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
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
02.10.2018  | UFFO Theatre, Trutnov, CZ

David Helán & Miloš Šejn

22.09.2018 | GASK / Central Bohemian Gallery, Kutná Hora, CZ

Theatrum Mundi 2.0 will take place on Saturday September 22, 2018 from 15 am to 6 pm in GASK in Kutna Hora.

The following performances are: Lenka Klodová, František Kowolowsky, Gaby Bila-Gunther, Martin Zet, Jana Orlová, Kateřina Olivová, Marie Zandálková, © Merry, Jiří Surůvka, David Helan a Miloš Šejn, Johana Střížková, Petra Pětiletá, Markéta Garai, Ladislav Vondrák, Vladimír Havlík, Mira Gáberová, Mojmír Pukl, In sáček veritas, Jennifer Helia De Felice, Elis Unique, Markéta Ježová a Tereza Froncová, Katarina Kadijevic, Aneta Jaurisová, Filip Martínek, Mariana Kuželová, Tereza Sosíková, Jan Škrob, Helena Machová, Jan Běhounek

Concept author for Gask: Darina Alster
Curator Veronika Maresova
Sound: Anja Kaufmann
Installation: Michal Kindernay
Collaboration: Pavel Havrda
Acknowledgments: Studio Hrdinů


Perform-Made Event
07.09.2018  | G HMP / Prague City Gallery
3-6 PM
Městská knihovna, 2. patro

Perform-Made Event 
Milos Sejn & David Helán

Agosto Foundation

Miloš Šejn will christen his new two-disk edition of Obraz-tělo-zvuk/Image-Body-Sound, released by Guerilla Records on his 70th birthday. Included in the event will be the presentation of the new book Časopysk by David Helán, once a student of Šejn, who now also performs with him. In addition, ArtMap will bring us up to date on future creative encounters and performative dialogue.

Miloš Šejn works in the fields of visual art, performance and study of visual perception, and conducts workshops, such as Bohemiae Rosa. His artistic concept was formed in his youth when he undertook many trips into the wilderness as a reflection of an inner need to get closer to the secret of nature and observe the miracles that happen in it. From the beginning of the 1960s he took pictures, drew, collected and described his observations of nature during these wanderings. Currently he teaches privately mixed media and the relationship of nature and art as intrinsic needs of the mind, and focuses on immediate creative possibilities, based upon relations between historical humanised landscapes and intact nature. He consciously is working in the areas of expressive language among text, visual stroke, body movement, voice, and expansion into space.

The CD contains various field recordings, such as the “ambient symphony” Colorum Naturae Varietas, while the DVD includes 27 recordings of a wide range, including performances, documentary works, video art, dream visions, drawings, images of nature, and the like. Included is a comprehensive interview, which in shortened form, appeared in the Revolver Review no. 103/2016. In all, the collection comprises an unusual, uncensored probe into the soul of the versatile artist, who in his work goes “beyond the limits”.

David Helán takes up the conceptual tendencies of the latter half of the 20th century. His works are scattered broadly, including performance, video performance, action art, installation, photographic works, fine art and new media, and their fusion. His name is also linked with the artist David Hřivňacký, with whom he has staged various performances mostly in gallery spaces. It is a characteristic of Helán and Hřivňacký’s works to use dadaistic principles, spontaneous immediacy, experimentation and humor. Last year, the dual-language author’s dictionary titled Časopysk won the call at the annual pilot project Artist Book #1 v Meet Factory.

Organized by: ArtMap Book StoreAgosto FoundationGuerilla Records.

The event will take place at the Prague ArtMap bookstore in Vojtěšská 18 on Monday 27th November from 18:00.

