Sculpture Line
Prague 2019

Prague

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. 

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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Nám. Republiky

náměstí Republiky, Praha

Creature

Jan Dostál *1992
steel

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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Jungmann Square

Jungmannovo nám. 110 00 Praha 1

Adam and Eve

Kryštof Hošek *1984

This sculptural group is a symbolic reference to the origins of mankind, when man, using his conscious ability and reason, separated himself from the animal kingdom.

At the same time, this gift of reason became a fatal flaw in his make up; leading, as it has, to all the -isms, ideologies and religions that homo-sapiens made for himself.

In order to create all the rules that enable each individual to have a better life within his or her community, man became a victim of his own desires, his ego and his lust for power.  Nowadays, even the concept of Truth has become relativised; the individual often cannot sort out the truth from lies. Unknowingly, the individual simply a walking tool. In other words, caught within the essence of Heidegger's ''Gestell'', living in a system that has taken his identity.

 

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Velkopřevorské náměstí

Malá Strana, 118 00 Praha 1

Untitled

Paolo Grassino *1967
aluminium

Without title 01 is the attempt to create a sculpture only with a line. The line becomes network
and shell of a human aura. The work is made by directly blending plastic corrugated tubes instead
of using wax as in traditional metal melting processes. This technique makes the shape that
becomes like a photographic snapshot unreproducible. The corrugated tube remains full of metal,
usually used for a continuous conduction of electric current, now with this method it suggests the
impossibility of a passage of enegia as in a crystallized circulatory system. Intuition derived from
experiments on living bodies preserved in the crypts of the chapel of Sansevero in Naples.

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New Town Hall

Karlovo nám. 1/23, 120 00 Nové Město

Guardian

Stefan Milkov *1955
laminate

The Guardian statue originally came into existence as a small piece . Last year I came to a conclusion its form as well as theme would be suitable for recreating it on a monumental scale.

And what can be said about the sculpture itself? As for myself, I feel these are troubled times, sometimes even turbulent, and the world seems to be changing for the worse. Besides other things, we perhaps also need a guard, a powerful strong guard. There even might be a time when the knights of Blaník will have to be called to save us.

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The Dancing House

Jiráskovo nám. 1981/6, 120 00 Nové Město

Original Sin

Liu Ruowang *1977
bronze

Ape-man looking up into the sky symbolizes the springing up of ancient civilization; today, high civilization brings advanced material culture, yet the nature we live on is being damaged unceasingly. The perplexed eyesight and innocent face of ape-man reveals the desire to correct all of these faults and to step towards a brighter future. The title originates from my sense of social reality. I express my upset towards the deviated part in the ocean of civilization we live in with this series of works and appeal for more attention to beautiful things.

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Congress Center

5. května 1640/65, 140 21 Praha 4-Nusle

Remembrance of a Desire

Jörg Plickat *1954
steel

The sculpture is a composition of an arc of a circle and a triangle. Both elements do not touch each other at all, but they appear to be perfectly well-balanced and harmonic. As the sculpture can open a wide sculptural space, it needs a bigger place to be presented adequately.

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Duhová

Duhová, Praha

Dynamicon

Stefan Milkov *1955
laminate

The sculpture Dynamikon is a part of my latest monumental work which I call "machine sculptures". I'm looking for form which would give an impression of synthesis of something biological and technical. In this particular case, it's some animalistic and very strong machine, ready for action. However, we don't know yet if this action will be useful or dangerous.

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