Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello, Venice

Thanks to the hidden connections of ANIMA MUNDI, all the ecosystems of the Earth, before and after the appearance of mankind, found their equilibrium, their ways to live and to develop themselves, to transform and to evolve. 
Memory deposit
27. 5. / 6 PM / cinema Ponrepo
Video of Miloš Šejn's work from 1989–2022
Presented by: Sylva Poláková
Guests: Miloš Šejn, Petr Vaňous

Since the beginning of the 1960s, Miloš Šejn has been subjecting nature to subjective artistic research - whether the historical humanised or the still wild nature. Performances in which the face, inarticulate language or the contact of hands and feet with materials and the given environment are accentuated are combined with expressive drawing and with digital visual means. Deposit of memory is the title of the last exhibition of the still active creator, which took place in the spring of 2024 in the Prague gallery Jilská 14. Under the same title, the Ponrepo cinema will present an author's selection of video works by Miloš Šejn from 1989-2022, in which a dive into his own memories.

The screening will take place with the personal participation of the author Miloš Šejn and in the presence of the curator of the exhibition Petr Vaňous. The event takes place in cooperation with the gallery Jilská 14 (Memory deposit, 6 March - 27 April 2024).
Deposit of Memory
05.03. - 27.04.2024  | Galerie Jilská 14, Prague
curator: Petr Vaňous 
Concret Autumn 2023 – Jana Babincová / Miloš Šejn
07.12.2023 - 25.02.2024  | ART PATRO, Hradec Králové
Curators: Jana Vincencová, Martina Vítková
KOR . KON . TOI . 0 0 1 – Miloš Šejn / Adriena Šimotová
17.11.2023  – 30.04.2024 Galerie Muzea Krkonoš, Vrchlabí
curator: Roman Koucký 
V umění volnost
05.12.2023 - 30.04.2024  | Muzeum města Prahy / Clam-Gallasův palác, Prague
curator: Ivo Binder
04.10.2023  – 28.01.2024 | Galerie hlavního města Prahy – GHMP

Blouděním k sobě
29.09.2023  – 31.03.2024 | Gočárova galerie v Automatických mlýnech, Pardubice  
22.09. - 26.11.2023  | SmetanaQ Gallery, Praha 
curators: Jana Písaříková a Ivona Raimanová
20.06.2023 | knihkupectví ArtMap, Vojtěšská 196/18, Praha 
Prague Biennale 2021 / Re-connect Art
03.09. 2021 – 07.09.2021 | Prague

curator: Helena Kontová, Jana Orlová, Elis Unique

The Prague Biennale Project 2021, a five-day festival of performance and video art, will take place from the 3rd to 7th of September in thirty locations across Prague. The fourth edition of the festival, subtitled Re-connect Art, will offer reflections on current topics including depersonalised communication, isolation, media ecology, and the relationship between humans and technology. Over fifty artists from around the world will present eleven live performances, five live streams, and over thirty videos. Mariánské náměstí will be the location for a gate that allows for two-way live streaming, connecting the artists and festival visitors directly. Entry to the festival is free of charge. 

Art Safari 36: TOGETHER
05.06. – 11.06.2021 | Studio Bubec
Prague, CZ
Curated by Daniela Kramerová
Art Safari 36 will be designed on the principle of artistic cooperation as well as activating visitors to participate artistically and experience the event. Selected artists who belong to the studio's tribal authors and have been instrumental in its existence will be approached with an offer to participate in this Art Safari. And - at the same time, they will be asked to choose the collaborator(s) with whom they will jointly create the work or installation for the show. The condition is artistic interaction (not just cooperation on the ground of realisation, for example), or the choice of an inspirational counterpart who is not necessarily from the art world, but who will support the search for more challenging avenues of cooperation. 

Miloš Šejn & Vladimír Javorský: CO–OPERATION 

Theatrum Mundi III
27.04.2019 | Národní galerie, Veletržní palác, Prague

“Theatrum Mundi” is a multimedia project that displays a model of the universe metaphorically as an endless circle of life where everyone is a co-creator and introduces art as a process that makes us what we are. 

