International Museum of Ceramics Weiden (DE)
Waldsassener Kasten
Luipoldstrasse 25, 0961 32030 Weiden

17th October 2017 – 25 February 2018
Exhibition opening takes place on 15th October 2017 at 11 a.m.

Czech exhibition of contemporary ceramic sculpture and porcelain design will be presented at Internationales Keramikmuseum in Weiden, a branch of Zweigmuseum der Neuen Sammlung – The Designmuseum München.
Visitors will see works by 42 artists, members of the Association of Ceramics Artists, members of Union of Visual Artists Pilsen and from a partner town Mariánské Lázně. The exhibition concept by curators Naděžda Potůčková (Union of Visual Artists Pilsen) and Dita Hálová (from Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague) is based on current events in free ceramic sculpture and porcelain design in work of members of these associations. The exhibition is divided into two individual groups, across artistic views and nearly hundred members of various age from SVUK (Association of Ceramic Artists) and ceramics from UVU (Union of Visual Artists) – free ceramic sculpture and porcelain design. We have the chance to behold the best of the largest Czech professional association and events of the Pilsen region. Through the exhibition we will travel back in time to recent history represented by works of selected prominent personalities in the field. Longtime president of SVUK, Pravoslav Rada, an excellent sculptor and ceramist of European significance, will be presented postmortem. There will also be artists who well-known in Germany – Lubomír Šilar, Jindřiška Radová and Václav Šerák.
From the Pilsen region, there will be, among others, Alena Burešová and Milan Vendi Hůrka who both worked in Tachov for many years. The museum atrium will present installation of sculptures by other artists, e.g. Pavel Drda, Zdeněk Malina, Ludmila Kovaříková, Pavel Jarkovský and David Exner. At the exhibition opening we will show a video by SVUK president Adam Železný that shows shaping of ceramics through explosion. This video literally swept the world on social networks.
The exhibition was created in cooperation with the association Freundeskreis DIE KERAMISCHEN e. V. and the Union of Visual Artists Pilsen in cooperation with Association of Ceramics Artists and under expertise cooperation with the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague.

Exhibition curators: Dita Hálová a Naděžda Potůčková
Exhibition graphics: Jana Hradcová

The exhibition is held under auspices of
PhDr. Helena Koenigsmarková, Director of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague,
Mgr. Martin Baxa, Deputy Governor of Pilsen Region for Culture and Care of Historical Monuments
and Lothar Höher, Vice President of Regional Parliament of Upper Palatinate.



Artists from partner town Mariánské Lázně:
Vitězslav Eibl (1928—2009)
Nela Havlíčková (*1988)

UVU artists:
Alena Burešová (1945—2010)
Gustav Fifka (*1945)
Miloš Franče (1928—2007)
Ivan Hostaša (1948—2007)
Milan Vendi Hůrka (1942—2015)
Naděžda Potůčková (*1960)
Jan Rybák (1941—2017)
Jaroslav Veselák (*1940)






















SVUK artists:
Edita Devínská (*1949)
Marek Dias (*1964)
Pavel Drda (*1958)
David Exner (*1970)
Milan Exner (*1948)
Elzbieta Grosseová (*1937)
Ivo Chovanec (*1945)
Pavel Jarkovský (*1943)
Anna Klimešová (*1959)
Martin Kos (*1959)
Daniela Kosová (*1968)
Ludmila Kováříková (*1953)
Jana Krejzová (*1963)
Jiří Laštovička (*1949)
Zdeněk Manina (*1961)
Markéta Nováková (*1978)
Hana Novotná (*1958)
Miroslav Oliva (*1954)
Tomáš Proll (1951—2017)
Pravoslav Rada (1923—2011)
Jindřiška Radová (*1925)
Šárka Radová (*1949)
Pavel Rajdl (*1942)
Eva Roučka (*1951)
Helena Samohelová (*1941)
Valerie Stehlíková (*1974)
Roman Šedina (*1982)
Václav Šerák (*1931)
Lubomír Šilar (1936—2016)
Jindra Viková (*1946)
Jitka Wernerová (*1955)
Adam Železný (*1986)

The project is funded under the title "Meeting" by EUREGIO EGRENSIS under the FREISTAAT BAYERN-CZECH REPUBLIC cross-border cooperation program, target ETF 2014—2020 and supported by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
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