Sculpture Line 2016: June 1 - September 30

The open-air exhibition project Sculpture Line is a unique opportunity to present sculptures
and art objects to both citizens and visitors of the Czech capital in an attractive setting.
Prague itself provides the best exhibition place, be it frequented areas or less-expected locations,
both in the centre and outskirts of the metropolis. Works of art by leading local & international
artists interact directly with the city and invite you for a walk of discovery. The aim of the festival
is to enrich the public space, offer a new view of the architectural context and, hopefully, become
a new tradition. We invite you to take to the streets where art awaits you. Join the Line, enjoy the Line!

Locations

  1. Baarův park / Prague 4 – Michle
    Riccardo Cordero
  2. Novoměstská radnice (New Town Hall) / Prague 2 – New Town
    Michal Trpák
  3. Tančící dům (Dancing Building) / Prague 2 - New Town
    Ondřej Bílek 
  4. Vltava (river stream) / Prague 1 – Old Town
    Junichiro Ishii
  5. Piazzetta Národního divadla (National Theatre) / Prague 1
    Michal Gabriel
  6. Františkánská zahrada (Franciscan Garden) / Prague 1 – Old Town
    Alberto Aragón Reyes
  7. Ministerstvo kultury ČR (Ministry of Culture) / Prague 1 – Lesser Quarter
    Ona B.
  8. Vojanovy sady (Vojan Orchards) / Prague 1 – Lesser Quarter
    Kurt Gebauer 
  9. Týnský dvůr - Ungelt (Tyn Courtyard - Ungelt) / Prague 1 – Old Town
    Lukáš Rais 
  10. Černá labuť (Black Swan) / Prague 1 – New Town
    Alexandra Koláčková
  11. Výstaviště Praha Holešovice (Exhibition Centre) / Prague 7 – Holešovice
    Lukáš Rais, Čestmír Suška
  12. The Park / Prague 4 Chodov
    František Svátek
  13. Town of Dolní Břežany / Prague West District
    Stefan Milkov
  14. Bobová dráha Prosek (Bobsled Run) / Prague 9 – Prosek
    Jakub Flejšar 
  15. Bubenská 1 / Prague 7 Holešovice
    Štěpán Čapek
  16. U Pomníku / Prague 4 – Michle
    Riccardo Cordero

Participants of Sculpture Line 2015:

  1. Futurama Business Park / Prague 8 – Karlín
    Jaroslav Chramosta
  2. Botanická zahrada Praha (Botanic Garden) / Prague 7 – Trója
    Jakub Flejšar 
  3. Budova B. Braun Dialog / Praha 8
    Alexandra Koláčková
  4. Bobová dráha Prosek (Bobsled Run)/ Prague 9 – Prosek
    Štěpán Šefr
  5. Town of Dolní Břežany / Prague West District
    Alexandra Koláčková

meteorite

Riccardo Cordero *1942 brushed steel

Riccardo Cordero was born in Alba, in the Northern Italian province of Cuneo, in 1942. After studying art at school, he graduated in Sculpture from the Accademy of Fine Arts. He taught at Turin´s First Artistic High School until 1984, and from there on he taught at the Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts in Turin, Bologna and Milan. In 1992 he was assigned the Chair of Sculpture at the Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts in Turin, where he was Head of Sculpture Department until 2000. Presently he is the President of the Associazione Piemontese Arte in Turin. Since 1960 he exhibited his works in most important national and international art shows . In 2016 he was commissioned by the City of Kluftern – Germany, to build the monumental sculpture in corten steel Energia Vitale and by the City of Haining – China, to make the big sculpture The wonderful tide in the new Sculpture Park, as winner of the Tide Competition. www.riccardocordero.it

01 – BAARŮV PARK

Praha 4 – Michle
www.baarova.cz

 

Partners of the installation:

angels of the seas

Michal Trpák *1982 steel

Studied the art of sculpturing at SUPŠ in Český Krumlov, graduate of VŠUP in Prague (prof. Jiří Beránek) and post-graduate of AVU Bánská Bystrica (prof. Boris Jirků). During his studies Michal also accomplished study stays in Finland and Canada. In 2000, he attended the UNESCO's international student meeting in South Korea. www.michaltrpak.com

