Thursday, January 17, 2008

ON TV: Kateřina Šedá

Gallery Walkthrough on CAN-TV, Channel 21
Sunday, January 20th @ 3:00pm

Watch a gallery walkthrough with the artist Katerina Seda and curator Hamza Walker this Sunday at 3 pm on CAN-TV21. Seda will speak about her project It Doesn't Matter on display at The Renaissance Society until February 10th.

Find schedule updates and a full list of showtimes here.

Watch the gallery walkthrough online now here.

PRESS: Kateřina Šedá

Alan Artner in the Chicago Tribune: It Doesn't Matter an "enthralling exhibition organized by The Renaissance Society," read the full article here

Also read the reviews in TimeOut and New City

Thursday, January 10, 2008

THE RADIO: Kateřina Šedá

International Three to See
Chicago Public Radio
Friday, January 11 @ 8pm
WBEZ 91.5 FM

This week on Chicago Public Radio's Eight Forty-Eight, Matt Cunningham and Hamza Walker will discuss Katerina Seda's exhibition at The Renaissance Society as part of the 32C segment.

Listen now online at CPR's website.

Thursday, January 3, 2008


This week we've been hanging hundreds of drawings for our new exhibit Kateřina Šedá, It Doesn't Matter, play the slideshow below to check out images of the installation. The show opens this Sunday, January 6th, from 4 to 7 pm, Šedá will be giving a presentation on her past projects from 5:00 - 6:30 pm in Cobb 307.

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

OPENING: Kateřina Šedá, It Doesn't Matter

Opening reception Sunday January 6, 2008, 4 to 7 pm, with a discussion with the artist from 5 to 6:30 pm.

Czech artist Kateřina Šedá’s primary media are her friends, family, and community of her native town Líšeň. Šedá uses performance, staged activities, and public interventions to reactivate social concourse as it is the basis for a sense of self predicated on group identification. The Society will present It Doesn’t Matter, a series of over 600 drawings executed by Šedá’s 77-year-old grandmother, cataloging in size and type the various tools and supplies sold through the Brno hardware shop her grandmother managed for over thirty years under communism. While therapeutic in intent, the result is a profound reflection on memory and subjectivity as expressed through, rather than in spite of, alienation.