aktualita KOR . KON . TOI . 0 0 1 – Miloš Šejn / Adriena Šimotová17|11|2023 - 29|02|2024
Galerie Muzea Krkonoš, Vrchlabí

In the 2nd cent. the name Korkontoi was used by the Greek geographer Klaudios Ptolemaios in the geographical work Europae tabula quarta. He describes the landscapes and the population beyond the borders of the Roman Empire, as described to him by the people who penetrated the barbarian regions... 
02.09. – 29.10.2023 | Galerie Dům, Klášter Broumov 
1 : 1 : 1
29.05. – 28.08.2023 | CUBE X CUBE GALLERY, Novina - Kryštofovo údolí 
30.9. – 28.11.2021 | ENTRANCE Gallery, Prague
curator: Veronika Čechová

Entrance Gallery is the first artistic space in Prague that focuses systematically in its long-term program on the issues of ecological sustainability and care for the environment. We view this problem as socially urgent and very complex because it includes a wide spectrum of constituent topics and questions. This allows us to structure the gallery program to include the introduction of various artistic, theoretical, or practical attitudes and views.
As far as the actual gallery operation is concerned, we try to implement such practices that correspond with our environmentally and ecologically conscious content. The key values for us are those striving for sustainability and aiming to reduce consumption, those that support horizontal cooperation, discussion and (self)education and those that also stress the importance of slow curating, preferring quality over quantity. In this sense, we try to focus on long-term cooperation and activities that don’t necessarily lead towards immediate public presentation, but are an essential part of developing the gallery’s mission and applying our vision (for instance, the reading group, international networking, and cooperation on artistic projects that take place during the whole year etc.).
The dramaturgy of the gallery is now based on three main program ‘pillars’ and we would like to add a fourth one:
Exhibitions and artistic events
Research and community-based program focused towards the artistic scene
Educational program aimed at the neighbourhood, education and popularization of the general public
Long-term artistic projects connected to gallery’s place and/or residencies

The exhibition by Milos Šejn “SEMI-OPEN” aims to explore the multi-layered history of the site both of the Orangeria and of the entire complex of gardens of the Břevnov monastery, but also the existence of the monastery itself and adjacent spaces, directly charged with questions such as White Mountain, the former deer-park Hvězda and, after all, the likeness of the life of contemporary man and the landscape in this area of the city of Prague in the middle of today's world. The author will be true to his previous artistic direction and will work consistently with both the given spaces and the position of himself, as a living being in the midst of beings other than only human society, but also a living verity within the organism of the place, its geological memory, the life of vegetation, the life of so-called higher organisms and all their manifestations as they are present in the forms of language, communication, being, co-existence and every conceivable form of architecture. Architecture in the literal sense as well as architecture in the sense of dreaming, wishing, co-caring, co-being.
The author's presentation includes not only the "gallery" exhibit itself, but also related community types of meetings like SITE, WORD and TIME.
Accompanying program (details to be specified): 

Thursday, October 14, on the terraces of the gardens of the Břevnov Monastery - & Katarina Kadijević, Tereza Kerle, Rena Milgrom, David Helán, Tomáš Ruller


Wednesday, November 3 - & Ivo Hucl 


Sunday, November 28 - & Bohemiae Rosa
30. 9. – 28. 11. 2021 | SmetanaQ Gallery, Prague

curator: Martina Vítková
Peaceful Relaxing, © Miro Švolík
If you think of a painter as someone who is moved by the picturesque landscape and experiences his horrors and furies in front of a stand in nature or a studio, a palette in one hand, a paintbrush in the other, a beret on his head, and an amusing pipe in the corner of his lips, then Miloš Šejn is not a painter. He is not an observer of the world around him, he is intrinsically his body and intellect both a part and a tool of events.
   Miloš Šejn’s intermediate approach includes painting, drawing, performance, conceptual procedures, land art, work with an archive of found naturals, handling of word, photography, sound recording, and new media. He does not paint in a studio; his studio is nature, a garden, a landscape without walls or roofs. Šejn's activity is open to the natural processes to which he tunes himself, listens to them, influences them by his presence, intensity, and the words that come to him. He works on the ground, the frame some paintings get later, and for others it's not at all relevant. He uses his hands directly rather than a set of brushes. Through them he guides the strokes of wood, lodes, fingers, sizzle and drip, the friction of natural and pigments against each other ... The whole body of the artist becomes the instrument of the creation of the work. Words and sounds arise during the creative process, are part of it, as are colors or gestures. The author stores these kind of poems in typewritten notation, some fragments manifested in calligraphic form. Calligraphy is not only beautiful, but gestural, with immediacy, action, movement, and dance. For Miloš Šejn, there is no difference between a record of nature, a painting and a poem. 
He, in a creative act, reconciles the visual with the acoustic; the painting is made with the co-operation of multiple senses. Everything we perceive and hear in the landscape, the cauliflowers, the noise, the wind, the gurgle of water, the croon of frogs, imprints on us. The artist also works with his own recordings. The genesis of a work of art and the process of knowing a particular place can be an identical process. Globally, Šejn’s approach could be described as communicating with the landscape.
   The paintings bear GPS coordinates specifying the territory of origin of the work. They tend to be popular places in the Bohemian Paradise landscape and elsewhere. Agara is the Celtic name of the Ohře River, Javoří brook can be located in the Giant Mountains, gardens in the Baroque landscape at Jičín. The effect on the landscape, and thus on its articulate record, must necessarily have a time of cyclic as well as fragmentary, natural calendar, pagan and Catholic holidays, Walpurgis Night or St James's Night, farm time of sowing, ripening and harvesting. The artist taps into the primordial, the nature of man-made nature that we suspect beyond the wilderness, farmed and cared for by man. He comes into direct contact with the natural order, with grass, leaves, shrubs, streams, water, stones, hills, furrows, light, dirt, marshes, and forests. 
   Miloš Šejn belongs to a family of wizards of the Earth, to whom the landmark Magicians de la Terre exhibition in Paris in 1988 was dedicated. For more than half a century, he has been collecting wildlife, making it into an archive, understood as a base, a gateway, a way for imagery – a mental activity in which the clichés of the everyday can be transcended, tapping into the resources inside and outside us that expand the world’s perception and understanding. The process of creation is what it is, and at the same time ritual, play, myth-making, purification, connection, harmony. Physicality plays an important role, knowledge by all senses, skin responsiveness and, through walking, performativity. Perceptions, experiences and visions recorded through painting, drawing, sound recording, photography, video or language form a whole, a single world. 
   The idea of the whole is influenced by the limits of the human body; Šejn's work is also about finding a line between the body and nature. We are the creation of the earth. She's our Mother. Performance can be understood as a body poem. The body we watch during the event is not an autobiography, rather a gestural and physical mapping. The artist becomes the landscape himself, there is complete identification, empathy, absolute experience. Art theory has the German term einfühlung for this. 
   The exhibition includes a table, chair and depository. The table does not define where we meet to eat; rather, it is the desk of a scholar, a researcher, something between laboratory and philosophy, pure but experience, and the use of a marked space for observation and thought. René Descartes or Immanuel Kant could have sat at a similar table. On the table, instead of a globe, are a pair of stones, transparent crystal, an enchanted water element, essences of spirituality and pyrites, a mineral as dense and dark as the weight of gravity, the essence of the earth, a symbol of human tools both constructive and destructive. The exposed dead trunk of a lemon tree is not just a found object and a drawing in space, it is tied to the earthly being of the author by time and place of birth. 
   Moving points of color and surfaces brings video projections of Gardening. The record of the desolate garden seen by Milos Šejn is like a glimpse into the sun, reflections and lights clinging to the algae as loved it by Karel Malich, but also the cycle of nature, the Gardener's Year, portrayed by Karel Čapek. The projection rewrites the installation from the old garden convoys with which we used to irrigate the needed places. The end has years of proven shape and material, a symbol of caring for a land whose moisture we use for ourselves. 
   We see the landscape and art in a largely contradictory way, art is man-made, nature is not man-made, man is a part of it, his existence rewrites and influences it as much as any other inhabitant of the planet. Nature and art are a common creativity, a movement. Art also functions as a new possibility of man-to-man spiritual touch, maker-to-viewer, for example, through the landscape. The painting is a record, a map, and an aesthetically fascinating new shape. As part of the exhibition, a painting depository is ready for the visitor to leaf through. Through the entrance to the exhibition, we seem to be invited into the artist's personal space. The whole is a visual event brought to life by performance, with Miloš Šejn sitting in a chair at the table.  

Martina Vítková

Maple Hill / Giant Mountains 2020, Interaction with landscape performance relict

22.09. - 26.11.2023  | SmetanaQ Gallery, Praha 
curators: Jana Písaříková a Ivona Raimanová
Krajinou Zdeňka Sýkory
13.07.2023 | Galerie Benedikta Rejta v Lounech 
23.06. – 10.09.2023 | Galerie moderního umění v Hradci Králové – GMU 
Heraclitus principle - One hundred years of coal in Czech art
16.06. – 22.10.2023 | Galerie moderního umění v Roudnici nad Labem
06.06. – 25.06.2023 | Galerie kritiků, Praha 
Outside the gallery! - Art in Czech public space after 1989
02.06. – 15.10.2023 | Oblastní galerie Vysočiny v Jihlavě – OGV 
10.05. – 02.06.2023 | Galerie N, Jablonec nad Nisou 
Robert-Koch-Str. 12, 01896 Pulsnitz
Wege zur Abstraktion
02.04. – 28.05.2023 | Ostsächsische Kunsthalle, Pulsnitz 
27.10.2022  – 22.01.2023 | Muzeum a Pojizerská galerie Semily 
24. 11. 2021 – 6. 2. 2022 Galerie NTK / National Library of Technology
, Prague

Curators: Jana Písaříková & Milan Mikuláštík

Artists:Karel Absolon, Hynek Alt, Marek Audy, Ondřej Basjuk, Zdeněk Burian, Mark Fridvalszki, Jolana Havelková, Vladimír Havlík, Veronika Holcová, Jakub Hons, Tomáš Hrůza, Anetta Mona Chisa, Katarina Kadijević, Jana Kasalová, Adam Kašpar, Marek Kvetán, Jaro Kyša, Šárka Basjuk Koudelová, Pavel Matyska, Vladimír Merta, Roman Muselík, Rafani, Tomáš Ruller, Rudolf Sikora, Hynek Skoták, Adam Směták, Jiří Y. Suchánek, Miloš Šejn, Lucia Tkáčová, Jakub Tulinger, Aleksandra Vajd, Tomáš Vobořil, Ladislav Vondrák and others
Zdzisław Jurkiewicz. Occurrences.
29.10 2021 – 09.01.2022 | Old Mine Science and Art Centre
Wałbrzych, Poland

curator: Marika Kuźmicz

MWW / Muzeum Współczesne Wroclaw

Artists: Zdzisław Jurkiewicz & Les Levine, Dóra Maurer, Robert Morris, Philippe Van Snick, Miloš Šejn, Margita Titlová-Ylovsky

25. 07. – 05. 09.2021 | Galerie města Blanska

Curated: Jana Písaříková & Milan Mikuláštík
Artists: Karel Absolon, Jan Knies, Hynek Alt, Ondřej Basjuk, Zdeněk Burian, Mark Fridvalszki, Vladimír Havlík, Veronika Holcová, Anetta Mona Chisa, Jana Kasalová, Adam Kašpar, Marek Kvetán, Jaro Kyša, Šárka Basjuk Koudelová, Pavel Matyska, Rafani, Tomáš Ruller, Rudolf Sikora, Miloš Šejn, Lucia Tkáčová, Aleksandra Vajd and others
Zdzisław Jurkiewicz. Occurrences
22.06. – 11.10.2021 | MWW / Wroclaw Contemporary Museum
pl. Strzegomski 2a, 53-681 Wrocław, Poland

curator: Marika Kuźmicz

MWW / Muzeum Współczesne Wroclaw

Artists: Zdzisław Jurkiewicz & Les Levine, Dóra Maurer, Robert Morris, Philippe Van Snick, Miloš Šejn, Margita Titlová-Ylovsky

22.05. – 03.10.2021 | AJG - Ales South Bohemian Gallery
Hluboká nad Vltavou, CZ

curated by Tomáš Vlček

The exhibition ART, MELANCHOLY AND LAUGH FACES IN THE FACE OF ABSURDITY presents works which, in response to the crisis of modern times, sought and discovered new possibilities of fine art. The exhibition includes selected artifacts by important authors born in the years 1939 - 1953. 

14.05. – 25.07.2021 | GBR / The Benedikt Rejt Gallery in Louny
Pivovarská 34, Louny, CZ 
Milos Šejn: Talking water, the Javoří creek in the Giant mountains, August 29th 1991 / A layer of sound just on the edge of the rippling surface reveals the hidden water language of this particular place. Sound installation.

27. Graphics Art for 2020
21.04. – 23.05.2021 | The Imperial Stables of Prague Castle

The Graphics of the Year exhibition presents the selection of the best contemporary graphic creation by a wide range of artists and students - graphic artists. Graphics of the Year has become a platform for the establishment of intergenerational artistic relationships over 27 years, offering a comprehensive view and opportunity to capitalise on the shift and trends in free graphic production. All classical techniques are represented – serigraphy, lithography, intaglio, prints from height, computer graphics as well as original author techniques not only on paper. The project has traditionally included an author's book.
Graphic creation has a long tradition and prestige in our country. The Hollar Foundation honors as its duty to create an environment in which this work is made available not only to the experts and artists themselves, but above all to a wide audience. In the exhibition you can view works by well-known authors, our and foreign students, represented by: Frantisek Skala, Jan Svankmajer, Patrik Habl, Petr Nikl, Andrea Tachezy, Jiri Suchy, Jan Hisek, Mikolas Axmann, Vojtech Kovarik, Jana Hubatkova, Svatopluk Klimes, Simon Brejcha, Milos Sejn, Dr. Martin Velisek, Michal Skapa, Jiri Cernicky, Saki Matsumoto, Matyas Chochola, Lenka Falusiova, Martin Salajka, Jaromir 99 and many others. The award includes the Vladimir Boudnik Prize, a prestigious award for lifetime contribution to the graphic field.

