Margita Titlová: Vertical Purple

Duration:Feb. 15, 2023 - May. 14, 2023
Curator:Magdalena Juříková
Text by:PAW
Address:Prague City Gallery, Stone Bell House, Old Town Square , Old Town, Prague,

Margita Titlová is one of the most prominent representatives of the 1980s generation. While still a student at the Academy of Fine Arts (studies 1977–1983), she was looking for a way to find themes and expressions that would free her from the stereotypes of the instruction of the time, marked by the ideological demands of the Communist regime. She became interested in conceptual art and performance. For her research she chose to confront her own body with geometric and force fields in the open air and later also indoors (1980–1982). She was exploring what her physical presence was causing in these relationships.

Through actions in which she intensely defined her shadow with an outline drawing (1984–1985), she arrived at monumental touched works on paper, in which she used lipstick (1982–1983). Later, she enriched their completely abstract structure with additional colors and added signs, which, however, were not derived from any known source and came purely from her own imagination (1984–1989).

The opening of the exhibition will take place on 14 February, 2023 from 6 pm at Stone Bell House.


Prague City Gallery, Stone Bell House