Gallery Programme at the Bechyne Castle
Duration of the exhibition: 5 June to 30 September 2022.
10:00 - 16:00.
June: Thursday - Sunday:
July and August: Tuesday - Sunday.
September: Thursday - Sunday.
Entry fees: full 100 CZK, reduced: 80 CZK
This season presents a varied exhibition programme in the castle granary. The ground floor of the building has been renovated to house the existing exhibition and is currently showing a selection of works by artists belonging to the Artefin collection.
Artefin is a fund of qualified investors, which is the only one in the Czech Republic that focuses mainly on buying and selling top works of contemporary Czech and foreign art. The artists represented are from the middle and older generation of the contemporary Czech scene: Argišt Alaverdyan (*1991), Krištof Kintera (*1973), Stanislav Kolíbal (*1925), Jiří Matějů (*1980), Pavla Sceranková (*1980), Jiří Sopko (*1942) and Monika Žáková (*1987). An exceptional name from the international environment is the Polish painter Wilhelm Sasnal (*1972).
The first floor continues to be dedicated to the legacy of sculptor and painter Vladimír Preclík (1929 - 2008). For this year, the original composition of the exhibition has been transformed to accentuate the object position of Preclík's work, including mobiles. Another set of works or busts of representatives of the Czech avant-garde is located on the top floor in the attic of the building.
The second floor of the granary building houses an exhibition on the history of the Bechyně ceramics school. Objects from the school's depository document the history of the school from its foundation (1884) to the end of the 1940s. All three original branches of the school - pottery, stonemasonry and ceramic painting - are commemorated. The artefacts on display are the work of the school's pupils and their teachers and demonstrate the importance of the school for the establishment of the ceramics industry in Bechyně.
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