Upcoming exhibitions

Trauma / Distress / Ecstasy / Emptiness. Formulas of Pathos 1900–2018

výstavní síň Masné krámy
16/02/2018 to 27/05/2018

This exhibition attempts to map the transformation of the human body's expressive structures in art in the past 120 years. The idea of the exhibition is based on the concept of “formulas of pathos”, with which Aby Warburg labelled artistic representations of tense emotional states.

Time, Time, Time… in 19th Century Art

výstavní síň „13“
23/02/2018 to 06/05/2018

This exhibition was created in connection with the interdisciplinary symposium traditionally held in Pilsen. The title for the 38th year is: Understanding the Second; Time in 19th Century Culture. The exhibition displays important chapters in the extensive and fundamental problem of human perception and depiction that radically changed during the 19th century.

UNDERLINED… Luboš Drtina: graphic works, illustrations, artists’ books, autonomous art production

výstavní síň „13“
25/05/2018 to 26/08/2018

Luboš Drtina has significantly influenced applied graphics. His precise and unmistakable book, magazine, and other graphic works sensitively reflect the literal value of the title (as seen in his bibliophile edition, which is mostly poetry), and, at the same time, are based on individual opinions formed by his own free creation and artists’ books.

The Year 1968 and Art in Czechoslovakia

výstavní síň Masné krámy
20/06/2018 to 16/09/2018

This exhibition focuses on the period from 1966 to 1973, when it was evident that domestic art was becoming more emancipated and confidently involved in international structures on the art scene. It reacts to or foresees every important theme and approach – new geometry, new figuration, conceptual art, and art of action.

The year 1918 and Art in Pilsen. Czechoslovak Autonomy in the History of Pilsen Art Life 1914–1928

výstavní síň „13“
07/09/2018 to 04/11/2018

Although this exhibition attempts to capture the impact of major historical events on cultural and art life in Pilsen between 1914 and 1928, the axis of this probe is the establishment of Czechoslovakia on the 28th of October 1918. This event was an essential stimulus for regional art life. The democratic ethos of an independent republic appealed to the emancipation of regional culture that had been overlooked by the centralist, hierarchal cultural model of the monarchy.

From the Academy to Nature. Forms of Landscape Painting in Central Europe 1860–1890

exhibition hall Masné krámy
10/10/2018 to 27/01/2019

The aim of this exhibition is to introduce the main centres of landscape painting instruction that influenced the depiction of nature and natural motifs. In the second half of the 19th century, following the example of the Barbizon School, approaches to the depiction of nature were relaxed. The discipline of landscape painting was gradually reformed, and also re-introduced at art academies.

The Studio of the Republic. Pilsen Architecture from 1918 to 1938

výstavní síň „13“
21/11/2018 to 24/02/2019

Besides a few individual examples, the city of Pilsen is usually not perceived as a remarkable city from the point of view of architectural development in the new era. However, this is not attributable to a lack of noteworthy designs or implementations, but rather comes down to a lack of knowledge, along with numerous destructive interventions in the second half of the 20th century and a persisting emphasis by historians on avant-garde concepts.