RICA has published the artists’ book Lubo Kristek - Genius Loci Cobwebbed by sculptor, painter and performer Lubo Kristek. Each book is an original – it contains a small stone the artist found in the immediate proximity of his studio and inserted into the book cover for the reader to merge with frequencies of the genius loci. The folded picture of Kristek’s latest assemblage (made during preparation of the book) at the end of the book waits for the reader to unveil it.
Thanks to the text contributions by the German art historians Hartfrid Neunzert and Sonia Fischer, the Czech art historian and anthropologist Barbora Půtová and others, it serves also as a guide through the oeuvre of the artist in the context of the genius loci.
Archival photographs and documents from the 1940s up to the present – Kristek’s roots, his German period, his creation in the public space or in the sacral environment, wanderings around the world as well as returns home, the Chateau Lubo in Podhradí nad Dyjí and the Kristek House in Brno. Documentation of Kristek’s legendary happenings, including photographs and pre-speeches by Ludvík Kundera and Jaromír Tomeček. Lubo Kristek in the historical testimony of, for example, the theorists Jaroslav Dresler, Walter Etschmann, Karel Friedrich, Johanna Kerschner, Ina Kresse or Vlastimil Mrva; the artist’s symbology or critical assemblages.