Exhibition Talk
Ester Krumbachová

24. 11. 2021 18:00 – 19:00

House of Arts

Ester Krumbachová

A guided tour of exhibition Ester Krumbachová will take place on Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 6 pm in House of Arts Brno. The exhibition will be conducted by curator Edith Jeřábková.

The monographic exhibition will present the as yet unpublished complete estate of Ester Krumbachová, a remarkable film director, screenwriter, novelist, artist and designer of film and theatre costumes.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.

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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 Lubomír Zaorálek, Minister of Culture, and Markéta Vaňková, Mayor of the City of Brno.


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