Milos Šejn: NMHTÍ, 2020, artist's book

05.12.2020 – 30.05.2021 | The East Bohemian Gallery Pardubice
Pardubice, CZ 

curator: Lenka Dolanová

Milos Sejn: Writing, drawing and transformed books
Milos Sejn: Down The Maple Brook / Giant Mountains 1995-2005 
27.11.2020  – 01.10.2023 | Galerie moderního umění
Hradec Králové

curated by Tomáš Pospiszyl 
Zbyněk Baladrán, Veronika Bromová, Anna Daučíková, Anetta Mona Chisa & Lucia Tkáčová, Matyáš Chochola, Michal Gabriel, Vladimír Houdek, Anna Hulačová, Ladislav Jezbera, Václav Jirásek, Lenka Klodová, Milan Knížák, Vladimír Kokolia, Milan Langer, Markéta Othová, Daniel Pitín, Michal Rittstein, Jaroslav Róna, Zorka Ságlová, Václav Stratil, Miloš Šejn, Margita Titlová-Ylovsky, Martin Zet


Milos Šejn: Present, 1970, performance, slideshow, digitalised, THE GALLERY OF MODERN ART IN HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ collection

Pilgrims, Refugees, Hermits
11.09.2019 – 28.10.2019 | Regional Museum Kolín 

An … extensive set of realizations in landscape is represented by various types of actions, characterized by a distinctive mutability over the course of time. These activities and happenings react in some way upon the environment, either with the help of other materials, or merely by the physical presence of the actor. A substantial group of these works deal with the themes of travelling and eventually, wandering. Both of these themes were already being explored and documented by Miloš Šejn in the second half of the 60's, in his early works… Walking, with its motor characteristics, is the most elementary activity of a body possible in nature – it can be organized "from somewhere to somewhere", and we can understand this demarcation as a spatial sculpture sui generis. Wandering carries other meanings, mainly the aspect of its unintentional ness, but also the quality of the actor’s existential jeopardy, which is to say the solitary actor. That can be encompassed in a walk under extreme conditions and through difficult terrain…

Extract from text Land Art and Conceptual Art by Jiří Valoch, LANDSCAPE in Contemporary Art, The catalogue was published on the occasion of the 1st exhibition of the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts – Prague, 1993

Milos Sejn: Wandering through reeds, 1958
Performance Art of Sixties in East Bohemia
26.04. – 16.06.2019 | Orlická galerie v Rychnově nad Kněžnou
Kolowratská 1, 516 01 Rychnov nad Kněžnou

curated by Karel Jaroš

Miloš Šejn: I touched the grass and was everything, heard everything, saw everything and was felt by everething, 1967
Grafika roku 2018
03.04. – 27.04.2019 | Galerie Ladislava Sutnara, Plzeň

Miloš Šejn: Wovels For Maple Brook, 2018  
Yellow Rose Fragrance
27.03.2019 – 16.06.2019 | Východočeská galerie v Pardubicích

Visually symbolic game looking across artistic positions and directions of symbolism of flowers, growth, biological or purely transcendental, explicit or just imagined, as a latent, marginal or, conversely, developed and bearing theme appearing in the works of a number of well-known or lesser-known 20th century authors follows the exhibition "Flowers of Desire and Evil", which took place in 2017 at the GMU in Hradec Králové. The project for the spaces of the House of Jonáš uniquely links the rich collections of three nearby institutions: The Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové, the Central Bohemian Gallery in Kutná Hora and the East Bohemian Gallery in Pardubice. The cooperation of three major collections allows the story to unfold show significantly greater breadth and depth, but at the same time it is also a probe into the nature and composition of these funds, dipping deep into the secrets locked depositories and collection acquisitions mined over several very different decade of the 20th and beginning of the 21st century. The exhibition at the symbolic level lends its title from one of the late pastels in the region anchored fine art mystic Karel Malich.

Curators: Petra Příkazská, Vanda Skálová
Miloš Šejn: Awake Dreaming / performance recording, 1968 
Miloš Šejn: Percussit per Flavo, 2019
Miloš Šejn: Burning Roses, digital prints on glass, a part of ceiling-pane at vestibule of Gallery of Contemporary Art, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic 2003 - 2004 

I desire for a long time -
to paint wild roses
(which are yellow and red).
I went through every gardens and I found nothing!!!

Josef Mánes, 1870

Art Is Here: New Art
19.02. 2019 – 26.12.2021 | Moravská galerie
Brno, CZ

This second form of the exhibition of the same name brings selected chapters and stories of art after 1945. Its axis is made up of the art collection and archive of Jiri Valoch - a key personality in cultural Brno and beyond. The exhibition documents the ground-breaking exploits of new art and will map out its local developments and international outreach.
Jiri Valoch acted as the central node in an art network of Czech and foreign artists such as Dalibor Chatrny, Radek Kratina, Jiri Hynek Kocman, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, Heinz Gappmayr, Imre Bak, Dora Maurer and many others. Remarkable evidence of the rich mutual contacts - established and maintained in spite of the sealed borders - is the Invisible Sculpture by Joseph Beuys, which he sent to Jiří Valoch in the form of a picture postcard at the end of 1979. The title of the permanent exhibition itself: ART IS HERE was taken from the postcards which Valoch would send to his friends.
The exhibition is spread over twelve rooms on the first floor of the Prazak Palace. The dominant attraction is a room with a chute. To the exhibition room showing the work of Dalibor Chatrný visitors can slide from a re-hung permanent exhibition of Modern Art on the second floor. Other rooms present post-surrealist works, land-art realizations and geometrical abstractions. A separate room is dedicated to text installations by Jiri Valoch, which he used to place directly on the walls of galleries. Another room faithfully reconstructs the situation in his flat overflowing with art. The exhibited artists will include Milan Knizak with his post-modern furniture and collages from vinyl records. Space will also be provided for the work of Marian Palla featuring his processual paintings on display together with the photographic documentation of their origins in the studio on Kotlarska St.
A surprise taking on the appearance of a Tatraplan awaits visitors at the end of the permanent exhibition. The Tatraplan car on show received an artistic facelift for the legendary theatre play Ananas directed by J. A. Pitinsky. 

In permanent exhibition New Art you can see a intervention from Katerina Seda - For Every Dog A Different Master, interventions by Barbora Klimova entitled REPLACED and by Pavel Hayek Photograms.

Milos Šejn: Found pigments, colected from 1956

03.02. – 27.02.2019 | Nadace Hollar, Obecní dům v Praze, náměstí Republiky 1090/ 5

Miloš Šejn: Wovels For Maple Brook, 2018

13.09.2018 – 13.12.2018 | National Gallery of Macedonia-Chifte Hammam, Bitpazarska ss, Skopje-City, Macedonia

21.06. 2018 - 30.09.2018 | GALERIE J. FRAGNERA

Prague Wilderness – From Štvanice Island  to Vítkov Hill June 9, 2018 - Miloš Šejn / Dan Merta / Radek Kolařík - part of LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAHA 2018

16.06.2018 - 17.06.2018 | BUBEC sculpture studio, Prague, Czech Republic 

Radouňova 1, 155 00, Praha 5, Czech Republic
Tel/fax: (+420) 251 625 815
03.05.2018 - 27.6.2018 | The Old wastewater treatment plant 1906
Papírenská 6, Prague 6, Czech Republic

Artists: Mariana Alasseur, Radek Andrle, Vojtěch Aubrecht, Pavla Aubrechtová, Mikoláš Axmann, Eva Brodská, Jana Budíková, Veronika Durová, Josefina Dušková, Jaroslav Fišer, Vladimír Gebauer, Patrik Hábl, Eduard Halberštát, Josef Hampl, Hana Hamplová, Jan Hendrych, František Hodonský, Pavel Holeka, Zdenka Hušková, Tereza Chaloupková, Jiří Kačer, Svatopluk Klimeš, Renáta Kocmanová, Richard Konvička, Vladimír Kovařík, Aleš Lamr, Adéla Matasová, Miloš Michálek, Luděk Míšek, Marie Molová, Pavel Mühlbauer, Ivan Ouhel, Pavel Piekar, Hana Purkrábková, Jindřiška Radová, Šárka Radová, René Roubíček, Renata Rozsívalová, Aleš Růžička, Dalibor Smutný, Václav Sokol, Petr Stanický, Jakub Stretti, Jan Svoboda (host), Miloš Šejn, Miroslav Šnajdr, Jitka Štenclová, Petr Štěpán, Pavel Trnka, Kristina Vašíčková, Petr Veselý, Jiří Voves, Jindřich Zeithamml, Olbram Zoubek

Graphic of the year 2017 – 24th National Competition of grafic arts
17.04.2018 – 18.05.2018 | Fakulta designu a umění Ladislava Sutnara, Univerzitní 28, Pilsen, CZ

Milos Šejn / Speech Melodies – CHU CHU
Energy of the initial line – gesture, rhythm, movement in contemporary Czech art
01.03.2018 - 28.05.2018 | The Gallery of Modern Art in Hradec Králové

curated by Petra Polláková & Petra Příkazská

The basic concept of the exhibition stems from free responses to and inspirations by East Asian calligraphy in contemporary Czech art. Ten distinct artists will introduce different approaches to this subject, accentuating mainly the physical and motion perception of energy encompassed in the expressive process of “calligraphy” work.
The dynamism of calligraphic line is not present merely in the expression of gestural drawing or painting, but also in various conceptual approaches or performances. Perhaps the most prominent topic in this respect is the capturing of the connection between human energy and natural processes as manifested in the universally accepted conceptual works by Miloš Šejn, Pavel Mrkus, Federico Diaz, Pavla Voborník-Kačírková or the Hradec Králové-based artists Jindřich Max Pavlíček and Milan Langer.
The most intimate feelings and dynamism of the human body are expressed by drawings and paintings from Margita Titlová-Ylovsky, Petr Pastrňák, Karel Adamus, Adéla Součková and light objects by Pavel Korbička. A separate chapter represents works by Jiří Černický, whose expressive material line refers in a novel way to the history of Western and East Asian art and mindset.

Milos Šejn: Mural Painting, 25.11.2016, charcoal dust and water, Jungmannova 3, Olomouc
Galerie moderního umění v Hradci Králové
Velké náměstí 139/140
500 03 Hradec Králové
Graphic of the year 1017 – 24th National Competition of grafic arts
14.02.2018 – 11.03.2018 | Clam–Gallasův palác, Husova 20, Prague

Milos Šejn / Speech Melodies – CHU CHU
PAO – A polyphony of voices
17.11. – 19.11.2017 | ROM for kunst og arkitektur, Maridalsveien 3, 0178, Oslo

The 5th-anniversary edition of PAO Festival, Oslo´s only yearly international contemporary performance art festival, will once again take place in November this year at ROM. The anniversary was marked with an open call receiving 168 applications from all over the world. During the process of selecting the 12 artists, a variety of issues were uncovered, all with an interconnected common thread which brought together this year's constellation of artists.

During the festival the artists will reveal their interpretations of society in diverse and unique ways. We will see concerns ranging from the increased contrasts between technology and nature, how information flows through social media, communication, identity issues and the transformation of places and cultures, climate change and political turbulence.

When looking at the works for open call, many questions arised:
How are artists affected by current political climates and social structures in their everyday lives and how do they convey this in their work?
How do artists reflect on the new contemporary political unrest?
How are artists expressing the gap between reality versus technology and social media?
How are they reacting to climate change and environmental threats?

During the PAO Festival 2017, we hope to find some answers and perhaps even more questions.

Milos Sejn: Oír Arran / Ireland –2016/09/17 / written images // place – watching – world – body  – words  – traces – language – shapes – voice // Legs and body in the sand, eyes and mind somewhere above and immediately in this place

11.10.2017 - 13.01.2018 | FAIT Gallery, Ve Vaňkovce 2, Brno, Czech Republic

Curators: Beata Jablonská, Denisa Kujelová and Jana Písaříková

The start of conceptual art in the early 1970s meant a shift of interest from the aesthetic and material qualities of the work to it‘s personal, social, historical and often even theoretical context. Unlike the Western art scenes, the conceptual thinking of the Czechoslovak author‘s was motivated by a more personal search for the essence of the relationship between the artist and the art on both an artistic and a political-ethical level and also social, even ecological, level. Thus the conceptual turn was not perceived only through it’s dematerialisation and iconoclastic efforts, but above all as a utopian escape to the official and state-controlled culture. It gave the artists free space which they used in a wide range of media and themes.

The CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s exhibition focuses on monitoring trends that have been applied to the art of ideas, records, projects and events. It will present various forms of conceptual work with drawings and photographs as well as the status of the concept devoted to the relation of the script and the image, or it will also focus on futuristic, action and environmental projects. Rather than creating an historic overview of the conceptual thinking of the 1970s the exhibition will be a diverse mosaic that illustrates the interdependence of Czech and Slovak art through a wide range of authors. Therefore the project is unique in its effort to point out the joint starting point of the art scene, that has been reflected as two separate units since the split of Czechoslovakia.

Milos Sejn: Sparrows, 1969
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

17.06.2017 - 18.06.2017 | BUBEC sculpture studio, Prague, Czech Republic

Radouňova 1, 155 00, Praha 5, Czech Republic
Tel/fax: (+420) 251 625 815

Milos Sejn: Feast
21.04.2017 – 29.05.2017 | Laura Haber Gallery, Buenos Aires

Curator Luca Curci

ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH is an exhibition of contemporary art, an opportunity for international artists to exhibit their works in the blooming Buenos Aires arts scene, destination of curators and collectors from all over the world. The exhibition is focused on the concept of transformation, starting from the alchemical processes, that aim to purify the nature elements: earth, air, water and fire. The alchemists, recognized as the ancestors of modern chemists, worked to discover the way the world is made and to modify its structure. The mysterious practice of alchemy always influenced the art and the artists from all the centuries. Alchemists and artists are fascinated by the concept of transformation and they both work to discover and create new possibile worlds. We invite artists to share their researches about the natural elements and the creative processes of mixing and changing, using the body as field of artistic transformation.

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Milos Sejn: Grass, 1967 / Body of the Night, 2001 – movie and video works
23rd National Competition of grafic arts
16.02.2017 – 26.03.2017 | Clam–Gallasův palác, Husova 20, Prague
Milos Šejn / Speech Melodies
10.02.2017 – 28.02.2017 | PALAZZO CA` ZANARDI, Venice

Curators Luca Curci, Andrea Chinellato

Milos Sejn: Grass, 1967 / Body of the Night, 2001 – movie and video works
palazzo ca' zanardi venice - It's LIQUID Group
Palazzo Cà Zanardi

20.12.2016 – 12.02.2017 | Hauch Gallery, Pobřežní 20a, Prague

Curated by Monika Čejková

Federico Díaz, Daniel Hanzlík, Jiří Matějů, Petr Pastrňák, Gerhard Richter, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Miloš Šejn, Jiří Šigut

Milos Šejn: Agara, 15.7.2015, acrylic, pigments and written image on canvas, 140x140 cm
Milos Šejn: Agara, 2015, acrylic, pigments and written image on canvas, 140x140 cm

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The Landscape, Art, and Photography / Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape
01.11.2016 - 12.01.2017DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

Curated by Dagmar Šubrtová and Radoslava Schmelzová

This exhibition features photos of works of art based on the land art movement (art for public space and ecology), which is why we won’t find them in galleries, but have to go see them in their natural setting. Their creators defined the duration of their physical existence by placing them in a specific place, in a natural setting or a rural landscape. They are freely accessible and exposed to climactic effects.
In most cases, this art attempts to engage in some sort of dialogue with the site, its history, or its natural characteristics. At issue is not only the geological type of landscape, which defines what grows and lives within it, but sometimes also less evident spiritual qualities. The photographs feature some long-term projects, and attention is also devoted to those that strive to become part of the landscape over the long term, while other works now exist only on photographs.

The photos were selected from a book by R. Schmelzová, D. Šubrtová, and R. Mikuláš entitled Současná umělecká díla v krajině [Contemporary Works of Art in the Landscape] published by Academia in 2014.

