COLLECTIONS

AN ART COLLECTION IS NOT MERELY A COMPILATION OF INDIVIDUAL WORKS, BUT IS ITSELF A WORK OF ART.

One of Kunsthalle Praha’s goals is to create a representative collection showcasing Czech art of the 20th and 21st century within an international context and serving as an important resource for exhibition, research and educational activities.

For many years, Kunsthalle Praha has been compiling a collection mapping Czech and international art from the 20th century to the present. The focus of the collection is on modern, post-war and contemporary art as it reflects the dynamic transformations of artistic styles within the context of social change.

The collection also explores the connections between the Czech and the international art scene and includes works of international artists which contextually complement the collection’s main line.

The Kunsthalle Praha collection comprises its own artworks as well as artworks on long-term loan. Acquisition of new works involves taking into account their art-historical value, their contribution to the overall direction of the collection and the connection to works and themes already represented in the collection.

Professional care for its own and borrowed artworks is another crucial aspect of the Kunsthalle Praha collection management. Its modern depositories and expert services will meet the highest demands for professionalism and curatorial work.

The collection will serve as a resource for Kunsthalle Praha short-term exhibitions, research activities and educational projects. Works from the collection will also be loaned for exhibiting in local and foreign museums and galleries.

Kunsthalle Praha collection is currently being digitalized and will eventually be made accessible to the public online. Prior to the launch of the full online presentation, we will be introducing in the section below selected artworks on a rotating basis.


MODERN ART

FRANTIŠEK KUPKA
SIGNUM, 1908
Ink on paper
39,2 x 33,1 cm

GIORGIO DE CHIRICO
FORBIDDEN TOYS, 1915–1916
Oil on canvas
55,4 x 25,9 cm

EMIL FILLA
STILL LIFE WITH PLAYING CARD AND PIPE, 1914
Oil on wood
24 x 33 cm

MAX ERNST
FACILITÉ, 1923–1924
Oil on canvas
65 x 54 cm

TOYEN
DREAM, 1937
Oil on canvas
81 x 100 cm

VÁCLAV ŠPÁLA
BATHING, 1915
Oil on canvas
27 x 33 cm

POST-WAR ART

ALÉN DIVIŠ
NOEM'S ARK, 1945
Gouache on canvas
63 x 86 cm

ZDENĚK SÝKORA
SQUARED TEXTURE, 1963
Oil on canvas
136 x 100 cm

POL BURY
PONCTUATION, 1959
Painted and perforated fiberboard, metal and elecric motor
Ø 70 cm

ADRIENA ŠIMOTOVÁ
WHITE NIGHT, 1971
Acrylic and tempera on fiberboard
171 x 172 cm

MIKULÁŠ MEDEK
HEAD OF MARQUIS DE SADE II., 1968
Oil on canvas
50 x 40 cm

HANS HARTUNG
T1962-U29, 1962
Vinylic paint ant pastel on canvas
63,5 x 255 cm

CONTEMPORARY ART

GREGOR HILDEBRANDT
SMOKE AND SOUND, 2015
Cut records, canvas on wood
174 x 130 cm

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE
BIRDS IN FLIGHT, 2016–2017
Indian ink on hand-made paper stuck on cottong fabric
95 x 98 cm

FRANTIŠEK SKÁLA
IN THE DOCK II, 2003
Wood, rubber, metal and product of nature
23 x 25 x 8 cm

ANNA HULAČOVÁ
ME, YOU, HE, SHE, IT, WE, YOU, THEY, 2016
Cement, silicone and digital print
190 x 100 x 60 cm

GERT & UWE TOBIAS
UNTITLED, 2016
Woodcut on canvas
200 x 168 cm

EVA KOŤÁTKOVÁ
UNLEARNING THE BODY, 2016
Combined technique on paper
29,7 x 21 cm