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ABOUT

Sdružení Nového města Pražského - logo

VáclavART = Václavák (Czech familiar expression for Wenceslas Square) + ART = VáclavART

is an artistic project and exhibition organized with the aim to introduce new art into the public space, revitalize it, provoke and bring new impulses into the discussion about the future appearance of Wenceslas Square.

VáclavART wants to encourage young, beginner artists, to give them the opportunity to present their work and talents and to help them in their artistic career. The first year of the exhibition presents 19 sculptural works from 9 young artists, created in the sculpture studio of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts led by Mr. Lukáš Rittstein.

Thus, Wenceslas Square will be filled with statues for four weeks (from September 12 to October 10, 2017). The main part of the exhibition will be in the central strip in the upper half of the square, some sculptures will be also installed in the fashion house VAN GRAAF.

The patronage of the project was received by Mrs. Eva Špačková, Councilor for Education and Associations at the City District of Prague 1.

Exhibition is organized by the Association of the New Town of Prague and was realized with the support of the City District of Prague 1.

PATRON OF THE EXHIBITION

„The story, the vision, the idea that gets the physical dimension is a kind of miracle. The means of expression are evolving. New technologies, conceptual art, … enrich creations. But the statue itself is still irreplaceable because a passion for the mass and material cannot disappear in people… Wenceslas Square is a kind of „arena of reality“. This place will quickly show what pieces of art can endure, live without explanations and enrich the environment. This incredibly important experience is also an exceptional opportunity for young sculptors to present themselves to the general public,“ says Lukáš Rittstein, head of the sculptural studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, about the exhibition and his students.

ORGANISER

The Association of the New Town of Prague

The Association of the New Town of Prague was founded 12 years ago (2005). The Association wants to cultivate and develop Wenceslas Square as a key public space of our country. It takes care about this place and at the same time exerts pressure on the state administration and local municipal authorities to take care of it as well. The members of the association want Wenceslas Square to be a place where residents and visitors of Prague want and like to spend their time. A place both inspiring and dignified, one we can all be proud of.

More info: www.centrumprahy.cz

LUKÁŠ RITTSTEIN

(1973) is a Czech sculptor characterized by both abstract and realistic biomorphic sculptures. Rittstein’s sculptural work is permeated by the phenomenon of dialogue between various sculptural approaches and materials. Travels to Papua New Guinea with the painter and photographer Barbora Šlapetová in 1997-2008 had a great influence on Rittstein’s work. For his work he was awarded by the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize (1999) for young talented artists and the Magnesia litera Award (2005) for his book he wrote together with Barbora Šlapetová Why the Night is So Black.

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Lukáš Rittstein

ABOUT

Sdružení Nového města Pražského - logo

VáclavART = Václavák (Czech familiar expression for Wenceslas Square) + ART = VáclavART

is an artistic project and exhibition organized with the aim to introduce new art into the public space, revitalize it, provoke and bring new impulses into the discussion about the future appearance of Wenceslas Square.

VáclavART wants to encourage young, beginner artists, to give them the opportunity to present their work and talents and to help them in their artistic career. The first year of the exhibition presents 19 sculptural works from 9 young artists, created in the sculpture studio of the Prague Academy of Fine Arts led by Mr. Lukáš Rittstein.

Thus, Wenceslas Square will be filled with statues for four weeks (from September 12 to October 10, 2017). The main part of the exhibition will be in the central strip in the upper half of the square, some sculptures will be also installed in the fashion house VAN GRAAF.

The patronage of the project was received by Mrs. Eva Špačková, Councilor for Education and Associations at the City District of Prague 1.

Exhibition is organized by the Association of the New Town of Prague and was realized with the support of the City District of Prague 1.

PATRON OF THE EXHIBITION

„The story, the vision, the idea that gets the physical dimension is a kind of miracle. The means of expression are evolving. New technologies, conceptual art, … enrich creations. But the statue itself is still irreplaceable because a passion for the mass and material cannot disappear in people… Wenceslas Square is a kind of „arena of reality“. This place will quickly show what pieces of art can endure, live without explanations and enrich the environment. This incredibly important experience is also an exceptional opportunity for young sculptors to present themselves to the general public,“ says Lukáš Rittstein, head of the sculptural studio of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, about the exhibition and his students.

ORGANISER

The Association of the New Town of Prague

The Association of the New Town of Prague was founded 12 years ago (2005). The Association wants to cultivate and develop Wenceslas Square as a key public space of our country. It takes care about this place and at the same time exerts pressure on the state administration and local municipal authorities to take care of it as well. The members of the association want Wenceslas Square to be a place where residents and visitors of Prague want and like to spend their time. A place both inspiring and dignified, one we can all be proud of.