Of his bones are Corrall made: Those are pearles that were his eyes... ARIELL SONG FROM THE TEMPEST BY W. SHAKESPEARE
Milos Sejn: Wandering through reeds, 1958 Milos Sejn: Agara, 2015
24.05.2017 – 27.05.2017 | Theatre Academy Helsinki

Organizers: Jay Mar Albaos, Antonín Brinda, Harriet v. Froreich, Petros
Konnaris, Jolijn de Wolf / MA Degree Programme in Live Art and
Performance Studies (LAPS), Theatre Academy of the University of the
Arts Helsinki

Bubbles are not
kindly regarded in these days.
They are associated with many of our current world's issues: social
injustice, a lack of solidarity, rising prices, polluted water... 
Our world bubbles, the earth is a bubble, and
we are in crisis. However, there is the aesthetic and life-preserving
potential of the bubble: it is an equally rich metaphor for isolation
and ignorance as it is for nurturance, safety and protection, and
more so for perfection and effervescence. A multitude of bubbles might
merge, expand, form a foam, or collide, burst and disappear.
For this year’s LAPSody, we invite experts and contributors from all
field to join The Bubble. Come explore the political, social,
environmental, philosophical, scientific and performative potential of
the bubble as a discursive and physical phenomenon.
We especially welcome proposals featuring non-conventional forms of
presentation, and are happy to facilitate these, for example lecture
installations, post-truth performances, site specific discussions,
phlegmatic workshops and one-on-one-situations.
LAPSody festival & conference will be taking place in the Theatre
Academy Helsinki as well at different outdoor and indoor sites around
the city of Helsinki. Other venues of LAPSody are currently being
negotiated and will be announced in the beginning of the year 2017.
FoR mE iT’S tOO RAndOm
04.12. 2016 | KONVIKT / PAF Festival of Film Animation Olomouc

Darina Alster, Viktor Fuček, Mira Gáberová, Vladimír Havlík, David Helán, Lenka Klodová, Petr Krátký, Miloš Šejn, Viktor Takáč, Jan Valík, Vladimíra Večeřová, Martin Zet

FoR mE iT’S tOO RAndOm is an allegory of performance. It represents an effort in pure beauty, while doing away with personal ballast and dissolving the ego – one of the most independent and carefully constructed personal components of the majority of artists-performers. Part of this event will be the Festival’s closing ceremony and the handing over awards in the jubilee tenth year of the Other Visions section.
The former Jesuit College is the location of the Art Centre of Palacký University. Lecture halls, workrooms and conference halls are located in this spatial baroque complex which consists of five art departments from the Faculty of Arts and the Faculty of Education. The Art Centre is involved in everyday cultural and artistic life. Inhabitants of Olomouc as well as tourists see film and theatre performances and concerts in the Corpus Christi Chapel and exhibitions installed in the large corridors.
Konvikt is accessible from Denisova Street. If you travel by tram, the Náměstí Republiky stop is not far away.

25.11. 2016 | PechaKucha Night OlomoucJungmannova 3, Olomouc

David Helán / Milos Sejn

Broken Chinese
The Garden of Fragility
04.11. 2016 | Art Space NOV, Pernštýnské náměstí 49, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Ján Valík / David Helán / Milos Sejn

NOV art space
02.10. 2016 | Amfórman | Galerie Orlovna, Kroměříž

Curated by Aleš Vrtal & David Helán

International Festival Theatre European Regions
22.06. 2016 BODY PERFOINTROMENT / 17. – 26.06.2016 | DRAK Theatre, Hradec Kralové, Czech Republic

Day Six
Wednesday 22nd June – PERFORMANCE/How Performance Artists See Theatre

Early radical performance pieces from the 60s excluded typical theatrical elements such as duality of theatre, actors, roles, plots, rehearsals and repetitions, stage, given temporal frame, but even sufficed without the audience. Is there still a difference between theatre and performance art today? Distinguished Czech performers will answer.

06.05. 2016 | Art Space NOV, Pardubice, Czech Republic

NOV art space
28.09.2015 | LUNA

In September 28 I am going to link my face with the face of the Moon telepathically. The intervention will be held 1 hour around the maximum of the Full Moon at 4:50 AM CEST (2:50 UT), ie 4:20 to 5:20 AM CEST (2:20 to 3:20 UT).

Part of the exhibition TIME 20 BK.

