Theodor Pištěk – Ecce Homo
Exhibition curators: Martin Dostál, Helena Musilová (National Gallery in Prague)
Asistent: Jana Šmídmajerová (National Gallery in Prague)
One of the main parts of the so-called "autumn season 2012 in the Fair Trade Palace" will be the hitherto most extensive retrospective exhibition of the oeuvre of the Czech painter, draughtsman, costume designer and designer, Theodor Pištěk. It will offer not only his paintings and drawings but also four large space installations, created directly for the architecture of the Fair Trade Palace.
The exhibition "Ecce Homo" aims at presenting all significant periods in Pištěkʼs oeuvre. Besides his today legendary photorealist paintings (let us note that Pištěk is the only local artist who consistently analysed the principles of Photo- or Hyperrealism in his work), it will also be his abstracting objects dating to the 1960s (variously cut and deformed parts of motors and radiators) and drawings from the cycle "Where Will I Live Next Time" as far as to his most recent installations. The bridging subject of the exhibition is the man and the civilization and Theodor Pištěk as an artist exploring the possibilities of various approaches to space in fine arts - from photorealist works to three-dimensional installation.