Central library is commemorating 90 years since the opening of the building in 1928. Activities and events prepared for the visitors on this occasion are supposed to remind them, that library is not only a place lending them books. Apart from that it was, and always will be, a place for art in public space. Current space of our library is being taken over by the underwater world of Veronika Richterová.
Veronika Richterová: STUDY ROOMS BELOW THE SURFACE
This sculptor, who uses PET bottles for her arts, made two monumental
site-specific interventions for study rooms of the Central library. Her major
incentive was the hight of library rooms, which she uses to evoke the visual
feeling of being in water depths. Silent environment of the first study room
offers the feeling of peace on the bottom of the ocean covered in corals.
“Upon lifting their sights visitors can observe delicate dancing movements of
colourful jellyfish, which are creating the illusion of water flowing under
optimistically lighted surface,” says the sculptor, Veronika Richterová. The
second installation is sort of a counter weight to that, depicting calm space of
a temple garden. “I drew inspiration from my experience travelling in Japan
and environment evoking the sight of the world below the surface of a pond,”
adds Richterová. This art is combining her take on traditional Japanese
techniques and her way of working with PET-ART.
Visitors of the Central library can see interventions made by
Veronika Richterová every day the library is opened until the end of