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26 Feb 2007 00:00 - 24 Mar 2007 00:00

Communicating Vessels: Jan Svankmajer and Eva Svankmajerova

Two of the most prominent artists of the Czech surrealist group, Jan Svankmajer and Eva Svankmajerová, have created and exhibited together for over 40 years. During this time they have collaborated in the making of Jan Svankmajer’s films and in the experimental and collective activities of the Czech surrealist group.


Both, however, have developed their own distinct bodies of work, which have nonetheless grown from the same wellsprings of the imagination, the history and folklore of Bohemia, and an acute sense for the poetic and violent nature of the unconscious. This exhibition shows their work side by side, providing a rare display in the UK of the work of artist and poet Eva Svankmajerová, who died in 2005.


This exhibition is organised in collaboration with the AHRC Research Centre for Studies of Surrealism and its Legacies. It will be accompanied by the screening of a number of films by Jan Svankmajer.


Curated by Donna Roberts


More info on http://www.essex.ac.uk/Arts/office/gallery/programme.asp


30 Kensington Palace Gardens
W8 4QY London
United Kingdom


From: 26 Feb 2007 00:00
To: 24 Mar 2007 00:00


University of Essex

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