Galerie moderního umění
v Hradci Králové

Karel Tutsch Collection

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An exhibition of key artworks from Karel Tutsch Collection, which GMU acquired in 2021.

The collection of more than 800 works is an exclusive document of collecting art since the 1980s and includes major works of Czech art from the period between modernism and postmodernism by important artists such as Jiří Načeradský, Jiří Sopko, Antonín Střížek, Naděžda Plíšková or Alena Kučerová. Karel Tutsch was an art collector based in Brno, who also specialized in collecting conceptual art by artists such as Jiří Kovanda, Jiří David or Ján Mančuška.

From 1986 to 2008, Karel Tutsch ran Na bidýlku Gallery in Brno, which was the oldest private art gallery in our country. A total of 169 events were held there. The gallery quickly rose to be an important place for Czech artists to meet and hosted both official and unofficial gatherings. It was set up in a small loft apartment in Václavská Street in Brno. For a few years, it was practically an underground venue After 1989, it often served as a replacement for official galleries and institutions as any art exhibitions were still very rare.