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August 2018

A Weakness for Raisins Films & Archive of Ester Krumbachová

August 11 | 11:00 am - September 16 | 6:00 pm
The CCA (Centre for Contemporary Art) Glasgow,
350 Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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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. Occasionally…

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Occupation 1968

August 23 | 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Embassy of the Czech Republic,
26 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W8 4QY United Kingdom

Occupation as the occupiers see it. Five Warsaw Pact countries occupied Czechoslovakia in 1968. 50 years later five film directors from these countries shot the stories of five soldiers who took part. Stephan Komandarev, Marie Elisa Scheidt, Linda Dombrovszsky, Magdalena Szymków, Evdokia Moskvina, SK/CZ/Pl/ BG/Hu 2018, 130’ A tribute to the 108 people who were killed in Czechoslovakia during the 1968 invasion, the film tells the story of the young men who left their homes for a secret mission to…

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September 2018

Karel Štědrý at START Art Fair at Saatchi Gallery

September 13 | 11:00 am - September 16 | 6:00 pm
Saatchi Gallery,
Duke of York's HQ, King's Rd, Chelsea
London, SW3 4RY United Kingdom
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Works by Czech artist Karel Štědrý will be presented at this year’s START art fair at the Saatchi Gallery by the BALART Gallery. Štědrý is a painter and co-founder of the art group OBR, whose early work was influenced by spray-painted street-art and the texture and vivid colours of children’s modelling clay. The display will include his DeepHouse black and white collection which is amongst his most recent work. Karel Štědrý has tried to express through his works the ability to…

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Mini Wonders – Czech Toys Past and Present

September 15 | 10:00 am - October 16 | 6:00 pm
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Opening hours during London Design Festival (15 -23 Sep): Mon – Sun: 10 am – 6pm Opening hours from 24 Sep - 16 Oct: Mon-Fri: 10 am – 6 pm
Vitrínka Gallery – Czech Centre,
30 Kensington Palace Gardens
London, W84QY United Kingdom

From Fatra to Merkur, Czech toys have a long and successful history both in their homeland and abroad. The early 20th century saw their story begin, and it has been intensively explored and developed since then. Drawing attention to unique Czech craftmanship, the “Mini Wonders” exhibition presents modern toy design as well as designs dating back almost a hundred years. Since the first design was born in 1920, Czech toys have made a name for themselves internationally. They saw an…

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