SympoSium


The Litomyšl Visual Art Symposium continues for the ninth year and its ambition is to continue its annual event. The mission of the symposium is primarily to support the cultural environment of the city of Litomyšl, which is filled with working meetings of visual artists who create works of timeless value during their stay. At the same time, his ambition is to focus attention on interesting personalities, phenomena and tendencies of contemporary art. The symposium will take place in September, as every year.

After eight successful and well-reflected years by the public, the new tradition continues for the ninth year, which will bring seven artists to the East Bohemian town. In 2020, the Symposium will be international again and artists from Portugal will appear alongside Czech artists.
The school studios of the Faculty of Restoration of Litomyšl at the University of Pardubice will be lent for the artists' work itself. Some artists will create directly in the Miroslav Kubík Gallery.

As part of the Symposium, we organize an open day of the studio - a workshop for schools, art education groups, local restoration students and all other interested parties. They will therefore have the opportunity not only to come directly to the studio where the works of art are being created, but also to talk to the artists about the emerging paintings and creative processes. Visitors will have a very interesting interaction with artists, they will see how they work, where they look for inspiration for their works or they can just look under their hands and ask anything they are interested in.

As part of the symposium, we organize an interesting tour of the city and its surroundings - including an excursion around contemporary architecture in Litomyšl.

As in the previous eight years, the Symposium will be followed by an exhibition. This exhibition will feature works of art created by the participant within the Symposium, as well as works selected by the curators, created by the participant before the symposium and brought to the exhibition from studios, galleries or private collectors. The ambition of the exhibition is therefore to present the participating artists in profile.

During the Symposium, a publication will be published - a catalog capturing the profile of the individual participating artists, the installation of the exhibition and the course of the Symposium. In cooperation with the KANT publishing house, distribution to a number of high-quality bookstores, study rooms, archives and libraries is ensured not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad.

Former Chapters


8. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - CZECH / SWISS

Czech artists: Habima Fuchs, Jitka Hanzlová, Kateřina Vincourová
Swiss artists: Stefan Burger, Katalin Deer, Sara Masüger, Ilona Rueg
Curators: Adam Budak in collaboration with Lorenzo Benedetti


7. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - CZECH / HUNGARIAN

Czech artists: Hynek Alt, Igor Hosnedl, Valentýna Janů
Hungarian artists: Sári Ember, Mark Fridvalszki, Gábor Kristóf, Dominika Trapp
Curators: Jen Kratochvil and Jan Zálešák


6. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - CZECH / ITALIAN

Czech artists: Radim Langer, Vladimír Skrepl, Viktorie Valocká
Italian artists: Alessandra Draghi, Chiara Giorgetti, Virginia Dal Magro, Cristiano Rizzo
Curators: Richard Adam and Marcello Farabegoli


5. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - CZECH / AUSTRIAN

Czech artists: Hana Garová, Ondřej Petrlík, Jakub Sýkora
Austrian artists: Daniel Hafner, Pablo Chiereghin, Anna Meyer, Linus Riepler
Curators: Richard Adam and Marcello Farabegoli


4. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - CZECH / POLISH

Czech artists: David Bohm - Jiří Franta, Matyáš Chochola, Josef Zlámal
Polish artists: Tomek Baran, BRACIA - Aga Klepacka and Maciej Chorazy, Mateusz Kula, Zuza Ziolkowska Hercberg
Curators: Martin Dostál and Noemi Smolik


3. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - CZECH / GERMAN

Czech artists: Jitka Mikulicová, Alice Nikitinová, Marek Číhal, Lubomír Typlt
German artists: Florian Meisenberg, Carola Ernst, Matthias Hesselbacher
Curators: Martin Dostál and Noemi Smolik


2. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - CZECH / SLOVAK

Czech artists: Václav Girsa, Marek Meduna, Luděk Rathouský, Adam Štech
Slovak artists: Andrej Dúbravský, Viktor Frešo and Katarína Janečková
Curator: Martin Dostál


1. LITOMYŠL SYMPOSIUM - YOUNG STARS

Josef Achrer, David Hanvald, Ondřej Kopal, Martin Krajc, Robert Šalanda, Evžen Šimera, Karel Štědrý
Curator: Martin Dostál