Hollar’s Club

SOUČASNÍ ČLENOVÉ SČUG HOLLAR

Současní členové Sdružení českých umělců grafiků Hollar k 9/2020:

 

Fanis Ainacidis, Adolf Absolon (Knižní sekce), Jiří AltmannPavla Aubrechtová, Hana Aulická (činný člen), Jiří AnderleAlena AntonováMikoláš Axmann, Jan Balej, Jan Baleka (činný člen), Stefan Balko, Milan Bauer, Bronislava Bakule MaláIgor BencaDaniela BenešováKarel BenešLibor BeránekTomáš BímPatrik Bitomský, Ivo Binder (činný člen) , Jan BlahaVáclav Bláha, Martin Böhm, Jiří Bouda († 23. 8. 2015), Jana Boudová († 19. 7. 2001), Adolf Born († 22. 5. 2016), Jiří Brázda, Dorota Branna, Šimon Brejcha, Rudolf Broulim (umělecký tiskař), Robert BrunIrena Bujárková, Vladimír Bujárek (umělecký tiskař), Jana BudíkováFrantišek Burant († 2001), Eva Bužgová (činný člen), Hana Čápová († 11. 5. 2019), Olga Čechová († 2010), Kateřina ČernáDušan ČernýLadislav Čepelák († 2000), Helena ČubováKarel Demel, Milan Dřímal (umělecký tiskař), Pavel Dřímal (umělecký tiskař, † 6. 5. 2019), Martin Dyrynk -(činný člen, † 7-2019), Milan Erazim († 22. 4. 2020), Jindřich FaktorLenka FalušiováKarol FelixPetr FialaMarie Filippovová, Renáta Fučíková (Knižní sekce), Vladimír Gebauer, Dušan Grečner, Libor Gronský (činný člen),  Patrik HáblEduard Halberštát, Petr Hampl, Jiří HanušEva HaškováPetr Herel, Josef Herčík, Jan Hladík († 3. 6. 2018), Josef HlaváčekFrantišek HodonskýXénia HoffmeisterováJan HoloubekJakub HonetschlägerPavel HoraMiroslav Houra († 9. 1. 2006), Helena HorálkováZbyněk Hraba, Vojtěch Hrubant, Karel Hruška († 2015), Bedřich Housa († 7. 5. 2020 ), Tomáš Hřivnáč, Jana HubatkováJitka ChrištofováJaroslav Chudomel († 3. 8. 2016), Said IsmailEva JakubcováZbyněk JanáčekJames Janíček († 30. 4. 2021), Eva JaníčkováRobert JančovičJarmila JanůjováOldřich JelenBoris JirkůDitta JiřičkováZdena Kabátová-Táborská, Václav KabátLenka Kahuda KlokočkováJaroslav Kaiser († 2007), Dušan Kállay, Robin Kaloč, Jan KavanMilada Kazdová († 2001), Jan KejklířBedřich KocmanJan KocmanAnna Khunová, Marián KomáčekVladimír Komárek († 2002), Petr Korbelář (umělecký tiskař), Jiří KornatovskýVěra Kotasová († 20. 4. 2019), Markéta KotkováJindřich Kovařík († 8. 8. 2019), Jan Krejčí († 2001), Jiří Bernard Krtička (činný člen), Jaroslav Kovář ml.Markéta KrálováBohumil Krátký († 2005), Iva KrupicováBogdan Kršič († 2009), Ivo Křen († 9. 5. 2020) , Jan Kubíček († 2013), Tereza KučerováOldřich Kulhánek († 28. 1. 2013), Ladislav Kuklík, Aleš Lamr, Ján LastomírskyAlena Laufrová, Michaela Lesařová-Roubíčková, Josef Liesler († 23. 8. 2005), Jiří Lípa (činný člen), Matěj Lipavský, Miroslav Lipina (činný člen), Martin Lohnický, Tereza Lochmannová (vystoupení z SČUG Hollar v r.2020), Ivana Lomová, Lucie Lučanská, Jiří Machalický (činný člen), Renata Maesová, Karel Malich († 24. 10. 2019), Martin Manojlín, Jan Mauler (činný člen), Vlasta Matoušová, Saki Matsumoto, Eduard Milka, Ondřej Michálek, Jiří Mikeska, Alois Mikulka, Josef Mištera, Martin Mulač, Jana Mrázová (činný člen), Josef Mžyk, Michal Najman (činný člen), Lubomír Netušil, Petr Nikl, Michal Novák, Josef Odráška, Jana Orlíková (činný člen), Jan Otava, Eduard Ovčáček, Berenika Ovčáčková, Květa Pacovská, Josef Paleček, Berenika Palečková, Petr Palma, Vlastimil Petrovský (činný člen), Igor Piačka, Pavel PiekarMiloslav Polcar, Miroslav Pošvic, Lubomír Přibyl, Dana Puchnarová, Martin Raudenský, Emanuel Ranný ml., Lucie Raškovová, Michael Rittstein, Pavel Roučka, Zuzana Růžičková, Martin Salajka, Jiří Samek, Josef Saska,  Emil Sedlák, Eva Sendlerová, Jaroslava Severová, Marek Sibinský, Petr Sís, Pavel Sivko, Dominika Sládková-Paštéková, Miloš Sláma, Jiří Slíva, Tomáš Smetana, Tereza Smetanová, Dalibor Smutný, Jiří Sozanský, Blanka Stehlíková (historička umění), Klára Stodolová, Hana Storchová, Zdeněk Strouhal, Aleš Svoboda, Vladimír Suchánek, Jiří Suchý, Pavel Sukdolák, Ladislav Sýkora, Naděžda Synecká, Martin Srb (Knižní sekce), Jan Šafránek, Jiří Šalamoun, Barbara Šalamounová, Marie Michaela Šechtlová, Jana Šindelová, Jakub Špaňhel, Milena Šoltészová, Kaila Štanclová, Lenka Štěpaníková, Petr Štěpán, Hana Šuranská, Adrea Tachezy, Lukáš Tůma, Pavel Trnka, Eva Vápenková, Rostislav Vaněk, Martin Velíšek, Lenka Vilhelmová, Kateřina Vítečková, Eva Vlasáková, Jan Vojta, Lenka Vojtová, Antonín Vopálenský (činný člen), Blanka Votavová († 18. 5. 2018), Magdalena Vovsová, Olga Vychodilová, Bohunka Waageová, Josef Werner, Karel Zeman, Karel Žižkovský (činný člen)