02 – NEW TOWN HALL

Karlovo nám. 1/23
Praha 2 – Nové město
www.nrpraha.cz

Partners of the installation:

bear

Ondřej Bílek *1988 polyester resin

Ondřej Bílek studied the graphic art school in Jihlava and subsequently, in 2014, graduated from the Studio of Sculpture 1 under the guidance of prof. ak. soch. Michal Gabriel at the Faculty of Fine Arts at Brno University of Technology. Currently, he is a freelancer and cooperates with the Moravian Museum on reconstructions of appearance based on skulls. ondrejbilek.com

03 – TANČÍCÍ DŮM

Jiráskovo náměstí 1981/6
Praha 2 – Nové město
www.tancici-dum.cz

 

 

Partners of the installation:

le point d'interrogation

Junichiro Ishii *1975 wood

Junichiro Ishii was born in 1975, Fukuoka, Japan. He currently lives in Germany. Since 2004 Junichiro has worked in more than 15 countries all over the world. Between 2012 and 2015 he lived in the Czech republic and Slovakia. Artist‘s focus has slowly shifted from paintings to more complex creative activities which are strongly influenced by specific cultural aspects. www.reart.net

04 – VLTAVA (river stream)

Masarykovo nábřeží
Praha 1 – Staré město

 

Partners of the installation:

horses

Michal Gabriel *1960 bronze

Sculptor and university teacher, ex-dean of Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno (University of Technology). Graduated from SUPŠ and AVU in Prague, in 1987 co-established the famous informal art group Tvrdohlaví. Since 1998, Michal has been working as senior lecturer at Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno and teaches at UMPRUM in Prague. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jindřich Chalupecký award. In 2009, Michal was appointed a professor.  www.michal-gabriel.cz

05 – PIAZZETTA NÁRODNÍHO DIVADLA

Národní 2
Praha 1
www.narodni-divadlo.cz

Partners of the installation:

Cocoon

Alberto Aragón Reyes *1980 sandstone

Sculptor Alberto Aragón Reyes was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. He is not only a sculptor, besides that he is an author of many paintings. His work is strongly influenced by nature but at the same time also by the mexican traditions and myths. His oeuvre is as diverse as materials which Alberto Aragón Reyes uses. www.albertoaragonreyes.com

 

06 – FRANTIŠKÁNSKÁ ZAHRADA

Jungmannovo náměstí 
Praha 1 – Nové Město
Open: 7–22 h

Dílo zapůjčeno z obce Nečtiny. Děkujeme!

 

Partners of the installation:

the hay is already dry in the mountains

ONA B. *1957 wood and acrylic paint

Born 1957 in Vienna, Austria, ONA B. has worked as a painter, photographer and installation artist, as well in Land Art, Conceptual Art and Experimental Sound. Since 1987 she is working together with Evelyne Egerer, Birgit Jürgenssen (+2003) and Ingeborg Strobl and since 1993 also with Lawrence Weiner (NY), in the artist group DIE DAMEN. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Society of Women Artists and Artists in Austria (Vienna Künstlerhaus). ONA B. now lives in Vienna, Bisamberg and Strasshof / Nordbahn and she works as a freelance artist and curator. www.ona-b.com

07 – MINISTRY OF CULTURE

Maltézské náměstí 471/1
Praha 1 – Malá Strana
www.mkcr.cz

 

Partners of the installation:

legs from water

Kurt Gebauer *1941 hard polyurethane

Born in Hradec nad Moravicí, he completed his studies at the Arts and Crafts School of Sculpture and Stonemasonry in Brno. In 1959-1963, he worked as a stonemason with prof. Karel Hladík. After graduating from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (prof. Makovský and prof. Lidický), he completed internships in Stuttgart and at Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He has been a teacher since 1990 and a professor since 1992 at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. www.kurtgebauer.cz

08 – VOJANOVY SADY

U Lužického semináře 43/17
Praha 1 – Malá Strana
Open: 8–19 h

Partners of the installation:

rossete

Lukáš Rais *1975 welded iron

Studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, in the Sculpture studio of Jiří Beránek, prof. Kurt Gebauer and Krištof Kintera. In his works he also uses knowledge gained during the studies of technical subjects: electrical engineering, mechanics as well as various industrial technological principles became the core defining the character of his creative output, where the spectator is invited into a world of “poetic industrialism“. www.lukasrais.com 

