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Forgetting Remembering

art exhibition opening 15 November, 2018 - 16 November, 2018

[BBLA Gallery at Bohemian National Hall]


 "Forgetting Remembering" is a two-day exhibition of fine art prints and artists’ books by Czech and Slovak artists who explore the notion of memory, perception and reality. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 15, 6:30 – 8:30 pm. 


The exhibition features contemporary fine art prints and artists’ books by fourteen Czech and Slovak artists, both renowned and emerging, who employ in their artistic practice printmaking and work with both traditional and digital methods of printing. Curator of the exhibition, Katerina Kyselica, invites the viewers to reflect through more than twenty artworks on the labyrinthine nature of human mind, explore the perception of reality, trauma and family memories, or simply indulge into imagery that showcases a masterful command of the medium.


The exhibiting artists include Eva Hnatova, Dusan Kallay, Dagmar Mavrevova, Jan Mericka, Dalibor Smutny, Kamila Stanclova and Lenka Vilhelmova. The show is accompanied by a set of artists’ books, including works by Katarina Cakova, Anna Niklova, Andrea Pezman, Miloslav Polcar, Martin Raudensky, Zuzana Sebelova and Kristyna Smrckova.


Katerina Kyselica is an independent curator and lecturer. She received a BFA from VCU School of the Arts in Virginia and a Master’s Degree from Charles University in Prague. She organized and curated the Celebrating Print Exhibition (New York City, 2013–2015), a series of surveys of contemporary prints from Central and Eastern Europe. Kyselica’s articles on art, printmaking and design have appeared in Czechdesign.czDesign MagazinMF DNES, Art+AntiquesCelebrating Print and the Journal of the Print World



BBLA Gallery at Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021


Opening reception: Thursday, November 15, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, with introduction by curator Katerina Kyselica. Free and open to the public. 


This event is organized by Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York and Consulate General of Slovakia in New York, with support by BBLA.


Image: Lenka Vilhelmova, Between Me and My Head (detail), 2017.


Bohemian Benevolent & Literary AssociationHospodaThe National Czech and Slovak MuseumAmerican Friends of the Czech RepublicCzech CenterConsulate General