More info: www.centrumprahy.cz

Lukáš Rittstein

LUKÁŠ RITTSTEIN

(1973) is a Czech sculptor characterized by both abstract and realistic biomorphic sculptures. Rittstein’s sculptural work is permeated by the phenomenon of dialogue between various sculptural approaches and materials. Travels to Papua New Guinea with the painter and photographer Barbora Šlapetová in 1997-2008 had a great influence on Rittstein’s work. For his work he was awarded by the Jindřich Chalupecký Prize (1999) for young talented artists and the Magnesia litera Award (2005) for his book he wrote together with Barbora Šlapetová Why the Night is So Black.

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ARTISTS

NIKOLA EMMA RYŠAVÁ

(*1990 Praha)

www.nikolaemmarysava.com

She always dwelt on a variety of creative expressions, making artwork a clear choice for her. From the study of ceramics, through the design of wooden toys, she went to study the sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, a branch in which she feels good and could finally fully realize herself.

Creation often stems from her inner world and from amateur interest in psychoanalysis.

Relationships, intimacy, and the effort to capture what’s happening within a person are the topics Nikola Emma is working with over the past few years. Artwork often has a therapeutic form in her case.

She has exhibited in various places in the Czech Republic, Italy and Australia.

Nikola Emma studied and lived on three continents, visited more than 30 different countries and travelling is her second greatest passion along with art.

Radek Směták

RADEK SMĚTÁK

(*1993 Zlín)

www.anndekadent.wordpress.com

A young, beginner artist is looking for expressive means and topics interesting to him. In his artwork he imprints his inner world, feelings of introvert to society.

Radek studied ceramics and porcelain processing at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště and then continued with the field of stone-making. He is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts.

In the future, he plans to study in Milena Dopitova’s Intermedia Studio. He is attracted by the work with various media, the development of personal style and its improvement. He wants to develop the themes of the individual and society in his work. He has long been interested in the inner life of people by their personality.

ANNA KRNINSKÁ

(*1996 Jindřichův Hradec)

Anna focuses primarily on moving figures in her work.

She graduated in the field of stone carvings (Secondary School of Fine Arts in Český Krumlov) and now she is in the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein at the Academy of Fine Arts In Prague for the second year.

Anna is a co-organizer of the Badespasstotal Symposium in Czech Canada region, where she exhibits some of her work each year.

Within the VávlavART exhibition she presents two sculptures, one of which is a study of an act transformed in her favourite style – punk (2017), and the second, the shovels (2016) that play a scene where two bosses (big shovels) bully small shovels with lower status.

Anna Krninská
Andrea Lédlová

ANDREA LÉDLOVÁ

(*1990 Havlíčkův Brod)

www.andrealedlova.cz

Andrea graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of Jiří Petrbok. She has an internship in the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein during the fifth year of her studies, which influenced her greatly. Her statue „The Biggest Monster“ which is exhibited on Wenceslas Square was created during this internship.

She works in a variety of media, using a group of 33 monsters created a few years ago. Andrea displays them in different installations or converts them from media to media (drawings, paintings, photographs …).

On the internship in the sculptural studio she tried to model one of the monsters for several times, of which the last one is the biggest one, it has three meters. Unlike the smaller statues, this one is no longer standing on the pedestal, so it is more realistic. It is cast into laminate, which is considered as temporary material. Andrea is currently trying to find a sponsor to cast it into adequate material (iron, concrete).

JINDŘIŠKA JABŮRKOVÁ

(*1995 Zlín)

www.jindriskajaburkova.wordpress.com

In her work, she deals mainly with the inner experiences of people, death and birth, or the relations of people with nature.

Jindřiška graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště (field of stone-making). She is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein.

For this exhibition, she has prepared a figure representing a native man, a shaman woman.

Jindřiška Jabůrková
Radek Mrština

RADEK MRŠTINA

(*1990 Pardubice)

www.radekmrstina.blogspot.cz

Author exploring the possibilities and boundaries of „materializing“ stories in sculptural forms and installations. He finds an inspiration for his works in film, literature, philosophy, scenography, staged photography, but also in painting or classical animation. In his point of view the story is one of the most important and powerful aspect that defines not only ourselves but also the world around us.

