Galerie Smečky, Ve Smečkách 24, Praha 1 - Nové Město, 110 00
- Wed 5. 9. 2018 – Sat 13. 10. 2018
The selected collages from the collections of Pražská plynárenská a.s. (Prague Gas Company Ltd.) showcase how these art works reflect the reality around us. One of their key benefits is irony. Primary material is disrupted in order to create new reality. The new hidden meanings are created by parts which were removed from their primary units in order to create a symbol or to communicate through symbols. Each era has its own language and art is one of the language’s instruments.
The aim of the exhibition is to reveal hidden messages which one can find in collages while using other collages or poems. Art speaks through arts. On the walls, visitors will see works from Toyen, Jindřich Štyrský, Adolf Hoffmeister, Jiří Kolář, Ladislav Novák and others.
Pražská plynárenská a.s. possess the greatest collection of collages in the Czech Republic and at the exhibition, the new acquisitions are on display too.