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The World of Květa Pacovská exhibition

Date: 29 April 2014 - 10 May 2014, Venue: Alliance Francaise 257 Clarence Street Sydney

Consulate of the Czech Republic in collaboration with Czech Centres and Alliance Francaise Sydney cordially invites you to the opening of the art-poster exhibition.


Květa Pacovská (born in 1928 in Prague) studied in the studio of Emil Filla and graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. Working in the media of graphic art, painting, conceptual art and book design, she is a world-renowned author of tactile three-dimensional book objects issued in limited editions by leading world publishers, including Edition Les Grandes Personnes in Paris, Ravensburger Buchverlag in Germany, Minedition, Neugebauer Press in Austria, etc. Her designed books have been translated into many languages and, alongside Europe, are also published in the USA, Japan and China.

Her paintings, prints and paper structures were exhibited in a number of museums and galleries throughout the world (Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Museum für Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt, etc.) and she lectured at the ICOGRADA world congresses in Hongkong and Seoul.

Between 1992-1994 she was a visiting professor at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and in 1998 at Kingston University in the UK. Between 1995-1997 she realized an art project for a garden in the Chihiro Art Museum Azumino in Nagano in Japan. For her artistic work in book design she has received the main awards at important international exhibitions of book design, art and design. She is the holder of the Hans Christian Andersen Award - IBBY, the Vladimír Boudník Award for important contributions to graphic art and in 1999 she received an honorary doctorate in design from Kingston University in Great Britain.

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