The living legend Jørgen Leth celebrates 75 years this year. This is a great occasion to look back through all his internationally acclaimed films. Stream FOR FREE from November 13 to 25.
A musical aside:Schoenberg, Byron and contemporary Czech music
On a performance of modern and contemporary composers and 170 kinds of derision, sarcasm, hatred, ridicule, contempt, condemnation, etc.
Photos - 1) Arnold Schoenberg (second from right) with his wife Gertrude, architech Adolf Loos and painter Oskar Kokoschka at Vienna’s American Bar, 2) Lord Byron, 3) The concert written about at Prague’s Grand Hall of Hlahol.
A poster for a recent production of Viktor Ullmann’s opera The Emperor of Atlantis
Another border: Memories
Having written about the Kafka/Schulz Borderland exhibition in Prague here is an example of the amazing work of Czech artist Pavlína Zemanová who, in Memories, explored the postwar German/Bohemian border.
The rest of the project can be seen here. Memories received Honorable Mention at the 2012 winners of Art Books Wanted awards.
There was a lot of other great work, and five Czech graphic artists among the winners listed at the Czech Literature Portal.
Photo - Buttons (Knofliky) by Pavlína Zemanová
More ruins - Tacheng (Qoqek) or Chöchek by Vasily Vereshchagin