The exhibition will feature a set of modern Czech glass consisting of 53 exhibits. The exhibition has been prepared by the expert for Czech glass, Dr. Helmut Ricke from Düsseldorf, who followed in particular from the hitherto unpublished collection of Czech glass owned by the Steinberg Foundation from Liechtenstein. This foundation collected it in the 1980s by direct purchases from studios of 46 artists. The exhibition thus deals mainly with two generations, which mostly studied in the Glass Departments of Professors Jaroslav Holeček, Josef Kaplický and Karel Štipl at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (VŠUP). The artists include, for example, Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, René Roubíček, Pavel Hlava, Vladimír Kopecký and Václav Cigler.
The exhibition is organized by:
Museum Kunst Palast Glassmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf
Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague
National Gallery in Prague
Czech Glass 1945—1980 / Production at the Time of Misery and Illusions