From 29 August to 3 November 2019, the Brno City Museum at Špilberk Castle hosts a monographic exhibition presenting the persona and work of Friedrich Weinwurm (1885–1942), the most prominent representative of the architectural avant-garde in Slovakia. The exhibition, designed by Professor Henrieta Moravčíková from the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Faculty of Architecture of the Technical University in Bratislava, was prepared by the Department of Architecture History of the Brno City Museum in cooperation with the Slovak National Gallery.
Through the documentation of completed buildings, the exhibition presents the author’s idea of the New Objectivity architecture. It also gives an insight into the work of the architectural studio in the 1920’s and 1930’s and the way of designing, and also presents original design documentation. The period and contemporary photographs of buildings confront the original and current state of the buildings. The presentation also includes models and sound recordings of architectural texts that illustrate Weinwurm’s reflections on architecture. The exhibition also presents an authentic steel window by Kraus company, which was designed by the architect himself.
A guided tour of the exhibition with Henrieta Moravčíková will take place on 26 September and 15 October 2019 at 4 pm.