09 – TÝN COURTEYARD (UNGELT)

Týn 1049/3
Praha 1 – Staré Město

 

Partners of the installation:

hand

Alexandra Koláčková *1964 high-fired clay

Alexandra graduated from Deprartment of Pedagogy in Olomouc and attended a yearly study stay in the ceramics studio at PDF UP Olomouc. In 1990, she founded a primarily ceramics studio with her husbnad Jiří but the scope of work soon included fine arts projects. Both artist specialize mainly in large-format ceramics sculptures and objects for public space both in the Czech Republic and abroad. www.kolackova.cz

10 – BLACK SWAN

Na Poříčí 25
Praha 1 – Nové město
www.cernalabut.cz

Partners of the installation:

tree

Lukáš Rais *1975 welded iron

Studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, in the Sculpture studio of Jiří Beránek, prof. Kurt Gebauer and Krištof Kintera. In his works he also uses knowledge gained during the studies of technical subjects: electrical engineering, mechanics as well as various industrial technological principles became the core defining the character of his creative output, where the spectator is invited into a world of “poetic industrialism“. www.lukasrais.com

11 – VÝSTAVIŠTĚ PRAHA HOLEŠOVICE

Výstaviště 67
Praha 7 – Holešovice
www.vystavistepraha.eu

 

Partners of the installation:

silent talk

Čestmír Suška *1952 steel

Studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, since 1995 he attended many scholarsip stays abroad, mainly in the US, where he has also been active as a teacher. Founded the Kolotoč Fine Arts Theatre, between 1987 – 1991 he was a member of the Tvrdohlaví collective. In 2000, Čestmír established the Studio Bubec in a former warehouse in Prague 5 – Řeporyje. Here he organizes residential stays and holds regular Art Safari events (exhibitions, workshops etc.). He is widely known for his giant steel sculptures made from discarded water tanks. With flames and welding machine, he transforms these enormous objects into surprisingly fragile artifacts.

www.suska.cz 

11 – VÝSTAVIŠTĚ PRAHA HOLEŠOVICE

Výstaviště 67
Praha 7 – Holešovice
www.vystavistepraha.eu

 

Partners of the installation:

conch

František Svátek *1945 marbel and sandstone

František Svátek first studied at the School of Nuclear Technology in Prague (finished in 1963), then at the Secondary School of Sculpture and Stonemasonry in Hořice (finished in 1968) and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (1968-1973), the branch of sculpture-restoration. In 1974, he left initially for Rome, but was granted exile in Germany (January 1975). In 1976, he again returned as a scholarship holder of Instituto Centrale del Restauro to Rome and participated in restoration of the local frescoes and mosaics. After returning to Germany (1978), he dedicated himself to stone restoration. In 1981 and 1982, he taught sculpture techniques at the University of Kassel. In 1984, he moved to Italy. In 1985 and 1986, he worked as a teacher in Centro Europeo per la Conservazione del Patrimonio Architettonico in Venice. Since 1999, he has been permanently living in the Czech Republic. www.frantisek-svatek.cz

12 – THE PARK BUSINESS CENTRE

V Parku 2343/24
Praha 4 – Chodov
www.thepark.cz

Partners of the installation:

corpus angelicus

Stefan Milkov *1955 kovová litina

Born in Bohumín, he completed his studies at the Secondary School of Applied Art in Uherské Hradiště and subsequently studied at the Sculpture Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Between 1987 and 1991, he was a member of the group Tvrdohlaví. He currently lives and works in Prague. www.stefanmilkov.com

13 – DOLNÍ BŘEŽANY

Náměstí Na Sádkách
Dolní Břežany – Praha Západ
www.dolnibrezany.cz

 

 

Partners of the installation:

exercising figure

Jakub Flejšar *1980 iron

Studied at Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. Besides the art of sculptures, Jakub is active in snowboarding – snowboardcross. He is a head couch of Czech junior snowboardcross national team and also of Eva Samková, the Winter Olympics winner (Sochi 2014). He himself is a former national team member and also a vice-champion of the Czech Republic. www.flejsar.com

