Natalie Czech: Open Seminar
Natalie Czech. A Critics Bouquet by Vanessa Desclaux for Marc Camille Chaimowicz, 2015. Archival pigment print.
Natalie Czech. A small bouquet by Andrew Berardini, 2011. Oil pastell on C-Print, 33.5 x 32.6 in.
Natalie Czech’s photographic works examine the relationship between text and image, looking at how words evoke and interpret images, while also investigating questions of authorship, subjectivity, documentation, and contextualization. Along these lines, some of Czech’s projects stage interactions with writers past and present, while others contemplate forms of the digital and mass-produced fashion in a photographic register. Czech’s hybrid text-and-image works, in her own words, “propose different spaces and different entry levels, and allow various forms of perception and interaction.” Suspended between the visual and the literary, this material renders the poetic, journalistic, and epistolary through pictures, thus rethinking both reading and viewing.
Natalie Czech (born 1976) lives and works in Berlin. She has presented solo exhibitions at Ludlow 38, New York; Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Kunstverein Hamburg, Kunstverein Braunschweig, Kunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, Düsseldorf; Kadel Willborn, Düsseldorf; and Captain Petzel, Berlin; among others. Recent group exhibitions include Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; Kunsthalle Bremen; Kunsthalle Wien; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg and Kunsthaus Bregenz. Her work is currently included in the group exhibition, Ocean of Images: New Photography 2015 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
Agency for Critical Inquiry
Natalie Czech: Open Seminar is part of the CCVA initiative Agency for Critical Inquiry, an open invitation to academic and Boston-area communities to connect with the Carpenter Center, forging a site for collective learning in the public realm. Jean-Pascal Flavien's Open Seminar will take place the previous day, Nov 9, 6 pm.