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Tate Modern presents the work of Dóra Maurer in a year-long exhibition

Tate Modern, London, presents the work of Hungarian artist Dóra Maurer (born 1937) in a year-long free exhibition.It brings together some 35 works, including graphic works, photographs, films and paintings. Spanning more than five decades, the show highlights the playful conceptual approach that she brings to her experiments across all media. Concurrently, White Cube gallery, London, shows Maurer’s paintings from three distinct series ‘Overlappings’, ‘Quod Libet’ and ‘IXEK’. The display is complemented by a documentary about the author produced by CEAD.

In the Space of Magdalena Abakanowicz

The exhibition In the Space of Magdalena Abakanowicz, presented in the spring at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Riga (part of the National Museum), in summer showing as an extended version in all galleries and the Sculpture Park in Orońsko the multifaceted works of Magdalena Abakanowicz. The most famous abacanas are accompanied by sculptures made of resin-crafted jute canvas, including Standing figures (1986-1987), Plecy (1976), Mutants (1994-1996), and Oracz (1996-1997). The exhibition shows how important the human figure was to the artist.
 

Běla Kolářová: Motion / Time

A small exhibition at the Liberec Regional Gallery with the working title New Sensitivity of Běla Kolářová (1923–2010) is conceived as a representative selection from the work of an artist nowadays regarded one of the outstanding figures of the international post-war art scene. The selection will contain rare works from her first creative stage, when Kolářová worked with photography (1955–1964), and works from her second creative period, starting in 1964, when she leaned towards assemblage and, later, created remarkable drawings with makeup. There will be works from her estate and several significant works from Czech public and private collections.
 

Václav Cigler, Michal Motyčka: Space of Man I, II, III

The exhibition Space of Man at the North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Litoměřice presents a cross-section of Cigler's work on landscape projects from the 1960s, projects and compositions for architecture and installations of Václav Cigler and Michal Motyčka from the years 2003–2019, which show a wide range of common thinking in many levels, from sensory experience to understanding implicit symbolic meanings.
The exhibition takes place in all the premises of the temporal exhibitions in the main building (II) and in the parkan (III). In the Mini Gallery (I), which is intended for the views of the collections, is presented the work of Václav Cigler Half Egg, acquired in 1997. 

Sounds / Codes / Images – Audio Experimentation in the Visual Arts

The exhibition of Prague City Gallery in the Stone Bell House offers a historical overview of art that depicts sound as an abstract phenomenon, from the beginnings of abstraction to the present day. Its main focus is to trace the most important trends in audio experimentation in the field of the visual arts, in the form of paintings or graphic scores as well as audio installations, acoustic objects, film, and multimedia projections. Through the selection of historical materials, it aims to show how sound acquires color and shape, how it becomes an object or architecture, and what psychological as well as physical and mathematical factors determine its visual form. The exhibition also presents works by artists who have, on either the local or international level, shifted the way we think about artistic experimentation.

Stanislav Kolíbal (CZ) presents a retrospective of his work at the 58th International Biennale of Contemporary Art in Venice

Kolíbal was born in the same year when Czechoslovakia opened its pavilion in the gardens of the Venetian castle. The theme of this year's Biennale Arte 2019 is an old Chinese curse "May You Live In Interesting Times", that refer to times of unrest and uncertainty. Time is also one of the basic elements of Kolíbal's work, and different times in his life brought different perspectives on the perception of creation.

Carnations and Velvet / Art and Revolution in Portugal and Czechoslovakia 1968–1974–1989

Prague City Gallery under the name Carnations and Velvet / Art and Revolution in Portugal and Czechoslovakia for the first time presents Portuguese art in the Czech lands and Slovakia. The common starting point is the year 1968, the time of the Prague Spring in Czechoslovakia and the spring of Marcelo Caetano in Lisbon. This year brought about first hopes for the end of the existing undemocratic regimes – the hopes that were thwarted by the Soviet occupation in Czechoslovakia and by the continuation of the colonial war in Portugal. The years 1974 (the Carnation Revolution) and 1989 (the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia), the dates of peaceful revolutions, brought freedom to both countries.

