If you want to see art outside London, check out 'Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings' at Tate St Ives, which opens today.
Including works by international artists ranging from 1854 to contemporary commissions the exhibition will act as an inclusive study of writers and artists alike, highlighting the many connections between Woolf, her contemporaries and those who share an affinity with her work.
Czech art will be represented here by work of artist and photographer Běla Kolářová. Born in 1923 in Terezín, Běla Kolářová belonged to the 1960s generation of artists which touched off a new wave of constructivism in Czech art. Although predominantly associated with Jiří Kolář, her husband and a prominent Czech artist, she developed her own distinguished method and technology first in camera-less photography, experimenting with light, pressing small objects into layers of parafin to create an autonomous picture on the sensitive surface of the phootgraphic paper, and later in visual art using familiar objects connected with the feminine and the domestic such as beads, paper clippers and razors, creating unique assemblages and collages. Běla a Jiří were forced to emigrate, settling down in Paris where they stayed until 1999. It was only in 1990s when Kolářová begun to be recognized for her art, having it exhibited in various galleries around the Czech Republic.
Photo: Bela Kolarova - Distorted
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