NY/ Prague 6
NY/Prague 6 is a group exhibition opening at the Czech Center New York. Organized by independent curator Omar Lopez-Chahoud, this exhibition will present new work by both Prague and New York City-based artists whose practices range from installation and public art projects, to sculpture and painting, to photo-based work and performance. Participating artists are at different stages of their careers and represent a mix of ethnic and cultural backgrounds. In the summer of 2010, Franklin Evans, Brendan Fernandes, Katie Holten, Robert Melee, David Scanavino and Xaviera Simmons were invited to produce projects while in residence at Chateau Trebesice in the Czech Republic. The artists were chosen based on the quality of their work, their ability to create work in a short time frame within the context of a new environment, and their interest in learning about the history and location of the site. Lopez-Chahoud worked closely with the artists to facilitate the realization of their projects. To continue fostering a cultural dialogue between the two cities, the NYC artists and the curator selected seven Prague artists to exhibit with them at the Czech Center in NYC: collaborative duo David Böhm & Jiří Franta, Ivars Gravlejs, Eva Kotatkova, Alena Kotzmannová, Alice Nikitinova, and Eugenio Percossi. The participating artists from Prague have also selected a group of Czech artists whose work will be on view in a video program for the duration of the exhibit.