Catalogue of Figures Masks Paintings exhibition
- Where: Montmartre Gallery
- When: February 2, 2010
The first volume of the second year of the Vaclav Havel Library Notebooks with name Masks, Figures, Paintings consists of a catalogue to the art exhibition of Jiří Kuběna bearing the same name. Among others, the issue also contains several poems by Jiří Kolář, Jiří Kuběna and Václav Havel. Jiří Kuběna is also the author of a detailed calendarium which shows his relation to art and also history of meetings with Václav Havel and other people born in 1936.
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Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter
„I am a child of the age of conceptual, rather than mystical, thought and therefore my god as well – if I am compelled to speak of him (which I do very unwillingly) – must appear as something terribly abstract, vague and unattractive. But it appears so only to someone I try to tell about him – the experience itself is quite vivid, intimate and particular, perhaps (…) more lively than for someone whose “normal” God is provided with all the appropriate attributes (which oddly enough can alienate more often than drawing one closer). And something else that is typical of my god: he is a master of waiting, and in doing so he frequently unnerves me. It is as though he set up various possibilities around me and then waited silently to see what I would do. (…) His Last Judgment is taking place now, continuously, always – and yet it is always the last: nothing that has happened can ever un-happen, everything remains in the “memory of Being” – and I too remain there – condemned to be with myself till the end of time – just as I am and just as I make myself.“
Letters to Olga – essays written in prison, letter, August 7, 1980