THE DROP / LORETA TÝNEC
8 July | Wednesday 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Access to the Loreta, performance at the nearby defunct Chapel of St John of Nepomuk with an art installation called The Drop.
The Pilgrimage Chapel of Loreta, with emblems of the House of Kolowraty and the House of Vrbno, and the image of Virgin Mary of Loreta located on its eastern facade, was founded in 1711 by Barbora Krakowská from Kolovraty. In the 1990’s, the Chapel was reconstructed, including the frescoes restored in its interior, and thus this pilgrimage place has rightfully become a significant monument of the town.
Another interesting building is the Chapel of St John of Nepomuk situated in a forested area. The Chapel is associated with the dominion of Týnec and was built under the rule of Maximilián Norbert Krakowský in 1730 on elevated ground west of the village Loreta. The four-sided, tiered Baroque Chapel of St John of Nepomuk, which still served as a lookout tower before the War, is now in ruins with only the incomplete perimeter walls preserved. Within the project Endangered Churches of the Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Kristýna Kužvartová, a student of the sculpture studio of Prof. Jiří Beránek, has prepared in this ruined sight an art intervention called The Drop.
As part of the 9 Weeks of Baroque festival, the Loreta will be open from 5:00pm. Visitors will be able to become acquainted with its history in detail, as well as with the history of the Chapel of St John of Nepomuk. The Baroque Chapel where the cultural programme will take place can be reached by taking a short pleasant walk through the forest where you are invited by Kristyna Kužvartová, the author of the installation The Drop. She will be accompanied by other students of the Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia.
5:00pm – 6:00pm The Chapel of the Virgin Mary of Loreta – tour of the chapel, familiarisation with the history of both places, then transfer to the Chapel of St John of Nepomuk
7:00pm – 8:00pm The Chapel of St John of Nepomuk, Týnec – art performance by students from the Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia, refreshments, return to the chapel in Loreta