At work, Radek uses all approaches, not only drawing and modeling, but also film storyboards with scenes, where he gradually grabs the future appearance of the work. He is literally „the director“ of his sculpture.

Currently a student of the Academy of Fine Arts – Lukáš Rittstein’s sculpture studio.

MICHAL ČELOUD ŠEMBERA

(*1987 Brno)

www.michalceloudsembera.tumblr.com

His work is technically characterized by purity and diligence. Philosophically it is about the need to grasp the time as a medium, about the understanding of its reason and direction of flow; to embody something that we each perceive in a different way and to allow it to tell us about itself.

Michal says he’s a ceramicst all his life, but the sculptor’s heart has always beaten in his chest.

He graduated from the Secondary Industrial School of Ceramics in Bechyně – art processing of ceramics and porcelain, blacksmithing in Cheb, he also studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague – an internship in the painting studio, and currently attends the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. The school is his hobby now, because he works as a master in a ceramic workshop in Prague and as a designer (Ceramics Designer) and model maker in the USA.

In 2016, he was nominated for the Josef Hlávka Foundation prize / art category.

Michal Čeloud Šembera

LINDA PÁLENÍKOVÁ

(*1989 Nový Jičín)

lindapalenik.tumblr.com

Linda doesn’t create sculptures but she enjoys a free transition between the forms of human and animal bodies. The horse’s sculpture is hidden in the body of a male figure, or vice versa, the man is pulled out through a horse’s bust. Addressing human and animal differences is a significant building block of her work.

ANETA FILIPOVÁ

(*1991 Hradec Králové)

www.anetafilipova.weebly.com

Aneta is a student of the fourth year of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. When she first started at the Academy, at Monument studio led by Jiří Příhoda, she dealt with wide-format monochrome canvases, in which she captured the architecture of the towns by painting. At the same time, she had an internship in sculpture studio under the guidance of Tomáš Vejdovský, where she learned the basics of sculpture craft and developed the theme of „architecture“ in the sculptural concept. She created a cycle of polygonal sculptures, combating against austere symmetry and PC processing of 3D printers.

After that internship, she moved to the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein, here she deals with the objective of „overlap“ in sculpture processing. Thus, the statue of Lady Eagle – Transgression was created.

Among her favorite materials are colored laminate and materials supporting the concept of statues like a tire and iron.

Aneta Filipová

ARTISTS

NIKOLA EMMA RYŠAVÁ

(*1990 Praha)

www.nikolaemmarysava.com

She always dwelt on a variety of creative expressions, making artwork a clear choice for her. From the study of ceramics, through the design of wooden toys, she went to study the sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, a branch in which she feels good and could finally fully realize herself.

Creation often stems from her inner world and from amateur interest in psychoanalysis.

Relationships, intimacy, and the effort to capture what’s happening within a person are the topics Nikola Emma is working with over the past few years. Artwork often has a therapeutic form in her case.

She has exhibited in various places in the Czech Republic, Italy and Australia.

Nikola Emma studied and lived on three continents, visited more than 30 different countries and travelling is her second greatest passion along with art.

Radek Směták

RADEK SMĚTÁK

(*1993 Zlín)

www.anndekadent.wordpress.com

A young, beginner artist is looking for expressive means and topics interesting to him. In his artwork he imprints his inner world, feelings of introvert to society.

Radek studied ceramics and porcelain processing at the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště and then continued with the field of stone-making. He is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts.

In the future, he plans to study in Milena Dopitova’s Intermedia Studio. He is attracted by the work with various media, the development of personal style and its improvement. He wants to develop the themes of the individual and society in his work. He has long been interested in the inner life of people by their personality.

Anna Krninská

ANNA KRNINSKÁ

(*1996 Jindřichův Hradec)

Anna focuses primarily on moving figures in her work.

She graduated in the field of stone carvings (Secondary School of Fine Arts in Český Krumlov) and now she is in the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein at the Academy of Fine Arts In Prague for the second year.

Anna is a co-organizer of the Badespasstotal Symposium in Czech Canada region, where she exhibits some of her work each year.

Within the VávlavART exhibition she presents two sculptures, one of which is a study of an act transformed in her favourite style – punk (2017), and the second, the shovels (2016) that play a scene where two bosses (big shovels) bully small shovels with lower status.

Andrea Lédlová

ANDREA LÉDLOVÁ

(*1990 Havlíčkův Brod)

www.andrealedlova.cz

Andrea graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of Jiří Petrbok. She has an internship in the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein during the fifth year of her studies, which influenced her greatly. Her statue „The Biggest Monster“ which is exhibited on Wenceslas Square was created during this internship.

