Ludvík Hlaváček studied art history at the Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague. In the 1960s and 1970s, his studies focused on the phenomenological philosophy he had learned from Jan Patočka. When he signed Charter 77 in 1977, he had to leave the Institute of Theory and History of Art of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences and worked as a manual labourer until 1989. Between 1984 and 1989 he co-authored, with a group of art historians, "Někdo něco", which was devoted to contemporary art criticism. In the early 1980s he was influenced by postmodernism and Zdeněk Bonaventura Bouše. After the revolution, he was editor of the Fine Arts magazine and again joined the Institute for Theory and History of Art. In 1992, he was commissioned to set up and run the Soros Center for Contemporary Art. Today, he is the director of the Foundation for Contemporary Art and teaches at the Faculty of Art and Design of Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.
Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
- Praha, Prague, Czech Republic
- Vrtálková, Anna
Artlist - databáze současného umění: Hlaváček Ludvík. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.artlist.cz/en/theorists/ludvik-hlavacek-100397/
Artlist - databáze současného umění: Ludvík Hlaváček. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.artlist.cz/prispevatele-artlistu/ludvik-hlavacek-144/
Hlaváček, Ludvík, interview by Vrtálková, Anna , October 11, 2017. COURAGE Registry Oral History Collection