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20 Jun 2016 - 30 Jun 2016


The exhibition of the European project ORBIS PICTUS: EUROPA. In the Czech Centre Prague Jun 20 to 30, 2016.



Common Message of Artists - Vision of Europe 3rd Millennium

The company Orbis Pictus: Europa initiated and created the project Orbis Pictus: Europa (OPE) to raise awareness of a European identity and a sense of belonging in an integrated Europe, to spread friendship and cooperation between European countries through art. The intention is to combine the vision of a future Europe of individual representatives of contemporary art and create an unique work of art, a strong artistic appeal, a common message of artists the symbol of European integration.

Project of Infinite Canvas

The project is based on the principle of "endless" canvas, on which individual artists realize their idea, each according to its nature. Each artist painted "their" part of the canvas, on which after rewinding continues another artist. This procedure was created mainly abroad, the 400-meter painted canvas that is exposed along with donations of artifacts from artists in the permanent exhibition at the Gallery of OPE Vojna Memorial near Příbram.

Since the beginning of 2016, the project expanded to include the works of handicapped children and adults creators. About the project is a great interest from employees of social institutions and especially from clients themselves. The establishment of cooperation with disabled artists, presenting their works and the interest in them across Europe shows the empathic and moral values of contemporary Europe.






History of the project   

The project was launched in 2001 in the Senate under the auspices of the Senate of the Czech Republic, the EU, the Government Office and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. During 2003 and 2004 the project was awarded for the best preparation and implementation in the field of fine arts. The project was presented in fifteen countries in Europe.

Academic painter Josef Liesler at the start of the project "endless painting '', 2001.



From: 20 Jun 2016
To: 30 Jun 2016


Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event

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