May 2022 – February 2023
Last year, Villa Tugendhat introduced a new format of exhibition projects in its exhibition space.
This was the POSSIBILITIES OF SPACE INTERPRETATION series, which was to offer a view of the iconic space of the villa from unusual perspectives in the form of seven research and exhibition projects. The so-called free-flowing space has been described by theorists many times, so the intention of the cycle was to start surveying previously unexplored points of view, using approaches of contemporary art – performance, deep listening, authentic movement, light design, sonification or generative design.
The presentation of contemporary approaches and new interpretations in the context of the world-famous UNESCO monument and its timeless space proved to be very interesting, which is why the Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre decided to continue with it.
This year, we will move away from exploring a specific space towards the principles of architecture in general. How can free art reflect architecture? Led by four international artists, we will move from the latest tools of contemporary art to more traditional artistic media and present several approaches to reflecting architecture in the exhibition series POSSIBILITIES OF INSPIRATION THROUGH ARCHITECTURE.
How do the exhibitions incorporate explorations of architectural lines and surfaces, the material history of a place, the problem of gentrification, or the influence of architecture and public space on people?
Neli Hejkalová / Hejduk, curator
• INSPIRATION 1:
Marit Wolters (DE): Home Grounds – Grete’s Legacy
24. 5. 2022, 6 p.m. opening of the exhibition
25. 5. – 10. 7. 2022 exhibition
12. 6. 2022, 17:00 discussion by Marit Wolters & Antje Prisker
• INSPIRATION 2:
Petra Gell (AT): Graphic of the Space
13. 9. 2022, 6 p.m. opening of the exhibition
14. 9. – 30. 10. 2022 exhibition
20. 9. 2022, 6:30 p.m. discussion by Petra Gell & Bernadette Krejs
• INSPIRATION 3:
Andi Schmied (HU): Private Views
1. 11. 2022, 6 p.m. opening of the exhibition
2. 11. – 11. 12. 2022 exhibition
• INSPIRATION 4:
Zuza Golińska (PL): Villa(in)
13. 12. 2022, 6 p.m. performance
13. 12. 2022, 7 p.m. opening of the exhibition
14. 12. 2022 – 26. 2. 2023 exhibition
Authors of the concept and production of exhibitions
Barbora Benčíková, Ludmila Haasová, Neli Hejkalová / Hejduk (Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre)
Neli Hejkalová / Hejduk
Atelier Zidlicky – Marcela Schneiberková
The exhibition series was prepared by the Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre and was realized with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.