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KAFKA & SCHULZ / MASTERS OF THE BORDERLAND

From July 7 to August 22, Czech Centre Prague presents and exhibit about Franz Kafka and his contemporary Bruno Schulz, polish writer and artist.

The exhibition focuses on two significant personalities of 20th century – Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz, a Polish writer and artist. It introduces these two great writers of European modernism through writings, photos, fine arts and visual materials. Franz Kafka and Bruno Schulz have other things in common besides their Jewish origin; they both lived at the borders of many cultures – Kafka in the German–Czech–Jewish Prague towards the end of Habsburg Empire and Schulz in the defunct world of Polish-Jewish-Ukrainian Halych (Galicia, Halychyna – what is the correct name?).

The KAFKA & SCHULZ / MASTERS OF THE BORDERLAND project was born at Stockholm thanks to the cooperation of the local Jewish Museum, Czech Centre and the Polish Institute. The exhibition is consisting of archival photographical materials of both of the artists with writings by Agneta Pleijlel, respected Swedish writer. Another attraction are the drawings by Bruno Schulz, which originated primarily as illustrations for his books; drawings and a copy of Encounter, his only preserved oil painting. Part of the exhibition are the most interesting movie variations on Schulz works and exhibition of photos Drogobych without Schulz, documenting the current changes of Schulz’s town. 

The Prague exhibition was prepared in cooperation with Czech Centre Stockholm, the Polish Cultural Institute in Prague and the Polish Cultural Institute in Stockholm, the Jewish Museum in Stockholm and the Museum of Literature in Warsaw. In September, the exhibition will continue in the Polish Institute Prague. 

Contact for media

Jitka Jurková
Czech Centre Prague
Deputy director / PR and Programme Manager
jurkova@czech.cz
T +420 234 668 507
 M +420 728 586 854

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