JAN VANĚK 1891-1962. CIVILIZED HOUSING FOR EVERYONE THE REGIONAL FINE ARTS GALLERY IN ZLÍN, 15TH OF SEPTEMBER TO THE 14TH OF NOVEMBER 2010
A second showing of the exhibition Jan Vaněk 1891-1962. Civilized Housing for Everyone will take place in the Regional Fine Arts Gallery in Zlin from the 15th of September up until the 14th of November 2010. This exhibition and publication project, initially organised by Mr. Jindřich Chatrný in the Brno City Museum in the year 2008, is the first to present in a complete fashion the life and creative ‘story’ of the architect Jan Vaněk.
Through his work Jan Vaněk significantly influenced the between-the-wars progressive avant-garde in terms of the overall conception of interior and furniture design, not only as an artist and designer, but also as a theoretician, publicist, teacher and business man. He cooperated with Le Corbusier, Adolf Loos as well as with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe. Vaněk’s company Standard bytová společnost (S.B.S.) carried out at practically the same time the interior furnishings of both Mies’ Tugendhat Villa and Loos’ Müller Villa.
A documentary series by the director Tomáš Řehořek, “The Life and Creative Journey of Jan Vaněk over the Evolution of Time” will be part of the exhibition in the Regional Fine Arts Gallery in Zlín.