The project is a reflection on what we consider to be an important part and dominating feature of public space, and how we perceive certain hidden spaces that provide us with social and cultural activities.
Another exhibition for this year’s season is a project by architect Jan Šépka, with which we want to offer not only the opportunity to experience and perceive the environment gallery and the square within the set of architecture exhibitions a bit differently, but mainly to present a series of questions and to open issues concerning not only art and architecture as such, but above all the perception of the city – a location as part of everyday life. The Baroque Samson Fountain, located on the Přemysl Otakar II Square in České Budějovice, is one of the largest of its kind in the country and represents a significant landmark and symbol of the city. Its artistic quality is indisputable, and currently none of us can imagine the square without this landmark. The question may be, however, whether today we perceive such landmarks only involuntarily. We walk past them every day, and since their value is confirmed both in history and in space, we no longer think about the nature of the monument nor of its relationship to the grandiose square.
Architects: Jan Sepka / Photographs: Tomas Maly, Jan Sepka