Theatrum Mundi III
Bohemiae Rosa
25.08. - 30.08.2023 | Landscape & Memory - Bohemian Paradise & Isara River  
Rivers, Streams, Puddles
03.06.2019 | Muzeum východních Čech v Hradci Králové, Eliščino nábřeží 465, Hradec Králové

Lecture and discussion with Václav Cílek & Miloš Šejn
on Monday, June 3, 2019, at about 10 o'clock in the morning 
Organizer: Klub konkretistů 

15.10.2018 | BLACK ROSE BOOKS, Montreal, Canada

Art Space Ecology: Two Views--Twenty Interviews embraces the international context of today’s art making and, through the medium of interviews, encourages readers to engage directly with nature-focused creators and their artistic processes. The twenty artists, though diverse in backgrounds and methods, all produce works that are either embedded in the environment or that document our ever-changing landscapes. In these interviews, Grande explores the motivations that inspire artists to use the natural world as their canvas and how their works explore the intersections of art, space, and the environment, raising questions about our relationship with the landscapes themselves. An engaging introduction by Edward Lucie-Smith, English writer, poet, art critic, curator and broadcaster, sets the stage for these artists to share about the artistic processes of their works.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Edward Lucie-Smith;
Introduction by John K. Grande;
Paul Walde - Requiem for a Glacier
Jason deCaires Taylor - Rising Waters
Jan-Erik Andersson - Form Follows Fun
Milos Sejn - Walking Past Babylon
Buster Simpson - It’s About Habitat
Peter Hutchinson - With Nature in Mind
Joshua Portway & Lise Autogena - Environments in Conflict
Chris Booth - Sculpture in Ecolution
The Harrisons - How Big is Here?
Pilar Ovalle - Nature In Place
Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas – Best to Love Bugs
David Maisel - Tapping Topography
Alan Sonfist - Culture Nature
David Mach - DISRUPTOR
Haesim Kim - Contemplating Nature
NILS-UDO - Towards Nature
Gyenis Tibor - Photo Actionism
Dennis Oppenheim - Putting the Public Back into Public Art
Robert Polidori - Ars Memoria
Henrique Oliveira - Being and Form

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-55164-696-1
Hardcover ISBN: 978-1-55164-698-5
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-55164-700-5 


"Grande offers an eclectic global perspective in the book, whether it's Jason deCaires Taylor's underwater sculptures in the Canary Islands or Milos Sejn's Solar Mountain, a site for contemplation and renewal in the Czech Republic. . . . Timely, and the conversations engaging."
– Galleries West

"No significant movement in art remains independent of social and historical forces. Nor can it remain independent of surrounding related artistic impulses, which may not be pursuing the same ends. These are things that emerge clearly from John K. Grande’s fascinating series of interviews with artists working in this field. Ecological art and Land Art have a much longer history than most experts on contemporary culture are willing to suppose.... Other parallels can be found in the historical record of non-European cultures, especially in China and Japan, where landscape occupies the central position in art that Europe, since the Greeks, has accorded to the human figure."
– Art & Museum

"Whatever the medium under consideration, whether sculpture, organic interventions, performance art, body art, or technically complex installations, the discussions he choreographs in his new books explore and reveal the often mysterious motivations behind the maker’s making and unearths their intentions in a gentle yet dramatic manner. This book demonstrates clearly that in the end, or even more so, in the beginning, the natural world is our original and implicit canvas.
By examining the powerful intersections between art, technology and biology itself, he manages to reveal the deep questions that drive each artist forward. Perhaps the biggest question, and the most commonly recurring one: what is the most appropriate relationship we have or should have to the landscape? Not as something we live on, but as a place we should live with."

This book is a field guide for artists working with nature, or addressing issues of the natural world in performance, video, painting, sculpture, installation or body art. The natural world becomes a canvas for exploring the intersections of art, space, and the environment. Questions about our relationship with land are raised by the dynamic interactivity and dialogues between John K. Grande and the artists: object and environment, artist and audience, society and nature.
– Arte.Es Magazine, Spain

"John Grande's international renown as a critic, curator and cultural commentator is hard earned and well deserved. His own observations, as well as the important artists he shares with us in this collection of twenty inter-views, is all about our active engagement in the natural environment. The delicate balance and proportional harmony so clearly in evidence in his questions and the artist's answers often feels like a carefully crafted dance between the heart and the head."
– Critics at Large 
Architecture and the Senses
12.–14.10.2018 | Plasy Monastery, CZ  

Seminar, Workshops, Discussion

Agosto Foundation

Miloš Šejn: A Nightingale with a Flat Flight, Path in Translation

I record a moment of the nightingale’s living space. I have entered his house, his home. Reflections of vegetation, overhanging willows, and viburnums on the surface of the water say something of our, yes, perhaps our dialogue. I don’t know what the avian beings truly see and feel, but I am enraptured by the visual impression of this moment. When I wake up early in the morning, I lie on my bed and the branches from the garden stretch in from the window, clouds, the first rays of sun, and birdsong, it’s a perfect situation. Half asleep, loved ones and acquaintances approach, my consciousness is just as much between corporeality as between a dream and the consciousness of the house. I don’t know how the singing birds perceive this moment, and I know even less how long it has been since people have tried to capture this musical stream of speech in their own language – probably since time immemorial. Various languages and dialects hear something different each time. What follows are examples of translations of nightingales from the history of ornithology. And do we hear today at least some of a fragment of the nightingale’s building of a house?

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