Presentation by Vaclav Pozarek

October 23, 2012 Event date: 18.30

The archival exhibition «Books, Bridges, Images», which can currently be seen in the Art Library (until November 4, 2012), presents images and books on the theme of bridges. These come in part from the inventory of the library and have in part been supplemented by bibliophile or artistic comments by friends of the Sitterwerk.

Various contributions come from the archive of Vaclav Pozarek. In addition to a vitrine with postcards and prints as well as books on the theme, he also provided the exhibition furnishings for them. With these «bases», movable walls for books, benches, and vitrines made of wood, he shaped one component of the exhibition.

Vaclav Pozarek, who was born in České Budějovice in 1940, lives and works today in Bern. His artistic work is multifaceted: he draws and takes photographs, collects, archives and catalogues, is active as a sculptor and also as a book and exhibition designer.

The exhibition «LOS – Library of Sculpture», which was presented in the Bündner Kunstmuseum in Chur in the spring of 2012, brings together his passion for collecting in the field of the sculptural. On the first floor of the museum, the artist erected an imaginary library with photographs, postcards, his own works such as models and drawings as well as specific furnishings, some of which have now become part of the exhibition in the Sitterwerk.

On Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm, Vaclav Pozarek will present one part of his archive in the exhibition «Books, Bridges, Images» in the Art Library.

In addition, on October 23, 2012 at 8:15 pm, there will be an event in connection with the exhibition in the Kraftwerk Kubel on the theme of bridges: Erfreuliche Universität in the Palace, Lucius Burckhardt: «Wer plant die Planung? Von der Urbanismuskritik zur Spaziergangswissenschaft», lecture by Martin Schmitz, Berlin.

The Sitterwerk thus also offers interested individuals a shuttle to the Palace after the presentation by Vaclav Pozarek.