Václav Cigler and Michal Motyčka │ Luminously

The artistic interventions of Václav Cigler and Michal Motyčka Luminously highlight the ancient environment of Zdík's Palace or the Romanesque tower of St. Barbara in the Olomouc Archdiocesan Museum and follow up on the exhibition of drawings by Václav Cigler in the Olomouc Museum of Modern Art. From June 13, they will be supplemented by another artistic intervention by Václav Cigler and Michal Motyčka Externalization, which will enrich the premises of the Archbishop's Chateau (Picture Gallery) and the Flower Garden in Kroměříž. 

Václav Cigler│Drawings

Sculptor, architect and pedagogue Václav Cigler (* 1929) is indelibly written into the history of the world fine art, because he was the first to work with optical glass. However, his work is much more diverse, as shows an extensive exhibition of his drawings at the Olomouc Museum of Art - Museum of Modern Art from March 21, 2019. It will be followed by art interventions by Václav Cigler and Michal Motyčka in the Flower Garden and in the Picture Gallery of the Kroměříž Archbishop's Chateau and the installation in the Archdiocesan Museum in Olomouc.

The National Gallery Prague opens the first exhibition in its planned cycle ‘Salm Modern’: Dimensions of Dialogue

In collaboration with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) and the Sammlung Hoffmann Berlin, the National Gallery Prague (NGP) presents a selection of first-rate artworks from the Sammlung Hoffmann’s donation to the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden at the Salm Palace, never before seen outside Germany in such breadth and scope. The exhibition Dimensions of Dialogue introduces pioneering figures in modern and contemporary art, including Marina Abramović, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Antony Gormley, Keith Haring and Andy Warhol, whose work enters into dialogue with Czech artistic production.

VIDEO DAY 1989/2018│First group exhibition of Czech videoart

VIDEO ​DAY 1989/2018 is an event that freely reconstructs the first group exhibition of videoart in Czechoslovakia. The exhibition will take just one day (September 4th, 2018) just like the original VIDEO DAY and will take place in the same place (Prague Exhibition Grounds).

Conference: Adriena Šimotová in the Context of Visual Art and Culture from the 20th Century Onwards

Conference prepared by the Adriena Šimotová and Jiří John Foundation, in association with the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University and the Art Theory and History Department of the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague, to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the birth of Adriena Šimotová. The conference is being held under the aegis of J. E. Charles Malinas, the French Ambassador to the Czech Republic, Adriana Krnáčová, the Mayor of Prague, and Tomáš Zima, the Rector of Charles University.
Venue: Patriotic Hall, Carolinum, Ovocný trh 3, Praha 1

XXL Views of Contemporary Slovak Art | GASK

‘XXL Views of Contemporary Slovak Art’ is a long-term exhibition project that presents leading Slovak artists.  The artists are presented in a direct dialogue with recognised Slovak, Czech and international art historians, critics and theoreticians who focus on their work. It is the most important programmatic survey of Slovak art in the Czech Republic. The exhibition series was staged at the Slovak Institute in Prague from 2011 and has been staged at GASK since 2014.

Conference to mark the centenary of the beginning of Dada in Zurich: DADA TECHNIQUES IN EAST-CENTRAL EUROPE (1916–1930)

The ‘Petőfi Literary Museum – Kassák Museum’ and the ‘Institute for Literary Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences’ are organizing a conference to mark the centenary of the beginning of Dada in Zurich. The conference is going to concentrate on Dada phenomena in East-Central Europe, especially the Dada techniques that appeared in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states.

MeetFactory (CZ) | Fightlessness

The Hungarian art group Little Warsaw (András Gálik and Bálint Havas) belongs to the most striking artists of their generation, which emerged on the contemporary art scene after the year 1989. Their work is closely connected with issues specific in the context of former Eastern Bloc countries – analysis and re-contextualization of objects and ideas from the past, deconstruction of common art forms, a striking anti-establishment attitude, a critical mirror held up to modernism, retro-avant-garde, conceptualism and neo-conceptualism, the expansion of the borders of art and transfer of artistic discourse into a broader social reality.
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