 

Členové přijati roku 2016:

Libor Beránek, Dorota Branna, Irena Bujárková, Helena Čubová, Libor Gronský (činný člen), Eduard Halberštát, Patrik Hábl, Pavel Hora, Said Ismail, Tereza Kučerová, Tereza Lochmannová, Lucie Lučanská, Josef Mištera, Martin Mulač, Lubomír Netušil, Lucie Raškovová, Martin Raudenský, Eduard Milka, Dominika Sládková-Paštéková, Klára Stodolová, Pavel Trnka, Eva Vápenková

 

Členové přijati roku 2017:

Petr Fiala, Petr Hampl, Vlasta Matoušová, Saki Matsumoto, Martin Salajka, Aleš Svoboda, Lenka Štěpaníková

 

Členové přijati roku 2018:

Fanis Ainacidis, Jiří Hanuš, Eva Jakubcová, Ditta Jiřičková, Renata Maesová, Michal Novák, Petr Palma, Marek Sibinský, Tereza Smetanová, Ladislav Sýkora, Rostislav Vaněk

 

Členové přijatí roku 2019:

Pavla Aubrechtová, Patrik Bitomský, Dušan Černý, Vladimír Gebauer, Václav Kabát, Matěj Lipavský, Martin Lohnický, Josef Odráška

 

Členové přijatí roku 2020:

Bronislava Bakule Malá, Iva Krupicová, Josef Werner

Knižní sekce 2020: Renáta Fučíková, Martin Srb, Adolf Absolon

Janíček James

born in 1935, died april 2021 in Praze

Art education: AVU (Prague)

E-shophttp://hollar.cz/product-category/janicek-james/

Exhibition Plan 2021

 

