Curator: PhDr. Iva Knobloch
Team: PhDr. Jiří Froněk, Ph.D., PhDr. Filip Wittlich, Ph.D., PhDr. Radim Vondráček, Mgr. Milan Hlaveš, Ph.D., PhDr. Eva Uchalová
Architects: Studio Qubus
Graphic design: Deep Throat Studio
Courage and Risk presents twelve exhibition projects that were of crucial importance in the history of 20th-century design in the Czech lands. These projects were, in a way, both courageous and risky as concerns their concept, contemporary geo-political context and, mainly, innovative installations. They explored and re-interpreted phenomena of the past, captured the tendencies in the creativity of the material world over time and even anticipated some of them, thanks to the pioneering curatorial concepts of Jiřina Vydrová, Jindřich Chalupecký, Karel Koželka, Karel Hetteš, Josef Kroutvor, Ludvík Hlaváček, the visionary artist Zdeněk Pešánek and, especially, the design theoretician Milena Lamarová. The exhibitions thus documented the crucial role played by UPM in the 20th-century history of design. Likewise, the Museum passed into the annals of exhibition design with the considerably progressive solutions of Otto Rothmayer, Ivan Sova, Václav Cigler, Karel Prager, Michal Brix and Petr Hornek, to name a few. The prominent photographers Jan Svoboda and Gabriel Urbánek, as well as the graphic designers such as Jan Kotík, Josef Flejšar, Pavel Kopřiva and Aleš Najbrt also had their part in the design of the selected displays.