Gallery Slunecna was created as an experimental exhibition space designed to link the historical features and the extraordinary beautiful countryside to its surroundings. It is located on Bio Farm Slunecna on the Czech-German-Austrian border in the vicinity of Sumava National Park.
Art exhibitions, concerts, workshops and other cultural actions are organized in this scenic space.
The exhibition by BlueLine art group UNFOCUSED held in the area of the reconstructed stables and the installation of wood sculpture “Brittle Balance” by the sculptor Jiri Vanek at the open area was the first (debut) event in 2011.
In preparation for the exhibition the reconstruction of stables, cleaning, adjustment of wood beams and other visible wood components, installation of hanging system and lighting was done (see http://66dioptrii.unfocused.cz/post/8183217417/blueline-na-slunecne ).
Exhibitions have two independent areas. In one area exhibitions will be presented from spring to autumn and in the other they will run for the whole year. The terms for exhibitions in the Stable starts at the beginning of spring when the last snow melts and the stabled animals are moved to pastures, the stables are cleared, mobile equipment renewed and the first exhibition is installed. The exhibition season ends with the first snow when the animals are moved back to the stables.
The division of Stable into two independent areas, which you can access via a mutual entrance, enables Gallery Slunecna to focus on the main exhibition activity. Especially the focus will be on common Czech-European exhibitions at which Czech, German, Austrian and other European artists or art groups will be invited to exhibit. An Integral part of exhibitions will be international workshops partly with participating authors and partly with broader cultural topics (depends on invited persons).
The focus is especially on young and emerging authors and the dialog at two parts exhibitions will focus on dialogue between generations (young author – older author, teacher - student etc.) and the priority will participation of South Czech artists.
The second exhibition space is a multiuse area. The first floor of newly constructed restaurant (in the reconstructed building) and will hold exhibitions all year round (titled Gallery R2).
There are many exhibitions possibilities for sculptors and performers to exhibit for the whole year in the exterior area:
Large area is near the road with panorama tic view of the countryside (with good visibility of big objects from the distance), an inner yard between the Stable and restaurant and other places (with possibility of placing suitable artefacts in Sumava National Park).
During the construction of the organic farm an area for sculpture workshops was taken into consideration.
After the beginning of summer season a sheltered area of 100 m2 and 4 meters high and sheltered from the wind and with an open view of the surrounding countryside is for disposition.
Art photography is the preferred sphere for exhibitions and we prepare other exhibitions and actions (sculptures, paintings and concerts) and civic society UNFOCUSED is commissioned with their dramaturgy.
On Sunday 22.6.2014 three exhibitions vernissages were held in Gallery Slunecna.
The song by Josef Gušlbauer introduced the spoken part of the opening ceremony in the area of Gallery Stable1. The curator of exhibitions Ladislav Hovorka welcomed visitors and briefly presented the newly created gallery at organic farm Slunecna. After that he gave the floor to Pavel Stepanek who is a farmer and photographer. He confessed to his love of Sumava and Slunecna and he brought his vision of countryside management and work with it, such that the audience were really moved. He explained the closeness of farm and artistic work and the motive for the creation of a gallery on an organic farm.
The program continued with the blues of an author Josef Guslbauer UFOCUSED Blues and with presentation of exhibition RedLine by group UNFOCUSED and their guests. Ladislav Hovorka (founder of the group) and Harry Farkas from the group UNFOCUSED were presented together with the guest painter Jaroslav Stedra. Ladislav Hovorka made a short speech about the Manifest of the group (www.unfocused.cz) and Harry Farkas spoke about his creation of his abstract paintings. Electronic presentation of other authors from UNFOCUSED is also included in the classical exhibition of large paintings.
Veronika Souralova made a speech about her exhibition Magic of the Insect Realm and spoke about her admiration of social insects.
After a brief pause for refreshments the vernissages moved into the third exhibition area, the Gallery R2, for the opening of exhibition Fragile Balance where Pavla Vankova paintings and Jiri Vanek paintings and sculptures are exhibited.
After that the program continued with tasting organic cheeses and other delicatessens from the farm and with a lamb barbecue.
The authors, together with the farmer Pavel Stepanek, made themselves a group photograph (photographs of Martina Salajky and Ireny Hovorkove “The Art Exalts!” successfully flied through Facebook. You can see this one and the others photographs at the Photo Gallery).
BlueLine UNFOCUSED 2011
BlueLine of the group UNFOCUSED and guests (Ladislav Hovorka, Harry Farkas, Libor Kousal, Blanka Chocholová, Marek Chochola, Pavel Talich, Lubomír Stibůrek, Miloš Šejn)