In Greek mythology, Selene (Greek Σελήνη) is the goddess of the moon. She is the daughter of the Titans Hyperion and Theia, and sister of the sun-god Helios, and Eos, goddess of the dawn. She drives her moon chariot across the heavens. Several lovers are attributed to her in various myths, including Zeus, Pan, and the mortal Endymion. In classical times, Selene was often identified with Artemis, much as her brother, Helios, was identified with Apollo. Both Selene and Artemis were also associated with Hecate, and all three were regarded as lunar goddesses, although only Selene was regarded as the personification of the moon itself. Her Roman equivalent is Luna.
The etymology of Selene is uncertain, but if the name is of Greek origin, it is likely connected to the word selas (σέλας), meaning "light".
Just as Helios, from his identification with Apollo, is called Phoebus ("bright"), Selene, from her identification with Artemis, is also commonly referred to by the epithet Phoebe (feminine form). The original Phoebe of Greek mythology is Selene's aunt, the Titaness mother of Leto and Asteria, and grandmother of Apollo, Artemis, and Hecate. Also from Artemis, Selene was sometimes called "Cynthia".
Selene was also called Mene. The word men (feminine mene), meant the moon, and the lunar month. It was also the name of the Phrygian moon-god Men.


Lunar eclipse Super Blood Moon 28/9/2015, video Fred Stien

This intervention was carried out as a part of the exhibition Before, Now, Afterwards | 20.9. – 20.10.2015
PechaKucha Night Prague
23.09.2015 | Kino AERO, Biskupcova 31, Prague 3, Czech Republic

8.20 PM

Av. Dubrovnik 17, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

27.06. –  15.09.2015 | STATUES GIVEN THE GARDEN V, Kroměříž, Czech Republic

David Helán & Milos Šein
Chateau garden / The Long Pond, Saturday, June 27, 2015, 4:30 P.M.

Chateau garden

Body and Movement
18.04. 2015 | SOLAR MOUNTAINS

Day dreams in elemental landscape / Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdottir, Liv Nome, Miloš Šejn
A part of AENIGMA exhibition

day of dreames

Theatre festival ON THE EDGE
Friday, the 10th 4th 2015 - 18:00
Gentle provocation of Genius Loci by Day and by Night (with the participation of Milos Šejn and students of Theater production in non-traditional spaces from Academy of Performing Arts in Prague)

Plasy Monastery, Czech Republic

26.06. – 27.06.2014 | LUHOvaný Vincent, Luhacovice Spa, Czech Republic

David Helán & Milos Šein

LUHOvany Vincent
Former Gravediggers House
11.08.2013 | B U D E Č 2013 třetí ročník mezioborového setkání v kulturní krajině

David Helán & Milos Šein
Hillfort Budeč, Sunday, the 11th August 2013, 3 P.M.

Fossil of Truncation
19.04.2013 | ARTATACK Gallery, Výstavní hala - Horní Počernice, Bystrá 461, Prague, CZ / 7 p.m.

David Helán & Miloš Šejn
curated by Eliška Furčáková

Katedra environmentálních studií FSS MU, Brno

Archeologický ústav AV ČR, Praha, v. v. i., Botanický ústav AV ČR, v. v. i., Filmová a televizní fakulta AMU v Praze, Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze
a Okrašlovací spolek při Katedře environmentálních studií na FSS MU v Brně
Vás zvou na vernisáž komorní výstavy fotografií, grafik a objektů Jana Daňhela, Petra Meduny, Petra Pokorného a Jiřího Sádla
dne 9. 5. 2012 v 18 hodin
na chodbě Katedry environmentálních studií FSS MU, Joštova 10, Brno.
Na vernisáži vystoupí Miloš Šejn & David Helán.

photo: Šimon Barnat


The Written Face for SU-EN
28.01.2012 | Uppsala Art Museum

Performances as a part of opening ceremony - VISCERAL SPACE: Cassius Åkerlund, Johannes Bergmark, Lee Berwick, Joan Laage, Stuart Lynch, Irma Optimist, Sören Runolf, Miloš Šejn

Milos Sejn: The Written Face for SU-EN, performance as a part of opening ceremony - VISCERAL SPACE, January 28; white rose, colour pencils, chair, body, blood, voice, singing

"bílé plátky
růže plátky
white petals
rose petals
through my body
like bright stars

This year SU-EN Butoh Company celebrates 20 years of artistic activities!
The company was founded in Tokyo in 1992, after SU-EN recieved her name from Tomoe Shizune & Hakutobo through the performance Kaze no Cho.

