Ester Krumbachová

24. 11. 2021 – 6. 3. 2022

House of Arts

Curator

Edith Jeřábková, Kateřina Svatoňová

Ester Krumbachová

The monographic exhibition will present the as yet unpublished complete estate of Ester Krumbachová, a remarkable film director, screenwriter, novelist, artist and designer of film and theatre costumes. As a visual artist Krumbachová collaborated on a number of outstanding films of the Czech new wave (Diamonds of the Night, Daisies, Valerie and Her Week of Wonders, The Ear, etc.). In 1970 she made her only self-scripted film, Murdering the Devil. After 1972 she was banned from working on feature films and TV programmes. The prohibition for her to enter the Barrandov Studios was temporarily broken in 1983 when she worked together with Věra Chytilová on the film The Very Late Afternoon of a Faun. After 1990 she was able to return to film, her last work being Marian (1996), where she was responsible for the dramaturgy, set and costume design.

The exhibition will display the expansive web of original material, photographs and film excerpts to which Ester Krumbachová contributed. The artefacts will be complemented by performances, curated screenings and interventions by contemporary artists who have been inspired by Ester Krumbachová’s work.

The exhibition project is being prepared together with a monographic publication and an open online archive. These are three interrelated outputs that complete the four-year critical elaboration of Ester Krumbachová's work.

The exhibition is organized by House of Arts Brno in cooperation with Are | are-events.org.
The exhibition will be held under the auspices of Mr Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Culture, and Ms Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the City of Brno.

Architect: Jakub Červenka - Studio Objektor
Participating artists: Anna Marie Berdychová, Jan Boháč, Daniela & Linda Dostálkovy, David Fesl, Libuše Jarcovjáková, Jiří Kovanda, Beca Lipscombe (UK) in collboration with Morwenna Kearsley (UK), Anette Lux (UK), Bernie Reid (UK) and Laura Richmond (UK), Marek Meduna, New Noveta - Keira Fox (UK) & Ellen Freed (SE/UK) with sound installation by musician David Aird aka Vindicatrix (UK), costume design by Gabriella Massey, glassware by Miranda Keyes and metalware by Ben Burgis, Anna Ročňová

Accompanying Programme

Ester Krumbachová

Ester Krumbachová

23. 11. 2021 – 23. 11. 2021

We cordially invite you to the opening of the exhibition Ester Krumbachová that will take place in House of Arts Brno on November 23, 2021 at 6 pm.

út – ne 10 – 18 h

House of Arts

Ester Krumbachová

Ester Krumbachová

24. 11. 2021 – 24. 11. 2021

The exhibition will be conducted by curator Edith Jeřábková.

út – ne 10 – 18 h

House of Arts


House of Arts

Malinovského nám 2

Brno

Exhibition Opening: 23. 11. 2021

Main Partners

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Partners

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Respekt

Railreklam

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Sponsors

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