POLYSEMY: Miroslava Večeřová and Pavel Příkaský

26 Mar 2018 – 24 May 2018

Regular opening hours

10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Vitrínka | Czech Centre London

England, United Kingdom


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  • Notting Hill Gate

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For their new exhibition, Czech artists Miroslava Večeřová and Pavel Příkaský transform the gallery space of Czech Centre London into a stage that is simultaneously both, an art installation and a site of performance.


With the title of the exhibition referring to the capacity of a sign, image or word to have more than one meaning, this latest collaboration presents a creative dialogue of the artists through combinations of painting, performance, video and site specific installation. 

Adopting the visual language and commercial tropes of high street medical providers, The Polysemy installation takes its form from a new collaborative video work, Inner Monologue (2016) which was shot partly within a doctor’s surgery. The installation weaves together large scale, microscopic photographic images with sculptural interventions in the gallery space, abstract painting with video work and perhaps most mysteriously a huge image of a woman about to undertake an MRI scan.

London-based Večeřová and Prague-based Příkaský seek to blur the lines between their disciplines placing work within one another, layering connections and conversations. Throughout these interactions the artists consistently steer a course between figuration and abstraction, the narrative and the incidental giving their collaborations the space in which to speak. In expanding this language Polysemy becomes eponymous – an exhibition which becomes more than the sum of its parts, activated and articulated equally by viewer, performer and artist. In exploiting the potential of ambiguity in this way, disrupting visual expectation the show becomes a space to reconsider the narratives constructed around us.

Exhibiting artists

Pavel Příkaský

Miroslava Večeřová


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