She works in a variety of media, using a group of 33 monsters created a few years ago. Andrea displays them in different installations or converts them from media to media (drawings, paintings, photographs …).

On the internship in the sculptural studio she tried to model one of the monsters for several times, of which the last one is the biggest one, it has three meters. Unlike the smaller statues, this one is no longer standing on the pedestal, so it is more realistic. It is cast into laminate, which is considered as temporary material. Andrea is currently trying to find a sponsor to cast it into adequate material (iron, concrete).

Jindřiška Jabůrková

JINDŘIŠKA JABŮRKOVÁ

(*1995 Zlín)

www.jindriskajaburkova.wordpress.com

In her work, she deals mainly with the inner experiences of people, death and birth, or the relations of people with nature.

Jindřiška graduated from the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Uherské Hradiště (field of stone-making). She is currently studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague in the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein.

For this exhibition, she has prepared a figure representing a native man, a shaman woman.

Radek Mrština

RADEK MRŠTINA

(*1990 Pardubice)

www.radekmrstina.blogspot.cz

Author exploring the possibilities and boundaries of „materializing“ stories in sculptural forms and installations. He finds an inspiration for his works in film, literature, philosophy, scenography, staged photography, but also in painting or classical animation. In his point of view the story is one of the most important and powerful aspect that defines not only ourselves but also the world around us.

At work, Radek uses all approaches, not only drawing and modeling, but also film storyboards with scenes, where he gradually grabs the future appearance of the work. He is literally „the director“ of his sculpture.

Currently a student of the Academy of Fine Arts – Lukáš Rittstein’s sculpture studio.

Michal Čeloud Šembera

MICHAL ČELOUD ŠEMBERA

(*1987 Brno)

www.michalceloudsembera.tumblr.com

His work is technically characterized by purity and diligence. Philosophically it is about the need to grasp the time as a medium, about the understanding of its reason and direction of flow; to embody something that we each perceive in a different way and to allow it to tell us about itself.

Michal says he’s a ceramicst all his life, but the sculptor’s heart has always beaten in his chest.

He graduated from the Secondary Industrial School of Ceramics in Bechyně – art processing of ceramics and porcelain, blacksmithing in Cheb, he also studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague – an internship in the painting studio, and currently attends the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. The school is his hobby now, because he works as a master in a ceramic workshop in Prague and as a designer (Ceramics Designer) and model maker in the USA.

In 2016, he was nominated for the Josef Hlávka Foundation prize / art category.

LINDA PÁLENÍKOVÁ

(*1989 Nový Jičín)

lindapalenik.tumblr.com

Linda doesn’t create sculptures but she enjoys a free transition between the forms of human and animal bodies. The horse’s sculpture is hidden in the body of a male figure, or vice versa, the man is pulled out through a horse’s bust. Addressing human and animal differences is a significant building block of her work.

Aneta Filipová

ANETA FILIPOVÁ

(*1991 Hradec Králové)

www.anetafilipova.weebly.com

Aneta is a student of the fourth year of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. When she first started at the Academy, at Monument studio led by Jiří Příhoda, she dealt with wide-format monochrome canvases, in which she captured the architecture of the towns by painting. At the same time, she had an internship in sculpture studio under the guidance of Tomáš Vejdovský, where she learned the basics of sculpture craft and developed the theme of „architecture“ in the sculptural concept. She created a cycle of polygonal sculptures, combating against austere symmetry and PC processing of 3D printers.

After that internship, she moved to the sculpture studio of Lukáš Rittstein, here she deals with the objective of „overlap“ in sculpture processing. Thus, the statue of Lady Eagle – Transgression was created.

Among her favorite materials are colored laminate and materials supporting the concept of statues like a tire and iron.

