The National Gallery extends the exhibition Toyen: The Dreaming Rebel. The possibility of a visit will be until August 22 | iROZHLAS
The exhibition was officially opened in the Wallenstein Riding School on April 9, but it was only able to welcome its first visitors after the anti-pandemic measures were released in mid-May. Even then, the capacity of exhibitions remained limited and in some cases interest in it exceeded capacity. That is also why the National Gallery will decide to extend the exhibition, which was originally scheduled to end on 15 August.
In addition to the important stages of Toyen’s work, the exhibition highlights key themes from her work, such as poetry, nature, eroticism and alchemy. It also includes paintings donated by the artists to her friends, including André Breton, Victor Brauner and Yes Tanguy.
Toyen, whose real name is Marie Čermínová, is one of the most original and well-known Czech artists of the 20th century. During her lifetime, she became famous in France, where she has lived permanently since 1947. Significant creations and unique attitudes arouse interest in her person and work all over the world.
The exhibition accompanies the program in the form of professional lectures and cultural events. The Culture in Toyen Time project covers a series of screenings of period films at the Ponrepo Cinema, a dance performance in an exhibition and a concert at the JazzDock.
Three prestigious institutions – National Gallery Prague, Hamburger Kunsthalle and Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris – Paris Musées are involved in the conception of the international exhibition project. The exhibition will travel to the Hambuger Kunsthalle after its end. Its official opening in Hamburg is scheduled for September 24.
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