Viechtach is a 900 year old town situated in the picturesque countryside of the Bavarian Forest. Culture plays a big role in the German town of Viechtach, with an attractive year-round cultural program of concerts, exhibitions, theatrical performances, literary events, lectures, along with the fixed festivals.
Some time ago the town of Viechtach decided to put the Alt Rathaus (Old Town Hall), located on the old town square, to use and renovated it as a professional standard gallery. Its program of exhibitions have a special emphasis upon Fantastic art.
Now included as a fixed feature of the culture and exhibition program is the Fantastic Art Biennale. It is co-operative project with Lukáš Kándl, the head of the group Libellule, who is a member of numerous cultural organisations. Kándl, from his adopted country of France, has organized numerous sensational group shows all over Europe, which he and his wife Françoise prepared and carried out. A deep friendship has been forged with the Bavarian Forest town of Viechtach. This relationship came about via artist Reinhard Schmid, whose painting Kándl very much appreciates. At Kándl’s invitation Schmid has already participated in many group exhibitions, including at the Grand Palais in Paris. The city itself Viechtach supports the Biennale as part of its plans to establish itself as a center of fantastic art in Bavaria.
There are also many other special Fantastic Art exhibitions that are also hosted in Viechtach. There is a strong emphasis placed upon international cultural exchange, with artists from many countries being exhibited and visiting the town. One exhibition of such note was the iPaX 2010 International Fantastic Art Exhibition.
So successful has the exhibition program become that even the city Munich media is taking notice and writing very favourable reviews.
Altes Rathaus Viechtach
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