Immersive video-art installation at Beverley Art Gallery by Kamila Ženatá, a Czech contemporary multi-media artist with international reputation, drawing up on her extensive experience with art therapy.
This exhibition is a tribute to the ‘Book of Changes’, an ancient Chinese collection of wisdom. Since its dispersal across Western cultures, The Book of Changes had a profound influence on modern psychology, literature and art. Kamila created eight videos celebrating the natural elements appearing as symbols in the Book. The videos are shown simultaneously thus creating an immersive experience for all senses, celebrating synchronicity and mutual interaction. The exhibition was created in collaboration with Hošek Contemporary gallery in Berlin (Germany) and is supported by the Czech Centre London.
With over 200 exhibitions worldwide, Kamila represents an unconventional phenomenon on the Czech art scene. Like a brook gradually growing into a river, the graphic art student has successively become a painter, then a multimedia artist, therapist and author. In her artistic work, Kamila consistently pursues two main directions. One being her interest in shared memory, individual memories, dreams, networks of relations and influences (the unconscious) and other principles, operating outside of conventional time and space. The other direction is Kamila’s observations and monitoring of the phenomena and changing states of nature. The shared field of both of these directions is the perception of the world as a play of energies, continuously transforming into narratives in an ineffable cycle. Kamila lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic.
The exhibition was created in collaboration with Hosek Contemporary gallery in Berlin, Germany.
Curated by Helena Cox. Beverley Art Gallery is part of East Riding Museums service and the Humber Museums Partnership, supported by the Arts Council England as a NPO.
Gallery opening Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 9:30am – 5pm | Tue, Thurs 9:30am – 8pm
Join the exhibition curator on a tour of the gallery finding out about how multimedia art relates to the Book of Changes and its ancient Chinese wisdom. Discover how Kamila’s videos bring together mindfulness and love of nature. This is a great opportunity to have a relaxed and informal chat about art and its contemporary forms. No need to book, just turn up!
Tue 12 Feb 1:30pm/ Thur 28 Feb 1:30pm/ Sat 2 March 1:30pm/ Tue 12 March 1:30pm