15/6 – 8/9/2024

The Goose in Kampa / the Collector Vladimír Železný

The somewhat cryptic title The Goose in Kampa heralds a representative exhibition of Vladimír Železný’s collection, in which visitors will encounter artworks by the most prominent personalities of Czech modern art. Displayed will be works by Jan Zrzavý, Emil Filla, Toyen, Jindřich Štyrský and Jiří (Georges) Kars. The post-war art will be represented by works by Květa Válová, Jan Koblasa, and especially Mikuláš Medek. The collection is curated by the Zlatá Husa Gallery, which celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary this year; thus the title of the exhibition refers to the name of the gallery. The works for the exhibition were personally selected by Vladimír Železný, a key figure in contemporary Czech art collecting. According to his own words, he wants to show the transformation of Czech art during one’s lifetime, from Merging of Souls by Max Švabinský from 1901 to the top informel canvases by Mikuláš Medek from the mid-1960s.