JAN KAPLICKÝ - HIS OWN WAY

This exhibition to take place in Prague will be the most comprehensive display of works by this leading Czech architect, now long since passed away, ever held.

By philosophy and nature, Jan Kaplický was mainly an architect, but his typical creative touch can be seen in many other artistic disciplines. His buildings are definitely outstanding and controversial; he was often inspired by natural forms – cobwebs, butterfly’s wings, or fish scales. Kaplický received many awards, including the most prestigious British award for architecture, the Stirling Prize, for the Media Centre at Lord’s Cricket Ground in London. Kaplický’s most recent designs include the Antonín Dvořák Congress and Concert Hall Centre in České Budějovice.

When Jan Kaplický gave a lecture in Prague several years ago, he enumerated ten guiding principles of his work. They are as follows: freedom, creativity, people, beauty, elegance, plasticity, sensuality, color, innovation, and inspiration. This exhibition will finally allow the public to become acquainted with Kaplický’s oeuvre, at least in retrospective.

Date and time of the event: Apr 16, 2010 - Aug 2, 2010

Place of the event: Praha - Centrum současného umění DOX Poupětova 1a, 170 00 Praha 7