Modern Art

Venue: Pražák Palace (Husova 18, Brno)

Curators: Ondřej Chrobák, Petr Ingerle

Curator of the Clemens von Wedemeyer installation: Karina Kottová

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Together with the new permanent exhibition ART IS HERE a newly reconstructed permanent exhibition of Modern Art is reopen on the second floor of the Pražák Palace focusing on the presentation of artists from Czech modernism and the inter-war-avant-garde (B. Kubišta, A. Procházka, J. Zrzavý, V. Špála, J. Čapek, J. Šíma, J. Štyrský, Toyen etc.). 

Compared to the previous hanging, the new exhibits on display will be extended by a presentation of artists connected with the Brno chapter of the Devětsil artists' association or the intervention of the German artist Clements von Wedemeyer, which was created as the accompanying exhibition of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2017.

Clemens von Wedemeyer's intervention presents a subjective selection of sculptures from the collections of the Moravian Gallery, which are displayed in an authorial constellation. The artist's research also resulted in a new video installation for the Atrium. Wedemeyer created a poetic yet political narrative, building unexpected connections between both historically and conceptually disparate works: from a largely damaged Gothic Madonna through archetypal portraits by canonical Czech artists Josef Václav Myslbek and Vincenc Makovský to less renowned works. A bust of a locally meritorious general, a mask of the prime Czech patron saint and Prometheus' head become mere physical matter, played out in a newly told Space Odyssey. A common denominator to all the sculptures is a state in between, as if they were either loosing their appearance or just being created.