About Artoteca of Pilsen City

Dear friends of Art,

welcome to Artoteca of Pilsen City.  Artoteca is a system project supported by City of Pilsen, which is a lively collection of contemporary local art. Artoteca project was prepared in 1995 by employees of the Culture Department of Pilsen Municipality, which was managed the head of the department at that time, Mr. Vladimír Líbal. The whole project is focused on two main areas: presentation of current art of Pilsen authors at public areas of the city and the support of current production of Pilsen artists, or artists connected with the city.

Artoteca of Pilsen City was established by the resolution of Pilsen City Council No. 512/95 on 5th October 1995 to the date of 1st January 1996. Selection of the artworks for the inclusion into the Artoteca collection is carried out by expert commission.

Currently Artoteca of Pilsen City includes 120 artworks and the significant artists of the Pilsen area are represented there, such as Jiří Patera, Miroslav Tázler, representatives of Pilsen School of Painting 70th-80th years of the 20th century (the Patera ring) - V. Havlíček, V. Malina, M. Maur, J.  Samec and others. Furthermore, the collection includes artworks by Bronislav Losenický, Květa Monhartová, Jarmila Dytrychová, Marie Lacigová, Jiří Rataj etc. One painting by Ladislav Sutnar called "Venus/Pilsen is a woman" is a long-term loan to Gallery of West Bohemia in Pilsen.

Pilsen is a major supporter of  the local art. The mission of the Artoteca of Pilsen City  is the connection of direct support for the current visual art with the presentation of the authors in public municipal buildings. This project follows traditional cultural patronage of the City of Pilsen and becomes an interesting live collections of Pilsen contemporary art.

PhDr. Květuše Sokolová
Head of the Department

Municipality Authority of Pilsen,
Culture Department

December 2012

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