This will be manifested through an art exhibition at Uppsala Art Museum – Visceral Space. There will be several rooms that SU-EN and collaboration partners fill with installations based on some of the company´s major pieces and projects. Most welcome to the exhibition!
We also release a catalogue mapping the 20 years, designed by Gunnar H Stening. The catalogue is available for free and can be ordered by e-mail:

January 28 – March 11, Visceral Space - exhibition at Uppsala Art Museum
Installations based on previous works SLICE, Scrap Bodies, Blush, Chicken Life and more. Collaboration partners for the exhibition is Skrotcentralen i Uppsala AB, Gunnar H Stening, Rickard Sporrong, Lee Berwick, (UK) Junichi Kakizaki (Japan), Fredrik Olofsson and Lise-Lotte Norelius.

Live events during the exhibition period:
January 28, 12 pm – OPENING 0F EXHIBITION, 15:00 opening speech, 16:00 Scrap Event outside the Art Museum, crane trucks and welders
February 18, Body Art performance installation in the SLICE room, with SU-EN
February 29, lecture artist talk by SU-EN and improvisation with Marie Gavois & Gustav Franklin
March 11, END, Blush action painting event, with SU-EN Butoh Company, 3 dancers and Lise-Lotte Norelius

A study for The Written Face, January 20, 2012

28.10.2011 | Trafo Gallery, Prague
OFF INTERSECTION [Quadriennale of Unqualified]

curator: Linda Mikolášková

Performance by David Helán & Miloš Šejn

„Welcome note learned, pious and noble womens and mens, LIGHTS OF EUROPE!“

Performance, which is an adaptation of the project Czech Shed into the Trafo Gallery space, gives an entertaining and easily understandable form, many important findings, affecting all of us.

Panorthosia (Universal Reform) is the essential theme of John Amos Comenius's famous „General Consultation on an Improvement of All Things Human".

Obecná porada má:
1. Úvod, v němž se vykládá, co navrhujeme: nazývá se PANEGERSIA, to jest Kniha o všeobecném probuzení
- Vlastní soustavu, v níž se ke všeobecné nápravě navrhují
2. Základ, Všeobecné světlo: PANAUGIA, Dílčí počiny: totiž uspořádání
3. všech VĚCÍ, dotud naprosto neuspořádaných: PANSOFIA (Všeobecná moudrost)
4. všeho SMÝŠLENÍ, dotud naprosto zmateného: PAMPAEDIA (Vševýchova)
5. všech JAZYKŮ, dotud naprosto změtených: PANGLOTTIA (Všemluva)
6. Završení, PANORTHOSIA (Všenáprava)
7. Zavírku, obsahující porůznu opakované podněty k věcem tak žádoucím, k nimž vidíme tak jasně odkryté cesty. Bude nazvána PANNUTHESIA, Kniha o všeobecném povzbuzování.
(Obdobnou trojiční strukturu má pak opět každá ze sedmi knih.)

De rerum humanarum emendatione consultatio catholica, 1666

Kurta Konráda 1 (vchod z ulice Českomoravská)
190 00, Praha 9
Otevřeno: út-ne | 13:00-19:00
Spojení: tramvají č. 3 zastávka Ocelářská, nebo z metra Českomoravská 200 m.

Pellucens Oratio
18.09. 2011 | Školská 28 / Communication space, Prague

A performance in Words and Movements by Milos Sejn and Frank van de Ven

Two moving and speaking bodies meander from an old shed to a courtyard and roof garden under some very low clouds. Their dialogue oscillates between past and future stories engendering translucent moments of understanding in the present.

