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TUES–SUN 10:00–18:00

Jaroslav Koléšek / TECHNOINTIM

18. 1. – 12. 3. 2023
The patron of the Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava is Lukáš Curylo, Deputy Governor of the Moravian-Silesian Region.
The project is financially supported by the City of Ostrava and Czech Ministry of Culture.
Guided tour with author will take place on Thursday 2 February and on Saturday 11 March at 5 p.m 
Guided tour with curator will take place on Thursday 23 February at 5 p.m.
Only in Czech. Entrance with valid ticket. Advance booking HERE 

The exhibition Jaroslav Koléšek / TECHNOINTIM presents a selection of mainly recent works by the sculptor Jaroslav Koléšek (*1974). Koléšek was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of the sculpture department at Ostrava University’s Faculty of Fine Arts and Music. He began working at the faculty in 2008, and from 2011 to the present day he has been the head of the department he helped to create. In 2003 Koléšek received the Václav Chad Award. He is known for several works installed in public spaces – including Heart of an Aviator, above the village of Šanov near Slavičín. His work is characterized by a strong focus on craftsmanship, though it also incorporates a powerfully expressive message spanning the boundary between technology and human intimacy. At first view, Koléšek’s sculptures resemble machines, technical assemblies or military equipment, but on closer inspection they become softer and more intimate, a shift accomplished via changing materials or colours and formal metamorphoses.
Jaroslav Michna

The opening will take place on Tuesday 17 January at 5 p.m.

Curator: Jaroslav Michna
Text:  Jaroslav Michna
Translation: Christopher Hopkinson
Graphic design: Katarína Jamrišková
Promotion: Jana Malášek Šrubařová, Magdaléna Staňková
Educational programmes: Hedvika Dalecká, Jana Sedláková

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