8. 6. 2012 – 9. 9. 2012
Vojtěch Adamec jr.
The exhibition was presented in partnership with the City of Prague, and held under the auspices of Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic; Milan Jirásek, Chairman of the Czech Olympic Committee; and Václav Novotný, Prague City Councillor.
A TRIBUTE TO OLYMPIC TRADITIONS
A group of artists, friends and colleagues of Jiří Sozanský, decided to celebrate the Olympic year of 2012 with an exhibition intended to explore the theme of sports in an original way. The participating artists--Vojtěch Adamec, Jr., David Vávra, Ivan Komárek, Vratislav Ševčík, Paulina Skavova and Charbel Ackemann--have close links with sports (especially boxing) and have taken part in similar projects on several occasions.
They found their primary inspiration during a trip to Greece, where they visited sites and memorials connected with Olympic traditions. Confronted with the magnificent achievements of ancient architecture and art--particularly at the Athletes‘ Gate in Olympia and the Olympic stadium in Athens--they realized the power of the connection between material and spiritual culture, of the achievements and ideas that essentially influenced the shaping of European culture. The ideals of Antiquity are, in fact, eternal.
Jiří T. Kotalík, curator of the exhibition