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Miloš Šejn

First Name
Miloš
Surname
Šejn
Born
1947
Birth place
Jablonec nad Nisou
Place of work
Jičín, Prague
Website
http://www.sejn.cz/
Keywords
digital image
installation art
land art
photography
public art
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About artist

A professor at AVU, he runs the School of Conceptual Tendencies. The artist uses a whole range of creative tools and approaches: drawing, painting, photography, film, installations, events, etc. An important element in Šejn’s creative work is its intermediality. His works make use not only of monitors or visual machines, but also of text, words, body movement and spiritual activity itself (that is the conscience of both the creator and the viewer). A key theme and environment for Šejn’s works is the landscape (or nature, which he tends rather to perceive in its fragments). The artist also thematises subjective space and the natural image. Šejn perceives the landscape as primary reality, the fountainhead, root or basis of creation. This landscape is to a certain degree culturally-structured (there are paths through it, signs offering help). In the landscape you then find a subject around which a specific place forms. Space is oriented or hierarchised by this subject (up and down, back and forth, etc.). Such space is inhabitable, navigable. It is meant for existence or residence. The subject is not an abstract celebrity, but a corporal entity – it moves, looks around, perceives and reacts. It touches things from which a sort of indexical or natural image is created. This image has a material correlation to its model (physie eikon, naturselbstdruck, contact photographs, etc.). Šejn’s main activity is searching and collecting – pigments and products of nature. An open collection or archive is created from these materials and forms. His paintings are the result of actual events, which are not predestined, but which organise themselves, or develop from a self-regulating structure.

Author of the annotation
Václav Hájek

CV

Studies:
1970-1975 Charles University in Prague, studio of art history, aesthetic and arts and crafts

from 1990 professor of painting, Academy of Fine Art in Prague
2001 visiting professor in Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague
2003 visiting professor in Academy of Fine Arts in Stuttgart
Member of art groups included in ARTLIST.
Soft-headed

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2003
Subrosa Lutea, Galery of modern art, Hradec Králové, National Gallery, rague

2002
MLAKA O/ČAROVÁNÍ ŠUMAVOU BE/WITCHING BY BOHEMIAN FOREST,
Galerie města Plzně, Plzeň

1995
Miloš Šejn, ifa Galerie, Institut für Auslandbeziehungen, Berlin

1991
Čára / Line, Galerie Pi-Pi-Art, Praha

1988
Instalace / Installation, Výzkumný ústav makromolekulární chemie ČSAV, Praha

1987
Kresby /Drawings, KS Blatiny, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2003
281m2, Špálova galerie, Praha

2002
Doppelung Der Bilder Im Raum / Aus der Sammlung Eckartdt, Stadtgalerie Kiel

2002
Walking, Galerija Škuc, Stari trg 21, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenija
October 19 – November 15, Jože Barši, Artur Barrio, Dean Ivandic, Bojana Piškur, Pavel Mrkus, Miloš Šejn, curated by Jože Barši, Bojana Piškur, Gregor Podnar. By definition, walking is a form of locomotion in which the body's center of gravity moves alternately on the right side and the left side. At all times at least one foot is in contact with the floor and during a brief phase both feet are in contact with the floor

2001
IX Miedzynarodowe Biennale Sztuki Mediów, Center for Media Art , Wroclaw

2000
Actual Infinity / Baroque Conflicts and Continuities in Modern and
Contemporary Czech Art, The City Gallery Prague, Municipal Library
Média Modell, INTERMEDIA – New Image Genres – Interactive Techniques, Műcsarnok/Kunsthall Budapest and on the Internet
Konec světa? The End of the World? / Projekt Praha 2000 – Evropské
město kultury, Palác Kinských, National Gallery, Praha

1998
Die Natur in Zehn Kapiteln / Zeigenössische tschechische Künstler,
Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe

1996
Jitro kouzelníků ? / Dawn of Magicians ? Národní galerie, Sbírka moderního a
současného umění, Praha
MASSIVFRAGIL, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen
l’art au CORPS / le corps exposé de Man Ray a’ nos jours, Mac, galeries
contemporaines des Musées de Marseille

1986
The Book as a Container of Ideas, Universitätsbibliothek, Oldenburg

1970
Salon international d’art photographique, Nouveu Théatre, Luxembourg
Collections
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston / Uniersitätsbibliothek, Oldenburg / Staatlichen Kunstsmmlungen, Dresden / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana, Slovenia / Muzeum Narodowe, Poznaň / Muzeum Sztuki, Warszawa-Villanov / Národní Galerie, Praha / České muzeum výtvarných umění, Praha / Národní technické muzeum, Praha / Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum, Praha / Galerie Hlavního Města Prahy / Moravská galerie, Brno / Východočeská galerie, Pardubice / Galerie Benedikta Rejta, Louny / Galerie moderního umění, Hradec Králové / Muzeum umění, Olomouc / Galerie výtvarného umění, Liberec / Galerie Klatovy/Klenová
Other realisations

Public works:

2002

Studny/Zvony pro údolí sv. Prokopa v Praze, projekt „Sochařský park Prokopské údolí„, Nadace a Centrum pro současné výtvarné umění v Praze / Bells/Wells for Prokop´s valley in Prague, Sculpture park, Fondation and entrum fo contemporary Arts

 

2002

Kaple/Pramen Slunce, Vysoký svah, Pec pod Sněžkou, okna kaple a studna/zvonice / Chapel/Spring of Sun – windows of chapel/well 02, spolupráce s Roman Koucký architektonická kancelář s.r.o.

 

2001

Bohemiae Color / Kůže země, Velvyslanectví České republiky, London, soutěžní návrh pro ministerstvo zahraničí ČR, projekt srpen 2001 (c) Roman Koucký, Šárka Malá, Libor Kábrt, Veronika Sávová, Jiří Šafr

 

1996

Projekt Národní kulturní památky „Komponovaná krajina Valdštejnské loggie a Libosadu„, zadavatel Státní památkový úřad v Pardubicích a Praze

 

1991

Labe, projekt pro řeku, spolupráce s Helen Mayer a Newton Harrison’s a se studenty Akademie výtvarných umění v Praze: Ivanou Hanzlíkovou a Janou Peterkovou

 

1989

Sluneční most pro ostrovy Diomedy, projekt

Photo

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