Milan Dobeš Museum: art from all over the word in Vítkovice, where industry meets art On July 13th, 2017, the Milan Dobeš Museum opened in the unique area of the former ironworks in Dolní Vítkovice. Thanks to the initiative of the art collector and curator of the exhibition, Jan Světlík, the now multifunctional Gong Cultural Hall, a former gas holder, has become home to the museum.. Inside this remarkable building is the relatively complicated, but generously designed, interior of the museum, designed by Josef Pleskot, whose investment also allowed for the development of the building. The museum carries the name of the representative of op-art and pioneer of dynamic constructivism, Milan Dobeš. He was born in Přerov, and is one of the most important figures in art culture in Czechia and Slovakia. Thanks to the great number of prestigious exhibitions of contemporary art that
he took part in -- Documenta 4 in Kassel, Germany, Bienále in Sao Paulo, Sympozium plastik in Montevideo, an exhibition in Osaka, Japan -- he was able to create countless connections to top artists. In our collection you can find screen printing as well as works of pop-art specialist Andy Warhol, the founder of op-art, Victor Vasarely, or the exceptional
guru on specific art, Josef Albers, but you can also find pieces from Jiří Kolář, Zdeněk Sýkora, Henryka Stażewsky, Hugo Demartini and many others. Milan Dobeš received the international Trebbia lifetime achievement award on June 17th, 2018.
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