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THE MOVEMENT OF THE EYES AND THE HANDS ARE NOT WATCHING CONTOURS, BUT PENETRATION INTO THE WHOLENESS OF THE UNIVERSE.
 
ART SAFARI 35 – HYDRANT ART SAFARI 35 – HYDRANT


27.06.2020 - 28.06.2020
24h PERFORMANCE 24h PERFORMANCE


14.06.2020 - 15.06.2020
Through the Landscape of K. H. Mácha Through the Landscape of K. H. Mácha


04.06.2020 - 06.09.2020
NMHTÍ NMHTÍ


12.05.2020 - 24.06.2020
IDENTITY IDENTITY


23.03.2020 - 30.09.2020
Homeplace & Kunka Phenomenon Homeplace & Kunka Phenomenon


04.03.2020 - 31.07.2020
↗ ASCENT ↙ DESCENT / performance art event ↗ ASCENT ↙ DESCENT / performance art event


23.02.2020 - 23.02.2020
Parallel cinema / Stream, Tree and Stone Parallel cinema / Stream, Tree and Stone


03.02.2020 - 04.02.2020
Ji.hlava Ji.hlava


24.10.2019 - 29.10.2019
TRA DUE MONDI TRA DUE MONDI


16.10.2019 - 16.10.2019
Pilgrims, Refugees, Hermits Pilgrims, Refugees, Hermits


11.09.2019 - 28.10.2019
The Naked Forms Festival (FNAF) The Naked Forms Festival (FNAF)


06.09.2019 - 08.09.2019
Sounds / Codes / Images - Audio Experimentation in the Visual Arts Sounds / Codes / Images - Audio Experimentation in the Visual Arts


06.06.2019 - 10.10.2019
rivers, streams, puddles rivers, streams, puddles


04.06.2019 - 24.06.2019
IL SORRISO DEL LEONE / VENICE TELEPATHIC BODIES IL SORRISO DEL LEONE / VENICE TELEPATHIC BODIES


01.06.2019 - 24.11.2019
Performance Crossings 2019 Performance Crossings 2019


15.05.2019 - 18.05.2019
THEATRUM MUNDI III THEATRUM MUNDI III


27.04.2019 - 27.04.2019
AQVA AQVA


26.04.2019 - 28.05.2019
Early Manifestations of Action Art in East Bohemia Early Manifestations of Action Art in East Bohemia


26.04.2019 - 16.06.2019
Yellow Rose Fragrance Yellow Rose Fragrance


27.03.2019 - 16.06.2019
WÄRMFLASCHE WÄRMFLASCHE


14.12.2018 - 15.12.2018
ART SPACE ECOLOGY ART SPACE ECOLOGY


15.10.2018 - 31.12.2020
Architecture and Senses Architecture and Senses


12.10.2018 - 14.10.2018
THEATRUM MUNDI II THEATRUM MUNDI II


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 - 27.11.2020
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
LANDSCAPE UNDER TOTALITARIAN LANDSCAPE UNDER TOTALITARIAN


16.09.2008 - 30.11.2008
NMHTÍ
ARTIKLE / Brno

12.05.2020 - 24.06.2020


The title of the book and exhibition, N M H T Í, highlights an important component of the creative approach of Miloš Šejn - namely his work with language. Since the early 1980s, human body drawings and paintings have appeared in his work, accompanied by expressions of sound and speech. The historical archetype apparently refers to some principles of avant-garde tendencies of the early 20thcentury, the essence of which are creative processes interlinking poetry with the visual arts. However, the author develops possibilities of this symbiosis in a completely distinctive way. For Miloš Šejn’s wide straddling in his creation, intermediality is perhaps the clearest umbrella term. The author's strategy, working methods, procedures and means of expression are associated with various artistic disciplines, and resonating in them are experiences loosely connecting them in particular with an unbroken tradition of action and conceptual art, body art and land art. Incidentally, both these components, words and images, also find themselves in the timeline in a varying media relationship. In terms of elemental analysis of the audible side, words are sometimes understandable and other times they drift more into mere assonance. While initially the spoken word formed a visual part of the drawing (to some extent as its accompaniment), there is then a blending of the drawing with writing, thus a concurrence of drawing and the improvised spoken word, or rather perhaps even acoustic expression. Now Šejn proceeds where gestures of the process become a reflection of vision and a component of the spoken word. The acoustic track in the written transcription transforms into words or their fragments, in sounds reproduced by text, or respectively pictorial poems. However, words and the painting are more a situational connection rather than an expression of poetic imagination. One could say that both systems inextricably identify, whereas the word need not have any semantic link to the painting, but it works in more of an associative way.

Besides working with language, there are several other attention-worthy aspects in Miloš Šejn’s creation. These include movement and processuality, the role of place, space and time, and also working with the body. If we focus on the artist's movement in connection with the emergence of the work in time, we can mention in this regard especially the artist's drawings and film footage occurring in parallel during walking, i.e. a process in a way akin to an archetypal journey or traveling in the countryside. In this case, the artist usually works using the technology of a head camera, by which he scans the entire process. In terms of the medium, it thus concerns a sort of tableau in which to a certain extent an aspect of ritual and magic is present. The emphasis on conceptual and processional processes is incidentally also the reason why Miloš Šejn’s work has many points in common, for example, with that of Dalibor Chatrný, and why he does not deny the influence of his teacher, the Czech guru of conceptual painting, Zdeněk Sýkora.

We can also perceive the paintings of Miloš Šejn created in recent years as an equivalent of processional drawings and videos. In them, site selection plays an important role (besides temporal coordinates, which the author meticulously records). It is a privileged ”topoi” for which he created a purely personal and emotional bond, and to which he repeatedly returns as the landscape of his life - whether they are specific locations in the Giant Mountains or by the River Odra. The artist's contact with the landscape literally has a physical nature; indeed, he enters the images of these places through his own body. You could even say that his experience from the place unfolds in a very intimate, almost erotic mode. These associations are moreover evoked by the fact that the material of many of his paintings is canvas with memory of the body, sheets with the "wrinkles" life. Tensioned in the frame, we can then read them as unrepeatable intimate traces of stories in which all situational moments left their creative role: besides landscape morphology and body painting also material that clung to the “painter's canvas” - grass, clay, flowers, twigs, feathers ... In a certain sense, we could designate Šejn’s paintings as some kind of temporal “canning” of specific objective realities and subjective emotions and experiences, capturing the poetry of the place and the fleeting moment. Everything in the painting has meaning as part of a unique situation. In a way, the painting is an object in physical relation not only to the creator and the landscape, but also to the viewer. 

Kaliopi Chamonikola 

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