Fotograf Festival Prague #6

above / Milos Sejn: Becoming the Falling Sun, 1983
The Landscape, Art, and Photography / Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape / Smaller version
13.10.2016 - 31.10.2016DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

Curated by Jiří Hůla and Jan Kuntoš

Usually we have go to the countryside if we want to see works based on the land art movement and environmental art for public spaces. However, the Archive of Fine Arts has put together an exhibition documenting important works of this type in CZ based on the book Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape. The photographs present certain long-term projects, with attention focused on those that have the aim of becoming landscape-forming elements over a longer period of time. In some cases, the photo documentation of the work is all that remains.

Fotograf Festival Prague #6

Miloš Šejn: Solar Mountain, 2014
RurArtMap – A Report on Summer in the Countryside
06.10.2016 - 28.10.2016 | Školská 28, Communication space, Prague

Curators: Lenka Dolanová, Michal Kindernay

In 2016, the RurArtMap project will publish the fifth version of its printed map of rural cultural and environmental initiatives. Every year it is an untraditional guide to remote locations. The exhibition consists of a larger gallery version of the map and includes a review of the summer and autumn activities that took place at all of the locations shown on the map. The individual locations will present their programmes in various ways, such as sets of photographs, artefacts, publications, and audio and video recordings.
The exhibition will thus provide a report at what has taken place at and in Czech and Slovak rural galleries, centres, farms, barns, old houses, cemeteries, churches, and chapels, as well as on the slopes and in the meadows. Some of the locations will also be introduced through interviews with the organisers and participants, as well as with the active involvement of local artists.

Bohemiae Rosa
RurArtMap 2016
Resuscitation and Amputation
05.10. 2016 - 09.11.2016 | Galerie OFF/FORMAT, Brno, CZ

Curated by Ondřej Navrátil

Helen Mayer & Newton Harrison: from The Elbe River Project / A Grean Heart Vision prepared with The Conceptual Media Studio of Milos Sejn, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, 1991

The unsual program of the exhibition for this gallery will introduce six art projects, the oldest of which was carried out before the quarter-century, while others are still current. What unites them is interested in the Czech and Moravian landscape and especially the motive of direct and active care of it. While the medical term for resuscitation is allusion to this plan, the term amputation with a certain exaggeration referring to the vulnerability of our environment and projects that seek to improve its quality. At the exhibition will be presented documentation and ambitious evocation activist concepts The Elbe River (Newton Harrison & Helen Mayer Harrison with Milos Sejn‘s studio in the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague – Ivana Hanzlikova, Jana Peterkova), Water and Life (T. Büsch J. Kabilka), landscape projects He, She and Landscape (Lukas Gavlovsky), Crosses paths statues landscape people (AnotherLandscape – Jan Ambruz, Pavla Kacirkova, Krystof Ambruz), guerilla Agrosquatting (Jana Dolezalova and Stepan Platek) and institutionally critical Submit an Island (Jan Trejbal). The visitor will be confronted with their statements about the relationship between man and landscape, the need for coexistence, empathy and reciprocity, as well as hints of a larger story of this remarkable and borderline artistic strategy.

Gorkého 41 – dvorní trakt
602 00 Brno, CZ
Branches | Nature art – variations
26.07. 2016 - 16.10.2016 | Můcsarnok/Kunsthalle, Budapest, Hungary

Curated by John K. Grande, Katalin Keserü & Mahmoud Maktabi

Artists: Peter Agnes, Peter Alpar, Chris Booth, Imre Bukta, Barna Eltes, Olafur Eliasson, Firman Djamil, Ferenc Varga, Colin Foster, Hamish Fulton, Antony Gormley, Yolanda Gutierrez, Alois Lindenbauer, Ryszard Litwiniuk, Mary Miss, Karin van der Molen, Henrique Oliveira, Pilar Ovalle, Atilla Pokorny, Milos Sejn, Imre Makovecz, Ichi Ikeda, Nils-Udo, Bob Verschueren, Linda Taylor, Villo Turcsanyi, Urs Twellmann, Jerilea Zempel

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The Műcsarnok (Kunsthalle) in Budapest, the most significant Hungarian exhibition space for contemporary art, is organising an international nature art exhibition called Small Gestures in summer 2016. The exhibition will be curated by professor emeritus Katalin Keserü and curator/art critic John K. Grande. The show will feature works made of material from nature, and some of them will have been made in the exhibition space. One crucial priority in selecting the artists was that the works should be entirely new and modern. The curators have planned to invite forty artists. The catalogue, to be produced in conjunction with the exhibition, will deal with, among other things, the historical aspects of nature/land/eco art.

Milos Sejn: Black Mirror, 2013, proposed installation

Milos Sejn: Solar Mountain, 2014
Milos Sejn: Solar Mountain, 2014 / videopresentation

H-1146 Dózsa György út 37. (Hősök tere), Budapest, Hungary
Phone: +36 1 460 7000
Fax: +36 1 363 7205

LIGHT / Hradecký Slunovrat
24. – 25. 6. 2016 | Zámek v Hradci nad Moravicí / Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera
Hradec nad Moravicí

Hradecký Slunovrat
Turning Pages
14.06.2016 - 16.10.2016 | West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen


Through the Landscape of Zdenek Sykora
13.06.2016 - 20.07.2016 | GALERIE MĚSTA LOUN, Vrchlického divadlo, Osvoboditelů 411, 440 01 Louny, CZ

Curated by Lenka Sýkorová

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VÍTKOV HILL – Landscape of Art?
10.06.2016 - 31.08.2016 | Jaroslav Fragner Galllery | Cultural Centre Vozovna, Za Žižkovskou vozovnou 18/2687, Prague 3


SEBINO – The Story of One Hill
 09.06.2016 – 25.09.2016 | Regional Museum and Galery in Jičín, Valdštejnovo náměstí 1, 506 01 Jičín, Czech Republic


04.02.2016 – 03.04.2016 | GALERIE MĚSTA PLZNĚ, Pilsen, Czech Republic

curated by Martin Klimeš

Artists: Karel Adamus, Darina Alster, Matěj Frank, Milan Guštar, Martin Klimeš, Lenka Klodová, František Kowolowski, Milan Maur, Marian Palla, Martin Plitz, Arnold Reinthaler, Jasmin Schaitl, William Bilwa Costa, Tomáš Skalík, Miloš Šejn, Jiří Šigut, Julie Štybnarová, Robert Vlasák

Milos ŠEIN: CAVE / Delimitation of the Space by Fire, 1982
Galerie města Plzně
The GFU Collection
02.12. 2015 - 17.01.2016 | DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

curated by Jan Kuntoš, Veronika Rubášová

Milos Šein: Becoming A Morning Meadow, 1st August 2007 – The Giant Mountains

Poupětova 1, Prague 7, Czech Republic
Tel.: +420 295 568 111
Fax: +420 295 568 168
Monday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday & Friday: 11.00 am – 7.00 pm
Thursday: 11.00 am – 9.00pm (DOX café until 10.00 pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 10.00 am – 6.00 pm
Box office phone: +420 295 568 123

09.10.2015 - 11.10.2015 | zone Depo2015, Presslova 14, Pilsen 3, Czech Republic

Milos Šejn: Layout of Solar Mountain cupola, 2013

01.10.2015 - 30.10.2015 | National Technical bibliothek Gallery, Prague
Technická 6/2710, Prague 6 – Dejvice, Czech Republic

curated by Jiří Hůla / Geofyzikální ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. / Archiv výtvarného umění o. s.

20.09.2015 - 20.10.2015 | Bludný kámen, o. s. / Galerie CELLA, Opava, Czech Republic

curated by Martin Klimeš

From the 20th of September through the 20th of October 2015 Bludný kámen will organize an exhibition in Opava, Czech Republic with accompanying concerts, talks, and an extensive cultural program on the theme of Time to commemorate the 20th anniversary of their activities in the field of contemporary art and music. A collective awareness of organized events with a common theme taking place simultaneously at different locations throughout the world will serve as the project‘s most significant characteristic.
The events will be posted on the Bludný Kámen website, and will be published in the Bludný Kamen 20th Anniversary Programme and Catalogue. We ask those interested in participating in the project to register by March 31st, 2015. Please send us the title, location, and date of the event with the name of the artist or organizer and website, if applicable, with details about the event by July 31st, 2015.

Artists: Lenka Klodova, Karel Adamus, Milan Maur, Tomas Skalik, Matej Frank, Jasmin Schaiti, Bill Wa, Arnold Reinthaler, Marian Palla, Milos Sejn, Jiri Sigut, Robert Vlasak, Frantisek Kowolowsky, Darina Alster, Martin Klimes, Martin Plitz

Milos ŠEIN: CAVE / Delimitation of the Space by Fire, 1982


Art Safari 30 de luxe
12.09.2015 - 13.09.2015 | BUBEC sculpture studio, Prague, Czech Republic

Milos Šejn: Layout of Solar Mountain cupola, 2013

Radouňova 1, 155 00, Praha 5, Czech Republic
Tel/fax: (+420) 251 625 815
12.09.2015  | Freilichtmuseum | Skanzen Finsterau – Deutsch–Tschechisches Künstlersyposiums im Bayerischen Wald und Šumava gewidmet dem Phänomen der Wildnis

Participants: Henriette Aichinger, Nadine Baldow, Florian Birk, Katharina Dietlinger, Gustav Franz, Viktor Fuček, Adam Krátký, Josef Málek, Kateřina Michálková, Sebastian Omatsch, Miloš Šejn, Akiko Ueda, Ján Valík, Baptiste Vandaele, Markéta Vaňková

Freilichtmuseum Finsterau

05.09.2015 - 12.09.2015 | MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART ZAGREB
Av. Dubrovnik 17, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

curated by Marinko Sudac
Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde

Artists: Dimitrije Bašičević-Mangelos, Miljenko Horvat, Marijan Jevšovar, Julije Knifer, Ivan Kožarić, Matko Meštrović, Radoslav Putar, Đuro Seder, Josip Vaništa / AUTOPSIA, VERBUMPROGRAM, Ratomir Kulić, Vladimir Mattioni, Teresa Tyszkiewicz, Ewa Partum, Guia Rigvava, Przemysław Kwiek, Jan Steklík, Michail Grobman, Vadim Fishkin, Deimantas Narkevičius, Miloš Šejn, Milan Adamčiak, Srečo Dragan, Attlila Csernik, Era Milivojevic, Romelo Pervolovici, Balint Szombathy, Sandor Pinczehelyi, Janos Sugar, Radomir Damnjanovic Damnjan, Ilija Soskic, Vlado Martek, Zeljko Kipke, Ivan Kozaric

Milos Šejn: Turbo Face 2.8.2015
Museum of Avant–garde Art
15.06. 2015 - 15.07.2015 | GALERIE MĚSTA LOUN, Vrchlického divadlo, Osvoboditelů 411, 440 01 Louny, CZ

curated by Lenka Sýkorová

M. Šein: OHARA, 2014, pigments and acrylic on canvas, painting text,
140 x 140 cm

08.06. 2015 - 27.09.2015 | GALERIE J. FRAGNERA – NÁKLADOVÉ NÁDRAŽÍ ŽIŽKOV / Prague, Czech Republlic

Artists: Torben Schonherr, Bernard Tschumi, Kaspar Hartmann, Florian Seibold, Gesa Behm, Simone Birkholz, Paolo Burgi, Maria Cristina Burgi, Lukas Schweingruber, Dominik Buckers, Julien Descombes, Marco Rampini, Stephan Herde, Matthias Krebs, Jacques Mennel, Sibylle Aubort Raderschall, Marcus Fierz, Christoph Husler, Klotzli Friedli, Olivier Lasserre, Jurgen Hengsberger, Philippe Marti, Enzo Enea, Christophe Girot, Craig P. Verzone, Roman Berchtold, Christian Lenzin, Stefan Koepfli, Massimo Fontana, Sophie Agata Ambroise, Stephan Kuhn, Beat Wyss, Carlos Martinez, Francisco Leiva Ivorra, Michel Desvigne, Peter Beard, Bjarke Ingels, Aleksandra Krebel, Alan Kostrenčić, Marek Piwowarski, Martínez Lapeña, Tomas Valusek, Ladislav Plihal, Frantisek Kowolowski, Zaha Hadid, Greg Lynn, Hani Rashid, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Reiner Zettl, Patrik Schumacher, Marjan Colletti, Peter Stec, Milos Florian, Lukas Kurilla, Imrich Vasko, Martin Gsandtner, Martin Zet, Bohumir Nowak, Tomáš Hlavenka, Jan Krtička, Martin Kloda, Hana Procházková, Lenka Klodová, Martin Rajniš, David Kubík, Jakub Tejkl, Lukáš Gavlovský, Kurt Gebauer, Dagmar Šubrtová, Kristýna Kužvartová, Ivan Kafka, Pavla Kačírková, Ladislav Moučka, Karel Doubner, Ester Polcarová, Tomáš Polcar, Daniel Klose, Tomáš Ruller, Petr Stibral, Milos Šein, Jindřich Zeithamml

Milos Šein: Solar Mountain, 2014

The Lobby Gallery 1982 - 1991
21.05.2015 - 28.06.2015 | DOX – Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, Czech Republic

curated by Jiří Hůla, Jana Písaříková, Lucie Rohanová

26.03.2015 - 24.04.2015 | Školská 28, Communication space, Prague, CZ

Curated by Milos Šein, Tomáš Černý, Pavel Storch

The exhibit “On the Border – Grenznah”, in its own way, is a retrospective of the works of a group of Czech, German, Austrian, French and Japanese artists, related to a quite specific place in the landscape. Its topos is the historic place known as Tummelplaz in the middle of the Šumava range and Bavarian forests, full of springs, rocky outcrops, impenetrable thickets and forest detritus. Since the 1970s, the forest was declared a strictly protected zone, and is quickly transforming into a primordial-like forest. Is it really a primeval forest, or does it merely remind us that such a thing once existed? That is the question which each of the participating artists had to deal with. Without regard, of course, to the finding of specific forms of artistic expression, from simple relaxing and being in the landscape, up to every possible nuance of personal expression and all imaginable ways of sharing - touch, recording, transformations of the seen, heard and felt.

Miloš Šejn

Participants: Tomáš Černý, Michala Dašková, Kateřina Dobroslava Drahošová, Christina Frank, Lenz Geerk, Petr Gruber, Eva Jaroňová, Helena Jiráková, Bastian Kalous, Pavlína Komoňová, Petr Košárek, Olga Alia Krulišová, Karel Kunc, Radek Květoň, Dominik Lang, Matěj Lipavský, Aleš Loziak, Tammo Lünemann, Gabriela Marková, Pavel Matoušek, Helena Neubert, Eva Nováková, Eva Pejchalová, Simon Pfeffel, Anna Pleštilová, Alena Plíhalová, Markéta Prášková, Rudolf Samohejl, Julia Schmölzer, Aneta Šebelková, Nikola Šéfrová, Milos Šein, Adéla Součková, Pavel Storch, Lenka Štukhejlová, Kateřina Sudolská, Adéla Taubelová, Johanna Tauber, Radka Tippmanová, Akiko Ueda, Markéta Vacková, Ján Valík, Baptiste Vandaele, Robert Vanis, Eliška Vaňková, Marie Vránová, Stefanie Weigl, Benjamin Zanon, Barbora Zava, Jan Zdvořák.

Accompanying program: On the border - interpretation of wilderness from perspectives of science and art - April 16, 6pm

Financial support: NP Bayerischer Wald, the Czech-German Future Fund.

