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Exhibition Opening: Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria


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Exhibition Opening: Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria

Date: 27 January 2018 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Venue: AU Museum

American University Museum will open the exhibition "Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria" curated by Karina Kottová on January 27, 2018, from 6 to 9 pm. This exhibition focuses on the fragile nuances of interpersonal relations while at the same time abstracting these notions into an examination of time and space. Vincourová’s work thus becomes a holistic system; a large-scale spatial drawing rather than a collection of individual pieces. 

Delicate and elegant sculptures, installations, and mixed media works by the Czech artist create sensitive tension with their latent meaning. The commoditized body and consumer articles play a major role in Vincourová’s practice, alongside the poetics of domesticity and ephemeral materials traditionally associated with the “feminine” world. Her work is made up of both monumental compositions and petite realizations, communicating strongly with the architecture of the exhibition space and the viewer’s body.

The personal is political for Vincourová, who intersects her minimalistic compositions with textiles or household objects, combining relics of specificity, privacy and emotion of the individual objects on one side with the ability to step back and observe the larger piece from a distance. It may seem that the larger picture outbids the detail. However, it is precisely the detail that matters the most in the artist’s work.

About the Artist
Kateřina Vincourová (b. 1968) studied at the Moscow State Academy Art Institute and the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. In 1993, she received the Alexander Dorner Prize and in 1997 became the first female laureate of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. Her work was a part of a number of notable international exhibitions, such as Home Sweet Home, Deichtorrhallen Hamburg (1997), and After the Wall, Moderna Muset in Stockholm, the Ludwig Museum in Budapest, Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin (1999), and Kunstmuseum Bonn (2007). Vincourová has held residencies at the Headlands Center for the Arts in San Francisco and DAAD in Berlin. Her work is represented in the collection of the National Gallery in Prague, City Gallery in Prague and various international public and private collections. For more information about the artist, please visit http://katerina-vincourova.net/

Event Details:
Opening Reception: January 27, 2018, 6-9 pm

On View: January 27- March 11, 2018
Museum Hours: 11 am-4 pm, Tuesday-Sunday, Closed Mondays

Location: American University Museum
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20016

Admission is free. | Parking is available under the Katzen Arts Center and is free after 5 pm and on weekends.

For more information on current and upcoming exhibitions and events, please visit www.american.edu/museum | 202/885-1300

Additional support provided by: 
Assistant curator: Barbora Ciprová 
Programmed by the Jindrich Chalupecky Society

The exhibition was kindly supported by the Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic and the Embassy of the Czech Republic, Washington, DC.