Dílna Mikulov - Art symposium


The 19th Mikulov Art Symposium "dílna" took place between July 14 and August 11, 2012, as approved by the Mikulov town council headed by Mayor Rastislav Koštial. The event is, among other things, the source of a large collection of contemporary

art owned by the town and deposited at the Mikulov chateau.

The 19th year of "dílna" concluded a two-year concept adopted by the curators of the symposium in this and the previous year: to get together two groups of artists, one

consisting of artists of the young, emerging generation representing the latest ideas and approaches to contemporary art, the other of established authors of the oldest

generation whose work is widely known to the public.

Theoretician and respected art historian Martin Dostál was chosen as the curator of the 19th year of the symposium.

"dílna" was officially launched on Saturday, July 14, 2012 in the in the Sala Terrena hall of the chateau. Representatives of the organizers – the town of Mikulov and the Regional Museum in Mikulov – welcomed the participating artists who introduced

themselves to the guests personally in the form of brief visual presentations accompanied by their remarks. The academic ensemble KAZ band helped set the mood of the night.

The concluding exhibition of artifacts created during the symposium, and the final party was held on August 11, 2012 at the Mikulov chateau.

The curator, Martin Dostál, presented the participating authors at the exhibition’s opening, and the audience was also addressed by the museum’s director, Petr Kubín, the mayor of Mikulov, Rostislav Koštial, as well as by Libor Lípa, the symposium’s art director and member of its advisory board. The event was hosted by Marcela Effenbergerová, the head of the organizing Association for the Development of MAS "dílna".

The opening of the exhibition was accompanied by several events including the screening of a documentary film about MAS "dílna" 2012 with interviews with the artists (a film by DISK Systems studio) and a concert of several bands, including

Slovak jazz musicians Peter Lipa with his band, Ground Keepr, Kaz and others… (Every Artists a Musician).

The exhibition entitled “A Great Year” was placed inside the castle in an area designated to become a permanent exposition of the MAS "dílna". During the opening, curator Martin Dostál held a commented viewing of the exhibition which was

very much appreciated.

The exhibition “A Great Year” could be seen until the end of the exhibition season of the Regional Museum in Mikulov, that is until October 31, 2012.

The Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic included the MAS "dílna" among significant and extraordinary cultural events within its grant 2012 programme for the support of non-exhibition and non-publication projects.


The town of Mikulov

Regional Museum in Mikulov

The Association for the Development of the MAS "dílna"


Martin Dostál

Professional guarantor

Libor Lípa


The Association for the Development of the MAS "dílna", Vrchlického 169/1, 692 01 Mikulov

Production team

Marcela Effenbergerová, Jitka Havlíková, Zuzana Skulová, Jiří Haberland


Martin Dostál


Jan Richter, Eva Pluháčková


Martin Polák (art works reproductions, photo of installation)

Daniel Kamenár, Zuzana Skulová (documentary photos)

General partner

Česká spořitelna

Main partner

Ministerstvo kultury


Česko-německý fond budoucnosti, Penzion Husa, Hospůdka pod zámkem, Aquarium Relax, Vinařské centrum Mikulov, DISK, ITALINOX, Vinný skep u Hrdličků, Víno Marcinčák, KOVO PROKEŠ Mikulov

Media partners

JCDecaux, Český rozhlas Brno, ATELIÉR

Thanks to

The town of Mikulov, the Regional Museum in Mikulov, the Advisory Board of the MAS and the Association for the Development of the Mikulov Art Symposium "dílna" would like to respectfully express their gratitude to all the people, firms and institutions who contributed to the successful proceedings of this year’s "dílna". Those who helped with their work, enthusiasm, or otherwise, include: Marcela Antošová, Alexandr Borecký, Filip Brichta, Pavel Čech, Veronika Červinka-Janýrová, Marie Dohnalová, Michal Giláni, Lucie Goldová, Zdeněk Halla, Martin Horák, Josef Hrdlička jun., Hana Chaloupková, Luboš Janáček, Rudolf Jílek, Luděk Kabelka, Daniel Kamenár, KAZ Band, Ingrid Klanicová, Petr Krkavec, Barbora Lípová, Petr Marcinčák, Mikulovská rozvojová, s. r. o., Petr Očenášek, Tereza Pirščová Brichtová and Daniel Piršč, Jitka Plesz, Eva Pluháčková, Miroslav Polívka, Pavel Prokeš and Kovo Prokeš, staff of the Regional Museum in Mikulov, particularly Jana Frantelová, Ivo Láník, Vlasta Mikulesová and Alois Musil; also, Jan Richter, Jana Sellnerová, Martina Stehlíková, Petr Svoboda, Kateřina and František Šíla, Michal Tureček, Tedos, s. r. o., TIC Mikulov, Iveta Vašíčková, the Vyhnalík family, Adam Vrbka and the entire Vrbka family, Roman Zavřel, Robert Žákovič and probably many others whom we have unintentionally forgotten.