December 2019 – February 2020
Pieces of Mies: Reunione
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Vila Tugendhat and the Barcelona Pavilion
UNESCO sights are a kind of fetish. So are instant photos. David Židlický, a long-time photographer of Villa Tugendhat, combines these two aspects in his unique large-format instant photographs from Brno and Barcelona taken in 2019. However, the created works are not “fetish squared”, but an effort to grasp the notoriously known spaces through a technical process that captures the atmosphere of the place as perfectly as possible at a particular moment, i.e. the legendary photographic here and now. More information about the project: https://www.tugendhat.eu/cz/aktualne/pieces-of-mies-reunion-572.html and atelierzidlicky.eu. Curator: Lukáš Bártl
11 March – end of April 2020
Arina Dähnick: The Mies Project
A project by Berlin photographer Arina Dähnick presents contemporary architectural portraits of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe's buildings in America and Europe. A travelling exhibition presented in several of Mies' iconic works, the Barcelona Pavilion, Farnsworth House in Illinois, the Crown Hall, Rangefinder Gallery in Chicago, in New York, will also be presented at Villa Tugendhat in Brno.
Curators: Lucie Valdhansová, Jana Vránová
May – June 2020
Villa Tugendhat restoration and its transformation into an installed monument of modern architecture
On 29 February 2020, 8 years will have passed since the reopening of Villa Tugendhat. Co-authors of the project Ivan Wahla and Tomáš Rusín will present the idea and all aspects of the restoration of the house and its adaptation to the installed monument of modern architecture in the form of an exhibition. The exhibition critically reflects the chosen procedures as well as several years of experience with the operation of this UNESCO heritage site, whose visit is still the subject of enormous interest. The exhibition also refers to the exhibition projects of the Municipal House Association in the House of Arts, where these architects participate, including the exhibition on František Kalivoda and Villa Tugendhat, reflecting the first attempts to restore the Tugendhat Villa in the late 1960s on the same venue. Curators: Barbora Benčíková, Iveta Černá, Tomáš Rusín, Lucie Valdhansová, Ivan Wahla
July – August 2020
Vila Tugendhat through a camera obscura
Pavel Piňos's exhibition is the result of photographic workshops with camera obscura led by Roman Franc and Gabriela Kolčavová which have been held regularly at Villa Tugendhat for several years. The chosen tool captures the space of Villa Tugendhat unconventionally,yet consciously following amateur photography as a hobby of the villa owner Fritz Tugendhat. The short-term exhibition will be complemented by workshops with camera obscura for children and adults.
Curator: Roman Franc
October – December 2020
Vila Tugendhat 90
An exhibition intended for the general public, presenting many years of research by the Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre, surveying individual fragments and personal testimonies documenting the fate of one house throughout the twentieth century. The exhibition will be supplemented by audio recordings of oral history, period photographs and archival materials, as well as some original artefacts stored in the Brno City Museum depository.
Authors of the exhibition: Barbora Benčíková, Iveta Černá, Dagmar Černoušková, Jindřich Chatrný, Lucie Valdhansová
December 2020 – February 2021
Villa Tugendhat Internationale style
Villa Tugendhat owes its world renown not only to its architect, but especially to architecture theorist, curator Philip Johnson. The exhibition focuses on Johnson's visit to Villa Tugendhat just after its completion on 30 – 31 August 1930, when he went through the villa together with its creator. Thanks to Johnson's fascination with the Brno work by Mies van der Rohe, Villa Tugendhat (through photographs by Rudolf Sandalo jr.) became one of the main buildings presented at The Internationale Style exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1932 and even got on the cover of the exhibition catalogue. The exhibition reflects the importance of Philip Johnson's role in understanding the space of Villa Tugendhat and expanding her fame.
Guided tours and lectures by renowned domestic and international art historians dealing with the work of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (including Wolf Tegethoff, Martino Stierli, Christiane Lange, Anna Ramos, Monika Mitášová, Jiří Kroupa, Rostislav Švácha).
Special guided tours of technical facilities and interior fittings with their restorers.
Lecture activities of the Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre outside the Czech Republic, presentations of the Villa at the Czech Embassy in Berlin, the Weissenhof Museum in Stuttgart and other destinations.
1 – 4 October 2020
Architecture Day - 90 years of Villa Tugendhat
Special guided tours for the nationwide architecture festival. Film screenings about the history of the building, its owners and restoration.
Villa Tugendhat: 90 Years Portfolio
A special photographic portfolio to celebrate 90 years of Villa Tugendhat.
David Židlický: Villa Tugendhat: A Portrait of a House
The photographic portrait of the house is created in cooperation with the Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre.
13.5. – 28.7.2020
Mies van der Rohe
The House of Arts
Malinovského nám. 2, Brno
Open: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Opening: 12.5.2020 18:00
The exhibition project marks the ninetieth anniversary of the completion of the construction of the Tugendhat House and the tenth anniversary from the start of its restoration. The house of the husband and wife Greta and Fritz Tugendhat was designed in 1928–29 by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, one of the most important 20th century architects in the world. The house is exceptional in its structure, spatial arrangement, interior furnishing, technical infrastructure and connection with the garden. The significance of this unique work of art for the history of world architecture was confirmed in 2001 by the listing of the house as UNESCO world cultural heritage. Visitors to the exhibition will see original photographs of the Tugendhat house taken in 1931 by Rudolf Sandalo, authentic furniture from the house furnishings, original project documentation for the house and a number of other period documents which have so far not been publicly displayed. Through preserved photographic documentation of the Brno exhibition in the House of Arts in 1968–69 visitors will get a glimpse of its visual aspect and architectural design.
More information here.
The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with the Brno City Museum.
Curator: Dagmar Černoušková a Jindřich Chatrný