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13.6. — 30.9.2018
Sculpture Line
Trutnov 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!

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Trutnov

Krakonošovo náměstí, Trutnov

Crosses pointing in one direction

Antonín Kašpar *1954
steel

Six steel pianos from whose top sections inclined crosses protrude are taken out from the original 10-piece installation titled “Honour for JB”. Now, the author perceives the sculptures as matter for expressing his ideas by their various grouping or arranging in any number. For installation at Krakonoš Square in Trutnov, Antonín Kašpar chose 6 pieces of these pianos and placed them in a line, so that each one stands exactly in the middle of a square in coloured stone paving. This “regiment” of pianos bridges the area of the Square with imaginary arcs of energy coming from the inclined crosses.

Why the crosses? The author uses this symbol fairly often in his work. He understands it not only as a part of Christianity, but also as a basic point of birth, created by crossing two lines, as an original symbol for expressions: You – Me, She – He, She – It, Yin and Yang, etc. Antonín Kašpar often creates the so-called Double Sculptures or Multiple Sculptures. He explains: “If I only create one sculpture, I can walk around it. But if I create two or more sculptures, I or the viewer can get inside the sculpture, become its part for a moment and perceive the energies with which the objects act on each other.”