14 – BOBSLED RUN PRAGUE

Prosecká 906/34b
Praha 9 – Prosek
www.bobovadraha.cz

Partners of the installation:

Gertrud

Štěpán Čapek *1982 laminate

Štěpán Čapek is originally from southwestern Germany, but has now been living for more than ten years in the Czech Republic. He graduated from prof. Kurt Gebauer’s Sculpture Studio at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. His works were exhibited not only in Europe but also, for example, in Beijing. In 2014, he participated in the 8th International Dada Festival in Basel. Since 2009, the citizens of Prague 9 may enjoy the Dancer sculpture that was placed in front of the Prosek Health Centre.

15 – BUBENSKÁ 1 (PRŮČELÍ CHEMISTRY GALLERY)

Bubenská 1477/1
Praha 7 - Holešovice
www.thechemistry.cz

Partners of the installation:

e. t.

Riccardo Cordero *1942 steel

Riccardo Cordero was born in Alba, in the Northern Italian province of Cuneo, in 1942. After studying art at school, he graduated in Sculpture from the Accademy of Fine Arts. He taught at Turin´s First Artistic High School until 1984, and from there on he taught at the Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts in Turin, Bologna and Milan. In 1992 he was assigned the Chair of Sculpture at the Accademia Albertina of Fine Arts in Turin, where he was Head of Sculpture Department until 2000. Presently he is the President of the Associazione Piemontese Arte in Turin. Since 1960 he exhibited his works in most important national and international art shows . In 2016 he was commissioned by the City of Kluftern – Germany, to build the monumental sculpture in corten steel Energia Vitale and by the City of Haining – China, to make the big sculpture The wonderful tide in the new Sculpture Park, as winner of the Tide Competition. www.riccardocordero.it

16 – BB CENTRUM, BUDOVA FILADELFIE

U Pomníku
Praha 4 – Michle
www.bbcentrum.cz

 

 

Partners of the installation:

SharkFin

Jaroslav Chramosta *1978 orthoconcrete

Jaroslav studied at VŠUP and in the sculpture studio of Jiří Beránek in Prague. During his studies he attended educational stays in Brno (with Michal Gabriel) and at University of Applied  Sciences – Institute of Design in Lahti, as well as study visits to Egypt, the Philipinnes and South America. He works as assistant of painter Petr Říha at VŠUP Prague, besides the art of sculptures cooperates with various architects and designers. 
www.jaroslavchramosta.com

17 – FUTURAMA BUSINESS PARK

Sokolovská 651/136a
Praha 8 – Karlín
www.futuramabp.cz

Partners of the installation:

Sitting figure

Jakub Flejšar *1980 metal and wood

Studied at Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague. Besides the art of sculptures, Jakub is active in snowboarding – snowboardcross. He is a head couch of Czech junior snowboardcross national team and also of Eva Samková, the Winter Olympics winner (Sochi 2014). He himself is a former national team member and also a vice-champion of the Czech Republic. www.flejsar.com

18 – BOTANIC GARDEN PRAGUE

Trojská 800/196
Praha 7 – Troja
www.botanicka.cz
Open: 
Mon-Sun 9-20 h; entrance fee adults/children age 6-15: CZK 85/45 

Partners of the installation:

sofa

Alexandra Koláčková *1964 high-fired clay

Alexandra graduated from Deprartment of Pedagogy in Olomouc and attended a yearly study stay in the ceramics studio at PDF UP Olomouc. In 1990, she founded a primarily ceramics studio with her husbnad Jiří but the scope of work soon included fine arts projects. Both artist specialize mainly in large-format ceramics sculptures and objects for public space both in the Czech Republic and abroad. www.kolackova.cz

19 – PAVILON B. BRAUN DIALOG

Budínova 2464/2b
Praha 8 - Libeň
www.bbraun-dialog.cz

 

Partners of the installation:

legbob

Štěpán Šefr *1983 železobeton

Štěpán studied fine arts and ceramics at Václav Hollar SUPŠ and at AVU studio of figurative sculpturing in Prague.
In 2011, he completed a scholarshiup at Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp (Beeldhouwkunst studio). www.avu.cz