Školská 28: Communication Space
DEAI, o.s.
Dlouhá 33, 110 00 Praha-1
Czech Republic
phone: +420 296 325 066 (Školská 28 Gallery)

Školská 28 / Communication space
11.12. 2014 - 11.01.2015 | Karlín Studios, Křižíkova 34, Praha 8 - Karlín, Czech Republic

Artists: Josef Daněk a Blahoslav Rozbořil, Vladimír Havlík, Vendula Chalánková, Lenka Klodová, Matěj Kolář, Jiří Kovanda, František Kowolovski, Jan Mlčoch, Marian Palla, Rafani, Tomáš Ruller, Pavel Sterec, Jiří Surůvka, Miloš Šejn, Martin Zet

Curated by Jan Krtička & Jan Prošek

The focus of the project is the documentation of action art and the possibility of its representation. A spectrum of approaches in contemporary art is tied to a specific space and time. It is also given that their presentation has to be associated with the documentation that is trying to convey, substitute or often replace the original work. One of the ways to get a certain idea of the passed action is to meet his author himself, or get to know his story. The exhibition attempts through audio recordings of individual authors´ stories to capture one personal aspect of transmission and at the same time offers an extended view of the realized performance.


M. Šein: Wandering Through Moorland Of The Dyje River, 1969

27.11.2014 - 11.01.2015 | Leos Janacek Memorial of the Moravian Museum
Smetanova 14, Brno 602 00, Czech Republic

curated by Jiří Zahrádka

This year we have organized, already for the fourth time, an exhibition on the interpretation of sheets of music of one of the most noticeable composers of the 20th century, Leoš Janáček, through Czech and foreign plastic artists. The main idea is the connection of Janáček´s work with the world of plastic artists and the art loving public and the question of the possibility of mutual communication between music and picture, between the musical and plastic expression. The concept of the exhibition was the following: each of the participating artists received a notation of one of Janáček´s compositions, either in printed form or as a facsimile of the composer´s autograph, according to the artist´s choice. The artists could thus react to the graphic form of the work, the text component or the music content encoded in the notation.
This year´s exhibition respects again the principle of the choice of the artists so that the final result includes as various approaches to the given task as possible: Karel Adamus, Peter Graham, Annegret Heinl, Dalibor Chatrný, Pavel Korbička, Ivan Kříž, Aleš Lamr, Jan Steklík, Lenka Sýkorová, Milos Šein, Jiří Šigut and Miroslav Šnajdr.
The exhibition accompanied by a catalogue is part of the international festival Janáček Brno 2014
Milos Šein / Speech Melodies

Transformace Janáčkových nápěvků představují jeden z potenciálně možných způsobů nahlížení, čtení, interpretací a reinterpretací těchto svébytných dokumentů. Některé listy graficky zmnožují jednotlivé expresívní výrazy v řetězcích přepisů, kdy se písmo postupně ztrácí a znovuobjevuje v nových a nových variacích, původní zvukový impulz je rozvíjen v obrazových situacích, jež lze číst opět sluchově. Podoby řeči jsou tu znovu a jinak ohledávány někdy pomocí konfrontace psaného obrazotextu s kolážovanými útržky původních Janáčkových notací a textů, nebo též s obrazy podnětů, k nimž se některé původní nápěvky vztahují – jako oživené předměty (židle, dveře), petrifikované notace projevů živých bytostí (ptáci, lidé) či bytostí imaginárních a halucinativních – například čert. Výsledné transformace lze vnímat jako předmětné básně, jako expresívní obrazotext a také, nikoliv v poslední míře, jako svébytné partitury.
Odkazy ke konkrétním Janáčkovým nápěvkům jsou vždy přesně uvedeny, respektují současný systém jejich archivace a tak je v každém případě možné posoudit, jaký je konkrétní vztah mezi původním notačním záznamem a jazykově předmětným rozezněním v nových sonických obrazoprostorech. Možné partiturní způsoby nástrojových interpretací i čtení modů, směrových orientací, temp, času a ech jsou pak zcela volné.

Leoš Janáček Memorial
Meeting Places
18.08. - 31.10.2014 | Tourist Information Centre – Litovel, CZ

Milos Šein, František Skála, Miloslav Fekar, Marcel Hubáček a Zdeněk Neubauer. V areálu vzdělávacího biocentra Sluňákov v Horce nad Moravou byl v letech 2013 a 2014 realizován ve spolupráci s Agenturou ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR a CHKO Litovelským Pomoravím projekt „Dům přírody Litovelského Pomoraví“. V okolí nízkoenergetického domu, který byl v roce 2007 oceněn cenou Grand Prix architektů, vznikl na 15 hektarech vzdělávacího biocentra pro školy a veřejnost obchůzkový okruh, na kterém se návštěvníci mohou seznamovat s jedinečnou hodnotou přírody Litovelského Pomoraví. Unikátní umělecké instalace, na kterých se podíleli výtvarníci Milos Šein, František Skála,  Miloslav Fekar a Marcel Hubáček, mají návštěvníkům pomoci prohloubit prožitek ze setkání s krajinou říční nivy řeky Moravy. Díky nim v letech 2013 a 2014 vznikla v okolí Sluňákova umělecky ztvárněná „místa setkání“. Projekt byl realizován z velké části díky finančním prostředkům Evropské unie. Umělci si utvářeli svou představu o podobě svých děl s pomocí jimi vytvořených modelů. Modely vyvolaly velký zájem všech lidí, kteří je měli možnost vidět. Proto se pracovníci Sluňákova rozhodli tato netradiční umělecká díla opět zpřístupnit všem zájemcům.

Milos Šein: Solar Mountain, model, 2013
Landscape Festival Prague 2014 / SCENERY - CITY - PUBLIC SPACE
17.06. 2014 - 09.09.2014 | GALERIE J. FRAGNERA – NÁKLADOVÉ NÁDRAŽÍ ŽIŽKOV / Prague, Czech Republlic

The second year of the festival following the discussion of improving of public space i CR and the role of landscape architecture. The landscape architecture is still somewhat neglected in the public discussion. This project should spread knowledge and interdisciplinary dialogue of both Czech and abroad scholars. Many volunteers and university students of architecture will join the project in various positions. The aim of organisers is to animate the location of the Žižkov freight railway station for the months of summer. This area can seem to be half forgotten but there is a great potential hidden there.

Milos Sein: Landscape, 5 pieces of white school chalk, 2014

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

7th New Zlin Salon 2014
13.05. 2014 - 31.08.2014 | Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín, Czech Republic
Joint exhibition of contemporary Czech and Slovak visual art


Jana Želibská - curated by Lucia Gregorová
Natalia LL
– Galeria Bielska BWA
Milos Sein - curated by Ladislav Kesner

Installation of M. Sein:
Awake Dreaming / I touched the grass and was everything; felt everything, heard everything, saw everything and was felt by everything..., 1968, color slides, digital print under acrylic glass, 50 x 70 cm

Series of drawings and lyrics, 1969–1982
paper, pencil, ball pen, various formats

Line I & II, 1991
silver bromide emulsion on paper applied to wood, latex, 25 x 315 x 5 cm

Body Night I & II, 2001 a 2003 (selection of series)
video scan, digital print under acrylic glass, 70 x 100 cm

The Red Body, 2005 (selection of series)
digital photography, dibond, 150 x 200 cm

Grand G / LVNA, 1994–2012
video–sonic installation, mixed media, 50 x 350 x 350 cm

Faciality, 2012
self-portraits scan, leaf gold, dibond, 200 x 150 cm

Regional Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín

Meeting Places
01.04. - 30.05.2014 | Sluňákov – the Olomouc Centre for Ecological Activities

František Skála, Miloš Šejn, Miloš Fekar, Robert Smolík, Marcel Hubáček a Zdeněk Neubauer. V areálu vzdělávacího biocentra Sluňákov v Horce nad Moravou se v letech 2013 a 2014 realizuje ve spolupráci agenturou ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR a CHKO Litovelským Pomoravím projekt „Dům přírody Litovelského Pomoraví“. V okolí nízkoenergetického domu, který byl v roce 2007 oceněn cenou Grand Prix architektů, vzniká na 15 hektarech vzdělávacího biocentra pro školy a veřejnost obchůzkový okruh, na kterém se budou návštěvníci moci seznamovat s jedinečnou hodnotou přírody Litovelského Pomoraví. Prožitek ze setkání s krajinou říční nivy řeky Moravy má návštěvníkům pomoci prohloubit v současnosti postupně realizované unikátní umělecké instalace, na kterých se podílejí výtvarníci František Skála, Miloš Šejn, Miloš Fekar a Marcel Hubáček. Díky nim v letech 2013 a 2014 vzniknou v okolí Sluňákova umělecky ztvárněná „místa setkání“. Umělci si utvářeli svou představu o budoucí podobě svých děl s pomocí jimi vytvořených modelů. Tyto modely vyvolaly velký zájem všech lidí, kteří je měli možnost vidět. Proto se pracovníci Sluňákova rozhodli tyto netradiční umělecká díla opět zpřístupnit všem zájemcům.
27.11. 2013 - 12.01.2014 | The Ostrava City Gallery

David Michalek & Milos Šein
Curated by Ladislav Kesner

Ever since the beginnings of representational art, deep in prehistoric times, the human body – and a moving human body in particular – has been one of the central subjects of arts of different cultures, and an inexhaustible source of inspiration for generations of artists. Starting from very different premises, the two artists jointly presented at the exhibition organized by the newly established Ostrava City Gallery – David Michalek and Miloš Šejn – both found new ways of capturing the dynamism and beauty of the human form in visually stunning images.

From Ladislav Kesner text in the catalogue of the exhibition.

figure studies by david michalek

Milos Sein: The Red Body, 8th August 2005

Bubec returns strike
30.08. 2013 - 12.10.2013 | City gallery Prague / Galerie Hlavního města Prahy / Staroměstská radnice, Czech Republic

curated by Čestmír Suška a coll.

Was It or Not - Once Upon a Time
18.07. - 11.08.2013 | OPEN GALLERY, Baštová 343/5, 811 03 Bratislava, Slovakia

Artists: Vladimír Havlík, Marek Hlaváč, Tomáš Hodboď, František Kowolowski, František Pavúček, Tomáš Ruller, Martina Růžičková, Pavel Sterec, Milos Šejn, Martin Zet
Curated by Jana Písaříková and Tomáš Hodboď

The exhibition presents the works of authors who transform their performances into the form of a video, text, audio recording, photograph, author's book, temporary installation or sculpture. It refers to the following facts: live performance is a starting point, initial impulse for subsequent creative work with preferred recording medium; performance acts as a movable symbol that can be freely transferred to various contexts and media.
The curators strove to select works that refer to concrete performances, while at the same time suppressing this link through the form of their realization. Their double existence as a document (media transcription) of performance, and an artistic artifact of its own visual attractiveness points to the ambivalence of historiography of performance art. If we consider the exhibited works as documents of actions, we find out that there is a magical gap between the performance and the form of its recording – as if parts of information were forever lost in a passing moment. Happened, could happen, passed, was, wasn't... They are non-literal fragments that we might or might not believe – just like with fairy tales.

At the opening of the exhibition, there will be held the Sightseeing Performance. While Filing Krug makes his performance in the tourist bustle of Toronto, his action becomes comprehensible only through the interpretation of Tomáš Hodboď, staying in Bratislava. The distance between places gives space to guesses and discrepancies.

Tel.: 02 / 5441 33 16
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Hours: Mo-Fr: 1 PM - 6 PM

I am Shaman
19.04. - 25.05.2013 | ARTATACK Gallery, Výstavní hala - Horní Počernice, Bystrá 461, Prague, CZ

Artists: Zbyněk Havlín, David Helán, Eva del Risco Koupová, Natálie Krejníková, Christian del Risco, Vojtěch Skácel, David Tomášek & Miloš Šejn as a guest
curated by Eliška Furčáková

Milos Sein: Jinotaiga / DIVUS, 2012, photo Petr Meduna, Věra Sejnová

Meeting Places
26.04.-31.12.2013 | Music theatre Olomouc, Denisova 47, 779 00 Olomouc | Horka u Olomouce, Sluňákov, Czech Republic

“It seems to me like a joint conference on our world”
(Zdeněk Neubauer during one of his visits to a talk during Olomouc Ecology Days)

Olomouc Ecology Days are an environmental festival that has been held annually in Olomouc at the end of April and the beginning of May since 1992. The festival was first held in 1990. Over the years the Olomouc Ecology Days festival has gradually become one of the most important events in the Czech Republic for the general public aimed at promoting environmental protection (along with the It’s Up to You, Too film festival in Uherské Hradiště and the Ekofilm festival). Relatively modest budgets have produced large events with a broad range of programs that have drawn over 20,000 people in recent years. It is gratifying for organisers that the Olomouc Ecology Days festival already attracts visitors from all over the country and even Slovakia. The festival is prepared by the employees of Sluňákov, the Olomouc Centre for Ecological Activities, along with significant help from Sluňákov volunteers; without the assistance of these individuals the event would not be possible. An increasing number of non-government organisations are taking part in the Olomouc Ecology Days festival, and many of these groups work directly on the festival’s program.

František Skála, Miloš Šejn, Miloš Fekar, Marcel Hubáček a Zdeněk Neubauer.
V areálu vzdělávacího biocentra Sluňákov v Horce nad Moravou se v letech 2013 a 2014 realizuje ve spolupráci agenturou ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR a CHKO Litovelským Pomoravím projekt „Dům přírody Litovelského Pomoraví“. Vzniká obchůzková trasa areálem, která má sloužit k prožitku vztahu člověka a přírody. Jakási galerie v přírodě lužního lesa a nivi řeky Moravy. Výstava ukáže modely tzv. „Míst setkání“, které uměleckými prostředky mají zesílit pocit souvztažnosti člověka a krajiny. Modely podle kterých vznikají reálná umělecká díla v krajině vytvořili František Skála, Miloš Šejn, Miloš Fekar a Marcel Hubáček. Výstava je doplněna scany deníkových záznamů Zdeňka Neubauera z jeho výprav za houbami. Texty Zdeňka Neubauera se staly důležitým zdrojem nejen pro činnost Sluňákova, ale také pro „živelný“ koncept „Domu přírody Litovelského Pomoraví“.

Milos ŠEIN: Plans and models of The Solar Mountain

Olomouc Ecology Days
Meeting Places

Taiga Bezdězskaя
13.12.2012 - 28.01.2013 | TAIGA BEZDĚZSKAя
DIVUS, divuskabaret / Prager Kabarett, Prague

curated by Radoslava Schmelzová
scientists and artists: Vojtěch Abrahám, Jan Daňhel, Petr Meduna, Petr Pokorný, Jiří Sádlo, Miloš Šejn
Opening performance by Miloš Šejn & David Helán.
Lectures: Václav Cílek, Petr Meduna, Petr Pokorný, Jiří Sádlo, Karel Stibral, Radoslava Schmelzová

screening of an experimental film by Jan Daňhel A Piece“ accompanied by music of Petr Kofroň
performance by Milos Sejn and David Helán
and “the outdoor chamber easy pieces” : live soundscape linking sounds of nature & weather with musical microsituations of the artbreakers play project of Pavel Klusák.

