Sculpture Line
Plzen 2019

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. 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!

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Mlýnská strouha

Mlýnská strouha 301 00 Plzeň 3

Legs from water

Kurt Gebauer *1941
hard polyurethane

"It is probably known that female swimmers and other floating ladies are my life’s theme. Legs from water are something a bit different. It is a part of handstand visible above the water level and this is usually the most joyous expression of children and girls in water. Well, I also sometimes give it a try. This tomfoolery makes happy even those who watch it; and how to discover the joy also in places where girls usually do not bathe, or where they sometimes bathe but it’s just too cold for bathing at the moment? A sculpture can replace all sorts of people – dead poets, saints but also criminals. So why legs from water should not have a monument if they represent the symbol of the most important thing why we are here - the joy of life?"

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Smetanova třída

Smetanova třída

Little Lingerie

Veronika Kudláčková Psotková *1981
woven wire net

Little Lingerie is a sculptural - drawing record at the time of the current mood of the author in the intense role of mother, carer and housewife. The installation is a follow-up to "Great Lingerie" (2015) and is, along with this installation, the beginning of the spontaneous sculpture diary of motherhood / parenting of the author.

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Smetanova třída

Smetanovy Sady, Plzeň

Three

Jan Dostál *1992
sheet metal

Even heavy things fly, but only downward. This sculpture was thrown down from forty metres. Three times. Modeling was based on mathematical calculations and also evolved with every single fall. The amount of falls was not set, at first. From the basic geometric shapes I then chose the pyramid which can be deformed most easily.

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Kopeckého sady

Kopeckého Sady, Plzeň

Greedy Pig

Andrej Margoč *1977
epoxide

The sculpture is a part of the FAT cycle. The whole cycle is dedicated to author‘s fight against the inconspicuous and silent killer – sugar which harms him as well as millions of people around the world. The size of the tongue shows enormous craving for sweets which is even highlighted byirresistible pink colour of cakes. For the auhor, this is the way to deal with addiction and point out both the social problem and the need to fight this deadly trap.

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4. ZŠ Plzeň

Kralovická 1695/2

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.

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Kopeckého sady

Kopeckého Sady, Plzeň

Sculpture for Richard Serra

Václav Fiala *1955
wood

I like to dedicate my sculptures to someone.
Very often to my favourite architects, writers, philosophers or poets. Other times to places, events or feelings and moods. I don't dedicate the sculptures to the sculptors. Perhaps the american sculptor Richard Serra will never know, that I dedicated the statue Hromada to him. I'm doing so with an admiration of the author, who via his work pointed out to me, that the statue except of its shape, material, colour etc. can also have another important characteristic - the weight. The weight of the statue can be as emotional as everything else. Also the manipulation with the object becomes a part of the sculpture. If we accept the weight as a characteristic of the sculpture, it stops being a burden and becomes a part of the experience.

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DEPO2015

Presslova 14/14, Plzeň 3

Angels of the Seas

Michal Trpák *1982
steel

Manta rays – noble majestic underwater creatures whose movement paradoxically resembles the flight
of birds. Elegant dancers moving in the depths of indomitable oceans. Graceful curves intersecting one
of the truly last wildernesses of the world. The world with which we are so interconnected and yet it is
so remote and so unknown. And perhaps because of all these contrasts, fascinated by the robustness and fragility at the same time, I decided to expose this creature in a completely different environment, different perspective, in a completely different context. When walking beneath the angel wings, you can dream, unleash your imagination and get carried away to the ocean bottom or somewhere further away..

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