LOCATION MAP

LOCATION OF THE SCULPTURES ON WENCESLAS SQUARE

1a) Michal Č. Šembera / The Stoptime / pryskyřice, ocel / resin, steel /  2017

1b) Michal Č. Šembera / The Stoptime / pryskyřice, ocel / resin, steel /  2017

2a, 2b, 2c) Linda Páleníková / Koně / The Horses / polyester / 2017

3) Andrea Lédlová / Největší příšera / The Biggest Monster / polyester / 2016

4) Jindřiška Jabůrková / Šamanka / Shaman Woman / polyester / 2017

5a) Anna Krninská / Punkerka / Punk / beton / concrete / 2017

5b) Anna Krninská / Lopaty / The Shovels / dřevo, polyester / wood, polyester / 2016

6a,b) Nikola Emma Ryšavá / Vysocí cizí neznámí / Tall Dark Strangers / beton, kov a textil / concrete, metal, textiles / 2017

7) Aneta Filipová / Transgrese-Orlice / Transgression-Lady Eagle / železo, pneumatiky, akryl / iron, tires, acrylic / 2017

8) Radek Směták / Růst zevnitř / Grow from The Inside / omítka / plaster / 2017

9) Aneta Filipová / Transformace / Tranformance / polyester, autolak / polyester, car varnish / 2017

FASHION STORE VAN GRAAF

10) Aneta Filipová / Busta psa / Bust of Dog / sádra / plaster, 2015 – shopping window

11) Aneta Filipová / Možnosti geometrie / Geometry Options / sádra / plaster / 2016 – shopping window

12) Nikola Emma Ryšavá / Spojení / Connections / textil, laminát, dřevo / textiles, fiberglass, wood / 2017 – ground floor by the entrance

13) Nikola Emma Ryšavá / Sami spolu / Alone Together / laminát, epoxid, textil / fiberglass, epoxy, textile / 2017 – ground floor by the entrance

14) Nikola Emma Ryšavá /Blíže / Closer / laminát, epoxid, textil, kov / fiberglass, epoxy, textile, metal / 2017 – 1st floor – women’s fashion, evening dresses

15) Radek Mrština / Kreatura / The Creature / polyester, kov, pigment / polyester, metal, pigment / 2016 – 3rd floor – men’s fashion, suits

VAN GRAAF, Wenceslas Square 17, open daily 10am – 9pm

LOCATION MAP

LOCATION OF THE SCULPTURES ON WENCESLAS SQUARE

1a) Michal Č. Šembera / The Stoptime / pryskyřice, ocel / resin, steel /  2017

1b) Michal Č. Šembera / The Stoptime / pryskyřice, ocel / resin, steel /  2017

2a, 2b, 2c) Linda Páleníková / Koně / The Horses / polyester / 2017

3) Andrea Lédlová / Největší příšera / The Biggest Monster / polyester / 2016

4) Jindřiška Jabůrková / Šamanka / Shaman Woman / polyester / 2017

5a) Anna Krninská / Punkerka / Punk / beton / concrete / 2017

5b) Anna Krninská / Lopaty / The Shovels / dřevo, polyester / wood, polyester / 2016

6a,b) Nikola Emma Ryšavá / Vysocí cizí neznámí / Tall Dark Strangers / beton, kov a textil / concrete, metal, textiles / 2017

7) Aneta Filipová / Transgrese-Orlice / Transgression-Lady Eagle / železo, pneumatiky, akryl / iron, tires, acrylic / 2017

8) Radek Směták / Růst zevnitř / Grow from The Inside / omítka / plaster / 2017

9) Aneta Filipová / Transformace / Tranformance / polyester, autolak / polyester, car varnish / 2017

FASHION STORE VAN GRAAF

10) Aneta Filipová / Busta psa / Bust of Dog / sádra / plaster, 2015 – shopping window

11) Aneta Filipová / Možnosti geometrie / Geometry Options / sádra / plaster / 2016 – shopping window

12) Nikola Emma Ryšavá / Spojení / Connections / textil, laminát, dřevo / textiles, fiberglass, wood / 2017 – ground floor by the entrance

13) Nikola Emma Ryšavá / Sami spolu / Alone Together / laminát, epoxid, textil / fiberglass, epoxy, textile / 2017 – ground floor by the entrance

14) Nikola Emma Ryšavá /Blíže / Closer / laminát, epoxid, textil, kov / fiberglass, epoxy, textile, metal / 2017 – 1st floor – women’s fashion, evening dresses

15) Radek Mrština / Kreatura / The Creature / polyester, kov, pigment / polyester, metal, pigment / 2016 – 3rd floor – men’s fashion, suits

VAN GRAAF, Wenceslas Square 17, open daily 10am – 9pm

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PROJECT MANAGER

Monika Vlková
The Association of the New Town of Prague
+420 603 46 00 76
monika.vlkova@sdruzeni-nmp.cz

SPOKEPERSON OF THE ASSOCIATION

Jan Adámek
The Association of the New Town of Prague
+420 724 070 539
jan.adamek@jan-reality.com

PR

Martin Lánský
Right Communications
+420 777 100 232
martin.lansky@all-right.cz

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