Miloš Sejn: Neotaiga, hammer painting, 700x50x50 cm, DIVUS, Prager Kabarett

The existence of a taiga in Northern Bohemia between Mimoň and Doksy is not a fiction, but a standard scientific fact. This exhibition is dedicated to science bordering on art.

The title of the exhibition is not only a reminiscence of the twenty-year long stay of Soviet troops in the area north of Bezděz (although messages written in Cyrillic can be found everywhere in the area), it deserves a more detailed explanation: Taiga is a wholly specific type of landscape, covering the entire area ranging from Scandinavia all the way to Siberia. On the territory of what is today the Czech Republic, there used to be taiga as well, soon after the Ice Age, but it disappeared already during the several thousand years that followed. With one exception: the relatively small area delimited by Doksy, Česká Lípa, Stráž pod Ralskem, and Bakov and dominated by the well-known silhouette of the Bezděz castle with its two towers.

This “taiga of Bezděz” is persistent and tough. Humans have always been rather careful when entering it; in prehistoric times, they tended to avoid it. Medieval settlements stopped at its borders, and the royal towns of Doksy, Bezděz, and Kuřívody, grandiosely founded by the King of Bohemia, Přemysl Otakar II, almost vanished and went to seed after few decades – there were no villages in the area, and the marshes were avoided by both colonists and merchants. All that was left was the royal castle of Bezděz, a towering symbol of power – and a few villages with telling names: Holany (“Bare Village”), Heide (“Heathland“ or “Pinewood”), Annaheid – Boreček and Kleinheide – Malý Bor (both names meaning “Little Heath” or “Little Pinewood”) or Kummer ( “Misery” or “Sorrow” – today known as “Hradčany” or “Castle Area“).

Interventions into the landscape remained limited to alternate farming. More than two hundred fish ponds were built in the area in the Middle Ages and the Modern Era – and subsequently disappeared again. Everybody knows the “Velký rybník” (the so-called “Great Pond”) of Charles IV – the Máchovo jezero (Mácha Lake) of today. Břehyňský rybník (The Břehyně Pond), only a little younger and slightly smaller than Máchovo jezero, is a real reservoir of history for archaeology and botany. To this day, thousands of wooden pieces of pond constructions and thousands of tree stumps cover its bottom, remnants of a medieval forest that was cut down and flooded when the pond was built.

The region of Bezděz was a reservoir of wood where forest crafts thrived until the Modern Era. Today, however, it is difficult to find traces of the narrow gauge railway that transported wood from Hradčany to Mladá Boleslav, or the famous Kittel glassworks in the village of Strážov, which does not exist anymore.

The region became a favourite haunt of soldiers, and Bezděz was a favourite place from which manoeuvres could be watched through binoculars. A remnant of the “potato war” at the end of the eighteenth century, the fort of Bída (“Misery”), a huge fortification system near the village of Hradčany, was left here, a sentry gone missing in the woods. Sometime later, soldiers came and stayed in the region for half a century – first Germans, then Czechoslovaks, then Russians. The town of Kuřívody was now called Ralsko, and nearly disappeared as well. With the soldiers, the taiga came back – and paradoxically, the “decultivation” of the landscape brought about by them helped to preserve the taiga.

Photographs of the “taiga of Bezděz” are not and cannot present a systematic and exhaustive view through the eyes of a photographer, an archaeologist, and a biologist. Their unifying element is an effort to capture “the anatomy of a landscape” through certain artistic means. For the most part the photographs present solitary objects that the usual tourist would not get to see (or else they were taken in an awful weather). Only through adding up these details, one can – or so we believe – give an idea of a landscape that is not to be found anywhere else in Bohemia.

biologist Jiří Sádlo
archeologist Petr Meduna
biologist Petr Pokorný
photographer and experimental filmmaker Jan Daňhel
art historian Radoslava Schmelzová

artists Milos Sejn and David Helán
music journalist Pavel Klusák

Bubenská 1477/1
170 00 Praha 7-Holešovice
Prager Kabarett

05.-11.12.2012 | Galerie NF, Resslova 1717/8, Ústí nad Labem, CZ

Curated by Jan Krtička & Jan Prošek

Artists: Vladimír Havlík, Jiří Kovanda, Jan Mlčoch, Tomáš Ruller, Miloš Šejn

Některé formy výtvarného umění jsou velmi těsně svázány s dokumentací. Performance či instalace probíhají v omezeném časovém i prostorovém rámci a jejich uchování pro sekundární publikum se zdá být běžnou záležitostí. Dokumentace takových projektů je v současné době ve značné míře digitalizována, nebo již primárně digitálně vzniká. Pro takovéto typy dokumentů se world wide web zdá být ideálním médiem, skrze nějž může být dokumentace doručena k divákům. Pro mladou generaci uživatelů webu se digitální informace stala materiálem, který, pokud je dostupný, je jakkoliv využitelný. Autor původních obrazů, textů, nebo zvuku v prostoru internetu ztrácí kontrolu nad svými materiály, které jsou zde umístěny, zato uživatel webu, nejen, že nalezené informace nějakým způsobem interpretuje, ale má téměř neomezené možnosti s nimi kreativně nakládat.

Výstavní projekt se pokouší zachytit, co je z dokumentace prací Tomáše Rullera, Miloše Šejna, Vladimíra Havlíka, Jiřího Kovandy a Jana Mlčocha k nalezení skrze internetové vyhledávače. Při výběru materiálu jsme se soustředili na práce, které jsou ze své podstaty na dokumentaci nějak vázané: především akce a instalace zachycené na fotografii. Jedná se tedy o záměrný výběr z výběrů, které provedl určitý počítačový algoritmus. Je velmi zajímavé sledovat, v jakých souvislostech se jednotlivé fotografie a texty nacházely a jak byly správci webů různě modifikovány. U současnějších prací, z doby, kdy je digitální fotoaparát naprosto běžnou součástí našeho života, se objevují záznamy akcí a výstav od jejich přímých diváků. Význam oficiálního fotografa, či kameramana se tak zmenšuje a i samotný autor, tedy alespoň v prostoru webu, přestává mít naprostou kontrolu nad vizuální podobou dokumentace svých projektů. Celkový obraz poskládaný z jednotlivých obrazových útržků z rozličných zdrojů se zdá být barvitější, ovšem zároveň je velmi neostře ohraničený.

Pro výstavu jsme se rozhodli použít pouze fotografie, získané skrze webové vyhledávače, vytisknout je a bez jakékoliv editace umístit vedle sebe. Přišli jsme tak sice o kontext webových stránek a blogů, na nichž jsme fotografie nalezli, vytváříme však kontext jiný, daný galerií a vzájemnými vztahy mezi jednotlivými fotografiemi. Skrze výstavu chceme formulovat několik, doufáme, že nejen pro nás, zajímavých otázek: Jakým způsobem se mění interpretace v závislosti na kontextu a materiální podstatě dokumentace, jakou má autor nad dokumentací kontrolu, jakým způsobem ovlivňuje dokumentátor vizuální podobu výsledného materiálu, ... ?

Jan Krtička a Jan Prošek

Manes to Manes / Manes Today I
01.12. - 30.12.2012 | S.V.U. MÁNES, Galerie DIAMANT, Spálená 4, Praha 1, CZ

kurátor: Ing. Tomáš Novotný a výstavní výbor spolku

„ …věříme si a přátelství různých generací i sousedství odlišných výrazů výtvarných ve spolku pomáhá celku…
členství našeho spolku zavazuje; dobře dělat svou práci a být poctivým nejen umělcem, ale i člověkem…“

(Z proslovu předsedy Mánesa J.Gočára při zahájení jubilejní výstavy „Dnešní Mánes“ 12. října 1937)
Název výstavy je reminiscencí na stejnojmennou výstavu, kterou Mánes uspořádal ve své spolkové budově k 50. výročí svého založení. I tentokrát jde o reprezentativní jurovanou expozici, která představí výběr z prací starší generace řádných členů.

Works of M. Šejn

Into Browning White, acrylic, pigments and charcoal on canvas, text: into browning white / again / asss / here / and // whitewhite / so / and moving by paper / again // in the leaves rustling quietly / as here begining stated / so / and / againnnnn / here shaped fully / ruling // and into white again / so / so / lying in / aaaaaaaaand // and ruling into bluish white to bloodily, Tummelplatz Primeval Forest, from Writen Landscapes series  / 85 x 160 cm, 16. 8. 2011

Bohemian Forest Reflections
08.11.2012 - 31.01.2013 | Galerie města Plzně, Czech Republic

Curated by Václav Malina

Das Projekt entstand auf der Grundlage des Zusammentreffens von Künstlern aus der Tschechischen Republik, Deutschland und Öster- reich im Rahmen mehrerer Symposien, die inspiriert waren von Persönlichkeiten, die mit dem Böhmerwald und dem Böhmischen Wald (Oberpfälzer Wald) auf beiden Seiten der Grenzen der genannten Länder verbunden waren, wie Adalbert Stifter (geboren in Horní Planá /Oberplan) und Karel Klostermann (geboren im oberösterreichischen Haag), und vor allem im Rahmen der Malersymposien Šumava/ Böhmerwald, die in den Jahren 2008–2012 in Kvilda /Außergefild stattfanden, einem Ort, der dabei ist, sich dank lokaler Initiativen in Verbindung mit den Aktivitäten weiterer Kunstvereine und Galerien zu einem bedeutenden künstlerischen Zentrum der Böhmerwald- region zu entwickeln. An der Wiege der Symposien Der Böhmerwald Adalbert Stifters und Karel Klostermanns (2004–2006) standen zwei unermüdliche Pilsener Organisatoren, die Eheleute Anna Kocourková und Karel Kocourek, die zu dieser Zeit eng mit Dr. Aldemar Schiffkorn zusammenarbeiteten, dem Leiter des Amts für kulturelle Beziehungen mit dem Ausland des Bundeslandes Oberösterreich in Linz, und die bereits sehr gute Erfahrungen mit dieser Zusammenarbeit bei dem vorangegangenen Symposium großformatiger Malerei Johannes von Nepomuk – der Heilige Mitteleuropas und bei einer Reihe von gerade im Bereich des Böhmerwalds veranstalteten Bildhauersymposien gemacht hatten. Eine weitere wichtige inspirierende Persönlichkeit für das betreffende Thema ist Josef Váchal (1884–1969), gebürtig in Milavče bei Domažlice /Taus, dessen großartiges malerisches und grafisches Werk zum Teil gerade mit dieser Region verbunden ist, namentlich sein berühmtester grafischer Zyklus Der Böhmerwald, sterbend und romantisch, an den in der Ausstellung mit einer selbstän- digen Exposition erinnert wird. Wie weitreichend der Einfluss seiner Persönlichkeit und seines Werkes war, belegt auch diese Ausstellung. In ihr treffen sich Künstler mehrerer Generationen und der verschiedensten künstlerischen Herangehensweisen: Künstler, die sich mit den klassischen Kunstgenres und -disziplinen im Bereich der Malerei (Michael Rittstein, Peter Angermann, Michal Singer, Peter Lang, Václav Malina, Wolfgang Stifter, Luděk Rathouský, Tilo Ettl, Ondřej Maleček, Katharina Dietlinger, Richard Štipl, Alena Anderlová, Václav Girsa, Martin Salajka und andere) oder im Bereich von Zeichnung und Grafik befassen (Milan Maur, Dalibor Smutný, Šárka Trčková, Ladislav Sýkora, Lukáš Kudrna), aber auch Bildhauer (Toni Scheubeck, Václav Fiala, Jiří Beránek, Benedikt Tolar), Fotografen (Anna Kocourková und Karel Kocourek, Jiří Šigut) sowie Vertreter der neuen Medien, z. B. der Videoart (Miloš Šejn). Kriterium für die Auswahl der Exponate war die direkte Verbindung mit dem Thema – dem Böhmerwald und seinem Genius loci, der Ausdruck der Atmosphäre und der Spezifik der hiesigen Region und des Lebens in ihr. Deshalb wurden zu dieser Ausstellung auch Künstler eingeladen, die hier direkt leben und arbeiten (Ladislav Sýkora, Toni Scheubeck, Alena Anderlová, Miroslav Šisler, Zdeňka Giacintová und andere). Die Ausstellung will nicht einen erschöpfenden Überblick über Künstler und Werke bieten, sondern auf die Lebens- und Tragfähigkeit des Themas in der zeit- genössischen Kunst hinweisen und zugleich der Genialität des tschechischen Künstlers Josef Váchal eine Huldigung darbringen.

M. Sejn: SSSSSSSSSS / Hochgfeichtetstein am Sulzriegel, video scan 2012

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17th international festival of contemporary art 4 + 4 Days in Motion
26.10.2012 - 03.11.2012 | Prague

Art about the art world

/ Lecture, Projection

Tuesday Oct 30 / 6 pm, Casino

This evening of film screenings presents a series of videos that go “to the second degree” – works that take a look inside the art world or that zigzag through the terrain described by art history. The videos include commentaries on an intimately familiar environment and dialogues with “artistic ancestors” that cite or downright appropriate their works. At times they feel like monologue, at other times like an in-depth meditation. We see artists coming to terms with the burden of the canon through sarcastic observations, recipes for success, and by reliving past experiences. They mythicize themselves or turn an ironic eye on the torturous nature of their own ambition. It is impossible to tell who laughs last and who laughs loudest.

A selection from the video archives of the AVU Research Centre will also be released on DVD as the fourth release in the VIDA series.

Presented artists: Jesper Alvaer, Adéla Babanová, Ondřej Brody a Kristofer Paetau, Jan Brož, Vladimír Havlík, Anetta Mona Chişa a Lucia Tkáčová, Zuzana Krkošková, František Lozinski o. p. s., Marek Meduna, Michal Pěcouček, Rafani, Jiří Surůvka, Miloš Šejn and Pavel Švec. Curators: Terezie Nekvindová and Sláva Sobotovičová

Presented in collaboration with the Academic Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts (AVU Research Centre).

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Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart
20.06.2012 - 16.09.2012 | Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague
large hall

Curator: Ladislav Kesner

Human face has traditionally been a major subject of visual arts, constituting a genre of portraiture and self-portraiture. The advent of moving image – first in film and later in videoart – opened new possibilities and dimensions of representation of human face. Depiction of face in film and videoart was profoundly affected by shifts in the conceptions of self, identity, relationship of body and mind etc., brought about by 20th century psychology, philosophy and science.

The exhibition, composed of a selection of seventeen experimental films and video art works and installations from the late 1960´s to the present, focuses on the face as a representational medium. Its aim is to explore complex and multifaceted ways in which face as captured through moving image constructs and communicates personal identity, mental states, and narrative structures. It seeks to open a detailed insight into the mechanisms of facial expression and relationship between the visible expression and invisible mental structures. It thus seeks to show the delicate web of interconnections between the biological and cultural aspects of the face. It should reveal that despite the face having a ubiquitous presence – indeed banality – and being a subject of intense scientific research – it still retains a peculiar mystery.

