DISEGNO INTERNO – EVA ŠVANKMAJEROVÁ / JAN ŠVANKMAJER
02. 03. 2024 — 04. 08. 2024

DISEGNO INTERNO – EVA ŠVANKMAJEROVÁ / JAN ŠVANKMAJER

Held in the year of Jan Švankmajer’s 90th birthday, the exhibition covers all the areas in which this internationally acclaimed Surrealist has worked (collage, printmaking, objects and sculpture, book illustration, automatic drawing, tactile experiments, collecting and, of course, film). The exhibition’s central theme is the concept of disegno interno or ‘inner ordering’, in other words how the artist sees the essence of a given subject in their mind’s eye. In Švankmajer’s work, this notion links Rudolphine Mannerism with Surrealism’s ‘inner model’. A presentation of paintings by Švankmajer’s wife Eva Švankmajerová (1940–2005), which continues to engage in an original dialogue with his own work, will form an important part of the exhibition. The diverse programme of events accompanying the exhibition will focus on a variety of themes that Švankmajer’s unique imagination has explored over the years.

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