Czech Centre London.
Radek Brousil: Red Naomi
9 September – 29 October 2017
Preview: Friday 8 September 2017, 6-9 pm
Venue: 16 Nicholson Street, Glasgow G5 9ER
The upcoming solo exhibition by a Prague-based photographer Radek Brousil is an investigation into the representation of African heritage within Glasgow’s history. Focusing particularly around the Botanic Gardens, Brousil will be showing new work responding to previous projects and interests, most recently the commission and major installation BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY which was shown at Prague City Gallery in 2016. This exhibition focused on ethnological issues, the history of African art, and anthropology. It also offered a critique of the presentation of African art in the Czech Republic, where collections are hidden away in museum storage.”
My current project with 16 Nicholson Street involves my exploration of the botanical gardens of Scotland, mainly those in Glasgow and Edinburgh. This involves researching floral industry in Africa and its exports to Europe for commercial reasons” Radek Brousil
Organised by Czech Centre London as part of Czech Season in Scotland 2017:
In collaboration with 16 Nicholson Street
With a contribution from Francis McKee, Director of Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.