Exhibited Artist: Marina Abramović / Vito Acconci / Peter Campus / Juan Manuel Echavarría / Douglas Gordon / Franz Gratwohl / Freya Hattenberger / Nan Hoover / Bruce Nauman / Nam June Paik / Ulrike Rosenbach / Steina / Miloš Šejn / Fiona Tan / Bill Viola / Peter Weibel

Works of Miloš Šejn:

MLAKA / Becoming a Maple Creek, video, 1999-2012, 00.11.05

Mlaka / Javořím potokem (Mlaka / Becoming a Maple Creek) is a short sequence extracted from a much longer tape, documenting his journey and performance in the stream bearing the same name in the Giant Mountains on 17 July 1999. This early video already anticipates the key theme of the photographic and videoperformances which Šejn has been making during the last decade and in which he sought to transform his fleeting body sculptures into some sort of a permanent audiovisual record of body - namely the drama of the transient moments of micro-interaction of body with the landscape and the natural world. In Šejn’s video, the slowed down footage allow the viewer to uncover what would normally remain under the radar of normal perception. Micro-movements of the face convey merely ‘the drama’ of state of mind and body underneath the mountain stream, flow of consciousness, a state of mind in the moment of his submerged existence - something Šejn tried to capture in his ex-post verbal commentary on this ‘situation’:
“…when de facto, my face and body become a face of water, face of that stream in the valley of enormous massive of Black mountain…it is also the situation of an interval between life and death, when the human life cyclically transforms into another life. Interface of the water surface is that pulsing membrane between the forces of nature…..the last thing to remain as the boundaries dissolve is the shape of breath and an awareness that I breathe is the last thing to tie me with a space ‘in between’.”


Faces, Ladislav Kesner, Galerie Rudolfinum 2012

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22.06.2012 - 16.09.2012 | Former Jesuit church of the Annunciation
North Bohemian Gallery of Fine Arts in Litoměřice

Curated by Jiří T. Kotalík, Václav Špale, Jan Brodský and Jan Štíbr

Exhibited artists: Vojtěch Adamec st., Zdeněk Beran, Michael Bílek, Václav Bláha, Ivan Bukovský, Petr Císařovský, Bedřich Dlouhý, Jaroslav Eduard Dvořák, Václav Fiala, Dagmar Hamsíková, Stanislav Hanzík, Josef Hnízdil, Xénia Hoffmeisterová, Josef Istler, Karel Jerie, Josef Jíra, Jiří Kaloč, Aleš Knotek, Ivan Komárek, Jiří Kornatovský, Jaroslav Králík, Antonín Kroča, Josef Liesler, Pavel Nešleha, Aleš Ogoun, Petr Oriešek, Vladimír Preclík, Michael Rittstein, František Ronovský, Jiří Seifert, Jiří Sozanský, Marie Strahovská, Miloš Šejn, Petr Šmaha, Jiří Šorm, Václav Špale, Jiří Štourač, Jaroslav Urbánek, Markéta Urbanová, Blanka Valchářová, Jaroslav Valečka, Jan Vančura, Martin Zálešák, Jasan Zoubek

Works of M. Šejn:

Subrosa Lutea / Roses for Josef Manes, 2004, iron, zinc and thermal corrosion painting, 200 x 200 cm, floor installation in-situ

Severočeská galerie výtvarného umění v Litoměřicích, příspěvková organizace Ústeckého kraje
Michalská 7
412 01 Litoměřice

Galerie a muzeum litoměřické diecéze
Mírové náměstí 24
412 01 Litoměřice

telefon: 416 732 382, fax: 416 732 383

Octavio Broggio: Former Jesuit church of the Annunciation, 1701-1731

Arteast 2000+ Collection / Selection of Works from the National Collection / Museum of Affects
26.11.2011 - 29.01.2012 | Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, Slovenia

Moderna galerija keeps the national collection of 20th and 21st century Slovene art and the international collection Arteast 2000+. The national collection presents the basic stages in the development of the Slovene tradition of modern and contemporary art from the beginning of the 20th century onwards. The international collection Arteast 2000+ is based on dialogue between the East and the West, and presents a series of important artists from Eastern Europe who had been unknown or overlooked for a long time. The Arteast 2000+ Collection is primarily concerned with the Eastern European conceptual tradition; founded in 2000, this was generally the first-ever collection of Eastern European neo-avant-garde art. The works for exchange, which will make part of the three major exhibitions will include (among others): Marina Abramović, Jury Albert, Jury Avvakumov, Miroslav Bałka, Jerzy Bereś, Geta Brătescu, Alexander Brenner, Carlfriedrich Claus, Braco Dimitrijević, Stanisław Dróżdż, Róza El-Hassan, Miklós Erdély, Stano Filko, Vadim Fishkin, Gorgona, Tomislav Gotovac (Antonio LAUER), Dmitry Gutov, Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Tibor Hajas, Sanja Iveković, Ilya Kabakov, Julije Knifer, Milan Knížák, Alexandr Kosolapov, Katarzyna Kozyra, Ivan Kožarić, Zofia Kulik, Vladimir Kuprijanov, KwieKulik (Przemysław Kwiek & Zofia Kulik), Yuri Leiderman, Via Lewandowsky, Natalia LL, Kazimir Malevich, Mangelos, Vlado Martek, Dalibor Martinis, Karel Miler, Jan Mlčoch, Alex Mlynárčik, Andrey Monastyrski, Oliver Musovik, Paul Neagu, Anatoly Osmolovsky, Adrian Paci, Dan Perjovschi, Amalia Perjovschi, Goran Petercol, Dmitry Prigov, Guia Rigvava, Józef Robakowski, Nedko Solakov, Mladen Stilinović, subREAL, Miloš Šejn, Nebojša Šerić-Šoba, Ilja Šoškić, Petr Štembera, Raša Todosijević, Slaven Tolj, Milica Tomić, Endre Tót, Goran Trbuljak, Josip Vaništa, Konstantin Zvezdochiotov.

Work of Milos Sejn: Touched The Grass..., 30.7.1967

The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova is opening Saturday, 26 November 2011, at 8 p.m.

Starting in the end of this November, Moderna galerija will operate at two separate locations: the Museum of Modern Art will carry on in the existing building in the city center of Ljubljana and the Museum of Contemporary Art in the renovated army barracks building in the new cultural quarter in Metelkova Street.

The new Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova will house the pioneering collection of Eastern European art Arteast 2000+, devoted to postwar avant-gardes from the 1960s to the present, and a selection of works from Moderna galerija’s national collection.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova derives its specificity not only from its geopolitical and cultural position, but also from its orientation which questions hegemonic history through a multiplicity of narratives, heterogeneous approaches to historicizing, resonance between the urgencies of different localities, and reciprocal methods of learning.
In addition to the new permanent display of works from the Arteast 2000+ and national collections, the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova will open with the exhibition Museum of Affects, which is part of a long-term research project of the network L’Internationale*. This exhibition attempts to rethink formal methodologies of academic art history and proposes instead to interpret a selection of artworks from the period between 1956 and 1986 from the collections of Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, M HKA, Antwerp, MACBA, Barcelona, and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven as intensities or affects, emphasizing their performative rather than representational character.

The first L’Internationale exhibition Museum of Parallel Narratives is on view until 2 October 2011 in MACBA Barcelona,; the third one Spirits of Internationalism, in M HKA Antwerp and Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, will be staged in January 2012.

The founding partners of L’Internationale are the Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, the Július Koller Society, Bratislava, the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA), Barcelona, the Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, and the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (M HKA), Antwerp.

Moderna galerija, Tomšičeva 14, Ljubljana, Slovenia, +38612416800,,

Finally Together
07.09.2011 - 14.10.2011 | Galerie Emila Filly & Galerie Armaturka

Exhibition mapping the contemporary independent gallery scene in the Czech Republic.

Artists: Matej Al-Ali, Peter Barényi, Jana Bernartová, CZAKRA, Aleš Cermák, Veronika Danhelová, Noam Darom, Dávid Demjanovic, Daniela Deutelbaumová, Petr Dub, Vojtech Fröhlich, Isabela Grosseová, Pavel Havrda, Helena Hladilová, Martin Hrubý, Matyáš Chochola, Thorarinn Ingi Jonsson, Miroslav Kohút, Jirí Maha, Vojtech Marek, Silvie Milková, Jarmila Mitríková, Tomáš Moravec, Filip Nerad, Katerina Olivová, Yumiko Ono, Ludek Prošek, Alexander Puškin, Michal Pustejovský, Tereza Rullerová, Adéla Sobotková, Namsal Siedlecki, Adéla Svobodová, Miloš Šejn, Dagmar Šubrtová, Viktor Takác, Jirí Thýn, Martin Zet

Author of Action Galleries Project: Lenka Sýkorová
Curators: Lenka Sýkorová, Viktor Čech, Markéta Kubačáková

Finally Together video

Works of Milos Sejn: Czech Landscape With Milešovka Mount, from 1810 to 2011, drawing, text and pigment on paper, voice, sound, Gaspar David Friedrich's working place

Galerie Emila Filly
Galerie Armaturka

Galerie Emila Filly & Galerie Armaturka
SCHIFR-AC, s.r.o., Jateční 1588/49
Ústí nad Labem
Czech Republic
Czech Art of The 20th Century
Permanent Exhibition
05.07.2011 - 30.04.2012 | Regional Gallery / Museum of European Art in Liberec

Regional Gallery / Museum of European Art in Liberec

U Tiskárny 81/1
460 01 Liberec V
T. +420 485 106 325
F. +420 485 106 321

04.07.2011 - 01.08.2011 | GALERIE CALIFIA

Kristýna and Marek Milde, Norman Locks, Paul Hempstead, Miloš Šejn
Curator: Barbara Benish

Works of Milos Sejn: Devils Lake / Bohemian Forest 19. 5. 2011, Being The Javoří Brook / The Giant Mountains 27.7.2000, Grass 1967

341 01 Horažďovice
Czech Republic
+420 724 253 517

MAPS Artistic Cartography in the Centre of Europe 1960 - 2011
MAPY / MAPS I. Známe a neznáme / Known and Unknown
30.06.2011 - 28.08.2011 | Bratislava City Gallery
MAPY / MAPS II. Neznáme oblasti / Unknown Areas
14.06.2011 - 03. 09. 2011 Slovak National Gallery, Water Barraks, Cabinet of the 20. Century Art+

Curators: Daniela Čarná, Lucia Gregorová

Galéria mesta Bratislavy I Bratislava City Gallery
Mirbach palace
Františkánske nám. 11
815 35 Bratislava
Tel: 02/ 5443 2807

International exhibition project MAPY / MAPS explores art cartography from the 1960’s to today. The exhibition presents not only known, but also lesser known and never before displayed works by artists active in the 1960’s and 1970’s in the areas of conceptual art and land-art, in the 1980’s also in painting and photography, while the 1990s are reflected through neo-conceptual objects and installations. Selected works created by the youngest generation of artists often use maps and principles of mapping, networks, roads, thinking and research with the help of map as a metaphor for the very creation of their artwork. Over the past 50 years, map has become an important vehicle in art for sharing cultural meaning as a medium of utopian visions, mental archaeology, futuristic projects or even as a projection of territorial or political frustrations. The exhibition argues that in contemporary art, maps serve also as a reflection of discourse about the geopolitical space of Central Europe. In this art-historical sample, the exhibition follows “on the map” of works by more than 50 artists’ relationship to everyday reality, starting with the intersection of art and life in neo-avant-garde tendencies of the 1960s up to the forthright manifestation of life in art enabled by the new media.
The exhibition focuses on “mapping” interpretations and reflections of maps in the Slovak art scene in the juxtaposition of selected works by key artists in the Visegrad countries area: Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. While it is composed chronologically, it also allows a layered reading through several themes present throughout the exhibition. Based on the exhibited material, we can trace ways of artistic thinking about borders, their limitations, forms of their free virtual crossing or re-defining in utopian projects, as well as through mental shifts in their transfer, scale changes or changes in positions of states and continents. They capture experience from a physical presence in the landscape and orientation in urban or natural terrain; on a metaphorical level, they portray subjective individual mythologies and the search for a lost paradise, mythical and newly discovered countries, or a shift to transcendency of cosmic space(s). Another layer of reading is provided by the catalog, designed as an atlas of artistic maps, which is accompanied by references to the rich field of critical reading of maps.
Exhibition MAPY / MAPS does not offer a simple orientation to the terrain of art. It invites the viewer to enter new worlds and through various strategies of using maps in art.

Artists: Milan Adamčiak, Gábor Attalai (H), Peter Bartoš, Juraj Bartusz, Erik Binder, Bálint Bori (H), Vladimír Boudník (CZ), David Černý (CZ), Anna Daučíková, Jiří David (CZ), Martin Derner, Ľubomír Ďurček, Stano Filko, Daniel Fischer, Juraj Gábor, György Galántai (H), IPUT / Tamás St.Ruby (H), Jozef Jankovič, Peter Kalmus, Michal Kern, Július Koller, Patrik Kovačovský, Marek Kvetán, Barbara Kozłowska (PL), Jarosław Kozłowski (PL), Otis Laubert, Lengow&Hermes, Milan Maur (CZ), Juraj Meliš, Milan Mikula, Svätopluk Mikyta, Alex Mlynárčik, Michal Murin, Ilona Németh, Miloš Novák, Boris Ondreička, Eduard Ovčáček (CZ), Štefan Papčo, Jan Pfeiffer (CZ), Sándor Pinczehelyi (H), Ludmiła Popiel (PL), Jerzy Rosołowicz (PL), Rudolf Sikora, Tomasz Sikorski (PL), Magda Stanová, Miloš Šejn, Dezider Tóth, Jaro Varga, Kamil Varga, Włodzimierz Jan Zakrzewski (PL)

Works of Milos Sejn:

Valeriana Roots, 14th July 1960

Cartography Studies, 1969

Miloš Šejn documents his trips into nature (and his attemps to unite with nature and react to its genius loci - "becoming a landscape") in various ways - from photo-documented performances to collecting and categorizing various natural materials. A map is a logical element here. In his work Roots of Valerian (1960), that implies a reference to discoveries and that fascination with nature typical of a child, he ritualistically placed roots of a medicinal plant used for insomnia on the top of a real map of Jičín.
In his journal entry-like Cartographic Studies (1969), he records his exploration of a landscape terrain into his own maps by layering and overlapping on transparencies,, while, in a spirit of Borghes' map, the scale used here is 1 : 1. In 1992 in collaboration with the Dutch choreographer Frank van de Ven, Miloš Šejn created project Bohemiae Rosa. In focuses on strengthening the relationship between body and landscape. Its title derives from the map created by carto-grapher Christoph Vetter for the historical opus by Bohuslav Balbín (1668). It bears the curious shape of a blooming rose growing from Vienna, which symbolizes the blossoming of a land.
Ectract from
MAPS / Known and Unknown by Daniela Čarná and Lucia Gregorová, Bratislava 2011

Museum of Parallel Narratives. In the framework of L’Internationale
14.05.2011 - 02.10.2011 | MUSEU D'ART CONTEMPORANI DE BARCELONA 
L’Internationale is a long-term cooperative initiative launched by five European museums and artist’s archives whose combined holdings total more than 40,000 works:

Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)
Moderna Galerija of Ljubljana (Slovenia)
Július Koller Society (SJK) of Bratislava (Slovakia)
Van Abbemuseum (VAM) de Eindhoven (Netherlands)
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (M HKA), Antwerp (Belgium)

This transnational platform was set up in order to share the collections of its five member institutions in order to collectively challenge the dominant narratives in art history and the common canons that have been established for western art and to question the phenomena of inclusion and exclusion that take place within the unified territory of Europe. To this end, the partners will each present different exhibitions devoted to the development and reception of postwar art with the aim of generating awareness about the real construction of time through the works, about concepts of the place, identity and the political and economic context. The International also seeks to encourage the formulation of a new vocabulary and a new chronology to rewrite the history of contemporary art from contexts outside those established by common canons.

