The Steadfast – From Franz Kafka to the Velvet Revolution is an exhibition presenting 30 unbreakable and unbroken authors of Czech art in 1918-1989.
The exhibition The Steadfast – From Franz Kafka to Velvet Revolution runs in Prague’s Municipal house until October 6.
In cooperation with the Aleš South Bohemian Gallery and the Museum of Czech Literature, the curators Zuzana and Eugen Brikcius prepared a unique exhibition for the thirtieth anniversary of the Velvet Revolution.
The exhibition will feature 30 steadfast visual artists, among other things through their exclusive verbal expressions whether they are verses, diary notes, quotes, or interviews. The showcased artists include Otto Gutfreund, Jindřich Štýrský, Toyen, Josef Čapek, Mikuláš Medek, Stanislav Kolíbal, Eva Kmentová, Karel Nepraš, and Jiří Kolář.
Some of the most valuable items on display include a work by the Jewish artist Peter Kien, paintings by Mikuláš Medek and objects by Zbyněk Sekal, and an original Kafka’s letter to his parents. It’s on loan from the Literary Archive in Prague.
The writer Franz Kafka has inspired a wide range of the presented artists, inclusive of the exhibition’s curators, by his metaphysical work, critical thinking, and responsible social attitude.