To the Edge of the World and back to their Roots

25 Sep 2020 15 Mar 2021 Czech Centre London

A man and a woman. One year. Three countries.Two reflections on the same narrative through different lenses.

National lockdown rules apply in England, which means that Czech Centre London including Vitrínka Gallery must remain temporarily closed to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We will only reopen when it is permitted and safe to do so.  

To the Edge of the World and back to their Roots
 is the story of a creative journey conceived in London and developed around the globe. A fashion and art exhibition by a young creative couple – Andrea Vytlačilová, fashion designer, and visual artist Josef Zlamal - tackling the quest for identity through a creative voyage.

After Creating a winning outfit for Grayson Perry in June 2018, Andrea Vytlačilová left London to explore the fashion industry working for Acne Studios, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo fashion houses. Josef Zlamal joined her on the voyage and the duo began creating a body of work as visual mementos of the time spent abroad and of the experiences they were exposed to whilst living and working in Sweden, the USA and France, their relocation back to London and their reconnection with their Czech and European identities. 

Exhibition guided tour

Exhibition dates: 25 September 2020 - 15 March 2021
Vitrínka Gallery, Czech Centre London
30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London W8 4QY

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Andrea Vytlačilová (*1996)
Andrea Vytlačilová is a young fashion designer and Central Saint Martins student, born in Eastern Bohemia, whose work moves between fashion, textiles, illustration and photography. She has worked for fashion houses including Acne Studios, Marc Jacobs and Kenzo. Recently, she was selected as one of Forbes Czechia’s 30 under30. Andrea is currently in her final year of studies, working on her fashion collection and a multidisciplinary project called ‘My Bohemian Tale‘ rediscovering Czech cultural heritage and resurrecting the disappearing textile industry and traditional crafts.

Josef Zlamal (*1983)
Josef Zlamal, born in Šternberk, is among the most promising of contemporary Czech artists. His work has been exhibited in the company of both contemporary and classic masters (e.g. Otto Dix, Lucas Cranach, Daniel Richter and Marc Quinn), in private institutions and leading public museums (e.g. the Power Station of Art, Shanghai and the Museum der bildenden Künste Leipzig). His paintings, drawings, sculptures and films confront the viewer with a world of uncertainty. He searches for light through darkness, offering new perspectives on history and geopolitical issues connected with human existence.

Exhibition guided tour


Information summary

  • Event title: To the Edge of the World and back to their Roots
  • Date: 25 Sep 2020 15 Mar 2021
  • Venue: Czech Centre London
  • Address: 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QS, UK

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