The project has its own website

La exhibition presented by MACBA is the first organised by L’Internationale since the initiative was first launched in June 2009. It features around one hundred works by key artists from the collection of the Moderna Galerija in Ljubljana (Marina Abramović, Gorgona, Ion Grigorescu, Sanja Iveković and IRWIN, amongst many others), which has acquired more than 20,000 works since it was established in the 1990s. This is one of the most important collections of artworks produced in Eastern European countries since the 1960s. Geopolitically located on the border between the “two “Europes”, the Moderna Galerija Collection seeks to transcend the traditional isolation of countries from each other and to establish a dialogue between art from the east and the west. Later, in autumn 2011, the MACBA Collection will be presented at the Moderna Galerija of Ljubljana as part of a more ambitious exhibition project. Parallel to this, L’Internationale is organising a series of conferences and seminars in cooperation with the MACBA Independent Studies Programme (PEI). As part of this initiative, a conference took place in Vienna in May 2010, and this was followed by seminars in Bratislava and Barcelona, in October and December respectively. Finally, Warsaw will host another seminar in this series in February 2011.

Curators: Zdenka Badovinac and Bartomeu Marí.
Organised and produced by: Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA); Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana; the Július Koller Society (SJK), Bratislava; the Van Abbemuseum (VAM), Eindhoven; and Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (M HKA), Antwerp.

Artists: Marina Abramović, Geta Brătescu, Ion Grigorescu, Tibor Hajas, Sanja Iveković, Kwiekulik, Jan Mlčoch, Karel Miler, Petr Štembera, Ilja Šoškić, Raša Todosijević, Miloš Šejn, Stano Filko, Alex Mlynarčik, Vlasta Delimar, Željko Jerman, Josip Vaništa [Gorgona], IRWIN, Laibach, Scipion Nasice Theatre, the OHO Group, Walter de Maria, Andrei Monastyrsky, Braco Dimitrijević, Tomislav Gotovac, Jiří Kovanda, Milan Knižák, Paul Neagu, Naško Križnar, Milenko Matanović, David Nez, Drago Dellabernardina, Goran Trbuljak, Stanislav Droždž, Dimitrije Bašičević, Mangelos, Julije Knifer, Miklos Erdely, Marko Pogačnik, I. G. Plamen, Franci Zagorčnik, Nuša and Srečo Dragan, Vlado Martek, Jiří Valoch, Endre Tot, OM Production, Natalia LL, Tomislav Gotovac, Josef Robakowski, Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Borghesia, Ion Grigorescu, Marina Gržinić, Aina Šmid, Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid, Alexander Kosolapov, Mladen Stilinović, Kazimir Malevich of Belgrade, Ilya Kabakov, Vladimir Kupriyanov, Győrgy Galántai, Júlia Klaniczay, Zofija Kulik, Július Koller, Lia Perjovschi, CAA

Plaça dels Angels, 1
08001 Barcelona
Tel +34 93 412 08 10
Fax +34 93 412 46 02

08.03.2011 - 10.04.2011 | The Brno House of Arts

Group exhibition of The SOFT-HEADED group formed twenty years ago in Pilsen which brought together Czech (Miloš Šejn, Milan Maur, Václav Malina, Jan Rauner, Ivona Raimanová), Moravian (Marian Palla, Dalibor Chatrný, Petr Kvíčala, Milan Magni and Jiří Valoch), Selisian (Jiří Šigut, Martin Klimeš, Karel Adamus) and Slovak (Otis Laubert, Dezider Tóth) artists and art theorists. Their pre-Velvet Revolution activities included cooperative events (e.g. Autodafé - burning). The first SOFT-HEADED exhibition was planned for 2009, when the group's members intended to step out of anonymity. Comprehensive documentation of the group's events has been maintained (photographs, video, text materials, etc.). These will be included in the exhibition in addition to the artist's work, and is represented in the accompanying catalog as well. The exhibition is an important contribution to the history of Czechoslovak art of the second half of the 20th century.
Curated by Rostislav Koryčánek and Marian Palla

The House of the Lords of Kunštát
Dominikánská 9, Brno
Czech Republic
Open Tuesday-Sunday 10-18 h

The Brno House of Arts

02.12.2010 - 02.12.2010 | MeetFactory Gallery in Prague

Art Fair curators: Dušan Zahoranský and Janek Rous

Artyčok.TV present Art Fair, a one day event at MeetFactory Gallery in Prague, organised to coincide with the 5th anniversary of the online archive, as well as to celebrate the 1000th report of the project. The event will run from 10am to 11pm on December 2, 2010.

Ke Sklárně 15, Prague 5
Czech Republic
Artycok.TV -Art Fair

07.10.2010 - 21.11.2010 | Regional Museum and Gallery in Jičín, CZ

currated by Miloš Šejn

Regional Museum and Gallery in Jičín
Valdštejnovo náměstí 1
506 01 Jičín
Czech Republic
Tel: +420-493 532 204

Regional Museum and Gallery in Jičín

Spolek výtvarných umělců Mánes – OHLÉDNUTÍ / dvacet let obnovené veřejné činnosti spolku
20.09.2010 - 10.10.2010 | Gallery of Slovak Union of Visual Arts, Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Curator: Václav Špale
Works from Miloš Šejn: Rosa Lutea Bicolor, ze serie Růže pro Josefa Mánesa, kombinovaná technika na papíře, 2007

Opening hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 12am-7pm

Phone:+421 2 529 62 402

Gallery of Slovak Union of Visual Arts
Dostojevskeho rad 2
811 09 Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Blue Line...? / Unfocused
16.07.2010 - 29.08.2010 | Písecká brána, Praha

Ladislav Hovorka, Harry Farkas, Libor Kousal, Jan Mikulka, Blanka Chocholová, Miloš Šejn

Písecká brána, K Brusce 5/208,
160 00 - Praha 6, Hradčany
Transgression 越界
video & media art from Czech Republic
25.05.2010 - 18.06.2010 | Videotage, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Curator: Gabriela Jurkovič

Artists: Aleš Čermák, Anetta Mona Chisa, Darina Alster, David Helan, David Landa, Dieu Hao Do, Erik Sikora, Eugenio Percossi, Eva Jiřička, Evženie Brabcová, Frederika Hoppner, Groupe Guma Guar, Ivan Svoboda, Jakub Nepraš, Jan Pfeiffer, Janek Rous, Josef Bares, Karin Šrubařová, Klara Jirková, Mark Ther, Martin Boyer, Martin Kohout, Michael Bielicky, Michal Cab, Michal Pěchouček, Miloš Šejn,, Ondřej Brody, Pavel Příkazský, Pavel Sterec, Pavel Tichoň, Petr Skala, Petra Pětiletá, Silver & True, Radim Labuda, Rozalie Kohoutová, Shlomi Yaffe, Štěpán Kleník, Tamara Moyzes, Veronika Bromová, Viktor Takáč, Jan Trejbal, Viktor Frešo, Viktor Fuček,
Vilém Novák, VJ Kolouch

Work from Milos Sejn: Zygnemates Algea, 2003, HDV

Transgression is a term in geology to describe the spread of the sea over land areas, resulting in flooding; in cultural studies, it means the disruption of taboos, the crossing of borders.

Entitled ‘Transgression’, this exhibition follows the development of Czech video and new media art after the fall of communism and the Velvet Revolution in 1989. For more than twenty years, working under the shadow of conspiracy and concealed political transformations, this generation of Prague artists experiences the tacky commercialism and silent upheavals of everyday life. The term transgression epitomized the modern Czech voices that are compelling in searching for love, identity and freedom. Taking the advantage of the arrival of new technologies and media, these artists not only are breaking away from the historical, social and political limitations but also are setting new landscape of time and space, new horizons of sense and sensibility and new expressions of human existence.

‘Transgression’ is a collection of works by over 30 artists of all ages who are somehow connected to, living or working in Prague, a fast turning multicultural city in Central Europe. The exhibition is a rare opportunity for Hong Kong audience to have a closer look at Czech Republic’s art and culture, as well as to highlight the importance of adding new value to the European aging culture. As the Austrian-born art historian Ernst Gombrich says: “the Europeans still come to terms with the past that they live in a continual and continuing the events and relations fifty years old. Still remarkable and admirable, the European culture instead of at its peak of flowering, is declining and disappearing, like the sinking Venice, the crashes of the Leaning Tower of Pizza. Christianity, the major cultural resource and the most important legacy lost its essence, like a senile old man forgets its origin.”

Artists from Czech often describe their art scene as a ‘small pond’, which is an intimate circle where everyone knows each other. The Pond is often man-made; still it has extremely diversified ecosystems. It will be important to maintain the pool openly so that it can provide a healthy environment to its resident. In the exhibition, audience can observe the lively ‘small pond’ closely and witness the transgression forces acting in all inward and outward directions. Comparative studies between Prague and Hong Kong cultures are also automatically set in motion.

Unit 13, Cattle Depot Artist Village, 63 Ma Tau Kok Road, To Kwa Wan, Kowloon, Hong Kong
fuse:: 駐場計劃

Collection 1 2 3 / Traces of History in Aquisitions
05.08.2010 - 31.12.2012 | GASK / Central Bohemian Gallery, Kutná Hora, CZ

Curator: Marie Bergmanová

Works by Milos Sejn: From the Interaction with Landscape, since 1988

GASK – the Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region - is a regional institution focused on art of the 20th and 21 century. It was founded in 1963. Between 1990 and 2009 it was called the Czech Museum of Fine Arts; it became Gallery of the Central Bohemian Region in May 2009.It represents a new stage in the transformation of the original regional institution, which during the past decades has changed its name and registered address GASK has its main building in one of the chief landmarks of the town of Kutná Hora: the large complex of the Jesuit College, and is thus the sekond largest gallery in the Czech Republic. GASK represents a standard type of cultural institution operated by a regional government. It contributes not only to the decentralisation of culture, but also to wider social and civic life.

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

Substantialis Corporis Mixti
07.05.2010 - 14.05.2010 |  Bohemian National Hall, Czech Center, New York, USA

On the occasion of the Eighteenth Session of the Commission
on Sustainable Development, Safe Planet: the United Nations Campaign for Responsibility on Hazardous Chemicals and Wastes presents

Substantial Form of the Blended Body

The exhibition’s title, Substantialis Corporis Mixti, is taken from the medieval chemistry essay,
De Mixtione Elementorum (“On the mixture of the elements”, circa 1272), by Thomas Aquinas.
The exhibition explores how the aggregation of imperceptible bodies (aggregatione corporum insensibilium), including toxic chemicals or produced as byproducts of consumer waste, impact the nature of our bodies and the natural world.
The United Nations Safe Planet Campaign promotes human bio-monitoring as a method of assessing the toxic chemical burden increasingly borne by the life of our planet.

Artists: Anila Agha, Barbara Benish, Brian Collier, Santiago Cárdenas Arroyo, Christopher Edgar, Chris Jordan, Floyd Newsum, Lynn Randolph, Milos Sejn, Sharon Sprung

Curator: Mark Cervenka

Works from Milos Sejn: Grass (1967); Being The Maple Brook, The Giant Mountains (27. 7. 2000); Devils Lake, Bohemian Forest (19. 5.2001)

Opening hours: Monday - Friday: 10am-5pm

Fax: 212-717-6025

Bohemian National Hall
Czech Center New York
321 East 73rd Street,
New York, New York


Architecture & Inclusion
13. 4. - 6. 6. 2010 I Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera, Praha
GJF, EUNIC cluster

Architects Studios
AT – Alles wird gut / CZ – Projektil architekti / DE – Raumlabor / NL – Atelier Kempe Thill / NO – Brendeland & Kristoffersen / PT – Moov + Gonçalo Prudêncio / RO –  Sergiu Demean & Corneliu Costeant / SE – Urban Future Organization / SK – Baar / UK – Pringle Richards Sharratt Limited

Works from Milos Sejn: Mount of The Sun /  cooperation with Projektil architekti

Concept and production: Kateřina Skočdopolová, Joaquim José de Sousa, Coelho Ramos, Klára Pučerová, Irena Lehkoživová, Dan Merta

ambassade van het koninkrijk der nederlanden in praag
british council czech republic
česká centra
česká rada pro šetrné budovy
goethe-institut prag
instituto camões praga
institutul cultural român din praga
kongelig norsk ambassade i praha
österreichisches kulturforum prag
slovenský inštitút v prahe
sveriges ambassad prag

Main partners: hormen, aed, cegra, karlin group

Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera,
Betlémské náměstí 256/5, 11000,
Praha, Czech Republic

2010|03|30 - 2010|06|06
Galerie výtvarného umění v Ostravě, House of Art, Ostrava
curated by Martin Klimeš

Galerie mesta Bratislavy, Pálffyho palác, Panská 19, Bratislava
curated by Jiří Valoch

Salcman School
01.14.2010 - 03.07.2010
Galerie města Plzně
curated by Václav Malina and Jaroslav Vančát
01.12.2009 - 10.01.2010
National Center for Contemporary Art, Moscow
Land Art. 1960-80s. Artists from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Russia
Natalia Abalakova and Anatoly Zhigalov - Nikita Alekseev – Gnezdo group – Vadim Zakharov and Igor Lutz – Francisco Infante - Collective Actions group – Mikhail Chernyshov and Boris Bich
curated by Daniela Čarná and Natalia Goncharova

05.11.2009 - 08.01.2010
Galerie města Plzně, Dominikánská 2, CZ-301 Plzeň
curated by Václav Malina, Ivona Raimanová, Jiří Valoch

01.10. - 23.10.2009
exhibition in the framework of The Funke Kolín Festival
Školská 28, Communication space, Prague
exhibited works by: Ondřej Bouška, Kateřina Držková, Vojtěch Fröhlich, Tereza Králová, Jiří Šigut, Jan Šimánek, Miloš Šejn, Jan Wojnar
curated by: Ondřej Bouška
supported by: FAMU
Školská 28

TRACES / Artyč

Great Secret of TAO
05. 09. - 02. 10. 2009
Galerie Pod věží, Třeboň, CZ
Galerie Pod věží

