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Jan Svankmajer, celebrul suprarealist ceh, vine la Bucuresti. Lucrarile suprarealistilor cehi si slovaci vor putea fi vazute pentru prima data in Romania

București, 13 noiembrie 2014

Expozitia ALT AER (OTHER AIR), continand lucrari ale celor mai important artisti suprarealisti din Cehia si Slovacia, va ajunge pentru prima data in Romania. Evenimentul va fi insotit si de o retrospectiva a filmelor regizate de Jan Svankmajer, care va veni in Bucuresti.

Grupul Suprarealistilor Cehi si Slovaci este astazi cel mai mare grup suprarealist din lume. Nascut in 1920 la Praga,  un umele initial de Asociatia culturala Devětsil ( Brusture ), Grupul Suprarealistilor din Cehoslovacia (Skupina surrealistu v CSR), cum s-a numit din 1934, avea sa marcheze intr-un mod important viata culturala a Cehoslovaciei.

Dupa ocuparea teritoriilor cehe de catre Germania nazista (1939) si mai tarziu, dupa lovitura de stat a comunistilor din Cehoslovacia (1948), grupul a activat in ilegalitate. Odata cu invadarea Cehoslovaciei de catre trupele Pactului de la Varsovia din August 1968, orice aparitie publica a grupului este interzisa prin lege iar membrii si adeptii sai aveau sa fie direct sau indirect persecutati. Cu toate acestea, Grupul a continuat sa reziste timp de inca 20 de ani.

Iesind din ilegalitate in anul 1990, Grupul a inceput sa organizeze expozitii colective, atat pe teritoriile Cehiei si Slovaciei, cat si in strainatate (Franta, Marea Britanie, Germania, Rusia, Ungaria, Grecia). In 2014, Grupul Suprarealistilor Cehi si Slovaci are 24 de membrii. Unul dintre cei mai activi este celebrul artist ceh Jan Svankmajer.

Lucrarile lui Jan Svankmajer acopera numeroase medii artistice. Un suprarealist auto-proclamat, el e cunoscut mai ales pentru filmele sale de animatii si fictiune, care au influentat in mare masura artisti ca Terry Gilliam, fratii Quay si multi altii. Svankmajer si-a castigat reputatia pentru utilizarea distinctiva a tehnicii stop-motion si capacitatea lui de a face filme suprarealiste, cosmaresti si, in acelasi timp, amuzante.

Lucrarile lui Jan Svankmajer si ale celorlalti artisti membrii ai Grupului Suprarealistilor Cehi si Slovaci vor putea fi vazute pentru prima data in Romania, intre 11 decembrie 2014 si 31 ianuarie 2015 la UNAgaleria, in Bucuresti.

Expozitia ALT AER va fi insotita de retrospective filmelor lui Svankmajer, intre 12 si 14 decembrie, la Cinemateca Eforie, in Bucuresti. Proiectiile incep zilnic la ora 19:00.

Artisti: Jan Svankmajer, Eva Svankmajerova (†),Martin Stejskal, Karol Baron (†), Jan Danhel, Frantisek Dryje, Jakub Effenberger, Jan Gabriel, Ivan Horacek, Lucie Hruskova, Josef Janda, Jan Kohout, Leonidas Kryvosej, Katerina Kubikova, Roman Kubik, Andrew Lass, Albert Marencin, Premysl Martinec, Radim Němecek, Katerina Pinosova, Bertrand Schmitt, Bruno Solarik, Ludvik Svab (†),Vaclav Svankmajer, Roman Telerovsky, Kristyna Zackova
Curatori: Radka Proskova, Bruno Solarik

ALT AER
Jan Svankmajer & Grupul Suprarealistilor Cehi si Slovaci
11 decembrie 2014 – 31 ianuarie 2015
Vernisaj: 11 decembrie 2014, 18:00, UNAgaleria (Strada Budisteanu 10, Bucuresti)
Retrospectiva Jan Svankmajer: 12-14 decembrie 2014, ora 19:00, Cinemateca Eforie (Strada Eforie 2, Bucuresti)

Eveniment facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/307889236084816/
Pentru mai multe informatii, puteti sa o contactati pe Iulia Turcanu, la 0724352927 sau turcanu@czech.cz.


November 13, 2014

PRESS RELEASE
Famous Czech surrealist artist Jan Svankmajer, comes to Bucharest
The works of Czech and Slovak surrealists will be presented for the first time in Romania

The Exhibition OTHER AIR, of surrealist artists from the Czech Republic and Slovakia, will be presented for the first time in Romania. The event will be accompanied by a retrospective of films directed by Jan Svankmajer, who will come to Bucharest.

The Group of Czech-Slovak Surrealists is the biggest surrealist group in the world. Born in Prague in 1920, with the initial name of Devětsil [Butterbur], The Group of Surrealists in Czechoslovakia [Skupina surrealistu v CSR], as it has been named in 1934, constituted of the very important part of Czechoslovak cultural life.

After the occupation of Czech Lands by the Nazi Germany (1939), activities of the Group went into illegality. A new surrealist circle was formed in the fall of 1947. After the invasion of troops of the Warsaw Pact to Czechoslovakia in August 1968, any public activity of Czechoslovak surrealism was again banned by the law and its participants were directly or indirectly persecuted. It operated in illegality for twenty years.

The Group of Czech-Slovak Surrealists (the name of the group after the peaceful division of Czechoslovakia into two states), has organized, since 1990, a number of collective exhibitions in prestigious galleries – at home as well as abroad (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, Hungary, Greece). As to 2014, The Group of Czech-Slovak Surrealists has 24 direct participants. Jan Svankmajer is one of the most well known members of the Group.

Jan Svankmajer is a Czech filmmaker and artist whose work spans several media. He is a self-labeled surrealist known for his animations and features, which have greatly influenced other artists such as Terry Gilliam, the Brothers Quay, and many others. Svankmajer has gained a reputation over several decades for his distinctive use of stop-motion technique, and his ability to make surreal, nightmarish, and yet somehow funny pictures.

Jan Svankmajer’s works as well as the works of other members of, The Group of Czech-Slovak Surrealists, can be seen for the first time in Romania, between December 11, 2014 and January 31, 2015, at UNAgaleria, Bucharest.

The exhibition will be accompanied by the retrospecive of Svankmajer’s films, between 12 and 14 of December, at Cinemateca Eforie, in Bucharest. The screenings will start at 19:00.

Artists: Jan Svankmajer, Eva Svankmajerova (†),Martin Stejskal, Karol Baron (†), Jan Danhel, Frantisek Dryje, Jakub Effenberger, Jan Gabriel, Ivan Horacek, Lucie Hruskova, Josef Janda, Jan Kohout, Leonidas Kryvosej, Katerina Kubikova, Roman Kubik, Andrew Lass, Albert Marencin, Premysl Martinec, Radim Němecek, Katerina Pinosova, Bertrand Schmitt, Bruno Solarik, Ludvik Svab (†),Vaclav Svankmajer, Roman Telerovsky, Kristyna Zackova
Curators: Radka Proskova, Bruno Solarik

OTHER AIR / ALT AER
Jan Svankmajer & Czech - Slovak Surrealists
December 11, 2014 – January 31, 2015
Opening: December 11, 2014, 18:00, UNAgaleria (Budisteanu 10, Bucharest)
Jan Svankmajer Retrospective: December 12-14, 2014, 19:00, Cinemateca Eforie (Eforie 2, Bucharest)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/307889236084816/
For more information, please contact Iulia Turcanu at  0724352927, turcanu@czech.cz.