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Pozvánka na výstavu: Katerina Kyselica: For Me, For You, For Me and You

Centre for Fine Print Research University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
March 2 – April 16

We are pleased to invite you a presentation of Katerina Kyselica’s artist’s books, including her recent works Poppy and For Me, For You, For Me and You, at the Centre for Fine Print Research, University of the West of England.

Katerina creates books as destinations for playful encounters and poetic transpositions. Constructed using traditional media—collage, drawing and printmaking, these intimate objects reveal narratives that pose questions about identity and belonging. Katerina’s books manifest a sense of freedom. Not bound, and ‘housed’ in boxes, her stories hold together until they are released. One is encouraged to discover them—through a thorough exploration (taking them apart) and interaction (re-constructing them to one’s own liking). As loose sheets, the pages seek rearrangement to reveal a new text (poem) and composition (Field Notes, 2018), to be read from all sides (as in Halo, 2018, News About Nothing, 2015, Home Trilogy, 2016), individually and as a whole (Poppy, 2020), or to be displayed as one pleases (For Me, For You, For Me and You, 2020).

Katerina’s process of creating is akin to searching for a form or an image as opposed to producing something preconceived. Hence her use of old books, scrap paper, words or letters cut out of newspapers, which may serve as an impulse and inform narrative of her books. “I invite the viewer to discover the joy that I experience during the book-making. I create this visual and spatial framework, a playground for the viewer to look, touch, read and engage. Books are meant to be explored from all angles, they exist to be touched, unlike other media. There is no such medium as book art that offers us this expansive space for creativity,” said the artist.

Artist Talk: Thursday, March 5, 12:00 – 1:00 PM. Free and open to the public.