Remember Lidice. 50 years of the Lidice Art Collection
Lidice Art Collection catalogue publicated on occasion of its 50 years anniversary.
Fifty years on, René Block returns to Lidice to enrich the local art
collection with over 40 works of art after two previous donations – in
the 1960s and 1990s. A simple statement, an important day, a great
gallerist with an amazing sense of the social importance of art... How
did it all start and what is the meaning of it? Even 75 years after its
destruction and subsequent restoration, Lidice is still a phenomenon on
many levels. One of these is most definitely the creativity that the
fate of Lidice has inspired, which is represented by visual art. Thanks
to such art, it is possible to express the unspeakable; art has the
ability to convey more than words and can be used to inspire
self-reflection in society. The works in the Lidice collection certainly
have this aspiration.