Exhibition Franz Kafka 1924-2024

21  -  19 June - July

21. června - 19. července

Mánes Exhibition Hall - Masarykovo nábřeží 250, Prague

Cooperation Public Exhibition

The life and work of Franz Kafka inspired students from art schools in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary to create original posters, which can be seen at the Mánes Exhibition Hall in Prague until 19 July.

The exhibition is one of the major events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the death of Franz Kafka - a key figure in Czech-German-Jewish literature and an integral part of Prague's cultural code. Kafka's work is still relevant and continues to attract readers and inspire artists around the world, as the exhibition at Prague's Mánes proves. Students from Pilsen, Košice, Zlín, Warsaw and Budapest have shown that the horrors, bizarreness and fears Kafka describes in his work are still relevant today, and half a hundred posters show how Kafka can be interpreted in different ways.

In addition to some forty posters by students and graduates of the Graphic Design and Visual Communication Studio at the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art in Pilsen, the exhibition also features a sculpture by Tereza Čecháčková from the Sculpture and Space Studio. The exhibition is introduced by a poster and an invitation by Professor Karel Míšek. The texts by Franz Kafka accompanying the exhibition are in the original font by Jakub Konupka, an assistant at the same studio.

The participating schools:

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art, CZ

Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Faculty of Graphic Arts, PL

Budapest Metropolitan University, HU

Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Faculty of Multimedia Communications, CZ

Technical University of Košice, Faculty of Arts, SK

Exhibition curators:

Karel Míšek, Lech Majewski, Jakub Konupka, Pavel Noga, František Steker


Jakub Konupka


Tereza Čecháčková (foto: J. Konupka)

Veronika Vacková

Matouš Kos

Karolína Tranová

Adam Hudec

Daniela Vanišová

Eliška Šubrtová

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art

Lenka Thomayer Opatrná

21. 06. 2024

19 July

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art

19. 07. 2024, 14:00

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Imperial Stables Prague Castle

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art

11. 04. 2024

15  -  29 May - June

Ladislav Sutnar Gallery, Riegrova 11, Pilsen

Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art

15. 05. 2024, 18:00

15 May

SP417 (Sedláčkova 15)

Faculty of Arts

15. 05. 2024, 16:30