EXHIBITION PLAN – HOLLAR GALLERY 2021

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  • 4. 5. – 23. 5. 2021 | Jubilees of Hollar 2021 (curator Jana Šindelová) | the exhibition is extendet to 23. 5. 2021
  • 27. 5. – 20. 6. 2021 | Lucie Raškovová : Graphic Art | opening 26. 5. 2021
  • 24. 6. – 18. 7. 2021 | Grotesque Today : narrative graphic art exhibition (curator Martin Velíšek) | opening 23. 6. 2021
  • 22. 7. – 15. 8. 2021 | Eva Hašková : Between the Sky and the Earth (curator Jan Kavan) | opening 21. 7. 2021
  • 19. 8. – 12. 9. 2021 | Search fot Uniqueness (curator Jiří B. Krtička) | opening 18. 8. 2021
  • 16. 9. – 10. 10. 2021 | Young Graphic Art : 201503 – 201707 GENERATION (curator Barbora Vlášková) | opening 15. 9. 2021
  • 21. 10. – 14. 11. 2021 | Jana Hubatková : Stone~Water~Breath (curator Alena Laufrová) | opening 20. 10. 2021
  • 19. 11. – 23. 12. 2021 | XXVII. Chamber Graphic Art Festival (curator Vilma Hubáčková) | opening 18. 11. 2021

Krupicová Iva

Iva Krupicová (*1987 Brno)

www.ivakrupicova.com | ivakrupicova@gmail.com | +420737510412

Ve své volné tvorbě se věnuji grafice, převážně litografii a hlubotisku. Zabývám se knižní tvorbou, konkrétněji knižní vazbou s přesahy do objektů, ilustrací i grafickým designem.

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zaměstnání

2012 – 2020 – Odborná asistentka na Katedře grafiky a kresby Fakulty umění Ostravské univerzity.

vzdělání

2016 – 2019 – doktorské studium – Katedra grafiky, Akademie Výtvarných Umění, Katowice, Polsko / Pracownia Wypukłodruku, Wydział Grafiki Warsztatowej, Akademie Sztuk Pięknych, Katowice, Polska/
2007 – 2012 – magisterské studium – Obalový a knižní design, Katedra grafiky a kresby, Fakulta umění, Ostravská univerzita
2003 – 2007 – Propagační výtvarnictví – počítačová grafika, Střední škola umění a designu a VOŠR, Brno
2002 – 2003 – Modelářství a návrhářství oděvů, Střední průmyslová škola textilní, Brno

ocenění a nominace

2020 – Nominace v  kategorii A za hlavní cenu a v kategorii za litografii za grafiku „Hlava”, Grafika roku, Obecní dům, Praha
2019 – Nominace v  kategorii A za hlavní cenu a v kategorii za litografii za grafiku „Nic tam není”, Grafika roku, Obecní dům, Praha

2019 – Nominace za grafiku „Scéna II.”, Bienále digitální grafiky Gdynia, Polsko
2017 – Nominace v kategorii A za hlavní cenu za grafiku „Malé světy”, Grafika roku, Clam-Gallasův palác, Praha
2016 – Nominace za grafiku „Prolínající se”, Bienále digitální grafiky Gdynia, Polsko
2015 – Nominace v kategorii Tisk z hloubky za grafiku „Pecka”, Grafika roku, Clam-Gallasův palác, Praha
2013 – Hlavní cena v kategorii Knižní ilustrace, Typografie za autorskou knihu “Zabijačka”, Fenomén kniha, Brno
2013 – Nominace v kategorii Autorská kniha za knihu „Zabijačka”, Grafika roku, Clam-Gallasův palác, Praha

samostatné výstavy

2020 – Vrstvení, Galerie Šatlava a Sklepní galerie, Zámek Rosice, Rosice

2019 – Bludný balvan, Galerie LAB 303, ASP Katowice, Polsko

2019 – 796 km, Galerie Půda, Český Těšín
2018 – Jiné světy, Muzeum Historie Katowic, Dział Grafiki im. P. Stellera, Katowice, Polsko
2017 – Malé světy, Galeria Grafik Biblioteki Sztuki, Zielona Góra, Polsko
2015 – Plynoucí časem, Galerie Aviatik, Prštice
2014 – Iva Krupicová / grafika, książka artystyczna, Miejsky Ośrodek Kultury, Jastrzębie-Zdroj, Polsko
2013 – Cuenca, kavárna Nad kinem, Rosice
2011 – Knihy, Městská knihovna, Rosice
2011 – Knižní vazby…, Knihovna Moravské galerie, Brno
2009 – Kaktusy, Café Gargano, Brno
2005 – Květiny, zámecká galerie, Rosice

