The Transformation of Geometry Collections Siegfried Grauwinkel, Berlin and Miroslav Velfl, Prague 28. 11. 2018 – 31. 3. 2019
The exhibition project of Prague City Gallery, entitled The Transformation of Geometry, employs the profile of two significant private collections – Sammlung Siegfried Grauwinkel, Berlin, and Miroslav Velfl, Prague – to present gems by outstanding Czech and foreign artists, based on reductive geometric or, respectively, structural concepts. For the first time ever in the given extent, it mediates the dialogue between two collection strategies in the framework of an identical subject, which at the same time opens interesting space for ponderings on what they have in common and in what they differ.
The Berlin collector Siegfried Grauwinkel has been building his collection for more than thirty years. Over time, he switched from its initially wider concept to Concrete Art and geometric forms in general, and currently also extends them with examples of Fundamental and Radical Painting. The collection of Miroslav Velfl, too, initially had wider focus. However, the collector in the recent years exclusively turned to Constructivist tendencies found in both Czech and foreign art from the period between 1960s and the beginning of the new millennium.
Miroslav Velfl Collection
Anni Albers, Leon Polk Smith, Francois Morellet, Jiří Kolář, Max Bill, Camille Graeser, Manfred Mohr, Zdeněk Sýkora, Kenneth Martin, Karel Malich, Günther Uecker, Vladimir Kokolia, František Kyncl, Josef Hiršal, Hugo Demartini, Radek Kratina, Lev Valdemarovič Nusberg, Auguste Herbin, Dalibor Chatrný, Vladislav Mirvald, Kamil Linhart, Milan Grygar, Petr Kvíčala, Rita Ernst, Horst Bartnig, Paul Richard Lohse, Henryk Stazewski, Getulio Alviani, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cesar Domela, Anthony Hill, Richard Paul Lohse, Pavel Mansouroff, Mauro Reggiani, Jesus Rafael Soto, Fausta Squatriti, Jeffrey Steale, Victor Vasarely, Steven Aalders
Siegfried Grauwinkel Collection
Frank Badur, Imre Bak, Horst Bartnig, Hartmuth Böhm, Max Bill, Andreas Brandt, Max Cole, Suzanne Daetwyler, Piero Dorazio, Paul Uwe Dreyer, Rita Ernst, Günther Förg, Dan Freudenthal, Günter Fruhtrunk, Heinz Gappmayr, Johanes Geccelli, Kuno Gonschior, Camille Graeser, István Haász, Marcia Hafif, Herbert Hinteregger, Olaf Holzapfel, Alfred Hückler, Callum Innes, Imi Knoebel, Imre Kocsis, Matti Kujasalo, Adolf Luther, Gianni Colombo, Susanne Lyner, Ray Malone, Dóra Maurer, Manfred Mohr, Lienhard von Monkiewitsch, Francois Morellet, Jan van Munster, Aurelie Nemours, Kenneth Noland, Georg Karl Pfahler, Gudrun Piper, Henri Prosi, Rolf Rose, Reinhard Roy, Klaus J. Schoen, Christiane Schlosser, Elisabeth Sonneck, Renaud Jacquier Stajnowicz, Esther Stocker, Günther Uecker, Rudolf Valenta, Victor Vasarely, Heimo Zobernig, Jan Maarten Voskuil, Anton Stankowski, Betty Rieckmann, Bernar Venet, Mar Vicente, Ryszard Winiarski, Turi Simeti, Andreas Brandt, Stefanos Gazis, Kristin Gerber, Thomas Kaminsky, Jan Kotík, Christian Roeckenschuss, Peter Sedgley