czech artist Tereza Buskova will present her new project Masopust at this group exhibition celebrating theatricality in contemporary art, where the artists employ a variety of media, including collage, film, sculpture and performance to explore the narrative potential and rhetorical force of spectacle, ritual and display.
HD digital video, 7min 30 sec, 2010
‘As an artist I celebrate and re-interpret long established customs of my heritage through different media. „Masopust‟ is not just built on the existing facts of past folk traditional practices, but a female exploration of the feelings and fantasies bound up in our rich festive celebrations. This video depicts a surreal folk portrait of South Bohemian carnival rites, which reflect not only the change of season, but also sexuality, fertility and the powers of rural mythology. This work was created by observing people in the village of Doudleby faithfully practicing their rural traditions, and then reinventing them with my Czech and British Collaborators. This project has been supported by the Arts Council, Czech Centre, Chris Shaw & Co Solicitors.‘ Tereza Buskova
Opening Hours: Wed-Thu 11:00 to 18:00
(by appointment, tel: 07527992912, 07929611668)
Fri-Sun 11:00 to 19:00
Private View: 1 April 2011 (18.00-21.00h)
Adam James ‘Tramp Sects’
7 April (18:00 – 21:00h)
Talk: Ellen Mara de Wachter (curator 176 Zabludowicz) and PROPS artists.
9 April 2011 (16:00 -17:30h) Free.
About the exhibition:
At the heart of PROPS is an inquiry into the status and boundaries of entertainment in everyday life. The exhibition draws on an international cast of artists who play with the terms and distinctions of artifice and simulation, reality and play, participation and engagement. Co-directed by Adam James and Tintin Cooper. Guest Projects is an initiative conceived by Yinka Shonibare MBE to offer the opportunity for artistic practitioners, of any artistic discipline (dance, visual arts, music) to have access to Guest Projects exhibition space.
(1) Tintin Cooper (2) Tereza Buskova (3) Adam James (4) Woodrow Kernohan (5) Sakarin Krue-on (6) Andy Parker (7) Tuksina Pipitkul (8) Jessica Sue-Layton
*Also including catalogue works by Boyle N Shaw and an opening night performance by musician Wayne Binitie.
Download the press release for the exhibition here:
Guest Projects, 1 Andrews Road, London E8 4QL
From: 2 Apr 2011
To: 30 Apr 2011
Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event