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Dum Umení, Ceské Budejovice 20.02. - 23.03.2013

Exhibition Dum Umení, Ceské Budejovice
Foto: Jan Mahr

Dekoratives Band (Decorative Line) is a series of 15 collages based on an abstract mosaic with the same title from 1954 by the Austrian sculptor Josef Seebacher-Konzut in Viennas 15. district.  The mosaic is aprox. 15 m high and placed on a public housing block. It is unusual for being completely abstract at a quite early point in the post war public art in Vienna, but otherwise quite typical for its time. In the collages the individual shapes of the mosaic are separated from the puzzle-like composition and the dense rectangular shape, and recombined into to a rythmical series.

The collages were shown as an ensemble in the exhibition Mosaik at House of Art, Ceské Budejovice. Here the spatial situation allowed for a rythmical movement through the rooms on white and black walls. 4 small archival images of the mosaic on the floor on the artists studio were also included.