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Mar 2, 2019 12:00 AM - Apr 30, 2019 12:00 AM

12 worlds

The Czech Centre Seoul and the Dogok Library is opening an exhibition „12 Worlds“ curated by a literary and art critic Radim Kopáč. The exhibition introduces a representative selection of 12 contemporary Czech comics and children’s book illustrators. It focuses on young and middle-aged authors acclaimed by critics and readers not only in the Czech Republic but also abroad. Visitors are having a good opportunity to get acquainted with the works of Czech artists as David Böhm, Pavel Čech, Dan Černý, Lucie Dvořáková, Renáta Fučíková, Vendula Chalánková, Lucie Lomová, Galina Miklínová, Petr Nikl, Jaromír Plachý and Vhrsti. Each illustrator creates in a very original and absolutely different way an entirely new world full of fantasy, which can be experienced through the exhibition even by the youngest readers. The exhibition is taking place in the Dogok Library in Seoul from 2nd March to 30th April, 2019.

The project “12 Worlds” has followed on from a successful exhibition “11 Worlds” launched in the City of Prague Museum in 2012. After 5 years the content was updated and a new exhibition arose. The curator is a literary and art critic Radim Kopáč (1976), who published many books about history of culture and literature.

In times of yesteryear, Zdeněk Miler, Květa Pacovská, Miroslav Šašek, Jiří Trnka, Štěpán Zavřel and Helena Zmatlíková reigned over the world of original Czech children’s book illustration. But how is it today? What does the new generation of illustrators look like? Who is following in the footsteps of world-wide respected artists? Who is earning acclaim both at home and in the international arena? Look at the twelve names listed above: each one is connected with an original style confirmed in numerous books praised by critics and readers alike; each work represents a special world of places, characters and events not only in words and pictures, but also in other media such as film, performances, music, theatre and photography. For example successful book “Oddsockeaters” by Galina Miklínová or comics album Anča & Pepík by Lucie Lomová were made into films or Petr Nikl interconnects words, pictures, performances and sounds in his works.

The exhibition represents 12 contemporary Czech illustrators and comics authors of young and middle-age, who focuse on literature for children and youth. Selected artists belong to the top-level illustrators appreciated by critics and readers more and more gaining acclaim abroad. Each artist has his unique style, each artist creates his own world. So – welcome inside. To know another world is to possess another soul.



Dogok Library


From: Mar 2, 2019 12:00 AM
To: Apr 30, 2019 12:00 AM


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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