O IHA lamenta a morte do Professor Vojtěch Lahoda, historiador da arte e antigo Diretor do Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences, posição que ocupou por mais de 10 anos.
Professor Vojtěch Lahoda was a first-class art historian with a specialization in the history of modernism and the avant-garde. He understood art history in all of its breadth and complexity with an enormous interdisciplinary overlap and did not avoid even complicated theoretical and methodological problems. He contributed for many innovative findings in the area of his scientific interest and entirely new perspectives on artistic works.
Institute of Art History of the Czech Academy of Sciences (press release). Prague, 19 March 2019
You always circle around the problem you are dealing with from different sides and from different points of view to finally reveal to us what the rest of us often don’t see. At the same time, you do not mechanically repeat the already-tried methods, but you always come up with something new: art history is a creative process in your conception, just as it is with the production of true art.
Tomáš Winter, atual Diretor do Institute of Art History, CAS, sobre o trabalho de Vojtěch Lahoda, por ocasião da atribuição do Prémio da Art Historical Society, que o Prof. Lahoda ganhou em 2017 pela contribuição de longo prazo no campo da história da arte.