skupinové výstavy – výběr
2020 – Pulsacje – Kwestia czasu, Muzeum Miejskie, Siemianowice Śląskie, Polsko
2020 – Terra recognita 2020, Muzeum Częstochowskie, Częstochowa, Polsko
2019 – Šedá zóna, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Elektrownia, Czeladź, Polsko
2019 – TEMPO, SGVU – Galerie Gotické dvojče, Litoměřice
2019 – AU-UF, Galária Fx, Banská Bystrica, Slovensko
2019 – LITHO-Kielce, Mezinárodní výstava litografie, BWA Kielce, Polsko
2019 – Bod/linie/plocha, Vnitroblock, Praha
2019 – Grafika Roku 2018, Galerie Ladislava Sutnara, Plzeň
2019 – WOSa, Galeria Concrete, Akademia Sztuk Pięknych, Wrocław, Polsko
2018 – Ostra, Galerie Akademicka, Radom, Polsko
2018 – Situace sítotisku, Galerie Sokolská, Ostrava
2018 – LETTRA – KRAKOW 2018 / wokół książki – tworzywo litera, Biblioteka Jagiellońska, Krakow, Polsko
2018 – Kafka – przełamywanie granic, Nowohuckie Centrum Kultury, Krakow, Polsko
2018 – Świat w obrazie, Galeria promocijna ASP i Galeria malarstwa ASP, Krakow, Polsko
2018 – Mladé setekání XIV. ročník mezinárodního trienále tvorby mladých výtvarníků, GVU, Hodonín
2018 – Pracoviště 50220, Galerie Rampa, FUD, Ústí nad Labem
2017 – Kafka – przełamywanie granic, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Elektrownia, Czeladź, Polsko
2017 – G point – Ateliér grafiky, Galerie Hollar, Praha
2017 – Kniha jako objekt, Rosenfeldov palác, Žilina, Slovensko
2017 – Grafika roku 2016, Clam-Gallasův palác, Praha
2016 – Ostrava ART 2016, Galerie Chagall, Ostrava
2016 – Ostrava !!!, Galerie Duha, Prostějov
2016 – Ona Sní, Galerie města Třince, Třinec
2016 – Knihahaři, Galerie Moravské zemské knihovny, Brno
2016 – Dialog w sztuce /Pracownie – Konfrontacje/, Galeria Sztuki Łaźnia, Radom, Polsko
2016 – ARS Ludens, Galeria Sztuki Współczesnej Elektrownia, Czeladź, Polsko
2016 – Printon, Inkubator Medialno-Artystyczny UMCS, Lublin, Polsko
2015 – Mezzocyfra – Czeski festiwal, Galeria Melina, Gliwice, Polsko
2015 – S jako serigrafie / Mezinárodní sympozium serigrafie Ostrava, Galerie Kobro, Łódź, Polsko
2014 – Figurama – Pedagogové FU OU, Cooltour, Ostrava
2013 – 2. Trienále umenia knihy, Turčianska galéria, Martin, Slovensko
2013 – Kregi sztuki / Okruhy umění – multižánrový festival, Cieszyn / Katowice, Polsko
2012 – II. trienále ilustrační tvorby, Galerie výtvarného umění, Havlíčkův Brod
2012 – Diplomky, multifunkční hala Gong, Ostrava
2012 – Knihahaři, Galerie Zamostek, Opole, Polsko
2011 – Wystawa grupa Atelier projektowania książki i opakowan, ASP Katowice, Polsko
2010 – Fenomén kniha, Křížová chodba Mendelova muzea, Brno

Lohnicky Martin S.

MARTIN S. LOHNICKY

Birthdate: 3. 5. 1965 (Hradec Králové)

Adress: Obere Augartenstraße 12-14/4/1, 1020 Wien

Contact: +43/(0)676 948 34 64, MSLohnicky@gmail.com

Author lives and works in Vienna.

