The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, Libor Sečka, has the pleasure to invite you to the opening of the exhibition of Pavel Brázda in Birmingham on 1 June 2017.
11am press conference in the Ikon Gallery led by the curators of the exhibition – Johnathan Watkins, director of the Ikon Gallery and Miroslav Ambroz, the art historian.
1om-4pm drop-in family workshop in Library of Birmingham
4pm opening of the exhibition “Pavel Brázda is here” in Library of Birmingham.
There will be a standing reception accompanied by the fine tunes of the Belfiato Wind Quintet.
“Pavel Brázda embodies the best of what we have produced in the Czech lands, what has come to fruition here, what has made an impact beyond the borders of our country. He is a worthy representative not only of Czech art and culture, but of the Czech spirit. His “hominism” – art about people and for people – is imbued with kindness, an ability to look at human beings with an understanding of their weaknesses, joys and passions. It’s a method that condemns mocks and finds irony in what is evil and low, but at the same time leads to forgiveness, cleansing, contemplation. His is a colourful and complex grasp and vision of the world, without an overambitious attempt to uncover all its secrets, suspicions, gaping uncertainties and contradictions.”