Timber buildings on a timber building

Travelling exhibition of the Salon of Timber Buildings with excursion and debate

Opening on 19 October 2023 / 5 pm
Afternoon excursion to local wood buildings from 12 pm!
Expert debate with the participation of Kamil Mrva (architect), Vojtńõch DorŇą√°k (owner of Kloubouck√° lesn√≠), Pavel Hor√°k (architect and managing director of Prodesi/Domesi) and Radek Hegmon (chief designer and owner of Ego√©). 
The Salon of Timber Buildings with the production support of the Pole designu (Field of Design platform) is organizing an architectural exhibition called Timber Buildings on Timber Building, which will present 39 selected timber buildings to the public, with an emphasis on the Czech and Slovak architectural scene. The intention of the event is to bring to light the accessibility, utility and aesthetic value of this type of construction, and to show the advantages and prospects of timber buildings as a sustainable form of construction in the field of individual residential, public, commercial and multi-storey buildings.

Among the studios presented at the exhibition, are: 
 Fr√°nek Architekt, Aul√≠k FiŇ°er architects, Kamil Mrva Architects, Atelier 111 architects, OBJEKTOR ARCHITEKTI, Prodesi/Domesi, Ateli√©r VAN JARINA, Kubis architects, Createrra, MVArchitektura, MOLO Architects, Archcon atelier, GRAU Architects, DDAANN architects, AEIOU, TŇôiarchitekti, Archteam, Stempel & TesaŇô architects, Studio Ark, Modulora and others.

The exhibition will be open to the public until January 2, 2024 at the Egoé premises, roof of building F, Bílovice no. 519.


Reprise of the exhibition

24 June – 30 September 2023, Lipnice State Castle, Lipnice nad S√°zavou

Accompanying programme:
5 June opening

5 June Expert debate (Libor Honz√°rek, Ludńõk R√Ĺzner, Marek Hanzl√≠k, JiŇô√≠ Neubert)

The Dialogues in Time exhibition is, to some extent, the continuation of the first successful presentation of the exhibition New in the Old, held ten years ago. The theme of contemporary architecture in historical environments is often presented as a conflict between architects and conservationists. Unfortunately, this simplification is very misleading and in a way prevents both sides from engaging in a meaningful dialogue. The potential conflict is not one between the new and the old, but between quality and low quality. Architecture is an endless story that cannot be interrupted or even closed. However, just as it is senseless not to allow new architecture into a historic city, neither can architects be freed of their responsibility towards the city. The only way to find meaningful solutions is through open dialogue.

OUTSIDE THE GALLERY! Art in Czech public space after 1989

Reprise of the exhibition

16 March ‚Äď 21 May 2023, Czech Centre Paris

Program: https://paris.czechcentres.cz/program/z-galerie-ven-umeni-v-ceskem-verejnem-prostoru

Conference: https://paris.czechcentres.cz/program/myslet-soucasnost-umeni-a-verejny-prostor-konference-v-beaux-arts-de-paris-a-performance-v-ceskem-centru

Public space and art have one common objective ‚Äď they serve communication.
The city provides a public space for physical movement, walking, transport,
but also for meeting and establishing social contacts, it is a place of
expressed and tacit communication between people. Artworks displayed
in the open air play an important role in shaping this public space of
communication. They address passing viewers, recall a common past of the
community and thus reinforce the identity of the place, or, on the contrary,
stimulate public debate with provocative new topics. But they communicate
not only with the people, but also with the surrounding buildings and the
physical space of the city, which they give important accents to,
raising its aesthetic level.

These two roles of artworks in public space are the axis of this exhibition.
We were curious how artworks bring themes of public interest into the
public space and how they complete the physical face of the city, whether
in the form of permanent objects, temporary artistic interventions, outdoor
galleries, or sculpture festivals. In 4 sections a total of 61 artworks created
after 1989 are presented, a short historical introduction recalls the earlier
period from the 1960s onwards. The exhibition does not shy away from works
that have caused controversy for various reasons.