About SEFO Triennial

The Olomouc Museum of Art has invited four dozen artists and architects from the wider Central European region to collaborate. In doing so, it fulfils one of the goals of SEFO, the Central European Forum Olomouc, to provide a space for discussing issues shared across the region. The lineup of authors from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Austria is expanded with artistic personalities from Slovenia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Besides the traditional exhibition halls of the Olomouc Museum of Art, the Triennial will also take place in public squares and in the exhibition spaces of the galleries that are collaborating in the project. The Triennial programme will also occur during several festivals in Olomouc and will also feature in the vernissage Walk XY.

The timeline, full of jumps, twists, crises, and periods of apparent calm, is retrospectively reflected by contemporary artists. It features MOMENTS of extraordinary historical and symbolic importance, MOMENTS when, on the basis of social agreements, we erected monuments to personalities and events that deserved it at the time and according to the situation, MOMENTS of retrospective insight into historical sources and the revision of past decisions, and MOMENTS when we creatively reconciled ourselves to historical events and the reminders of them, through creative invention or mystification. All these MOMENTS will be presented by the Olomouc Museum of Art/ SEFO at the Triennial of Contemporary Central European Art, taking place from 27 June to 29 December 2024.

The timeline, full of jumps, twists, crises, and periods of apparent calm, is retrospectively reflected by contemporary artists. It features MOMENTS of extraordinary historical and symbolic importance, MOMENTS when, on the basis of social agreements, we erected monuments to personalities and events that deserved it at the time and according to the situation, MOMENTS of retrospective insight into historical sources and the revision of past decisions, and MOMENTS when we creatively reconciled ourselves to historical events and the reminders of them, through creative invention or mystification. All these MOMENTS will be presented by the Olomouc Museum of Art/ SEFO at the Triennial of Contemporary Central European Art, taking place from 27 June to 29 December 2024.

The Olomouc Museum of Art has invited four dozen artists and architects from the wider Central European region to collaborate. In doing so, it fulfils one of the goals of SEFO, the Central European Forum Olomouc, to provide a space for discussing issues shared across the region. The lineup of authors from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Austria is expanded with artistic personalities from Slovenia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Besides the traditional exhibition halls of the Olomouc Museum of Art, the Triennial will also take place in public squares and in the exhibition spaces of the galleries that are collaborating in the project. The Triennial programme will also occur during several festivals in Olomouc and will also feature in the vernissage Walk XY.

Collaborating artists and architects

Zsolt Astalosz, AVU, School of Architecture (Miroslav Šik, Anna Svobodová, Lenka Milerová), Petr Bureš, Vendula Chalánková, Michaela Černická, Tomáš Daždoň, EtchingRoom1 (Kristina Yarosh, Anna Khodkova), Andreas Fogarasi, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Martin Horák, Aglaia Konrad, Robert Kuśmirowski, Marek Kvetan, Adam Lacina, Jakub Lipavský, Roman Liubun, Dorit Margreiter Choy, Ilona Németh, Tobias Putrih, Vojtěch Radakulan, Randomroutines (Krisztián Kristóf, Tamás Kaszás), Ala Savashevich, Jasmin Schaitl & Daria Lytvynenko, Matěj Smetana, Petr Spielmann, Tytus Szabelski, Jakub Tajovský, Tomáš Vaněk, Nela Vicanová, VŠ UMPRUM, Studio A4 (Roman Brychta, Markéta Mráčková, Barbora Šimonová), VUT Brno, Faculty of Architecture (Szymon Rozwałka, Jaroslav Sedlák, Jan Mléčka, Vojtěch Jemelka), Martin Zetová, Alžběta Žabová.

The timeline, full of jumps, twists, crises, and periods of apparent calm, is retrospectively reflected by contemporary artists. It features MOMENTS of extraordinary historical and symbolic importance, MOMENTS when, on the basis of social agreements, we erected monuments to personalities and events that deserved it at the time and according to the situation, MOMENTS of retrospective insight into historical sources and the revision of past decisions, and MOMENTS when we creatively reconciled ourselves to historical events and the reminders of them, through creative invention or mystification. All these MOMENTS will be presented by the Olomouc Museum of Art/ SEFO at the Triennial of Contemporary Central European Art, taking place from 27 June to 29 December 2024.

The Olomouc Museum of Art has invited four dozen artists and architects from the wider Central European region to collaborate. In doing so, it fulfils one of the goals of SEFO, the Central European Forum Olomouc, to provide a space for discussing issues shared across the region. The lineup of authors from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, and Austria is expanded with artistic personalities from Slovenia, Belarus, and Ukraine. Besides the traditional exhibition halls of the Olomouc Museum of Art, the Triennial will also take place in public squares and in the exhibition spaces of the galleries that are collaborating in the project. The Triennial programme will also occur during several festivals in Olomouc and will also feature in the vernissage Walk XY.

Collaborating artists and architects

Zsolt Astalosz, AVU, School of Architecture (Miroslav Šik, Anna Svobodová, Lenka Milerová), Petr Bureš, Vendula Chalánková, Michaela Černická, Tomáš Daždoň, EtchingRoom1 (Kristina Yarosh, Anna Khodkova), Andreas Fogarasi, Karolina Grzywnowicz, Martin Horák, Aglaia Konrad, Robert Kuśmirowski, Marek Kvetan, Adam Lacina, Jakub Lipavský, Roman Liubun, Dorit Margreiter Choy, Ilona Németh, Tobias Putrih, Vojtěch Radakulan, Randomroutines (Krisztián Kristóf, Tamás Kaszás), Ala Savashevich, Jasmin Schaitl & Daria Lytvynenko, Matěj Smetana, Petr Spielmann, Tytus Szabelski, Jakub Tajovský, Tomáš Vaněk, Nela Vicanová, VŠ UMPRUM, Studio A4 (Roman Brychta, Markéta Mráčková, Barbora Šimonová), VUT Brno, Faculty of Architecture (Szymon Rozwałka, Jaroslav Sedlák, Jan Mléčka, Vojtěch Jemelka), Martin Zetová, Alžběta Žabová.

Socha Marka Kvetána Fuscum Subnigrum
Marek Kvetán, Fuscum Subnigrum, 2021. Archiv autora

Socha Marka Kvetána Fuscum Subnigrum
Marek Kvetán, Fuscum Subnigrum, 2021. Archiv autora

Curators

Martina Mertová, Jakub Frank, Martin Fišr
Barbora Kundračíková, Ladislav Daněk, Miroslav Kindl
Irena Lehkoživová, Barbora Špičáková

Collaboration

Šárka Belšíková, Štěpánka Bieleszová, David Hrbek, Alexandr Jeništa, Klára Jeništová, Hana Lamatová, Gina Renotière, Marek Šobáň, Denisa Tessenyi
David Bartoš, Alexandr Jančík, Adam Lacina, Zdeněk Rychtera, David Voda a další.

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Partnerships and support

Kunstmuseum Bochum, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Polish Institute in Prague, The Austrian Cultural Forum Prague, Hungarian Cultural Centre Prague – Liszt Institute, Goethe-Institut Prague, Slovak Institute in Prague, Council of Galleries of the Czech Republic, Olomouc Region, City of Olomouc, Palacký University Olomouc, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, School of Applied Arts Prague, Brno University of Technology, and others.

Financial support

The SEFO 2024 Triennial is financially supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, the Czech Architecture Foundation, Phileas – The Austrian Office for Contemporary Art, Culture Helps/ZUSA Culture, an EU co-financed project, the Czech-German Future Fund, and more.