Mikuláš Medek: Naked in the Thorns
The retrospective exhibition of the painter Mikuláš Medek is among the most extensive shows at the National Gallery Prague. In addition to the Waldstein Riding School, which presents the autonomous part of Medek’s paintings from the beginning to the end of his career, Medek’s works for the churches in Jedovnice, Kotvrdovice, and Senetářov are together exhibited in the Convent of Saint Agnes for the first time ever. Medek’s large works for Czechoslovak Airlines are displayed in the Trade Fair Palace.
The exhibition is more than just evaluating Medek’s works in retrospect. It is expanded by the artist’s previously unknown artworks and films discovered in his estate, the works of the artists who influenced him and with whose art he dealt (Toyen, Dalí, Teige), and the works of his contemporaries whom he befriended and collaborated with in art exhibitions (Sekal, Istler, Koblasa, Piesen, and Boudník).
Place: Waldstein Riding School, Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia, Trade Fair Palace
Authors: Lenka Bydžovská, Karel Srp
Curator: Michal Novotný