Presentation of the artist
Karel Srp about Karel Malich

6 3 2024 / 18:00
cinema art presentation

Are you interested in art? Do you want to learn something about contemporary art? The lecture series with the artists and curators themselves is the perfect opportunity to take a peek under the hood of the art world, talk directly with the artists about their own work and spend an evening in a pleasant environment. There are no limits to creativity in asking questions, because it is thanks to the attention of the audience that works of art live the life they deserve.

Art theorist Karel Srp will present a lecture series on the presentation of contemporary artists and curators. His presentation will focus on the life and work of Karel Malich, who is one of the featured artists in the current exhibition Napojení.


Karel Srp (*1958) is a curator and assistant professor at the Technical University of Liberec. He is the author of a monograph on Karel Malich, published by Galerie Zdeněk Sklenář in 2006, and has curated many of his retrospectives. He focuses on the work of František Kupka and contemporary art. His most recent work. Jean-Paul Sartre and Czechoslovakia 1934-1970 (Arbor vitae, 2023).

Karel Malich (1924-2019) grew up in the village of Holice in eastern Bohemia, whose surrounding landscape played a significant role in his future work. He studied art education and aesthetics at the Faculty of Education of Charles University and then graphic arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. His early work is often classified as neoconstructivism or "new sensibility". He was one of the founding members of the group Křižžovatka, which promoted objective tendencies based on universal mathematical, geometrical and physical laws. In this vein, he produced a number of works in which he explored the relationships of lines, colours and forms in space. His aim, however, was not purity of expression free from subjective sensations - he translated images of real landscapes and his own inner feelings, often transcending sensory empiricism, into his abstract compositions.


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