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11 Jul 2012 - 22 Aug 2012


The exhibition focuses on two significant personalities of 20th century – Franz Kafka and the Polish author and artist Bruno Schulz.

Through texts, photographs, works of art, and film, the exhibit presents these two greats of European modernism. They share not only their Jewish origin, but also a milieu at the borders of the many cultures in which they lived and worked, whether it be Kafka’s German-Jewish-Czech Prague at the end of the Habsburg Empire or Schulz in the fading world of Polish-Jewish-Ukrainian Galicia.

The KAFKA & SCHULZ / MASTERS OF THE BORDERLANDS project originated in Stockholm thanks to the cooperation of the local Jewish Museum, Czech Centre, and the Polish Institute. The exhibition consists of archival photographic materials pertaining to both artists with an accompanying text by the renowned Swedish writer Agneta Pleijlel. Another attraction will be artistic works by Bruno Schulz, which primarily originated as illustrations for his books: drawings and a copy of the preserved oil painting Encounters. The exhibition will also feature a presentation of the most interesting film adaptations of Schulz’ work and a photography exhibit, “Drohobych without Schulz,” which documents the contemporary metamorphosis of Schulz’ hometown.

The Prague exhibit was prepared in cooperation with the Polish Cultural Institute in Prague.

Original concept: Czech Centre Stockholm, Polish Cultural Institute in Stockholm, Jewish Museum in Stockholm, and the Museum of Literature in Warsaw. 

You can read an article about the Stockholm exhibition in Czech Position written by Michael Stein HERE




From: 11 Jul 2012
To: 22 Aug 2012


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