Behind the Velvet Curtain:
Contemporary Art from the Czech Republic
April 2 through May 17, 2009
The exhibition shows works by seven significant Czech women artists who, with the means of different media (video, installation, photography, drawing), challenge mechanisms of power related to gender, sexual, ethnic, and national identity. The title of the show, Behind the Velvet Curtain, evokes the notorious concept of the Iron Curtain that signified the impermeable border around the former Soviet Bloc, and, at the same time, refers to the well-known cognomen of the political changes in former Czechoslovakia in 1989, the Velvet Revolution.
(Top left) Lenka Klodová, Structures, 2008-2009.
Three-dimensional object assembled from eight wooden panels with attached prints.
(Top right) Kate?ina Vincourová, From the Inside Outwards, 2006.
Spatial installation from lingerie and inflatable balloons with a series of four drawings and watercolors.