Kateřina Šedá

Photo by Tobias Hübel.

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-Líšeň. 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.

13 April 2011, 19:00 / Lecture with Kateřina Šedá
28 April 2011, 19:00 / Lecture with Vít Havranek / director of tranzit.cz and Co-curator of Manifesta 8

12 March–8 May 2011 Am Deich 68 / 69
29199 Bremen, Germany