Jiří Kolář: The Grimace of the Century


Date: 25.05.2018 - 02.09.2018
Place: Kinsky Palace

In 2000, the National Gallery in Prague held a large retrospective of the work of Jiří Kolář. His work was presented again in the Trade Fair Palace a few years ago at the exhibition Correspondage, which focused on his inspiring correspondence with the young French journalism student Beatrice Bizot in the 1980s. However, we must return again and again to prominent figures such as Jiří Kolář to find new ways of looking at their work and seeing their versatile oeuvres from different angles. The exhibition Jiří Kolář: The Grimace of the Century concentrates on a selection of his artworks connected with his poetry; this illuminates the unorthodox way in which he formulated his commentary on the world. His Diary 1968 will be a major part of the display – a series of 66 collages covering the dramatic events of that year. Groups of often unknown artworks will also be on display, showing the artistically open way Kolář created the “Orbis Pictus” of our time from the second half of the 1940s to the end of his life. The selected works will include items from the National Gallery, Kampa Museum, Jiří Kolář Estate, Neues Museum Nurnberg and other private collections.

Opening hours
10 am – 6 pm daily except Monday
Address
Kinsky Palace, Staroměstské náměstí 12, Prague 1

Getting here
Metro A - Staroměstská
Metro A, B - Můstek
Tram 2, 17, 18 - Staroměstská
Tram 17 - Právnická fakulta
Bus 194 - Staroměstská
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Curator
Milena Kalinovská
ředitelka Sbírky moderního a současného umění
Profil
Permanent exhibitions

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