Member of Association of Czech Graphic Artists since 2019.

 

Conceptual artist, curator and mentor. He focuses exclusively on the author’s book since 2012.


He studied and worked at Trutnoc, Prague, Pardubice and Hradec Králové in the Czech Republic. Now he lives and works in Vienna.

We worked for in international advertising industry for many years (untill 2011, he definitely left this area).

Solo exhibitions, group exhibitions, performances, collections in the Czech Republic, Austria, Bavaria, Slovak Republic.

A member of Künstlerhaus Vienna (graphic art, painting) – www.k-haus.at – he leads CON.FRONT.ART – Association to support contemporary art forms www.confrontart.eu

2016 – Edition and first retrospective od ten author’s books and projects + digibooks: STRICTLY LIMITED MMXVI ORIGINAL EDITION

2020 – Edition of ten author’s and collective books, graphic portfolios + multimedia: STRICTLY LIMITED MMXX UNIQUE EDITION

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Selection for Hollar Association – from author’s book KATYUSHA GOES WEST (2021)

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2016 – 2017   INSTITUT FÜR KULTURKONZEPTE Vienna

Kulturmanagement and mediation of art – Certificate

2009 – 2013   UNIVERSITY of  HRADEC KRÁLOVÉ – Faculty od Education

                           Department of Art – Graphic art work and Multimedia

                           Athelier of doc. Jaroslava Severová – author’s book and diploma thesis

1999 – 2000    WERBE AKADEMIE – WIFI Vienna

Copyright and adwertising law – State Exam

1979 – 1983   HIGH SCHOOL OF TECHNOLOGY AND ART Trutnov

                         Artistic processing of metal and stone – artistic blacksmithing

                         Athelier of prof. Alena Zetová – graduation – metal variable furniture

Contemporary Polish serigraphy : The collection of the International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava 2013 – 2021

POLSKIE: zaproszenie Współczesna polska serigrafia

ČESKY: pozvánka Současná polská serigrafie

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Contemporary Polish serigraphy

The collection of the International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava 2013 – 2021

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

1. 4. – 30. 4. 2021

Curators: Zbyněk Janáček, Marek Sibinský, Andrea Uváčiková

Honorary Curator: Eduard Ovčáček

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/168605951766875/

ONLINE OPENING: Dear friends, the exhibition opening will take place at ZOOM on Thursday 1. 4. 2021 at 7 PM

ZOOM OPENING WILL BE HERE: https://zoom.us/j/92681026207?pwd=Y2dsSHcyVUNsRGh4NzhraUFtWVVWZz09

Meeting ID: 926 8102 6207

International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava In the second half of the 1990s, Eduard Ovčáček and Zbyněk Janáček laid the foundations for a screenprinting studio that, from

1999 onwards, became one of the most recognised centres of screenprinting in the Czech Republic and internationally. It was aimed at promoting the printmaking technique

of screenprinting (also called silkscreen and serigraphy) through workshops, specialist lectures, collection activities and exhibitions. The five editions of the SWO (Serigraphy Workshop Ostrava) that were staged from 1999 to 2004 and were accompanied by exhibitions in countries including Italy, Slovakia and Poland were followed by ISSO

– the International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava. At the Department of Drawing and Printmaking in the renovated spaces of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Zbyněk Janáček and Marek Sibinský opened up ‘ongoing’ screenprinting workshops to a series of key figures of art and art teaching in the field of contemporary central European printmaking. Most of these participants are connected with art colleges in the Czech Republic (including Prague, Brno, Pilsen and Olomouc), Slovakia (Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice…), especially in Poland (Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznań…),  but also in other countries such as France (Vladimír Škoda), Austria (Gregor Eldarb), Ireland and the USA. In all, about 120 artists have been involved so far. The collection that emerged out of the workshops now totals over 250 prints. Together with the collection of prints from the preceding SWO serigraphy symposium, it is a remarkable example of how this printmaking technique has evolved over the past three decades. It is also the largest collection of screenprints outside museums of art in the Czech Republic.