Domy pod Sněžkou, Vývoj architektury v údolí Horní Úpy
08.08.2009 - 01.11.2009
Galerie Veselý Výlet v Peci pod Sněžkou
Roman Koucký architektonická kancelář sro.
04.08. - 29. 09. 2009
Galerie výtvarného umění v Ostravě
curated by Jiří Machalický
Galerie výtvarného umění v Ostravě
11 from 114 / Mánes Union of Fine Arts
03. 07. - 31. 07. 2009
Galerie Montanelli, Nerudova 1, Praha
S.V.U. Mánes
ArtMill Bohemia I
28. 06. - 18. 07. 2009 | Richter's House, Malé náměstí 11, New York University in Prague, Czech Republic

presenting new works produced at the New York University Summer Study Abroad program:
Rebecca O'Keefe, Kendalle Beck, Violet Dennison, Danyel Ferrari, Allison Weisberg, Cristine Scott, Jane Beaird, Javier Orcaray, Rachel Borg, Miloš Vojtěchovský, Miloš Šejn, Tomáš Ruller, Jiří Černický, Štěpánka Šimlová, Eva Koťátková, Carolanne Paterson, Barbara Benish, Aleš Loziak

curated by Barbara Benish and Carolanne Patterson
contact: Maria Dzurnakova -

New York University in Prague
Malé náměstí 11
110 00 CZ Praha -

Turning Pages | Modern Book Culture in the Collections of the Olomouc Museum of Art
10. 06. - 11. 10. 2009
Turning Pages | Modern Book Culture in the Collections of the Olomouc Museum of Art
Museum of Modern Art | Nave, Olomouc, CZ
Členská výstava S.V.U. MÁNES / Š-T
04.06. - 28.06.2009 | S.V.U. MÁNES, Galerie DIAMANT, Spálená 4, Praha 1, CZánes_Union_of_Fine_Arts
pdf2009 SVU MANES.pdf
14. 05. - 25. 10. 2009
Ke 125. výročí založení šperkařské školy v Turnově. Ve dnech 26. 05. - 18. 06. 2009 doplněno o Kopie korunovačních klenotů.
Muzeum Českého ráje v Turnově
The Museum of the Bohemian Paradise
pdfThe Museum of the Bohemian Paradise.pdf
Verein Bildender Künstler Manes (1887 - 2009) Geschichte und Gegenwart des Tschechischen Kunstvereins
14.05. - 28.06.2009
Saarländische gallery in the Palais Am Festungsgraben, Am Festungsgraben 1, Berlin

curated by Jiří T. Kotalík
Saarländische Künstlerhaus
07. 05. - 21. 06. 2009
Regionální muzeum a galerie v Jičíně

04.03.2009 - 24.05.2009 | East - Slovakian Gallery Kosice, Slovakia
Výstava Z MĚSTA VEN – Umění v přírode  mapuje různorodé přístupy k přírodě.
Slovakian Gallery Kosice

Cartusiae Waldiczensis
29.11.2008 - 01.03.2009 | Regional Museum and Gallery in Jičín, CZ
Great Secret of TAO
14.11.2008 - 01.02.2009 | Lidice Gallery / Lidice, CZ
Third Side of the Wall
13.11.2008 - 02.15.2009 | Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic

11.11.2008 - 28.02.2009 | Západočeská galerie v Plzni, Czech Republic
The exhibition OUT OF THE CITY – Land Art  maps various approaches to nature.
Unregulated: Natural Forest in Photography
16. 10. 2008 – 11. 01. 2009  | The Moravian Gallery in Brno, Barokní sál Místodržitelského paláce, Moravské nám. 1a, Brno, Czech Republic
Cooperation: Ministerstvo životního prostředí ČR, Státní podnik Lesy ČR, Fakulta sociálních studií MU v Brně, Katedra environmentálních studií, Výzkumný ústav Silva Taroucy pro krajinu a okrasné zahradnictví Průhonice, Oddělení ekologie lesa Brno
Curators: Antonín Dufek, Ph.D., Moravská galerie v Brně, Mgr. Dana Zajoncová – Fakulta sociálních studií MU v Brně, Katedra environmentálních studií
Artists: Pavel Berkovič a David Cysař, MUDr. Vladimír Bichler, Roman Burda, Zdenko Feyfar, Vojtěch Fröhlich , Jaromír Funke, Ján Halaša, Pavel Hayek, Petr Helbich, Rudolf Janda, Václav Jirásek, Štěpán Koval, Čestmír Krátký, Karel Kuklík, Pavel Nešleha, Jaroslav Němec, Bohumír Prokůpek, Adolf Schneeberger, Filip Skalák , Miloš Spurný, Josef Sudek, Miloš Šejn, Jiří Šigut, Jaroslav Štochl, Herbert Thiel, Kamil Till, Milena Valušková, Petr Zinke, Václav Zykmund
16.9.2008 - 30.11.2008 | Galerie Mayrau, Hornický skanzen Důl Mayrau, Vinařice u Kladna, Czech Republic
22.07. - 13.09.2008 | Smečky Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic
no cage for me! czech and slovak art 1970-1989 from collection of olomouc museum of art
24.04. - 28.09.2008 | Museum of Art, Olomouc, Czech Republic
27.02.2006 - 09.03.2006 I Academy of Fine Arts Gallery in Prague, Bohemia

Conceptua Media School of Milos Sejn, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague
Academy of Fine Arts Gallery and the entrance and the podesta of the main building

Curator: Milos Sejn, introduced by Jiri Valoch

Artists: Emil Adamec, Timothey Albertsen, Amira Aranda, Siri Austeen, Adéla Babanová, Andrea Bartošová Ludmilová, Louisa Kate Bottomley, Tomáš Bujňák, Andrej Csillag, Jiří Černický, Jan Činčera, Mario Chromý, Jakub Deml, Yemaya Dietheln, Alena Doležalová, David Dubenský, Marek Mária Dutka, Gabriela Egemová, Boris Eldagsen, Karen Emslie, Anne-Gaēl Escudié, Kateřina Fojtíková, Aylet Gazit, Zdenka Gedrová, Erin Marie Gigl, Anders Gronlien, Filip Lukas Gundlach, René Hábl, Renáta Haneasová-Ochoa, Ivana Hanzlíková, Anna Hakkarainen, Marion Louise Harrison, Jitka Havlíčková, Filip Hlaváček, Jiří Horák, Domas Ignatavićus, Dean Ivandić, Peter Janáčik, Martin Janíček, Pavel Joba, Martin Kalný, Jana Kapelová, Pavel Koch, Jana Kochánková, Darina Kolčáková, Lubomíra Kmeťová, Pavel Korbička, Cyril Kozák, Radim Labuda, Ľuba Lavríková, Tomáš Mašín, Dominic P. Mc Call, Graeme McKinnon, Aleš Müller, Anita Müller, Petr Němec, Thanh Pham Ngoc, Radim Novák, Milena Novotná Černická, Jaromír Novotný, Osamu Okamura, Petr Pastrňák, Denise Pelikan Kovrčová, Jana Peterková, Daniel Pitín, Zdenka Požárová, Štefan Priehyba, Václav Prokeš, Hana Pýchová, Martina Pytlová, Marika Rahikka, Robin Randishi, Zdenka Řezáčová, Anna Rossow, Pavla Sceranková, Verena Schaukal, Milos Sejn, Nina Victoria Sellars, Lisa Shaw, Silvia Siminiatti, Petr Skala, Sláva Sobotovičová, Martina Stirn, Klára Stodolová, Johana Střížková, Ivan Svoboda, Veronika Šafránková, Daniel Špaček, Petr Uličný, Petra Vargová, Tina Vehkaperä, Martin Velíšek, Tomáš Veškrna, Kateřina Vincourová, Jan Vondra, Marcela Vorlíčková, Ivan Vosecký, Philip Warnell, Ebbe Stub Wittrup, Kateřina Závodová

Work from Milos Sejn: ETEOLFREBUAZ / Writen Landscape 2004, acrylate and crayon on canvas, 600x800 cm

Academy of Fine Arts
U Akademie 4, 170 22 Prague 7, Czech Republic

Subrosa Lutea Workshop
07.05.2005 - 04.06.2005 I Gallery of Jiří Jeníček in Beroun, Bohemia
Workshop by Miloš Šejn in the frame of Bohumír Prokůpek's school / Departement of photography FAMU, Prague

Curated by Bohumír Prokůpek

Artists: David Cysař, Hubert Hesoun, Kristina Hrabětová, Pavla Kranlová, Štěpánka Krčmářová, Radek Květoň, Miroslav Pásek, Veronika Patková, Tanja Verlak, Daniela Vokounová, Marie Zachovalová

Work of Milos Sejn: Writen Landscape by Antonín Mánes, Sv. Jan pod Skalou

Výstavní síň Jiřího Jeníčka
Dolní brána
Beroun, Czech Republic

Jitro kouzelníků? Umění, věda, společnost na konci tisíciletí
17.10.1996 - 28.09.1997 | Veletržní Palace, National Gallery in Prague

curators: Jaroslav Anděl; Miloš Vojtěchovský; Ivona Raimanová

artists: Michael Bielický; Ladislav (Laco) Čarný; Jiří Černický; Peter Fischli; Martin Janíček; Jan Jedlička; Beneš Knüpfer; Vladimír Kokolia; Jiří Kornatovský; Matej (Maťo) Krén; František Kupka; Karel Malich; Frank Josef Malina; Fausto De Marinis; Julius Edvard Mařák; Jiří Matoušek; Ilona Németh; Petr Nikl; Roman Signer; František Skála mladší; Martin Spanjaard; Zdeněk Sýkora; Miloš Šejn; Tomáš Ruller; Josef Váchal; Steina Vasulka; Janka (Jana) Vidová Žáčková; David Weiss; Martin Zet
14.07.1992 - 31.07.1992 | Galéria ART deco, Nové Zámky, Banskobystrická 4, Slovakia

Curated by Josef Cseres and Milan Adamčiak

Prepared by Galéria ART deco, Rozhlasové kultúrne centrum, Spoločnosť pre nekonvenčnů hudbu, Hudobné informačné stredisko SHF

Artists: Milan Adamčiak, Martin Dickinger, Milan Grygar, Viktor Hulík, Svetozár Ilavský, Matej Krén, Otis Laubert, Daniel Matej, Milan Maur, Ladislav Novák, Eduard Ovčáček, Štěpán Pala, Marian Palla, Miloš Šejn, Jaroslav Šťastný Pokorný, Dezider Tóth, Jiří Valoch, Heimo Wallner, Jan Wojnar

Works by Milos Sejn: Space of The Memories And An Immediate Space, 1991, recording from performance in Milanopoesia Milan; Low Singing for statical system of cistercian monastery in Plasy, underground water-level and seventeen anticorrosive bowls, 1992, recording from performance

15.06.1992 - 04.07.192 | Rozhlasové kultúrne centrum, Bratislava, Mýtna 1, Slovakia

Curated by Josef Cseres and Milan Adamčiak

Prepared by Galéria ART deco, Rozhlasové kultúrne centrum, Spoločnosť pre nekonvenčnů hudbu, Hudobné informačné stredisko SHF

Artists: Milan Adamčiak, Martin Dickinger, Milan Grygar, Viktor Hulík, Svetozár Ilavský, Matej Krén, Otis Laubert, Daniel Matej, Milan Maur, Ladislav Novák, Eduard Ovčáček, Štěpán Pala, Marian Palla, Miloš Šejn, Jaroslav Šťastný Pokorný, Dezider Tóth, Jiří Valoch, Heimo Wallner, Jan Wojnar

Works by Milos Sejn: Space of The Memories And An Immediate Space, 1991, recording from performance in Milanopoesia Milan; Low Singing for statical system of cistercian monastery in Plasy, underground water-level and seventeen anticorrosive bowls, 1992, recording from performance

Mýtna 1
P. O. Box 55
817 55 Bratislava 15
Slovak Republic

HERMIT / international art symposium 1992
01.04.1992 - 30.06.1992 I Plasy monastery, Bohemia

"Even in the case of object, the boundaries are not clear. (...) But why argue? The indians long ago knew that music was going on permanently and that hearing it was like looking out a window at the landscape which didn't stop when one turned away."
John Cage (A Year from Monday)

Artists: Karel Adamus, Pierre Berthet & Brigid Romano, René Bogaerts, Ad van Buurren, Bram Cox & Mathias Klein, Michael Delia, Kristine Deray & C. O. I. L., Conrad van den Drieschen, Peter van der Ent, Maria Evelein, Pavel Fajt, Luboš Dalmador Fiedler, Fred Frith, Guadalupe Garcia, Hilary Vexil, Tomáš Hlavina, Anna Homler, Iris Honderdos, Martin Janíček, Oldřich Janota, Wim Jans, Jiří Kornatovský. Harald & Daniela Kubiczak, Guus Koenraads, Edward Luyken, Ronald Medema, Zjos Meyvis, Phil Niblock, Jiří Olt, Badouin Oosterlynck, Marian Palla, Paul Panhuysen, Smíšené Pocity, Emil Pospíšil, Felicitas Rath, Horst Rickels, Miloš Šejn, Sluik / Kurpershoek, Orloj Snivců, Martin Stroober, Jan Svoboda, Marjo Többen, Jo Truman, Sven Thomsen, Victor Wentinck, Marten Winters, Zyklus, Jan Blažej Santini

Work from MIlos Sejn: Space Of The Memories And An Immediate Space, visual sound performance and installation

Curator: Miloš Vojtěchovský

Center for Metamedia-Plasy is an international, interdisciplinary artist residency program and project center established in 1992 on the grounds of the former monastery in Plasy, west Bohemia (a national monument). Over 400 artists from many parts of the world have participated in the Center's programs, which range from independent study or project-based residencies for visual and performing artists, scholars, curators, and students; exhibitions; performances; symposia; workshops; and other meetings. The Center's archive and library are open to the public. Catalogues are published by the Center for each symposia since 1992, in some cases supplemented by music recordings.

The Hermit Foundation, also established in 1992, provides support to experimental, non-commerical cultural activities in the Czech Republic. Most of the foundation's resources are dedicated to the Center for Metamedia-Plasy. Additional, limited funding is given to projects involving interaction among regional and international artists, such as:

inter-disciplinary symposia
thematic project & study residencies
professional conferences, seminars, and workshops
concerts and theater performances

Plasy monastery
Hermit Foundation
Center for Metamedia-Plasy
Pivovarská 1, 331 01 Plasy, Czech Republic
Tel/Fax +420.182 32 29 09

Possibilities Of The Contact
08.10.1984 - 28.10.1984 | Antinuclear Shelter Rokycany

curated by Marie Judlová

Programme exhibition and cattalogue of junge czech artist and art theoreticans for exhibition in the antinuclear shelter at Rokycany  1984 which was initiated by Jinřich Chalupecký. Texts by Vojtěch Lahoda, Margit Tittlová, Miloš Šejn, Marie Judlová, Václav Stratil, Stanislav Judl, Karel Srp, Ivona Raimanová, Vladimír Merta and Pavla Pečinková.

Sdružený klub pracujících SKP ROH
Antinuclear Shelter Rokycany
Czech Republic

Photography As Document And Artefact / Conceptual Photography
01.03. - 29.03.1984 |  Galerie města Blanska, CZ

Artists: Karel Adamus, Dalibor Chatrný, J. H. Kocman, Vladimír Merta, Karel Miler, Ladislav Novák, Pavel Rudolf, Miloš Šejn, Jiří Valoch, Jan Wojnar
Curated by Jiří Valoch

Works from Miloš Šejn: Čertova ruka - sledování slunečního světla v průhledu mezi kameny, Hrubá Skála, 17. 4. 1983 (4 vybrané sekvence z 6), Mažarná - sledování slunečních paprsků pronikajících do nitra jeskyně, Velká Fatra, 8. a 9. 7. 1983 (3 vybrané sekvence)

Catalogue by Jiří Valoch, samizdat
Galerie města Blanska

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?

Bohemiae Rosa pointAcademy Archives point

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