Reynek in Dialogue25.06. – 25.09.22
Curators: Martin Herold & Miloš Doležal
Artists: Balthus, Josef Bolf, Alén Diviš, Li Kche-žan, Alfred Kubin, Alena Kučerová, Matouš Lipus, Victor Man, Věra Nováková, Silke Otto-Knapp, Bohuslav Reynek, Ivan Sobotka, Béla Tarr / Architecture: O+M STUDIO Ondřej Čech & Monika Matějková
Our return to the work of Bohuslav Reynek (graphic artist-poet-translator) is quoted by two basic tones of his work and his experience of the world – anxiety and tenderness. We attempt to extend our views of Reynek’s graphic and drawing work, its existential distress and compassionate touches, with insights, dialogues and encounters with several related artists – ranging from generational comrades to contemporary artists. Even in his lifetime, Bohuslav Reynek was no withdrawn loner, but an important contemporary who was connected to current French, German and Austrian cultures. In our exhibition, Bohuslav Reynek is joined by twelve artists from different parts of the world – France, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Romania, China and, of course, the Czech Republic. Each with their own unique artistic tone. For the first time in the Czech Republic, thanks to Reynek, we can meet with the works by Balthus or Silke Otto-Knapp.