Zoya Cherkassky: October 7, 2023

Exhibition / Židovský obecní dům / 4.7. /

Curator of the exhibition: Pavlína Šulcová, collaboration with Jan Sauer, Taťána Pavelková and Helena Musilová

The series, entitled October 7, 2023, is based on the horrific events that took place on this day last year in Israel. Zoya Cherkassky depicts terrorist attacks at the Nova music festival or hostage taking with her distinctive graphic visual style. A selection of drawings was exhibited at the Jewish Museum in New York immediately after its creation as the first in a series of art installations representing the ways in which artists respond to conflict and war from a contemporary and historical perspective.

Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi (born 1976) is a visual artist who lives and works in Tel Aviv. She is the founder and member of the New Barbizon art group. In her paintings and drawings, she often returns to memories of her childhood and youth in Kyiv, where she was born and lived until 1991.

Zoya Cherkassky is an internationally recognized Israeli artist and has exhibited in institutions such as The Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, The Israel Museum in Jerusalem or The Jewish Museum in New York. In her work, Zoya Cherkassky expresses her unique ability to observe, analyze and reconstruct traditional approaches to art, as well as to formulate the problems that art creation entails today. It combines languages based on "high" and "low" culture, pop and computer aesthetics. With irony and self-criticism in various means of expression, he grasps the essential and is able to give it a contemporary form. As an immigrant from the former Soviet Union to Israel, Cherkassky deals with questions of identity and alienation, as well as the various conflicts that arise when cultures collide.

Boskovicka Museum, Jewish Community House