2017
2016
2015

13.6. — 30.9.2018
Sculpture Line
Ostrava 2018

The next SCULPTURE LINE festival will again introduce you to sculptures and art objects of leading home and international artists in the "open air" gallery. Sculpture Line will cross the border of the metropolis and will lead to about ten cities throughout the country this year. From 13th June to 30th September, Czech and Moravian streets, squares and other public spaces will decorate dozens of fine art works of famous and young artists from both, czech and from abroad.

The purpose of the exhibition is to enhance and enrich the public space, to offer a new look to cities and to the works of art, both for the inhabitants and for the visitors.

We invite you to the streets. Join the Line, enjoy the Line!

01

Oblouk

Porubská, Ostrava

Foot

Lukáš Rais *1975
metal

The metal sculpture of Noha (Foot) is typical of the author’s work, combining the fascination with industrial poetics with the rational perception of the outer world. The shape and rhythm of the sculpture leads one to reflect on the essence of the construction of the world, but also to taking a seat or crawling. It may seem confusing, but according to the author, both approaches lead (albeit zigzagged and shyly, however determined) to the same goal. To what precisely, the author leaves open to the individual mind of every observer, sitter, reliever, refiner, etc.

Ministerstvo kultury ČR Ostrava - Poruba Ostrava Art Lines
02

Francouzská

Francouzská ulice, Ostrava Poruba

Stump in the Dark

Václav Fiala *1955
metal

A piece of work from the Drawing in Space (Kresby v prostoru) cycle. The Stumps in the Dark are inspired by children‘s play – waving with a burning stump taken out of the fire. It is an attempt to record and transfer the movement of a hot stump in the dark into a material.

Ministerstvo kultury ČR Ostrava - Poruba Ostrava Art Lines
03

Dr. Edvard Beneš Square

Nám. Dr. E. Beneše

Entreinte

Iva Mrázková *1964
steel

The sculpture is about female and male principles. Both worlds are coming from different world‘s ends and they relate to each other by love. They desire each other and are tied together by a loop, which is also the symbol of love connection. Unity of duality, the constant contradiction of the dualism of our existence.

Ministerstvo kultury ČR Ostrava Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz Art Lines
04

Jirásek's square

Jirásek's square

Tribute to Joseph Beyuse

Antonín Kašpar *1954
steel

Joseph Beuys, the legendary late German artist and theorist, once wrapped a real grand piano in felt and painted a red cross on it. Antonín Kašpar created a total of 14 steel pianos, from whose top boards the crosses rise askew to the sky. The crosses might be receiving or transmitting signals from or to the cosmos; or maybe both at the same time. When the author later visited a gallery in Frankfurt where he saw the original Beuys’ work, he decided to name his own work the Tribute to JB.

Ministerstvo kultury ČR Ostrava Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz Art Lines
05

Masaryk Square

Masaryk Square

Dvaja

Andrej Margoč *1977
epoxide, stainless steel pedestal

The statue comes from the Self-Portrait Transformation cycle. It is a profile line of my face which I am not afraid to deform, rotate and thus create a new view of my appearance. The name of the sculpture is Two because every person in the world tries to find themselves and most often finds themselves and can communicate with themselves when seeing their own appearance in the mirror. That is why I create mirror images of myself: to find myself through art and make it possible for others to follow this journey, to think and find themselves in these fast-paced times.

Ministerstvo kultury ČR Ostrava Moravská Ostrava a Přívoz Art Lines Gebrüder Weiss