20 – BOBSLED RUN PRAGUE

Prosecká 906/34b
Praha 9 – Prosek
www.bobovadraha.cz

 

Partners of the installation:

armchair

Alexandra Koláčková *1964 high-fired clay

Alexandra graduated from Deprartment of Pedagogy in Olomouc and attended a yearly study stay in the ceramics studio at PDF UP Olomouc. In 1990, she founded a primarily ceramics studio with her husbnad Jiří but the scope of work soon included fine arts projects. Both artist specialize mainly in large-format ceramics sculptures and objects for public space both in the Czech Republic and abroad. www.kolackova.cz

21 – TOWN OF DOLNÍ BŘEŽANY

Náměstí Na Sádkách
Dolní Břežany – Praha Západ
www.dolnibrezany.cz

 

Partners of the installation:
main partner:
media partner:
guard:
partner:

Contacts


SCULPTURE LINE – Smart Point office
Na Poříčí 25 (Black Swan building, 2nd floor), 110 00  Prague 1 – Old Town

Festival Director:
E-mail: ondrej.skarka(a)smart-point.cz

Production:
Mob: +420 727 961 189
E-mail: kristyna.prazanova(a)smart-point.cz

Ondřej Škarka

festival director

The main aim of the Sculpture Line festival is to enrich the public space and come up with a new tradition, reminiscent of similar events in many capitals of the world. We feel that Prague lacked such an event and I hope both citizens and visitors of the city will enjoy the festival as much as we do. I am glad we summoned a great team of contributors and colleagues, and my big thanks belong to all the authors as well as partners, without whom this festival would not be possible. Join the Line and enjoy the Line. See you in the streets.

Michal Gabriel

art director

I have chosen the sculptures for Sculpture Line 2016 from already existing artefacts. There is no site-specific object or work created especially for this event. The aim was to find already existing works of art made by contemporary artists and explore the interaction stemming from placing the objects in particular public spaces. The space is the key factor for the right impression of any artwork. And the wide range of attractive Prague settings provided attractive sceneries for each of the participating artists. I am glad that we agreed on the names of this year's sculptors with the rest of the team rather easily. The only thing which I regret deeply is that Aleš Veselý is missing from the list, as he passed away in December 2015. I was counting on one of his objects to be featured, unfortunately we did not get to meet and discuss the plan before it was too late.

Josef Záruba–Pfeffermann

festival curator

Prague is a city of picturesque corners with a patina of old times. It makes the impression of a spontaneous meeting of all centuries and artistic styles for a friendly chat over coffee. The Sculpture Line festival brings the voice of the twenty-first century. But we do not want to attract attention at any cost. We want to enter the urban landscape carefully and wisely, even if the works are only temporary guests in the capital. I believe that we will be pleased even with a fleeting glance from the tram, we might rest by a new sculpture in the city park. The festival represents a meeting with the contemporary art even for those who do not visit galleries. Sculpture Line is with you in the morning on your way to work, it appeals to you during the evening walk with your dog. Enjoy it.

 

Michal Trpák

art coordinator

Helena Fenclová

art coordinator

Kristýna Pražanová

production

Filip Tomášek

production

Silvie Marková

public relations

Lucie Čunderlíková

public relations

Kateřina Škarková

funding

Tomáš Ryant

graphic designer

Leaflet (Locations)

13. 07. 2016
Download – SculptureLine2016

The installation of Sculpture Line 2016

15. 06. 2016

Are you curious how the sculptures were installed? Follow this link to find out!

Sculpture Line on Radio Prague

10. 06. 2016

Filip Tomášek talked to Radio Prague (the international broadcasting station of Český rozhlas) about this year's festival. You can now both listen to the report and/or read the transcript on their website.
Please, follow this link.

The sculpture festival has started!

01. 06. 2016

1. června 2016 proběhlo slavnostní zahájení 2. ročníku sochařského festivalu Sculpture Line. To, že se během zahájení vytvořila na obloze duha, bereme jako dobré znamení a doufáme, že letošní ročník bude minimálně stejně úspěšný jako loňský. Galerii si prohlédněte zde.