28 March – 08 June 2003

FRANTISEK KUPKA. A Retrospektive

The exhibition consists of a core of about 50 paintings and 80 drawings and graphic works from the collection of the Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris.

Kupka is viewed as one of the fathers of abstract art and can be mentioned in one breath with Kandinsky, Mondrian, and Balla. And yet the artist from Prague followed a rather unconventional path to abstraction. Beginnings in Symbolism led him, following Cubist experiments, to esoteric positions before a method wholly founded in painterly thinking asserted itself. Today his varied work still stimulates painterly positions whose intentions focus on existential dimensions beyond the immanent questions of painting.

The works presented show the development of Kupka´s abstract oeuvre and at the same time give an insight into the methods with which he pursued his picture finding. Additional works from private collections will be shown, augmenting certain groups of work in his oeuvre. The exhibition was developed together with the Musée National d´Art Moderne, Paris, and taken over by the Fondation de l´Hermitage, Lausanne.

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Opening
 Thursday, 27 March 2003, 18 h  
Supporting events:
 Saturday, 5 April 2003, 11 – 16 h   Art on Suturday

"Kupka: Sehen Sie selbst"

"Gemeinsame Bildbetrachtung, Einführung in seine Gedankenwelt und Zeichnen und Malen nach Kupka"

 Sunday, 6 April 2003, 14:30 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Sunday, 13 April 2003, 14:30 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Thursday, 15 May 2003, 18 h   Speech

Kupka - the other reality

by Ludmila Vachtova, Autorin

 Sunday, 18 May 2003, 14:30 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Thursday, 22 May 2003, 18 h   Speech

\"Kupka - Der Vordenker\"

by Noemi Smolik

 Sunday, 25 May 2003, 14:30 – 16 h   Families

family sunday

for children from 5 up to 10 years and their (grand)parents

 Monday, 9 June 2003, 15 h   Finissage

\"Dem Auge ein Fest. Über die Farbe in der Malerei\"

by Uwe Wieczorek, curator Hilti Art Foundation