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The Transformation of Geometry / Collections Siegfried Grauwinkel, Berlin and Miroslav Velfl, Prague

Max Bill, heller kern, 1972/1973, Grauwinkel Collection
from: 28. 11. 2018
to: 31. 3. 2019
Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor

from: 28. 11. 2018
to: 31. 3. 2019
Municipal Library of Prague, 2nd floor

Tue-Sun 10 a.m.–6 p.m.


Hana Larvová
Ljuba Beránková


full: 120 CZK 
reduced: 60 CZK 



the exhibition is supported by 
the Czech-German Future Fund >




practical info > 
The building is barrier-free (elevator).


The exhibition project of Prague City Gallery, entitled The Transformation of Geometry, employs the profile of two significant private collections – Sammlung Siegfried Grauwinkel, Berlin, and Miroslav Velfl, Prague – to present gems by outstanding Czech and foreign artists, based on reductive geometric or, respectively, structural concepts. For the first time ever in the given extent, it mediates the dialogue between two collection strategies in the framework of an identical subject, which at the same time opens interesting space for ponderings on what they have in common and in what they differ.

The Berlin collector Siegfried Grauwinkel has been building his collection for more than thirty years. Over time, he switched from its initially wider concept to Concrete Art and geometric forms in general, and currently also extends them with examples of Fundamental and Radical Painting. The collection of Miroslav Velfl, too, initially had wider focus. However, the collector in the recent years exclusively turned to Constructivist tendencies found in both Czech and foreign art from the period between 1960s and the beginning of the new millennium.



exhibited authors 


Miroslav Velfl Collection 

Siegfried Grauwinkel Collection

Anni Albers Frank Badur
Leon Polk Smith Imre Bak
Francois Morellet Horst Bartnig
Jiří Kolář Hartmuth Böhm
Max Bill Max Bill
Camille Graeser Andreas Brandt
Manfred Mohr Max Cole
Zdeněk Sýkora Suzanne Daetwyler
Kenneth Martin Piero Dorazio
Karel Malich Paul Uwe Dreyer
Günther Uecker Rita Ernst
Vladimir Kokolia Günther Förg
František Kyncl Dan Freudenthal
Josef Hiršal Günter Fruhtrunk
Hugo Demartini Heinz Gappmayr
Radek Kratina Johanes Geccelli
Lev Valdemarovič Nusberg Kuno Gonschior
Auguste Herbin Camille Graeser
Dalibor Chatrný István Haász
Vladislav Mirvald Marcia Hafif
Kamil Linhart Herbert Hinteregger
Milan Grygar Olaf Holzapfel
Petr Kvíčala Alfred Hückler
Rita Ernst Callum Innes
Horst Bartnig Imi Knoebel
Paul Richard Lohse Imre Kocsis
Henryk Stazewski Matti Kujasalo
Getulio Alviani Adolf Luther
Richard Anuszkiewicz Gianni Colombo
Carlos Cruz-Diez Susanne Lyner
Cesar Domela Ray Malone
Anthony Hill Dóra Maurer
Richard Paul Lohse Manfred Mohr
Pavel Mansouroff Lienhard von Monkiewitsch
Mauro Reggiani Francois Morellet
Jesus Rafael Soto Jan van Munster
Fausta Squatriti Aurelie Nemours
Jeffrey Steale Kenneth Noland
Victor Vasarely Georg Karl Pfahler
Steven Aalders Gudrun Piper
  Henri Prosi
  Rolf Rose
  Reinhard Roy
  Klaus J. Schoen
  Christiane Schlosser
  Elisabeth Sonneck
  Renaud Jacquier Stajnowicz
  Esther Stocker
  Günther Uecker
  Rudolf Valenta
  Victor Vasarely
  Heimo Zobernig
  Jan Maarten Voskuil
  Anton Stankowski
  Betty Rieckmann
  Bernar Venet
  Mar Vicente
  Ryszard Winiarski
  Turi Simeti
  Andreas Brandt
  Stefanos Gazis
  Kristin Gerber
  Thomas Kaminsky
  Jan Kotík
  Christian Roeckenschuss
  Peter Sedgley