Jan Kubíček

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Space for Art (Freiraum der Kunst)

18. 3. – 8. 7. 2018

Museum Giersch, Schaumanskai 83, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Goethe university in Frankfurt am Main remembers the 50th anniversary of the revolutionary year 1968. In this connection the Museum Giersch is looking back at the period 1964-1967 in the university Studigalerie, which presented the then pionnering art trends from the whole world: kinetismus, op-art, concrete art, hard-edge painting, new realism as well as performances of the Fluxus movement and happenings.

A wonderful commemoration of the innovative revolutionary spirit of the 1960ties!

The Museum aims quite a big attention and appreciation also to the revelatory exhibition „KonstruktiveTendenzen aus der Tschechoslowakei“, which was prepared by the curators Hans-Peter Riese, Jiří Padrta and Zdeněk Felix and which presented the Czech and Slovak artists Hugo Demartini, Milan Dobeš, Jan Kubíček, Karel Malich, Zdeněk Sýkora a Miloš Urbásek.

Poster Miloš Urbásek + Jan Kubíček Karel Malich + Zdeněk Sýkora Heijo Hangen + in the foreground Eberhard Fiebig In the foreground and on the wall objects by Karel Malich and on the wall pictures by Jan Kubíček Poster from 1967

Jan Kubíček: Documentary profile

13. 12. 2017

Jan Kubíček: Documentary profile that recalls the outstanding Czech artist Jan Kubíček on the occasion of his 90th birthday, which he didn´t live to.
Film drector: Lucie Klímová

You can see the film produced by ČT ART, the department of Czech TV (HERE)

Jan Kubíček:  Documentary profile

New Acquisitions from the Collections of Prague City Gallery

8. 12. 2017 - 29. 4. 2018

City Library, Mariánské place, Prague 1

Circle and Square, (homage to Malevitsh)

Jan Kubíček: The Third Dimension

Petr Volf, publishing house: KANT 2017

On the occasion of construction of Jana Kubíček´s Object in his birthplace of Kolín the publication appeared.

Jan Kubíček: The Third Dimension

Lo nunca visto (The Unseen), From Informalist Painting to the Postwar Photobook (1945-1965)

Fundación Juan March, Madrid, February - June 2016

The exhibition included 160 works of art, documents and films loaned from different institutions and public and private collections in both Spain and abroad, including the Fondation Gandur pour l'Art in Geneva, the Centre Pompidou, the Pinacoteca di Brera, the Folkwang Museum in Essen, the Dietmar Siegert Collection, the Fundación Foto Colectania, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Museo d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona, among others.

With regard to painting, the exhibition combines the presence of artists and photographers of recognised prestige with magnificent unknown figures and notable among them a dynamic group of Czech artists (Jan Klobasa, Jan Kotík, Jan Kubíček, Čestmír Krátký, Pavla Mautnerová, Alois Nožička, Vilém Reichman and Jiří Valenta) who demonstrate the importance of the Informalist response from that part of Europe which, following the war, would suddenly be cut off and separated into a different block under the Soviet Union.

From the Center of Europe

Czech Photography, 1912 - 1974, Dietmar Siegert´s collection

Museu Fundación Juan March Palma, Spain, October 2016 - February 2017

Museo de Arte Abstracto, Cuenca, Spain, March - June 2017

The exhibition presented the photography of the Czech Republic, one of the middle-European countries where avant-garde alongside surrealist and informalist photography flourished. Also exhibitied webe some 40 books and magazines published in the old Czechoslovakia which showed the typoval use of photography in publications of that era.

A catalogue with essays and biographies by the Czech historian Zdeněk Primus appeared.

Way towards Modern Art

Old friends, the Kolín-born painters Jan Kubíček a Jiří Balcar together in the book Kolín: Way towards Modern Art


Jan Kubíčeks Object in Kolín

In July 2016 the object „Dislocation of Square“ fabricated under the supervision of the architect Zdeněk Fránek according to Kubíčeks projects was installed as a memorial to the artist in his birthplace city of Kolín. By this placement Kubíčeks old wish and intention has been fulfilled to transfer his ideas to spatial form and integrate them into outer space.

The object has been financed by the long-time collector of Kubíčeks work Tomáš Benák, the foundations were laid by the city of Kolín, the steel spatial form was manufactured byVáclav Svoboda and his sons in their workshop near Havlíčkův Brod.

The „Dislocation“ is situated at the public park, Husovo square, opposite the city´s Jan Hus memorial by František Bílek and the functionalistic church by architect Wallenfels from the 1930s.


A catalogue of Kubíčeks exhibition

A catalogue of Kubíčeks exhibition in Litomyšl was published (publishing house KANT 2016, catalogue design Karel Štědrý, texts Jiří Machalický - Jan Kubíček)

 
 
The first book presenting Kubíček's lifetime work was published.

Riese, Hans-Peter, Jan Kubíček (Prague: Kant, 2014)