Zbyněk Sekal/ Things are moving forwards slowly

13.3.2016 - 12.6.2016 / open daily 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Castle Riding School AJG, Hluboká nad Vltavou


The exhibition of the phenomenal sculptor Zbyněk Sekal was created in cooperation with Olomouc Museum of Art, which held this exhibition last autumn. Zbyněk Sekal belonged to the broad stream of post-avantgardes, but he had never integrated any art movement.

This exhibition shows us more than 150 art works from the czech and foreign collections and even from the Sekal's inheritance, which is managed by his wife Christine Sekal.

Although Zbyněk Sekal used to be a graduate of many painting studios, the fullfillment he found in sculpture and in work with found material. Precisely done, metal, plastic, wooden cages dominate the gallery hall, sometimes as tall as the visitor, recall cruel experience of the concentration camp, where Zbyněk Sekal spent three years of his life. His work is influenced by existentialsm, searching for purpose, as a reflection of his stigma.

The subtitle of the exhibition is from the book of Vladislav Vančura "Útěk do Budína", it is a sentence often emerging from Sekal's diary, as a remark of the slow, precise meditation of his work.