“Nahum Tevet – Five Rooms” at House of Art of České Budějovice

September 10, 2018

The České Budějovice House of Art is honored to be the first venue in the Czech Republic to present the work of Israeli artist Nahum Tevet. The work of Nahum Tevet is founded on three main pillars: painting, sculpture, and architecture. One typical feature of his work (both his smaller works as well as his large installations) is a sense of “incompleteness” and working with scale.

 

Nahum Tevet – Five Rooms © České Budějovice House of Art

Nahum Tevet – Five Rooms © České Budějovice House of Art

 

Tevet’s language of archetypal forms resembling objects of everyday use – books, boxes, tables, chairs, beds, boats – possesses multiple meanings through which he asks various questions. His colorful constructions, which change as the viewer moves through the installation, form the foundation for structures that we are incapable of reading as a whole. The aforementioned archetypal forms combine to produce mysterious and restless places filled with multiple meanings and references. One such example is his largest sculpture to date, Seven Walks – a remarkable work created in 1997–2004 that was last exhibited at Munich’s Villa Stuck in late 2017 and early 2018. (more…)

“Tham & Videgård Arkitekter – in Detail” at House of Art of České Budějovice

May 2, 2018

The first exhibition of architecture at House of Art of České Budějovice this year is by Sweden’s Tham & Videgård studio. This progressive studio creates works characterized by a highly sensitive approach that takes into account the context of the place and the specific conditions of each project.

 

Sweden housing blocks, Tham Videgård© Vastra Kajen

Sweden housing blocks, Tham Videgård© Vastra Kajen

 

Tham & Videgård typically become actively involved in the entire process, all the way from developing the first proposals to supervising the actual building process on-site. In their approach to architecture, the architects aim for as broad a scope as possible, analyzing and integrating all practical, theoretical, and social questions, as well as environmental concerns. If necessary and if the given situation calls for it, Tham and Videgård work with a full network of external advisors from a variety of fields. (more…)

“Peter Märkli – Drawings” at House of Art of České Budějovice

October 3, 2017

The exhibition consists of drawings dating back to 1980, thus offering a convincing picture of Märkli’s way of thinking that draws us into his poetic world. House of Art of the City of České Budějovice will be the first gallery in the Czech Republic to present the art of renowned Swiss architect Peter Märkli.

 

Peter Märkli "Drawings"© Peter Märkli

Peter Märkli “Drawings”© Peter Märkli, courtesy Betts Project

 

Adam Caruso, who exhibited at House of Art of the City of České Budějovice last year, describes Märkli as a non-conformist who sees his relationship to architecture as a conversation with 2500-year-old history. Märkli’s buildings are created slowly, with much deliberation, and possess their own distinctive poetics. Märkli is convinced that the principles of classicism and proportionality are an expression of revolutionary ideas. He knows that being an architect means not just acquiring knowledge at university – it is a process that must be absorbed and it is the burden of history that must be preserved. (more…)

“Smiljan Radić: Bestiary” at House of Art of České Budějovice

May 22, 2017

House of Art of České Budějovice presents “Smiljan Radić: BESTIARY”, a solo exhibition of the architect who runs a uniquely creative practice in Chile’s capital city of Santiago. BESTIARY will present modern-day bestiaries imagined by Radić through a presentation of 20 models symbolizing various imaginary creatures

 

"Smiljan Radic. Bestiary"   exhibition view © Michal Skoda

“Smiljan Radic. Bestiary” exhibition view © Michal Skoda

 

We are honored to be the first gallery in the Czech Republic to present the work of a greatly respected representative of contemporary world architecture, Smiljan Radic from Santiago de Chile. Radic has gained increased attention thanks to his unusual approach to architecture and his distinct creative perspective. His unique designs set him apart not only in his home country, but also on the international architectural scene in general. The exhibition is curated by Michal Škoda. (more…)