In 2020, in April, we planned to present a selection from this extensive collection focused on authors from Poland in the Hollar Gallery in Prague. There were several reasons for this choice:

– the representation of Polish authors is the most numerous of the foreign participants in the symposium,

– qualitatively this collection is very balanced,

– although most of the authors work at Polish art universities, and therefore it cannot be a completely exhaustive mapping of the situation of Polish serigraphy, this collection is unique in its scope.

Geographical proximity, exceptionally high-quality organization of studies of graphics, specialization – many of the represented graphic artists run graphic studios, but also other fields at Polish academies of fine arts (ASP – Akademia sztuk pieknych) and universities, international respect, which Polish graphics has systematically built for many decades. All of these aspects legitimize our decision to present Polish serigraphy in Prague as first.

In March 2020, when we were preparing the exhibition Contemporary Polish Serigraphy, the epidemy entered not only our plans unexpectedly and fundamentally. After an agreement with the exhibition commission of the Hollar Gallery, we resigned to the planned date, April 2020, and we welcomed postponement of the exhibition of Polish serigraphy by a whole year. Unfortunately, after a year, the epidemic measures not only have not ended in the Czech Republic, but the society is again in the grip of fear and worries about the future. The numbers of infected, hospitalized and deceased (30 thousand) are frightening and constantly rising. March 2020, when we were first confronted with the fact that the epidemic claimed the first deaths, then in individuals, is just a painful memory. Operation of the galleries is repeatedly disabled, paralyzed, after all, like the whole culture.

Despite all the adversities and limitations, we finally decided to organize the exhibition, at least in an “informative and informatic” version, by moving it from the exhibition space of the Hollar Gallery to a virtual gallery. We are aware of all the limitations resulting from the difficult decision, we do so with the awareness of the fact that the experience of the exhibited works will be only informative, instant, etc. The fact that the virtual gallery allows us to present the entire set of the Polish collection is only a small satisfaction. The planned exhibition at the Hollar Gallery would be a curatorial choice. Limited by the restricted space of the Prague gallery, we would be faced with the difficult choice which works to exhibit). The first graphics were printed in the serigraphic workshop of the graphics studio in 2013, their authors spent unforgettable moments with us, many of them led workshops within the ISSO symposium, presented their works at exhibitions in the Koridor Gallery or introduced the audience to the studios they lead at the Polish universities. Despite these connections, our relationship with the collection is very close, authentic, the individual works are not “only” items of the collection, but they are connected with stories and shared experiences.

The exhibition “in the network”, on the other hand, will represent a further continuation of the forced isolation, the joy of the participation of our Polish friends in the exhibition, repeatedly reminded, will not take place.

However, with the Contemporary Polish Serigraphy exhibition, we would like to thank our colleagues from Poland, greet them and wish them good health and inspiration.

Zbyněk Janáček

ONLINE OPENING | Contemporary Polish Serigraphy | 1. 4. 2021 at 7 PM

INVITATION Contemporary Polish serigraphy : The collection of the International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava 2013 – 2021

POLSKIE: zaproszenie Współczesna polska serigrafia

ČESKY: pozvánka Současná polská serigrafie

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Contemporary Polish serigraphy

The collection of the International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava 2013 – 2021

 

VIRTUAL EXHIBITION

1. 4. – 30. 4. 2021

Curators: Zbyněk Janáček, Marek Sibinský, Andrea Uváčiková

Honorary Curator: Eduard Ovčáček

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/168605951766875/

International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava In the second half of the 1990s, Eduard Ovčáček and Zbyněk Janáček laid the foundations for a screenprinting studio that, from

1999 onwards, became one of the most recognised centres of screenprinting in the Czech Republic and internationally. It was aimed at promoting the printmaking technique

of screenprinting (also called silkscreen and serigraphy) through workshops, specialist lectures, collection activities and exhibitions. The five editions of the SWO (Serigraphy Workshop Ostrava) that were staged from 1999 to 2004 and were accompanied by exhibitions in countries including Italy, Slovakia and Poland were followed by ISSO

