Jan Kubíček


Jan Kubíček: Photographs

Publishing house KANT published a book of Kubíček´s photographic.

Jan Kubíček Fotogtafie

The publication is accomponied by three exhibitions in:

Gallery Pecka, Prague, 14. 11. - 14. 12. 2019

Fotograf Gallery, 14. 11. - 14. 12. 2019

City Gallery of Kolín, 15. 1. - 28 . 3. 2020

A strong circle of Czech pioneers of avantgard photography, the Kolín natives Funke, Sudek, Vyškovský, influenced other artists from this city, even if they used to work mainly in other media. Jan Kubíček´s photographic work is a dominant example.

City Gallery of Kolín City Gallery of Kolín City Gallery of Kolín

Ambiguity of Structures / Dynamics of Forces

Museum Kampa, Prague, 12. 10. - 2. 2. 2020

The exhibition focuses on neoconstructivist tendencies and reductive efforts in the work of artists belonging to the Museum Kampa circle. Selected works mostly from the sixties and seventies will commemorate authors whose work the museum monitors, maps, exhibits, professionally processes or directly owns in the collection. Many of these artists were in the collector’s interest of the patroness of the arts, Meda Mládková, and their works laid the foundations of the current collection of the Jan and Meda Mládek Foundation.

Visitors will encounter both key names of Czechoslovak rationally oriented art (e.g. Radek Kratina, Dalibor Chatrný, Stanislav Kolíbal, Jan Kubíček, Zdeněk Sýkora), as well as authors who have been unjustly neglected so far (Miroslav Vystrčil, Jindřich Boška, František Dörfl, Pavol Binder). In addition to the artists of the “classics” who were associated in the 1960s mainly through the formation of the group Křižovatka (Crossroads), the exhibition Nová citlivost (New Sensitivity) (1968) and the founding of the internationally operating (Klubu konkretistů) Concretists’ Club (1967), viewers will also be able to look into the work of several contemporaries who are following up on their ideas in an innovative way and are thus developing possibilities for working with reductive form, structure and monochromia (Václav Krůček, Jiří Staněk, Břetislav Malý, Petr Dub).

Mnohoznačnost struktur / Dynamika sil

2. Dislocated circles and semi-circles, two dimensions

Dynamo design gallery, Prague, September 2019

MEDA Ambassador of Art

Museum Kampa, Praha (24. 6. - 30. 9. 2019)

Jan Kubíček´s pictures in Meda Mládková´s house in Washington D.C.

Demartini, Kubíček, Sýkora, Kolíbal J. Kubíček - Over the Pool Jan Kubíček´s pictures in Meda Mládková´s house in Washington D.C.

States of Mind/ Beyond the Image

GASK Kutná Hora, Czech Republic - 2018 - 2020


Old and new Czech creators of geometric art meet on the walls of gallery GASK

J. Kubíček -(Akce se čtvercem), Karel Malich, Hugo Demartini Z. Sýkora - Linie č. 156, J. Kubíček - Geokonstrukce se 2 čtverci, D. Chatrný - Dva prvky Matti Kujasalo, Jan Kubíček, Vladislav Mirvald Dalibor Chatrný - Jan Kubíček - František Hudeček (Faidros a Sokrates)

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

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.

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)