CZ | EN
aktualita ART SPACE ECOLOGY15|10|2018 - 15|10|2018
Black Rose Books, Montreal, Canada

In Art, Space, Ecology, internationally renowned curator and critic John K. Grande interviews twenty major contemporary artists whose works engage with the natural environment. 
Yellow Rose Fragrance Yellow Rose Fragrance


26.03.2019 - 15.06.2019
ART SPACE ECOLOGY ART SPACE ECOLOGY


15.10.2018 - 15.10.2018
Architecture and Senses Architecture and Senses


12.10.2018 - 14.10.2018
THEATRUM MUNDI 2.0 THEATRUM MUNDI 2.0


22.09.2018 - 22.09.2018
OPERA CORCONTICA OPERA CORCONTICA


04.09.2018 - 09.10.2018
PRAGUE WILDERNESS – LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2018 PRAGUE WILDERNESS – LANDSCAPE FESTIVAL PRAGUE 2018


21.06.2018 - 30.09.2018
Energy of the initial line – gesture, rhythm, movement in contemporary Czech art Energy of the initial line – gesture, rhythm, movement in contemporary Czech art


01.03.2018 - 28.05.2018
IMAGE / BODY / SOUND IMAGE / BODY / SOUND


27.11.2017 - 27.11.2017
EVERY WANDERING ENDS IN THE BEGINNING EVERY WANDERING ENDS IN THE BEGINNING


13.11.2017 - 13.11.2017
(Post)Land Art and the Anthropocene (Post)Land Art and the Anthropocene


06.11.2017 - 06.11.2017
CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s CS CONCEPTUAL ART OF THE 70s


11.10.2017 - 13.01.2018
SONIC SOLAR MOUNTAIN SONIC SOLAR MOUNTAIN


26.08.2017 - 26.08.2017
Bohemiae Rosa Bohemiae Rosa


25.08.2017 - 31.08.2017
HOW TO EXPLAIN IMAGES TO AN INVISIBLE INTERSPACE HOW TO EXPLAIN IMAGES TO AN INVISIBLE INTERSPACE


02.08.2017 - 10.08.2017
LAPSody 2017 – The Bubble LAPSody 2017 – The Bubble


24.05.2017 - 27.05.2017
ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH ALCHEMIC BODY | FIRE . AIR . WATER . EARTH


21.04.2017 - 29.05.2017
LIQUID ROOMS / THE LABYRINTH LIQUID ROOMS / THE LABYRINTH


10.02.2017 - 28.02.2017
LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE


20.12.2016 - 12.02.2017
The Landscape, Art and Photography | Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape The Landscape, Art and Photography | Contemporary Artworks in the Landscape


01.11.2016 - 12.01.2017
Branches | Nature art – variations Branches | Nature art – variations


26.07.2016 - 16.10.2016
AGARA / Hommage à la Peinture AGARA / Hommage à la Peinture


04.04.2016 - 31.05.2016
SPEECH MELODIES SPEECH MELODIES


19.11.2015 - 08.01.2016
SELÉNÉ  / BECOMING A LUNAR FACE TELEPATHICALLY SELÉNÉ / BECOMING A LUNAR FACE TELEPATHICALLY


28.09.2015 - 28.09.2015
FACIALITY FACIALITY


05.09.2015 - 05.09.2015
SOLAR MOUNTAIN SOLAR MOUNTAIN


20.09.2014 - 09.09.9999
MICHALEK / ŠEIN MICHALEK / ŠEIN


27.11.2013 - 12.01.2014
IL SORRISO DEL LEONE IL SORRISO DEL LEONE


01.06.2013 - 24.11.2013
FACIALITY / Space of the Memory and an Immediate Space FACIALITY / Space of the Memory and an Immediate Space


23.10.2012 - 24.10.2012
Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart Faces / Face as the phenomenon in videoart


20.06.2012 - 16.09.2012
ARCHIVES & CABINETS ARCHIVES & CABINETS


14.06.2012 - 02.09.2012
The Written Face for SU-EN The Written Face for SU-EN


28.01.2012 - 28.01.2012
Finally Together Finally Together


07.09.2011 - 14.10.2011
B/L – Dedicated to Carolus Linnaeus B/L – Dedicated to Carolus Linnaeus


