Ludvík Kundera – Mountain of Events

Long term exhibition

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The exhibition was prepared by Zlín graphic artist, painter and member of the group "Sdružení Q" Josef Ruszelák for the Archiepiscopal Castle in Kroměříž in 2011 and for the City Theatre Zlín in 2012. Afterwards, the author donated it to the Moravian Museum that prepared its enlarged version for a long term presentation in its premises in Hucova street in Brno.

The exhibition deals with the life and work of the important poet, playwright, translator, editor and plastic artist Ludvík Kundera (belonging to the so called prohibited authors in the 1970s). Ludvík Kundera (1920-2010) was one of the founding members of the post-surrealistic group "Skupina Ra" in the 1940s. He is also known as a connoisseur and editor of František Halas´s work and translator of German literature. He obtained the state decoration For merits for the state in the field of culture and art (awarded since 1995) and one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the country - the Jaroslav Seifert Award conferred by the Charter 77 Foundation.

The art project of Josef Ruszelák consists before all of his photographs that were taken during the 40 year friendship with Ludvík Kundera. In the kaleidoscope of snaps there are also pictures of Kundera´s friends, snaps from the poet´s beloved Kunštát as well as from the party on the occasion of his 90th birthday. Some paintings from Kundera´s less known plastic creation are also part of the exhibition. The whole project will be complemented with collection items of the Moravian Museum (correspondence, photographs, manuscripts) from Kundera´s estate.

Guided tour:

Ludvík Kundera - Mountain of Events - The guided tour through the exhibition presents the multifaceted person and work of the author by means of photographs and documents gathered for nearly 40 years by Kundera´s friend Josef Ruszelák.