Feb. 17 - April 6, 2012
Location: Bayou Building Atrium 1, Level 2
After one country splits into two nations, do artistic styles drastically differ with
time, or is there a commonality present between artists of the now separate countries?
Nearly 20 years since the split-up of Czechoslovakia, a photo exhibition at the University
of Houston-Clear Lake explored this issue.
Featuring photographs from faculty and students from the Institute of Art and Design of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic, and from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovak Republic, "Reconnecting Through Photography: Czech Republic - Slovak Republic" was presented in conjunction with FotoFest 2012 Biennial and as part of the University of Houston-Clear Lake International Art Consortium. The exhibition included work by four faculty members and six students from Slovakia, and three faculty members and 13 students from the Czech Republic. The featured faculty members include Vojtech Aubrecht, Katarina Bricova, Jana Hojstricova, Silvia Saparova, L'ubo Stacho, Vera Stuchelova and Miro Svolik. Students in the exhibition were: Barbora Brisova, Peter Cibak, Aliaksei Goubarev, Barbora Klimszova, Jakub Koc, Martin Koranda, Jiri Langer, Vaclav Marian, Irina Melnik, Patrik Miklos, Barbora Mrackova, Michaela Munzarova, Boris Nemeth, Iva Osuska, Josef Ricica, Aliaksandr Sharavarau, Denisa Slavova, Pavel Svejda and Tana Takacova.
The works in the exhibition represented a wide range of imagery, from portraiture to landscape, architecture to still life, interiors to dream visions. It was curated by Clint Willour.