– the International Serigraphy Symposium Ostrava. At the Department of Drawing and Printmaking in the renovated spaces of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, Zbyněk Janáček and Marek Sibinský opened up ‘ongoing’ screenprinting workshops to a series of key figures of art and art teaching in the field of contemporary central European printmaking. Most of these participants are connected with art colleges in the Czech Republic (including Prague, Brno, Pilsen and Olomouc), Slovakia (Bratislava, Banská Bystrica and Košice…), especially in Poland (Warsaw, Katowice, Krakow, Wroclaw and Poznań…),  but also in other countries such as France (Vladimír Škoda), Austria (Gregor Eldarb), Ireland and the USA. In all, about 120 artists have been involved so far. The collection that emerged out of the workshops now totals over 250 prints. Together with the collection of prints from the preceding SWO serigraphy symposium, it is a remarkable example of how this printmaking technique has evolved over the past three decades. It is also the largest collection of screenprints outside museums of art in the Czech Republic.

In 2020, in April, we planned to present a selection from this extensive collection focused on authors from Poland in the Hollar Gallery in Prague. There were several reasons for this choice:

– the representation of Polish authors is the most numerous of the foreign participants in the symposium,

– qualitatively this collection is very balanced,

– although most of the authors work at Polish art universities, and therefore it cannot be a completely exhaustive mapping of the situation of Polish serigraphy, this collection is unique in its scope.

Geographical proximity, exceptionally high-quality organization of studies of graphics, specialization – many of the represented graphic artists run graphic studios, but also other fields at Polish academies of fine arts (ASP – Akademia sztuk pieknych) and universities, international respect, which Polish graphics has systematically built for many decades. All of these aspects legitimize our decision to present Polish serigraphy in Prague as first.

In March 2020, when we were preparing the exhibition Contemporary Polish Serigraphy, the epidemy entered not only our plans unexpectedly and fundamentally. After an agreement with the exhibition commission of the Hollar Gallery, we resigned to the planned date, April 2020, and we welcomed postponement of the exhibition of Polish serigraphy by a whole year. Unfortunately, after a year, the epidemic measures not only have not ended in the Czech Republic, but the society is again in the grip of fear and worries about the future. The numbers of infected, hospitalized and deceased (30 thousand) are frightening and constantly rising. March 2020, when we were first confronted with the fact that the epidemic claimed the first deaths, then in individuals, is just a painful memory. Operation of the galleries is repeatedly disabled, paralyzed, after all, like the whole culture.

Despite all the adversities and limitations, we finally decided to organize the exhibition, at least in an “informative and informatic” version, by moving it from the exhibition space of the Hollar Gallery to a virtual gallery. We are aware of all the limitations resulting from the difficult decision, we do so with the awareness of the fact that the experience of the exhibited works will be only informative, instant, etc. The fact that the virtual gallery allows us to present the entire set of the Polish collection is only a small satisfaction. The planned exhibition at the Hollar Gallery would be a curatorial choice. Limited by the restricted space of the Prague gallery, we would be faced with the difficult choice which works to exhibit). The first graphics were printed in the serigraphic workshop of the graphics studio in 2013, their authors spent unforgettable moments with us, many of them led workshops within the ISSO symposium, presented their works at exhibitions in the Koridor Gallery or introduced the audience to the studios they lead at the Polish universities. Despite these connections, our relationship with the collection is very close, authentic, the individual works are not “only” items of the collection, but they are connected with stories and shared experiences.

The exhibition “in the network”, on the other hand, will represent a further continuation of the forced isolation, the joy of the participation of our Polish friends in the exhibition, repeatedly reminded, will not take place.

However, with the Contemporary Polish Serigraphy exhibition, we would like to thank our colleagues from Poland, greet them and wish them good health and inspiration.

Zbyněk Janáček

Storchova Hana

Born in 1936 in Prague.

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Kotková Markéta

Born in 1976 in Prague.

Member of Association of Czech Graphic Artists Hollar since 2015.

Markéta Kotková prints hers litography and collaborates with Petr Korbelář in his lithography workroom since 1998.

She makes paintings and children illustrations too.

She established her own brand Papillon, where she publishes her self-illustrated poetry books, makes workshops for children and adults.

Website: www.kotkova.cz  , www.papillon-detem.cz

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