aktualita Bohemiae Rosa25|08|2017 - 31|08|2017
The Olomouc Centre for Ecological Activities

International Interdisciplinary Open-Air Workshop for artists and dancers exploring the relation between body, art and landscape led by Frank van de Ven and Milos Sejn / guest artist Günter Heinz 
13.06.2017- 07.07.2017 | Topičův salon, Prague

The central position within this curatorial project is the effort to retrospectively reconstruct a set of diploma theses of students and theirs professors, nowadays already established artists who finished their studies at the Prague Academy of Fine Arts in the 1993-1994 academic year.The aim of this exhibition is to contribute to several earlier attempts to re-evaluate the current art framework of the 1990s. It is based on the belief that it is precisely the presence of a particular article of back-chained history that can give rise to a new space for further contextualisation of the input works, especially in the level of the personal stories of their creators. In pursuing the most objective approach, individual works of art are viewed as certain historical documents, not surpassing the authenticity of other artefacts presented (text and pictorial documentation), fragmentarily referring to the sometimes non-existent works.

Graduates and their teachers – Academy of Fine Arts in Prague 93/94: Karel Bartacek, Michal Bielicky, Petr Budek, Hugo Demartini, Bedrich Dlouhy, Quan Do Manh, Milena Dopitova, Pavel Doskocil, Michal Fiala, Rene Habl, Vladimir Hanus, Frantisek Hodonsky, Petr Horacek, Irena Juzova, Stanislav Kolibal, Cyril Kozak, Miroslav Krawczuk, Jiri Lhota, Marek Ludnila, Lubomira Kmetova, Milan Knizak, Jan Kotik, Karel Malich, Jiri Mateju, Anna Neborova, Karel Nepras, Miroslav Panek, Petr Pisarik, Emil Prikryl, Tomas Rygl, Milos Sejn, Petr Siegl, Jiri Sopko, Nikolaj Stanev, Jakub Stretti, Anna Svobodova, Martin Simek, Petr Strojdl, Jitka Svobodova, Petr Travnicek, Daniel Trubac, Ales Vesely, Katerina Vincourova
Curated by: Milan Pecha

Cyril Kozák / leading Milos Sejn

States of Mind – Beyond the Image
25.05.2014 - 31.12.2017 | GASK / Central Bohemian Gallery, Kutná Hora, CZ

Curated by Richard Drury

‘States of Mind / Beyond the Image’, the new permanent exhibition of GASK – Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region, isn’t a traditionally designed one. Instead of an ‘encyclopaedic’ sequence of artworks from GASK’s collection arranged in chronological order, the exhibition is based on the diverse spectrum of a person’s emotional and mental life. In each gallery space there are thematic pairs – either contradictory or complementary – to which the exhibited works relate. These include solitude–friendship, courage–fear, irony–respect, confinement–freedom, alienation–meditation). This not only creates a context that is symbolically ‘charged’, but also an expressive dialogue between two distinctive areas of the spiritual life of man.

The aim of the exhibition is for viewers to understand artistic expression as a vivid testimony that is able to address us regardless of its remoteness in time or differences in cultural or national identity. Together with the artistic experience provided by the exhibits themselves, the ‘atmosphere’ of the individual spaces is further enhanced by short quotations or aphorisms that focus on the given theme in text form. They are poignant insights expressed by artists, philosophers, writers, musicians – anyone whose perceptive remark has ‘hit the nail on the head’. The role of an imaginary ‘constant guide’ is played here by the painter and writer Josef Čapek (1887–1945), specifically the timelessly relevant moral-critical thoughts he expressed in his posthumously published book ‘Written into the Clouds’. The dialogue between the exhibits is thus enhanced by another dimension – the dialogue between a conceptual (verbal) idea and a visual idea, resulting, we hope, in a stimulating environment for the viewer.

Milos Šein: Landscape Monochromes, 1988

Galerie Středočeského kraje
Barborská 51 – 53
284 01 Kutná Hora
Tel.: +420 327 511 135

2014 – Earth work | House of Nature of Litovelské Pomoraví / Sluňákov - The Olomouc Centre for Ecological Aktivities, 783 35 Horka nad Moravou, The Czech Republic

realization by Milos Šein & Projektil Architects, COMMODUM,
Petr Rudolf Manoušek & ROYAL EIJSBOUTS, Jiří Kačer 
investor Nature Conservation Agency of the Czech Republic

Solar Mountain, 2014
earth work, 12 x 32 x 32 m


1997 – Processual work | Le Hameau de la Brousse, Sers, France

Grande Terre, 1997
tinted sandstone cliff, 3 x 100 m
1999 – Permanent installation |  The ridge between the Veliš Hill and Staré Místo nearby Jicin town, Czech Republic

Place of Justice, 1999
concept Jaromír Gottlieb and Miloš Šejn, carved by Aleš John, sandstone, two linden trees

50°24'15.06"N /  15°19'18.70"E

2012 – Processual work | Bavarian Primeval Forest, Germany

Becoming Tree Falling, 2012
wraped spruce and beech trees, black fabric, various dimesions
48° 55' 1.17"N / 13° 32' 4.25"E
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