Emil Filla Gallery in Ústí nad Labem
16. 9 − 5. 11. 2023, opening 15. 9. at 6 pm

Artist: Veronika Holcová
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Jiří Dvořák

The divide between day and night accompanies man throughout his whole life. To interpret the state of being as an interplay of the heart, reason and will, we can use as a metaphor a sailor or a wanderer representing reason and sailing or walking through a landscape shaped by the currents of the sea or the horizons of the landscape. We can picture these currents as the feeling heart and the sails and rudder as the will to set out on a journey. Veronika Holcová's artwork is a combination of landscape and figurative motifs. She presents us with dreamy landscapes that open up to us at the time between day and night or by being present, where we are able to experience a given moment and place with a certain release and openness toward inner worlds. In Veronika Holcova's artwork, we can imaginatively sail through the inner landscapes of the soul.

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Regional Gallery in Liberec
10. 2. – 30. 4. 2023, opening 9. 2. at 6 pm

Artist: Cameron Tauschke /AU/
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo:
Matěj Kania

The exhibition project of Cameron Tauschke (born 1971 in Melbourne), an Australian artist who is based in Berlin, is represented by paintings and drawings from the Valleys of the heart series. The artist is inspired and fascinated by touching statements, such as “follow your heart”, “hand on heart” or “heart is our guiding light and the best teacher”. At the same time, he is fascinated by the world of mountaineers who need natural discipline, faith and patience to successfully scale mountain summits, for the path to the summit is always full of setbacks and dangers - just like our life journey. It is the “follow your heart” and “put your heart into doing things” that is the main message of the exhibition.

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Chobot Gallery, Domgasse 6, Vienna, Austria
10. 11. − 16. 12. 2022

Artist: Dorota Sadovská
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová

The resulting canvases, folded into an object in the size of a human figure, visually make the viewer to closely examine them. In detail, they reveal universal, yet deeply human gestures, in the form of the precise anatomical drawing of the figure. She also uses the sculptural technique of a relief and three-dimensional objects. It is this variability of painting, sculpture or drawing that the artist examines, while reflecting on the contemporary mimetic game that we all experience every day in the flood of images both in a public space and in an Internet space in our mobile phones or laptops, which often presents us with a misleading reality of the human body.
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Kaple Gallery, Valašské Meziříčí
15. 9. – 18. 11. 2022

Artist: Petr Dub
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Studio Flusser

The times in which we live are characterised by the overuse of cultural historical symbols becoming empty phrases. The resulting impulses show that the Christian tradition, which is part of our European identity, is often an nonchalant empty phrase. Petr Dub’s installation processes this moment of emptying cultural patterns related to the theme of masculine conquest of women against the background of medieval chivalric culture.

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Regional Gallery in Liberec 
15. 7. 2022 – 31. 12. 2023

Artists: Jana Bernartová, Petr Dub, Veronika Holcová, Anna Hulačová, Věra Janoušková, Krištof Kintera, Karoliny Lizurej (PL), Richard Loskot, Petr Nikl, Hanna Råst (FI) and Lubomír Typlt.
Curator and author of the exhibition project: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Markéta Bendová

The dynamics and variability that are typical for the times we live in are reflected in the new curatorial concept. What our entire society has in common is lifelong questioning of our existence. The newly restored curtain of the Turnov theater thus creates for us an imaginary backdrop for the game of life, in front of which individual human destinies take place. It is often irony, which is so characteristic for art, that facilitates our lightness of being and helps us to overcome our personal and societal life challenges.

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Regional Gallery in Liberec, -1 Gallery
1. 7.– 2. 10. 2022

Artists: Slavomíra Ondrušová /SK/ & Svätopluk Mikyta /SK/
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Markéta Bendová

Drawing provides space where you can slow down. You can also think through drawing. The combination of thinking and drawing became the basis for the creation of the curatorial project called Being present in the here and now. Thinking through drawing, in which Slovak artists Slavomíra Ondrušová and Svätopluk Mikyta present themselves. The exhibition emphasizes the immediacy and variability of drawing, participation and extended interpretations of the author's worlds of both artists.

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Regional Gallery in Liberec, -1 Gallery
3. 9. 2021 – 2. 1. 2022

Artists: Dorota Sadovská /SK/, Alannah Robins /IRL/
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová

The search for a transcendental perception of the world is a key moment of Slovak artist Dorota Sadovská’s and Irish artist Alannah Robins’s exhibition called Spirit.  Spirituality and corporeality are embodied in their artwork, but each from a different subjective artistic point of view.

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The opening will take place on 9th September, at 6 pm

9. - 26. 9. 2021, Nová strašnická škola, Prague
Artists: Tomáš Bryscejn, Markéta Hlinovská, Anežka Hošková, Karolina Lizurej /PL/, Jasmin Schaitl /AT/
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Markéta Bendová

The path to oneself is taken through being present in the here and now. The last pandemic year has given us plenty of time to think and has taught us humility. Reality seemed incomprehensible and distant as if time had stopped. The silence, which we were hardly seeking before the pandemic, appeared in that ability to cherish the present moment. I have prepared a curatorial concept for the Festival 4 + 4 days in motion, which follows my research on contemporary drawing as the most direct art medium. 

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Regional Gallery in Liberec, -1 Gallery
25. 9. 2020– 3. 1. 2021

Artists: Markéta Hlinovská and Veronika Holcová
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Dita Lamačová

In examining the world and searching for the meaning of life, in Part II of his classical book Labyrinth of the World and Paradise of the Heart John Amos Comenius suggests to look into our own heart, where most of us will find adequate answers. It was this intimate turmoil that inspired Markéta Hlinovská’s and Veronika Holcová’s exhibition.

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Regional Gallery Liberec, -1 Gallery, Masarykova 723/14, Liberec

20. 9. 2019 – 5. 1. 2020

Artist: Jan Pfeiffer
Curator: Lenka Sýkorová
Photo: Markéta Bendová

Jan Pfeiffer’s exhibition works with the theme of a dream that is amplified by the gallery premises – the former municipal spa, i.e. by the back-then presence of water and the possibility to perform physical and mental hygiene.

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Regional Gallery Liberec, Hall under the Swimming Poo, Masarykova 723/14, Liberec

17. 5. – 1. 9. 2019

An international project involving András Czéfalvay (Slovakia), Juraj Gábor (Slovakia), Tomáš Roubal (Czech Republic), Anetta Mona Chisa – Lucia Tkáčová (Romania/Slovakia) and David Vojtuš (Czech Republic) will introduce the role of the body, health and hygiene in relation to aesthetics in the work of contemporary artists.

Curators: Lenka Sýkorová, Viktor Čech
production: Anna Habánová
Photo: Studio Flusser

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