The idea of the “Entwining – from Country to Country” project was to create a network and develop cultural dialogue between organisations and artists of border areas of the Czech Republic and Bavaria through the creative work of Czech and German landscape sculptors – in land art. All the involved partners have already experienced this specific form of landscape artistic cultivation. At the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, the Sculpture and Space studio of late Professor Jiří Beránek and Associate Professor Benedikt Tolar has been dedicated to it for a long time. The main partner is the Klatovy/Klenová Gallery, which since the beginning of its founding has focused on the presentation of works by contemporary artists, and landscape creative work is a part of it. The project partners also comprised the German City of Schönsee, via the Centrum Bavaria Bohemia and Vilseck, which cultivate their public space with art and landart.
Thanks to this connection, a number of authentic works on both sides of the Czech-German border could be created. In the Klatovy/Klenová Gallery, an extensive game park around the Klenová Castle and Chateau was used to create land art pieces by students of the Sculpture and Space Studio. Symposia of Czech and German female artists took place in Vilseck and Klenová. During the symposia, new pieces were added to the art trail in Vilseck and the sculpture park in Klenová. The City of Schönsee provided students of Sutnar Faculty´s Sculpture studio with a place for an art internship in Bügellohe, a defunct German village where, under the leadership of Benedikt Tolar, they created a symbolic work reflecting its strong history.
Programme: Cross-border Cooperation Programme Czech Republic – Free State of Bavaria ETC Objective 2014-2020.
Main project implementer: Klatovy/Klenová Gallery
Project partners: Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art - University of West Bohemia, Pilsen (CZ), City of Schönsee – Centrum Bavaria Bohemia (DE), City of Vilseck (DE)
Project implementation period: 8/2018 – 9/2020
Project website: http://socha-prostor.com/projekty/prorustani-od-zeme-k-zemi/