Kateřina Šedá – It's Too Late In The Day
Nošovice is located 7 km from Frýdek-Místek in the Czech Republic and has approximately 960 inhabitants. The village itself is not so picturesque: the houses are surrounded by a busy motorway, but all around lie fields, the Beskids and forests. Over the past few years the massive Hyundai automobile plant has sprung up in these beautiful fields. The indifference and incompetence of the local townspeople to resist the plant;s construction caused the town to socially disintegrate - numerous people moved away and many of those who stayed are not on speaking terms with each other. The plant standing in the middle of a field definitively divided the town into two parts; the original joining paths were transformed into dead ends. A high wall was built around the automobile plant. If you wanted to visit your neighbour;s house - a trip that used to take 10 minutes - you;d have to set aside at least half an hour. I decided that my job was to come up with a way to bring the townspeople together again and thereby find a way out of the circle.-Kateřina Šedá
Czech artist Kateřina Šedá (*1977) lives in Brno-LíÅ¡eÅˆ. She exhibited amongst others at documenta 12, 5th Berlin Biennale and Manifesta 7. In 2011 she will hold solo-shows at Millennium Gallery Sheffield and Tate Modern. It’s Too Late In The Day is her first institutional solo-show in the German-speaking countries. On the occasion of the exhibition an artist book will be published.
14 March 2011, 0:05 Deutschlandradio Kultur, Furt Dokola - In einem fort: o-ton-radio play by Kateřina Šedá und Rolf Simmen. Production: Deutschlandradio Kultur & WDR 2009, in the context of rádio d-cz, a project von Zipp – deutsch-tschechische Kulturprojekte, an initiative of Kulturstiftung des Bundes
22 März 2011, 7 p.m. Hausbesuch #11 Guided tour through the exhibitions and ateliers of Marina Schulze und Mia Unverzagt
13 April 2011, 7 p.m. Lecture by Kateřina Šedá
28 April 2011, 7 p.m. Archeology, Social Action, Beautiful Forms and others. Report from the former Eastern Block reflecting in its own Transformation, Vortrag von Vít Havránek, Direktor tranzit.cz/Co-Kurator der Manifesta 8
Guided tour: 31 März 2011, 7 p.m.
Action: 15 April 2011, 5 p.m., with Verena Johanna Müller.
The exhibition and the catalogue are supported by:
The program is supported by:
12 March – 8 May 2011
Opening: Friday, 11 March 2011, 7.30 p.m.
Welcoming Speech: Waltraut Steimke, executive director
Introduction: Stefanie Böttcher, artistic director