Thursday, September 13, 2007

Jiří Kolář: Přeskládaná historie

Jiří Kolář: Přeskládaná historie (Rearrangered History), 11th September - 20th October 2007 at Galerie ART Chrudim svìtlana a luboš jelínkovi. "...Although the earliest known collage by Jiří Kolář is dated 1937 and was exhibited in the foyer of the E. F. Burian Theatre, he only began to focus intensively on the arrangement of random motifs in the late 1940s. He was initially attracted by urban folklore that he found on the pages of old magazines that were full of period news items and curiosities. In 1951 and 1952 he created confrontations, stories, anti-anatomies, and joyful or engagé collections of cut-outs during the deepest period of societal and cultural repression. This creative period was ended by Kolář’s imprisonment for the poetry collection Prometheus’ Liver. Today, we can see that the work of Jiří Kolář from this period mark him as one the world’s leading artists around the world attracted to the 'low' culture of urban metropolises."


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