1.1. — 31.12.2023
Sculpture Line
Venice 2023

Venice (Italian Venezia), Venetian Venesia is the capital of the northern Italian region of Veneto. Its historic core lies on islands in the shallow Venetian lagoon, separated from the Adriatic Sea by the narrow spit of the Lido; more recent parts of the city were built on the mainland of Mestre. Once a maritime and commercial power and a centre of glassmaking, Venice is still of great historical, cultural, social and administrative importance today. In the Middle Ages it was the centre of the Venetian Republic, today it is the centre of its region and has a rich cultural life. Since 1987, Venice and the entire surrounding lagoon have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site as one of Italy's most visited destinations.


CREA Cantieri del Contemporaneo

Giudecca 211, 30133 Benátky, Itálie


Alexandra Koláčková *1964
high-fired clay

he shape of the spiral has fascinated me in nature since I was a child, without knowing anything about the symbolic meaning people have always attached to it. When I think about it, I often intuitively think of something to draw or model, and then only realize the inner connections. Usually when someone asks me about the source of my inspiration.

The spiraling shells are not only beautiful, but mysterious and inspiring. Their natural beauty and grandeur evoke a sense of humility and wonder at the infinite creative power of nature. That is why it has also become a symbol of the ever-recurring events in nature, on our planet and in the universe. In the same way, the spiral is seen as a symbol of spiritual growth and fulfilment in life, symbolizing the mysterious journey into one's own inner self. It can also be an energy radiator or a protective talisman. In magical practice, the spiral, especially the right-hand spiral, supports the effort to make our wishes become reality. And I like this idea. I put my personal wish in it too.

In my rendition, it couldn't be other than cheerfully colorful and irregularly regular.

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