Jan Jedlička

Jan Jedlička’s first summary exhibition in the Czech Republic and worldwide presents a cross section of his most important cycles and works, created in his Swiss-Italian exile starting in the 1970s and more recently again in Prague.

Jan Jedlička, Maremma, 364 colori, 2019–2020

Curator: Jitka Hlaváčková

Jedlička uses a wide range of artistic media to produce longterm projects in which he seeks to explore several selected localities, in particular the Maremma region of Italy and the Prague Basin. Instead of depicting the Mediterranean or Central Bohemian landscape, however, his paintings and drawings consist of abstract signs and structures. They are not typical visual representations, but a kind of mental image of the landscape. Defining elements of Jedlička’s artistic creations include a reverential relationship to the landscape and the presence of time and light when moving through the countryside. Nevertheless, each image as a whole is characterized by a multilayered approach that is reflected in his systematic work with a wide range of media. The exhibition will be clearly structured according to the types of processes that Jedlička works with, and will present his extensive photographic cycles, paintings made using locally gathered pigments, drawings and cartographic records, prints and collotypes, and short films and videos.

view to the exhibition of Jan Jedlička, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2021. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Jan Jedlička, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2021. Photo by Tomáš Souček
Jan Jedlička, Horizons (Prague), 2018
Jan Jedlička, Horizons (Prague), 2018
Jan Jedlička, Great Prague, 2012
Jan Jedlička, Great Prague, 2012
Jan Jedlička, Maremma, orizonti verde, 2017
Jan Jedlička, Maremma, orizonti verde, 2017
Jan Jedlička, Maremma, grigio-blu I, 2004
Jan Jedlička, Maremma, grigio-blu I, 2004
Jan Jedlička, Cartographic Drawing, Ponti Di Badia, 9. 4. 1995
Jan Jedlička, Cartographic Drawing, Ponti Di Badia, 9. 4. 1995
view to the exhibition of Jan Jedlička, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2021. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Jan Jedlička, Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor, 2021. Photo by Tomáš Souček
Jan Jedlička, Città dei vivi – città dei morti, 2004
Jan Jedlička, Città dei vivi – città dei morti, 2004
Jan Jedlička, Città dei vivi – città dei morti, 2004
Jan Jedlička, Città dei vivi – città dei morti, 2004

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Jan Jedlička

from: 20. 5. 2021
to: 5. 9. 2021

Curator: Jitka Hlaváčková
Graphic Design: Marek Jodas

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Address
Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor
Mariánské náměstí 98/1
110 00 Prague 1 – Staré Město
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Open
Tue-Wed 10 am – 6 pm
Thu 10 am – 8 pm
Fri-Sun 10 am – 6 pm

Barrier-free access is provided via the entrance from Valentinská Street (elevator).

Admission

full 150 CZK
reduced 60 CZK

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Acknowledgements:
Národní filmový archiv; Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein; Vaduz, Liechtenstein; Galerie u Betlémské kaple, Praha; Kunstsammlung des Kantons, Zürich; Galerie Wenger, Zürich and all private lenders