Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree

This joint exhibition by Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík will become a space for the mutual confrontation of two ways of reaching the same worldview. While Sikora’s objectivization strategy concerns the position of the individual in the cosmos, Havlík, on the other hand, turns to social relationships built on non-spectacular gestures. Both artists share the common themes of people’s relationships to nature and to each other, responsibility, an intimate relationship with the world and the cosmos, and building a utopian overlap in an effort to direct our thinking about the present towards the desired future.

Rudolf Sikora, Constellation of the Hand IV., 1984
Rudolf Sikora, Constellation of the Hand IV., 1984

At the beginning of a famous television debate by two prominent 20th-century philosophers, the moderator said both speakers were like mountain climbers climbing the same mountain at the same time on opposite sides. Although the exhibiting artists are from different generations and have different backgrounds, both also seem to strive for the same thing, namely, to capture the mutuality of co-experiencing the world and co-creating it by means of two strategies: Sikora’s “bigger picture”, seen from above, and Havlík’s observation of minor shifts in our relationships.

view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
Rudolf Sikora, Exclamation Mark VI., 1974
Rudolf Sikora, Exclamation Mark VI., 1974
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
Rudolf Sikora, Time… Space I., 1971
Rudolf Sikora, Time… Space I., 1971
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček
view to the exhibition of Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree, Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, 2020. Photo by Tomáš Souček

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Rudolf Sikora and Vladimír Havlík: Snow Stone Star Tree

from: 12. 5. 2020
to: 27. 9. 2020

Curator: Jakub Král
Architect: Matěj Smrkovský

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