15.06.2010 - 29.08.2010
BEING LANDSCAPE BEING LANDSCAPE


25.03.2010 - 06.06.2010
Gardening Gardening


10.03.2009 - 13.03.2009
Cartusiae Waldiczensis Cartusiae Waldiczensis


29.11.2008 - 01.03.2009
BEING LANDSCAPE
Západočeská galerie v Plzni / West Bohemian Gallery in Pilsen

25.03.2010 - 06.06.2010


Revealing a monumental exhibition Sejn's extensive conceptual work summarized by documentation in photographs, video and film forty years of the artist's work in the field of performance and body actions in natural terrain. From the idea of a "return to nature" to the body action, expressing deep personal relationship to the ground, it allowed to watch the fascinating records shaping contemporary visual language of new media. The artist's work combines contemporary natural science knowledge with the emotional and physical experience of the landscape and the immediate creativity. Visual expression as a bolt of rationality and sensitivity of an art message. Fascinating speech touching, physical sharing and compassion in interaction with elemental energy of matter and earth elements.

Věra Jirousová
27.12.2010
Six of the most remarkable exhibitions of 2010 / Journal Referendum

Milos Sejn works in the fields of visual art, performance and study of visual perception, and conducts workshops, such as Bohemiae Rosa. At present he teaches mixed media and the relationship of nature and art as intrinsic needs of the mind at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, and focuses on immediate creative possibilities, based upon the relationships between historical humanized landscapes and nature as a whole.
In his work, which takes the form of touch paintings, processual scrolls, books, as well as of body and land art, performance, video art and poetry, he captures and expresses his experience from communicating with nature and with the landscape, at the same time it captures aspects of nature and natural processes. The exhibition concentrates events and works in which the artist’s own body is used as the exclusive medium of expression and as a visual medium, and which can be preserved only in a video or audio form – on photographs, video or film.
Šejn’s work is rooted in an ingrained interest in nature that has demonstrated itself since his early childhood. At the beginning of the 1960s, when he was wandering in nature, he took photographs, drew, collected and labelled his observations of nature. The fundamental quality of Šejn’s work is the way he relates to nature: the fusion and permeation of the objective, cerebral, observational approach to the world of nature with the subjective, intensely physical and experiential. His artistic creation would have never acquired its uniqueness and depth if it had not been founded in the lifelong systemic observation and learning of nature and his deep knowledge of the processes that take place there.

 


Since the late 1960s Miloš Šejn has been consciously trying to transform his impressions of nature into a form that could be described as art. The first part of the exhibition recapitulates – by way of an edited capsule of his early body art – the artist’s walking, meandering, body contacts, rituals and meditations which often occurred in caves and gorges, as a reaction to the space, morphology and the perceived forces of the site. The environment of caves and rock labyrinths inspired Šejn to create a series of unique fire drawings (in particular Delimitation of the Space by Fire in the Mažarná cave in Velká Fatra mountains, Slovakia, July 1982). The photographs capture the artist’s exploration of the cave using the medium of light – a lit torch – which he carried through the underground labyrinth.
In mid-1990s, Šejn’s work was significantly influenced by his encounter with the Body Weather method, developed by the famous Japanese dancer Min Tanaka – in part as a reaction to the techniques of the butoh dance. Video performances and the simultaneously taken colour photographs from the last fifteen years, that make up the focus of the exhibition, represent Šejn’s newly found emphasis on the transformation of transient sculptures into permanent audio and video recordings of the body – aesthetic artefacts. They are not just a record of communication of the body/mind with nature and the landscape, but also a continual validation of ways how to translate such fleeting encounters into a permanent, aesthetically consequential art form.
The recordings of the author’s body art open new vistas of the moments of touching, blending and permeation of the body and the landscape. The most recent work shows this tendency along two lines: some photographs depict Šejn’s body sculptures set in the bezel of a broader landscape; others, on the other hand, are images fixing the moments of micro-integration of the body and the landscape. The ephemeral, seemingly trivial moments the existence of which one hardly realises in the flow of various doing, but which are the fundament of Šejn’s touching and interfusing of the body with the earth, water and air. Photography and video recordings of performances are accompanies by a selection of stones and other natural materials collected by the author during his rambling and staying in nature.

Extract from text by Ladislav Kesner
Being Landscape

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