The exhibition “Aphrodite today” is an initiative of the Association of Czech Graphic Artists HOLLAR and the Center for Classical Studies, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences. It includes more than fifty works by twenty-two contemporary printmakers and explores the perception of the ancient goddess of love in contemporary Czech art. Through the multiple approaches to the subject of Aphrodite, the exhibition contributes to the current discussions about the position of women in contemporary society and its reflection in artmaking.
Opening: Wednesday 9 November 2022, 19:00
Artists: Mikoláš Axmann, Karel Beneš, Jan Blaha, Šimon Brejcha, Dušan Černý, Petr Fiala, Petr Hampl, Pavel Holeka, Tomáš Hřivnáč, Ditta Jiřičková, Martin Mulač, Petr Palma, Pavel Piekar,
Martin Raudenský, Zuzana Růžičková, Jiří Slíva,
Ladislav Sýkora, Petr Štěpán, Hana Šuranská, Jana Šindelová,
Eva Vlasáková, Bohunka Waageová
Curators: Jan Bažant, Center for Classical Studies, Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Pavel Piekar, President of the Association of Czech Graphic Artists HOLLAR
The exhibition is presented in the context of the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It is a collaboration of the G. Gounaropoulos Museum with the Czech Center of Athens and is produced under the auspices of the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Athens.
To see the program of the parallel events (in Greek), click here.
central picture: Dušan Černý, Nettles, dry point, linograph, 2020, 59×43,7 cm