Jan Švankmajer. The Possibilities for Dialogue. Film as Free Art

Galerie hlavního města Prahy, Prague

Until 3 February 2013

Jan Švankmajer, "Falešná želva" (Mock Turtle), 2002 © Galerie hlavniho města Prahy

A retrospective of one of the greatest Czech film directors. Švankmajer is known above all as a filmmaker but also expresses himself as an artist in other fields of visual art. His surrealist visions are embodied in drawings and such graphic techniques as collage and frottage. The exhibition will present both installations used in films and works created alongside the cinematic oeuvre in a sense, but inspired by the same reflections.