DSC Gallery

Jan Švankmajer | Objects

28/06/2016 - 30/08/2016

The motive for the organization of the exhibition of Jan Švankmajer, Objects, was to support his film production. In that time, Švankmajer started a very successful crowdfunding campaign, thanks to which he could finance the filming of his (probably) last movie.

The exhibition showed author’s very imaginary sculptures from 2013 to 2016 and at the same time also parts of his most famous movies. The majority of exhibited objects was related to his in that time prepared surrealistic movie Hmyz, in which insects behaves as humans and humans as insects. It is a misanthropic movie on the motives of a theatre play from Čapek brothers, where the hatred deepens as the the similarity of the civilization to the anthill. Švankmajer was in his work also inspired by the theme of Kafka’s book The Metamorphosis.