Zdena Kolečková: Strange Botany and Other Stories

Tue-Sun 10 am – 6 pm

Curator: Jiří Černický

admission
full 60 CZK
reduced 30 CZK

Address
Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace
Karlova 189/2
110 00 Prague 1 – Staré Město
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Zdena Kolečková entered the artistic scene during the 1990s and ranks among the so-called Ústí circle of artists. Her partially retrospective exhibition is designed to move on the verge between her artistic testimony and her terrain explorations. The narrative position outlined by the presented works, which is co-formed by more objective comments and more subjective, self-scrutinizing analyses, reflects upon the experiences and buried memories of a child growing up in the raw atmosphere of the North-Bohemian borderland, the impressions of a young person euphorically embracing the hopes linked with the change of the social paradigm after 1989 as well as those of a mature woman casting her mind back on the past period and observing the topical social developments with worries and anxiety. The captivating monochrome canvases, photographic cycles and objects and subtle installation expressions serve Zdena Kolečková to strenuously rehabilitate the purgative and constructive potential of all of our past losses.

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Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
Zdena Kolečková, from the cycle Chemistry Tea & Mercury Coffee / Perpetuum racionalis, 2017–2018
view to the exhibition Zdena Kolečková: Strange Botany and Other Stories, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Zdena Kolečková: Strange Botany and Other Stories, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Zdena Kolečková: Strange Botany and Other Stories, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Zdena Kolečková: Strange Botany and Other Stories, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Zdena Kolečková: Strange Botany and Other Stories, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition Zdena Kolečková: Strange Botany and Other Stories, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace. Photo by Tomáš Souček