SUN, SEPTEMBER 18, 2011, 19:30

Maritus et Vxor Seinii
22.08.2011 | The Holy Spirit Church / Liběchov, CZ

Our thirty-fifth the coral (canvas) wedding anniversary we celebrated by the one-hour awake death.
Realized in the burial crypt of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Liběchov.

curated by Jan Trejbal & Marek Přikryl
photo: Jakub Geltner
Wedding anniversary
Libechov Olympus

20 June 2011 all day (00:01-23.59) | Prague

PQ+ accompanying project of the Prague Quadrennial
The aim of the accompanying project of the 12th Prague Quadrennial, simply called PQ+, is to further develop PQ 2011’s interdisciplinary dialogue between various dramatic genres and an expanding definition of visual art.


the Piazzetta of the National Theatre

A non-violent intervention in what remains of a public space
A 24-hour camping experience on the National Theatre’s piazzetta

The Handa Gote performance ensemble will spend 24 hours camping on the National Theatre’s piazzetta in homemade ceremonial masks and clothing. Relaxation, conversation, and games; a further unspecified ceremony; the erection of a portable temple for further unspecified godheads; cooking food and whiling the time away by playing on homemade instruments, through song and dance, the creation of arrowheads and other practical tools using available materials (glass from bottles, replacing the more difficult-to-find obsidian or flintstone), and a two- to three-hour ritual invocation of money.

The camp’s participation will in no way accost passers-by or onlookers. Their form of communication with be the radical absence of any outwards signs of belonging to majority society. These nomadic artistic homeless won’t have anything to be afraid of, either. They, too, know that it is normal to adapt. Inadaptability goes against the natural order and against culture itself.

Any gathering of people is legitimate, even if it has no aim of achieving a specific goal.

Prepared and performed by: Handa Gote research & development and guests
Tomáš Procházka / Robert Smolík / Pasi Mäkelä / Martin Janíček / Miloš Šejn / Jan Dörner / Jakub Hybler
production: Cavina/Kalivodová
photo: Martin Vosáhlo

The artistic group Handa Gote research and development is a conceptual post-dramatic theatre ensemble working with audio installations, movement and dance theatre, live music, visual theatre, and technology. Its performances are characterized by a hidden poetics and a unique aesthetics, influenced by minimalism, eastern philosophy, the Do-It-Yourself movement, and the combination of old and new on both the technological as well as mental level. Handa Gote mixes Czech do-it-yourselfism, the reuse of objects and technologies, and inspiration from Japanese wabi-sabi aesthetics.

Four Days in the frame of Intersection – Prague Quadriennale of performance design and space 2011

The art projects from the areas of theatre, dance, and the visual arts presented in this section work intensively with place, responding to the architecture, scenography, and design of public space. The selected artists address the subject of architecture and urbanism in a city where one can be an active participant, spatial catalyst, and true spectator of a new image of scenography. The selected projects present various different artistic approaches and ways of working with public space – site-specific projects, interventions, improvisation, performance art, or installations. The project’s main dramaturgical theme is playfulness, the tracing and exploration of the city’s iconography, and a shared interest in communicating about public space primarily with the city’s inhabitants.

Program coordinator Out of the Box
Projects for Public Space: Denisa Václavová


International Performance Art Festival
10.06.2010 - 13.06.2010 | Uppsala konstmuseum, Uppsala, Sweden

Artists: Tomislav Antonio Gotovac, Vlasta Delimar, Ervin Babic, Ljubica Cvoric, Marina Tomic, Jason Lim, Boris Nieslony, Ko Siu Lan, Makoto Mauyama, Rakini Devi, Kate Pendry, Johanna Tukkanen, Nordic Dumpling, Hiroko Tsuchimoto, Fredrik Axwik, Linus Raudsepp, Milos Sejn, Aki Onda, Gracing Space Project

Curator: SU-EN

Works from Milos Sejn: Being Landscape / Dedicated to Carolus Linneus


John Cage 4:33 Revised
25.03.2010 | The Westbohemian Gallery in Pilsen, Czech Republic

Realised by Miloš Šejn (time keeper, silent declamation), Johana Střížková (voiceless sing) and Jiří Hlobil (piano).

Mr. Spilka
04.11. - 11.11.2000 | Holešovice brewery / Prague

Four + Four Days in Motion
5th International Theatre Festival
4th-11th November 2000
Holešovice brevery, Prague

organized by mamapapa, curator Tomáš Žižka, sound part Martin Janíček
Four + Four Days in Motion

Milano·poesia / IX Festival internazionale di poesia, musica, video, performance, danza e teatro

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

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

15.10.2018 | BLACK ROSE BOOKS, Montreal, Canada

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

Table of Contents

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

Seminar, Workshops, Discussion

Agosto Foundation

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

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

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