Czech It

Dana Kyndrova, Jindrich Streit, Stepan Grygar, Evzen Sobek, Michal Pechoucek, Katerina Drzkova, Kristyna Milde, Alena Kotzmanova, Jaromir Funke, Eugen Wiskovsky, Jen Saffron

4/3/2009 - 5/23/2009

Guest curators: Jen Saffron and Eva Heyd

TribLIVE, ‘Czech It’ looks at family of photographers
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette preview, highlighting the Czech Film Series
Pitt News, University of Pittsburgh newspaper exhibition review
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Hot Picks
Pittsburgh City Paper, Short List

Opening Reception with performance by Mark Stafura of the Duquesne University Tamburitzans and other ethnic ensembles
Friday, April 3, 5 – 7 p.m. free and open to the public

Film Screening: Bored in Brno at the Harris – Friday, April 3, 8 p.m.
One Night Stand: Art, music, and live performances – April 24 7:30-11:30pm

Czech it presents the work of eleven Czech photographers, showcasing the contributions of three generations of photographers, each responding to distinct social and political times of a country impacted by war, communism, and revolution. Ranging from the 1920s to now, Czech it chronicles Bauhaus-influenced avant-garde abstractions, post-war reportage of social oppression, and the emerging new aesthetics following the Velvet Revolution.

Additional Czech films at the Harris Theater, April 3 – 9

The films are presented as part of a touring series RARE BOHEMIANS II, produced by Irena Kovarova in collaboration with the Czech Film Center. Additional support provided by the Czech Embassy and Czech Center New York; Center for Russian and East European Studies and Film Studies at the University of Pittsburgh; and Point Park University.