Giudecca Art District in Venice
Lioness by Jaroslav Róna and Guardian by Stefan Milkov are guarding GAD - Giudecca Art District and the exhibition Czech Glass, Quo Vadis?!, which won the main prize of Fondazione di Venezia for the best presented project at The Venice Glass Week.
You can visit the exhibition until 3.10.2021
In the last row, effort doesn’t show
The project follows along the same line as the two previous exhibitions of pieces created by young artists from both art academies in Prague, with a fairly loose content and a vague, slightly provocative name. It is basically an opportunity to hold an exhibition in a gallery in Prague, aiming higher than to just be a “school” exhibition — more like an after-school detention exhibition… Like in both previous exhibition opportunities, we complied a catalogue this time as well; I’d like to think that for some participants the exhibition also served as a decent launching point into the broader awareness — like Laura Limbourg who participated in both summer events. The intent is also to push the exhibition further, beyond Prague.We are not constricting the exhibition by a set theme, but rather following the potential of quality, certain originality — and I personally enjoy content that is surprising and provocative. Us selecting mainly figural sculptures for the third time running simply follows what is being created by the youngest generation. After all, the long-term goal of summer (and prospectively also non-summer) exhibitions in the Black Swan is to underpin the currently emerging moods and trends in Art. It is in this sense as well that I am collaborating as a curator with the artist Lucie Králíková from the Meduna Atelier at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague — for that matter, with the exception of Tomáš Alfery, this year’s artists were selected based on her concept and her tips. So don’t give in to scepsis and stop looking for a curator intent — maybe even slightly in defiance of your academic tutors, here and now the main topic is freedom. After all, it’s summer.
Alexandra Koláčková - Hands
The unveiling of the sculpture "Hands" by Alexander Koláčková took place in the town of Ústí nad Orlicí as part of the opening ceremony of the House for Children and Youth in the presence of the Mayor Petr Hájek and the Governor of the Pardubice Region Martin Netolický.
5 June – 10 October 2021
Since 1999 the NordArt has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of contemporary art in Europe which takes place anually in the summer months. The NordArt is an overall work of art in its own right and is designed as such each year. More than 200 international artists, selected by a jury, present a comprehensive panorama of contemporary art. Each individual work not only speaks for itself but also creates new perspectives when seen juxtaposed against the unique backdrop offered by the Carlshütte and the adjacent historical sculpture park.
Velké Popovice Sculptures
If you are looking for a weekend programme, we recommend a visit to Velké Popovice, where thanks to Richard Unruh and with the support of Sculpture Line, an outdoor sculpture exhibition is taking place. Besides Alexandra Koláčková and her Hands, you can also see works by Lukáš Rais, Čestmír Suška and other artists.
Festival Opening in Mánes
The opening ceremony of Sculpture Line 2021 took place on 2.7.2021 in Restaurant Mánes with the participation of sculptors, partners and team members and others.
Tower for Jan Palach
The sculpture was first exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea as part of the
"Celebrating 30 years of freedom" in Sydney, Australia to commemorate thirty years of freedom in our country. The artist's idea to have the sculpture stand on the very edge of a cliff above the ocean with only the blue water and endless sky behind it came true. It so happened that the ocean and the sky were part of the statue and enhanced its mission.
The tragic event, in which 270 men, women and children out of nearly 2,000 Jewish refugees from occupied Europe lost their lives in Haifa harbour in 1940 on the ship Patria (Latin for homeland), will be commemorated by the Memorial of Silence. On Wednesday 25 November, exactly eighty years later, a commemoration of the Patria will take place at Prague's Bubny railway station from 3 pm. The event will be conducted by Hanuš Bor, the son of one of the Patria survivors, in dialogue with the director of the documentary film The Story of the Patria Survivors, Pavel Štingl. The prayer will be delivered by the Chief Rabbi of the province, Karol Sidon.
Jan Dostál installed his sculpture Strelicia in Broumov, which becomes part of the permanent line of the festival
The statues of Jaroslav Róna and Stefan Milkov were installed in Venice
Evropské kulturní centrum představuje multidisciplinární venkovní výstavu OPEN SPACE nejen v krásných zahradách Giardini della Marinaressa.
Martin Steinert spent three weeks building his boat from wooden slats on the Smetana embankment. Passers-by could not only watch, but also write their wishes on the artwork.