The Key Sculpture by Jiří David symbolizes a milestone for our society. Not only in terms of its legacy of the Velvet Revolution, but also in the constant need to remember the importance of freedom of spirit, freedom of opinion and freedom of expression. That is why the cooperation of the Mikulov Art Symposium “Dílna” and the Sculpture line is extremely important for the town of Mikulov in that it was possible to return this work back to the Czech Republic. And this is precisely in the year when we commemorate the thirtieth anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. The anniversary of the revolution, to which reference is also made of the letters encased in keys in the typographic design of common fonts used during socialism.
When you say Mikulov, you recall South Moravia, wine, wine events, Baroque and Jewish monuments, Holy Hill and its Stations of the Cross. Mikulov, however, is also a place associated with art. It can be seen in the streets, in many galleries and at international festivals. The most important annual event connected with art is the Mikulov Art Symposium “workshop” with more than 25 years of tradition, when a group of artists create their works in Mikulov for four summer weeks and they expand the Mikulov collection of contemporary art. If you visit Mikulov, you will surely come across the art.