Exhibition 27/9/2013 - 18/5/2014
Curator Andrea Husseiniová
Author Olo Křížová
Entrance fee 80/40 CZK, family 170 CZK, group 30 CZK/person
Building Museum of Applied Arts (Camera + Respirium / 1. patro)
Opening hours Wed-Sun: 10-18, Thu: 10-19, Mon, Tue: closed
Date of exhibition opening 26/9/2013 17:00
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The opening exhibition of the “Aviary” project introduces the work of Czech fashion designers and their approaches to silhouette.
The "Aviary" title chosen for the exhibition project reflects its primary inspiration, an aviary with birds of multicoloured feathers in which the Hyacinth Macaw appears alongside a flock of Little Egrets. It is a specific environment and, figuratively speaking, a platform for the presentation of a motley crew of artists centred on certain disciplines and subjects.
The opening exhibition of the "Aviary" project introduces the work of Czech fashion designers and their approaches to silhouette. A garment defined by its outline becomes a statue, an object; apart from creating the shape of body, it produces new spatial lines of a person and…Continue
Posted on August 29, 2013 at 13:00
Step Back and You're Closer | He Jinweie & Tomáš Císařovský
This project is indebted in many ways to the profound interest in art of our ambassador in China, J.E. Libor Sečka, without whose generous support and organizational assistance this exhibition would not be possible.
The exhibition catalogue, which is available in the museum shop, is also published in a version for mobile devices - digital tablets and smart phones.…
Posted on May 10, 2013 at 17:00
The exhibition offers an alternative to presenting artistic photography based on a traditionally instructive model. In this sense it is also an attempt at critically reviewing the ingrained idea about the relationship between photography and fine art in which the adjective “artistic” played until recently the role of a hub of controversy around which were spun both endless and often fruitless debates, as well as endeavours producing things of artistic value that were worth revisiting.
7/12/2012 - 3/3/2013
80/40 CZK, family 170 CZK, group 30 CZK/person
The exhibition works as a form of liaison between the viewer and one of the current trends in photographic discourse. This does not prevent it from also being a spectacle buoyed up by the quality of tried-and-tested as well as unsung photographs and works of fine art. Although dedicated to the second half of the 20th century, it is by no means a definitive history comprising artists and photographs that have become a staple diet at similar events. On the contrary, the concept of the exhibition attains its goal by bringing back into discussion notions, themes and points of argument typical for the second half of the 20th century and indicating just why they were so important. It concentrates on areas where the artists fashioned their photographs in forms that evidently refer to fine art and those where photography was completely autonomous and even was…Continue
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 12:30
30/11/2012 - 24/3/2013
Museum of Applied Arts
The sculptor and ceramist Hubert Kovařík (1888-1958) belonged to a strong generation of young artists trained at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Vienna by leading artists of the Vienna Secession and modernism (Löffler, private lessons Hanak). During only two decades when he was intensively involved in ceramics in Vienna and then in the newly established Czechoslovak Republic there arose dozens of designs for small utility and art ceramics, the shape of which captured the zeitgeist, complemented period interiors and even played a part on the film screen in films produced in the AB Barrandov studios, such as Kristián. Ceramics by Hubert Kovařík, with their rich décor composed of geometrically stylised floral motifs, became synonymous in Moravia with Art Deco production. They are some of the most interesting yet so far little known examples of art ceramics from the 1920s in the country.
The central point of the exhibition is decorative ceramics and small utilitarian ceramics documenting designs for Kunštátská keramika and the production of his own Decorative Art Workshop of Hubert Kovařík which he founded in Svitávka near Boskovice and managed between 1922-1932. The display will include large decorative vases,…
Posted on December 17, 2012 at 11:30