9/12 2023 – 10/3 2024

Jindřich BOŠKA / František DÖRFL: The Constancy of Variation

One of the distinctive phenomena of Czech and Czechoslovak post-war art was the Concretists’ Club, which brought together artists interested in geometric abstraction from all over Czechoslovakia. In addition to Prague, Bratislava, Brno, Olomouc and Ostrava, Jihlava was also an important centre. In 1968, the first exhibition of the Club took place at the Vysočina Regional Gallery in Jihlava, and two important members of this group – Jindřich Boška and František Dörfl – connected their lives with Jihlava. 

The exhibition, entitled The Constancy of Variation, being displayed on the third floor of Museum Kampa, will present a cross-section of the work by both artists and highlight the specifics of each of them – Boška’s interest in the language of ornamental elements and the compositional and rhythmic musicality of patterns, which he developed primarily through the methods of alchemy and his own technique which he named papirex, and Dörfl’s preoccupation with the relationships of shapes and the transformations of structure, which he pursued in painting, objects and graphic prints.