Press Release | January 22, 2015

Press Release | January 22, 2015

The first comprehensive show of anthroposophic art inspired by the philosophy of Rudolf Steiner, a major retrospective of personality Czech Informal Zbyňka hacked and an extensive exhibition of one of the most prominent figures of the world of graphics by Giovanni Battista Piranesi. These are the Olomouc Museum of Art by director Michael Soukup major exhibition projects in 2015. “In our three buildings, ie in the Archdiocese Museum Olomouc, Kroměříž Archdiocesan Museum and the Museum of Modern Art are preparing thirteen temporary exhibitions. In addition, the public offer seven permanent exhibits, “Soukup said.

A pair of attractive museum exhibitions starts already at the end of January. Museum of Modern Art will host from January 29 exhibition illustrator George Solomon and the public present new collection acquisitions – tapestries and paintings of world-famous founder of op-art Victor Vasarely. “About getting his work striving since 2007, when we held his representative and the audience very successful show. We managed it at the end of last year, thanks to good contacts with the artists grandson Pierre Vasarely and thanks to the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Olomouc Region, “Soukup said.

At the end of March will start at the Museum of Modern Art exhibition Aenigma, which offers the first comprehensive insight into the multifaceted anthroposophic art. “Personality and work of philosopher Rudolf Steiner belongs to the basic pillars of European thought and culture. Generally known is its effect on the avant-garde artist Piet Mondrian and Kandinsky, but also on the artistic personality of the late 20th century, such as Joseph Beuys, Toni Cragg or Karel Malich. However, it has been clarified almost nothing about anthroposophic art and its chief representative, ie of artists who worked Steiner, and followed him. And it is in this direction turned our attention, “said exhibition curator Aenigma Ivo Binder. As the exhibition project, the book, the museum issued in cooperation with the publishing house Arbor vitae, according to him, they provide a heuristic basis for examining this issue. International exhibition, which will host a modified reprise Kunstmuseum Moritzburg in Halle, Germany, introduces anthroposophic art in chronological span from 1913, when he was in Dornach, Switzerland laid the foundation stone of the first Goetheanum, which houses the Anthroposophical Society and its College of Spiritual Science, to the present day .

In May, join forces with the Museum Research Library in Olomouc and the Archdiocesan Museum presents Dutch prints 16th – 18th centuries from its collections. The aim of the exhibition called Baroque bookstores of the world will be by the curator Gabriela Elbelová acquaint viewers with the production of major printing workshops in various Dutch cities and outline their importance and role in local Baroque libraries. “We have yet to choose from, as in the collections of the Research Library contains around two and a half thousand prints of Dutch production from the period,” said Elbelová.

Kroměříž Archdiocesan Museum for June show a significant Baroque artist Joseph Stern, whose altarpieces and frescoes adorn the interiors of churches and castles in Moravia and Silesia. “The exhibition in Kromeriz Castle picture gallery showcasing all the positions of his work. Oil sketches, drawings and altar images are combined with frescos chapel and library unique opportunity to peek under his paintbrush and introduce the visitor to the exhibition and the castle professional life important Baroque artist before his authentic pieces, “said curator Miroslav Kindl.

The most important projects are considered autumn museum director Michal Soukup retrospective in September Zbyňka Sekal – key figures of Czech sculpture Informel – and the October exhibition of Italian Baroque graphics Giovanni Battista Piranesi. “Zbyňka Sekal that in the sixties belonged together with Jan Vesely and Ales Koblasa to top officials sculptural approach to structural abstraction, introduce complex – as the creator of sculptures, objects, wall assemblages, drawings, collages and photographs,” Soukup presented an exhibition of the artists creation has earned a well-deserved respect after he went into exile in Viennas art world. “And with Austrian institutions such as the MUMOK Vienna and the Salzburg Rupertinem, also we are discussing zápůjčkách,” said museum director.

The exhibition “genius graphic” Piranesi organized Olomouc Museum in cooperation with the National Gallery in Prague, where she premiered late last year. “Our show is not only simple but reprise. The collection of exhibits will be different, specially prepared for the Olomouc Museum. Artworks on paper are very sensitive and their repeated presentations in a short time interval is therefore not possible, “said curator Helena Zápalková. Also in Olomouc Archdiocesan Museum, but visitors from the beginning of October sees Piranesis graphic work in all its thematic diversity and expression. “In addition to the famous cityscapes and scenes from famous cycle Dungeons issue and graphic prints in the series devoted to the ancient monuments of Rome and surrounding areas, which Piranesi tirelessly throughout his life studying. In contrast to the premiere, viewers will see, for example, both preciously preserved albums from the collections of the Olomouc Archbishopric, “explained Zápalková that there will certainly be the artists original designs of furniture and interior furnishings.

2015 Olomouc Museum of Art will complete by mid-October, the introduction of the collection of Czechoslovak and Polish design from the years 1956 to 1972, was a time when not only here but throughout Europe triumphs so. Brussels style. “The Czechoslovak exhibition at Expo 1958 in Brussels for decades influenced European design, including Polish. The exhibition of porcelain, glass, furniture, toys and book design conceived as a harmonious and combative confrontation workszlatého period of Czechoslovak and Polish filmmakers, “explained last exhibition project this year curator Klara Jeništová.

In addition to the larger short-term exhibitions museum offers a wide range of chamber exhibitions in cafés and seven permanent exhibitions. Besides, for example parades Century Modern Art relativity, exposure Glory and Praise to the Olomouc Archdiocesan Museum documents the 1,000 years of spiritual culture in Moravia, it is also garden culture Cabinet and Cabinet coins and medals in Kroměříž Archdiocesan Museum.