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June 2020

Czech Films at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020

June 8 - August 31
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The Czech Centre London is pleased to announce the UK premieres of The Vasulka Effect and Frem at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2020. THE VASULKA EFFECT Artists Steina and Woody Vasulka met in Prague in the early sixties, before moving to New York where they discovered video and later founded the legendary gallery, Kitchen. In the film, the couple are now reaching retirement age, living in Santa Fe. Their entire life has been dedicated to art, as pioneers in music, waves, collage, and…

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Adolf Loos / Pioneer of Modern Living

June 18 - August 20
Czech Centre,
30 Kensington Palace Gardens

Adolf Loos – The man who put function above style, and became the most stylish of them all. A series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of Adolf Loos’ birth: streamed guided tours, debates, and a competition for children, all revealing the fabulous design and the innovative mind of Adolf Loos, a visionary in the field of modern living whose ideas deeply influenced the way we live today. The project begins on 18 June 2020 at 5 pm with a…

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July 2020


July 13 - September 30
Czech Centre,
30 Kensington Palace Gardens

An illustrated mosaic of the stories of prominent Czech women – rulers, politicians, artists, scientists, and athletes – who left an important mark on history and the present day in the Czech lands and internationally alike. Prepared by the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art (University of West Bohemia) and the Czech Centers, and inspired by the centennial of the ratification of women’s suffrage in Czechoslovakia in 1920 and the 200th birthday of author Božena Němcová. Czech Heroines: Prominent…

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September 2020

Krištof Kintera: The End of Fun!

September 16 - November 22
Ikon Gallery,
1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace
Birmingham, B1 2HS United Kingdom
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This will be the most comprehensive UK exhibition of work by Czech artist Krištof Kintera (b. 1973, Prague). Internationally acclaimed for his sculptural, often kinetic works imbued with a characteristic energy and imaginative wit, Kintera offers an overview of new, recent, and archival works, shown in the UK for the first time. Filling both gallery floors, whilst also expanding into the public realm, THE END OF FUN! is a timely exhibition probing the apocalyptic environmental issues we currently face, taking…

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