NEWS | April 14, 2015
After a successful premiere of the exhibition Mysterious distances in Olomouc Museum of Art can comprehensive presentation of Czech visual symbolism of the years 1880 - 1914 explore visitors of the National Gallery in Prague. In a place full of mystery, myths and symbols are transformed from April 22 to 27 September monastery of St. Agnes Czech.
Like premiere in Olomouc, which was attended by around 14,000 people, including the Prague exhibition presents works of well known and respected names such as Alfons Mucha, Max Švabinský, František Bílek, Josef Váchal, Bohumil Kubišta and Jan Zrzavý. Next to them, however, there are even fewer authors exhibited, from the perspective of international almost unknown - Maximilian Pirner, Beneš Knüpfer, August Brömse, Jaroslav Panuška, Josef Mandl, Tavík Simon Francis or Alois rich.
Exhibits come not only from large established galleries domestic and in some cases even abroad, but also of smaller museums and regional institutions. The exhibition was created in cooperation of the National Gallery in Prague, Olomouc Museum of Art and Arbor vitae as part of the international Czech-Polish cultural cooperation in 2014-2015. Exposition in St. Agnes Convent continuation of the exhibition at the Museum of Art in Olomouc, which was more intimate version also presented at the International Center of Culture in Krakow.
The core of the exhibition, however, consists of a collection of works from the collections of the National Gallery in Prague, which is still within the project Mysterious distances appeared. These are often vital work presented in a new context. "More space we decided to also symbolist book, which plays an undeniable role in the development of modern Czech literature," said exhibition curator Anna Pravdová. The exhibition is complemented by a publication issued by Arbor vitae, Olomouc Museum of Art and the National Gallery in Prague.