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Forgetting Remembering

art exhibition opening, jazz music 15 November, 2018 - 6:30 PM

[BBLA Gallery at Bohemian National Hall]


An opening reception for the exhibition "Forgetting Remembering," a two-day exhibition of fine art prints and artists’ books by Czech and Slovak artists who explore the notion of memory and perception reality. With introduction by curator Katerina Kyselica and performance by renowned jazz musicians Slovak August Riska and Czech Karel Ruzicka.

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.cz, Design Magazin, MF DNES, Art+Antiques, and the Journal of the Print World. She is a managing editor of Celebrating Print Magazine.



BBLA Gallery at Bohemian National Hall

321 East 73rd Street, 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10021

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: Andrea Pezman, 3d>html< (Infinite Book), 2010, artist’s book (etching on paper).

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