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December 2020 - March 2021

Vladimír Janoušek Times

The sculptor Vladimír Janoušek (1922–1986) graduated the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague in the studio of Josef Wagner, along with his future wife Věra or Miloslav Chlupáč, Olbram Zoubek and Eva Kmentová. He was a co-founder of the artistic group UB 12, whose theories were formulated by Jiří Šetlík a Jaromír Zemina. As the author of monumental works as well as intimate pieces, he represented Czechoslovakia at the World Expo 1970 in Osaka, Japan, which he was invited to open together with the Japanese artist Taro Okamoto. During the „normalisation“ period of the socialist 1970s and 1980s, Janoušek’s public activities and exhibitions were stiffled. His extensive work has yet to be presented in its entirety to the Czech public. His sculpture periods of crystals and growth, of pendula and variabilies are connected with the motif of time in Janoušek’s favourite poems by František Halas by the exhibition’s curator Karel Srp. The exhibition will showcase works from both public and private collections mostly located in the Czech Republic.