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  • Stanislav Kolibal

    Veletrzní Palác

    In the former Czechoslovakia, the work of early Modernists such as Vaclav Spala, Emil Filla, and Otto Guttfreund was anathema to the Communist regime. Modernism remained politically adversarial during the forty years of Communist rule, making de facto dissidents of its practitioners. Stanislav Kolibal began working almost immediately following the end of World War II and the Communist accession to power, thus his production evolved in the context of this historical rupture.

    Kolibal’s career was recently traced in a comprehensive retrospective at the Veletrzni Palac, the enormous Functionalist “

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