NEWS | 21. 6. 2017 Twenty years after the death of Victor Vasarely, this French-Hungarian artist will be reminded of an exhibition at the Alsovo South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou. It was prepared by Gina Renotière from the Olomouc Art Museum together with the artists grandson Pierre Vasarely.

NEWS | 21. 6. 2017

Twenty years after the death of Victor Vasarely, he will remind this French-Hungarian artist of an exhibition at the Alšova South Bohemian Gallery in Hluboká nad Vltavou. It was prepared by Gina Renotière, the head of the modern and contemporary art department of the Olomouc Art Museum, together with the artists grandson, Pierre Vasarely. Only thirty-five Vasarelys works will be visible from the Olomouc collection. The French Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence and the Vasarely Museum in his native Pécs (Hungary) also participate in the exhibition.

       Vasarelys grandson                    becomes a knight                                                                                         In the beginning of July, Pierre Vasarely will be awarded the title of Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters (French Chef de lordre des Arts et des Lettres) for his outstanding cultural achievements, from the hands of Frédéric Mitterrand, former French culture minister and nephew of President François Mitterrand. 

“The exhibition in Alsaces South Bohemian Gallery presents its true uniqueness, presenting works from three important institutions closely associated with the name and legacy of Victor Vasarely: Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence and Vasarely Museum in Pécs, Hungary Victor Vasarely himself founded the Olomouc Art Museum Is a partner of the Fondation Vasarely and owns the biggest convocation of the works of this exceptional artist in the Czech Republic, “reminded curator of the exhibition Gina Renotière, with the exhibition going from 25 June to 1 October this year.

Representative selection consists of eight dozen separate works – paintings, prints, sculptures and tapestries. Directly from Olomouc, there are thirty-three graphics, one painting and one tapestry. “The 1966 Vasarily tapestry of Harmas is unique because it was made by the Aubusson royal manufactory, which, during its sixty-year history, realizes only the most important artworks in the technique of woven tapestry,” emphasized Gina Renotière.

The importance of the exhibition is also underlined by the personal participation of Victor Vasarely Pier, grandson, at the opening. He himself, together with Gino Renotière, also participated in the selection of works and worked closely with her during the preparation of the exhibition.

Documentary film

The exhibition is complemented by architectural designs of the Fondation Vasarely in Aix-en-Provence. Photographs of this “Museum of Architecture” by Czech-Australian photographer Kateřina Blahová – Bliss and a documentary directed by Kamil Zajíček and Gina Renotière from the Museum of Art in Olomouc were created especially for the South Bohemian exhibition. “Film and photography represent the architecture of the Foundations foundation, which is itself a piece of art reflecting Vasarelys strict demands on art – to serve, to be needed, to share his immanent presence in raising the culture of his surroundings,” explained Renotière.