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8 Dec 2018    |    27 Jan 2019

A Weakness for Raisins: Films & Archive of Ester Krumbachová

Ester Krumbachová was a key figure in Czech New Wave cinema in the 1960s. She contributed significantly to films such as The Party and the Guests, Daisies, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, Witchhammer, and The Murder of Mr. Devil, as a costume designer, stage designer, scriptwriter, author and director. After the 1968 Prague Spring and the subsequent invasion of Warsaw Pact forces, Krumbachová was one of many Czech artists effectively silenced and non-officially banned from Barrandov Film Studios until 1989.

9 Dec 2018    |    6 Jan 2019

From Prague with Love: Young Czech Fashion

Can fashion be art? Is there space for true artistic vision and radical new ideas in this glossy business-oriented creative industry? The work of Liběna Rochová's students from the Prague's Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design proves it can. These exceptionally gifted young designers entertain us and challenge our expectation of what clothes can actually mean, and what forms of design are possible. Not only do these creative souls have ideas, but they have the technical skills to make them real. This exhibition showcases new collections by Michaela Čapková, Antonína Záblotská, Zoltán Tóth, Agáta Seeháková, Barbora Procházková, Sára Beránková, Karolína Karpíšková, Natálie Dufková, Natálie Nepovímová, Aleš Hnátek, Tereza Kanyzová and Eduard Ganoczy, all drawing inspiration from Czech cultural heritage. Accompanied by a Czech Fashion Pop-Up shop, introducing a selection of Czech independent labels to London fashion lovers.

5 Nov 2018    |    15 May 2019

Spotlights: Markéta Luskačová

The acclaimed Czech photographer Markéta Luskačová presents a concise retrospective of her work at Tate Britain. The first Czech artist to be featured in the gallery´s regularly changing Spotlights series, she will display over sixty photographs spanning five decades of photographing daily life in Czechoslovakia and the UK.

27 Oct 2018    |    27 Jan 2019

Zorka Ságlová @ Still I Rise: Feminisms, Gender, Resistance

The acclaimed Czech artist Zorka Ságlová will be showcased in major group exhibition which looks and explores resistance movements and alternative forms of living from a gendered perspective across the world and spanning the late nineteenth century to the present.

18 Nov 2018    |    15 Dec 2018

Marek Šindelka in residence at Hawthornden Castle

Czech writer Marek Šindelka has been selected for a four-week residential fellowship at Hathornden Castle in Scotland. Šindelka, winner of 2006 Jiří Orten Award for Strychnine and Other Poems and 2012 Magnesia Litera, The Best Czech Prose for Stay Tuned and 2017 Magnesia Litera, The Best Czech Prose for Material Fatigue, will work during the residency on his next novel Truck (working title).

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