1.1. — 31.12.2022
Sculpture Line
Olomouc 2022

Olomouc - historická metropole Moravy. Další ročník sochařského festivalu SCULPTURE LINE Vám představí sochy a výtvarné objekty předních domácích i mezinárodních tvůrců „pod širým nebem“, přímo v ulicích města.

Záměrem expozice je ozvláštnit a obohatit veřejný prostor, nabídnout nový pohled na Olomouc i na samotná umělecká díla, a to jak obyvatelům, tak i návštěvníkům města.

Zveme vás do ulic. Pojďte ven, vydejte se na cestu „sochařskou linkou“ a užijte si tuto unikátní výstavu nejen v Olomouci, ale i v dalších městech České republiky.

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Grapo Olomouc

Šlechtitelů 583/1, 779 00 Olomouc

One of the big heads

Kurt Gebauer *1941
concrete

Big heads or other heads like lightbulbs are my long-term topic. A human head is a mysterious object, it can glow with ideas, goodness and can be blocked by stupidity and aggression. By looking at them we can reflect on who we are. I've been making the heads since 1970s. Four of them (2 metres high) were showed in 2011 on the Jan Palach square, in 2013 in front of the National Library of Technology and at Landscape Festival in Prague. In 2016, some of them were destroyed by drunks in České Budějovice. It's all in our heads.

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Smetanovy sady

Rybník Smetanovy sady, Olomouc

Octopus

Viktor Paluš *1987
fiberglass

A sculpture of the Large Yellow Octopus was created for no particular reason, for the pure joy of nonsense, in spite of probability; for the belief that large yellow octopuses exist; if only because they should exist.

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Smetanovy sady

Smetanovy Sady, Olomouc

Creature

Jan Dostál *1992
steel

Uninstalled 20.2.2022

You must live with the Creature

Sculptures can be made in different ways, but making a big statue is a story in itself. Just one year after graduating from Gabriel's sculpture studio at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Brno, Jan Dostál, a very young sculptor, has embarked on his 12-meter high work, his biggest so far. The motive is the Creature, a figure and non-figure at the same time, assembled and welded from pieces of sharp iron which is the material the sculptor lives with and loves. A model for the Creature has its prototype if we can call the prototype a statue which is two and a half meters tall. According to his own words, Jan is assembling his huge, really huuuuuuuge Creature starting from its feet. The anthropomorphic shape on the border of an abstract expression is distinguished by Dostál’s handwriting, full of sharp strokes and cutting angles. It has its visual background in a contemporary sci-fi world as well as in a tattoo subculture or it is a reflection of late sculptural modernism. The Creature is magnificent and comes to light so that Jan Dostál can reveal his strange, iron, sharp universe, his aesthetics which he lives with and which lives in him as Alien who you certainly cannot get rid of. However, it is also magnificent to weld a splendid sculpture, piece after piece, without an accompanying drawing, according to one’s own imagination, using a sculpture-like crane of one’s own design and production. In this case, art has a chance to enchant and surprise and this is not just by the size of the Creature. Welcome to another world.

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