Scene of the Action: Pécsi Műhely│Hungarian Performing Art from the Collections of Balázs Szluka and Olomouc Museum of Art

More than a hundred works by five members of the Hungarian group of neo-avant-garde group Pécsi Műhely (Károly Halász, Ferenc Ficzek, Károly Kismányoky, Sándor Pinczehelyi and Kálmán Szijártó) present the exhibition at the Olomouc Museum of Art. Visitors can look forward to photographic documentation of group events that include both personal performances as well as group projects and happenings. The period atmosphere is completed by Karol Halász's objects, as well as by events recorded on videotapes.

Václav Cigler / Michal Motyčka: Light Field

Václav Cigler and Michal Motyčka created for the 90th anniversary of Václav Cigler for the big hall of the Gallery of Modern Art in Roudnice nad Labem a monumental site-specific installation called Light Field, 2018-2019. Light as a sovereign intangible art instrument as well as a symbol dominates the entire exhibition. Since the late 1950s, Václav Cigler has been devoted to drawing and glass plastics in his artwork. He was anticipating the emerging concepts of contemporary art expression (constructive tendencies, minimalism, land-art, light and kinetic plasticity). The domain of his work is working with space, with glass, light and water.

VASARELY - Sharing Forms

The first major retrospective in France to be dedicated to Victor Vasarely. Through three hundred works, objects and documents, the exhibition in the Centre Pompidou explores the world of Vasarely and showcases all the facets of the prolific creation of the father of optic art, presenting every aspect of his work from paintings, sculptures, multiples and architectural integrations to advertisements and early studies.

Kuna nese nanuk: The Art of Reading Art

8smička presents the exhibition based on the interwar avantgarde tradition and 1960s Lettrism art. The alphabet, as  a set of basic building stones of our language, serves self-expression. Literary and visual artists play with letters and explore the limits between word and image, or use the script to amplify the visual effect. The letter, as a sign, and simultaneously often also an aesthetic geometric symbol, plays an important role also in the current digitised world, where focusing just on text and not observing only visual navigation through images or photographs is becoming increasingly difficult.

Probe 1 – The Story of Slovak (Post)Conceptual Art

The exhibition in Prague City Gallery will introduce Czech public into one of the crucial tendencies found in modern and contemporary Slovak art. It will focus on the origination and development of Conceptual and post-Conceptual Art within the horizon of the past fifty years in Slovakia, i.e. from the alternative, unofficial scene of the 1960s to the post-1989 legal artistic platform. The oeuvres of two generations of artists, such as Viktor Frešo, Jozef Jankovič, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Martin Kochan, Július Koller, Marek Kvetan, Ján Mančuška, Roman Ondák, Boris Ondreička, Monogramista T.D, Rudolf Sikora, Pavla Sceranková, Peter Rónai and Jaro Varga, will serve to present particular forms of Conceptual artistic morphology, as it was shaped by the new aesthetic criteria with their codes, in the context of time.

The National Gallery Prague opens the first exhibition in its planned cycle ‘Salm Modern’: Dimensions of Dialogue

In collaboration with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) and the Sammlung Hoffmann Berlin, the National Gallery Prague (NGP) presents a selection of first-rate artworks from the Sammlung Hoffmann’s donation to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden at the Salm Palace, never before seen outside Germany in such breadth and scope. The exhibition Dimensions of Dialogue introduces pioneering figures in modern and contemporary art, including Marina Abramović, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Antony Gormley, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, whose work enters into dialogue with Czech artistic production.

The Transformation of Geometry / Collections Siegfried Grauwinkel, Berlin and Miroslav Velfl, Prague

The exhibition project of Prague City Gallery, entitled The Transformation of Geometry, employs the profile of two significant private collections – Sammlung Siegfried Grauwinkel, Berlin, and Miroslav Velfl, Prague – to present gems by outstanding Czech and foreign artists, based on reductive geometric or, respectively, structural concepts. For the first time ever in the given extent, it mediates the dialogue between two collection strategies in the framework of an identical subject, which at the same time opens interesting space for ponderings on what they have in common and in what they differ.

VIDEO DAY 1989/2018│First group exhibition of Czech videoart

VIDEO ​DAY 1989/2018 is an event that freely reconstructs the first group exhibition of videoart in Czechoslovakia. The exhibition will take just one day (September 4th, 2018) just like the original VIDEO DAY and will take place in the same place (Prague Exhibition Grounds).

Conference: Adriena Šimotová in the Context of Visual Art and Culture from the 20th Century Onwards

Conference prepared by the Adriena Šimotová and Jiří John Foundation, in association with the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University and the Art Theory and History Department of the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Adriena Šimotová. The conference is being held under the aegis of J. E. Charles Malinas, the French Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Adriana Krnáčová, the Mayor of Prague, and Tomáš Zima, the Rector of Charles University.
Venue: Patriotic Hall, Carolinum, Ovocný trh 3, Praha 1

XXL Views of Contemporary Slovak Art | GASK

‘XXL Views of Contemporary Slovak Art’ is a long-term exhibition project that presents leading Slovak artists.  The artists are presented in a direct dialogue with recognised Slovak, Czech and international art historians, critics and theoreticians who focus on their work. It is the most important programmatic survey of Slovak art in the Czech Republic. The exhibition series was staged at the Slovak Institute in Prague from 2011 and has been staged at GASK since 2014.

Conference to mark the centenary of the beginning of Dada in Zurich: DADA TECHNIQUES IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE (1916–1930)

The ‘Petőfi Literary Museum – Kassák Museum’ and the ‘Institute for Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ are organizing a conference to mark the centenary of the beginning of Dada in Zurich. The conference is going to concentrate on Dada phenomena in East-Central Europe, especially the Dada techniques that appeared in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states.

MeetFactory (CZ) | Fightlessness

The Hungarian art group Little Warsaw (András Gálik and Bálint Havas) belongs to the most striking artists of their generation, which emerged on the contemporary art scene after the year 1989. Their work is closely connected with issues specific in the context of former Eastern Bloc countries – analysis and re-contextualization of objects and ideas from the past, deconstruction of common art forms, a striking anti-establishment attitude, a critical mirror held up to modernism, retro-avant-garde, conceptualism and neo-conceptualism, the expansion of the borders of art and transfer of artistic discourse into a broader social reality.
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