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FILM SCREENING //  JAN ŠVANKMAJER // SHORT FILMS

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The Gallery of Everything

4 Chiltern Street

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W1U 7PS

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All-day screening of Jan Švankmajer's short films.

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The Gallery of Everything presents an all-day screening of Švankmajer’s short films - taking place on Sunday the 8th of December at the gallery from 2pm till 6pm.

The Medium's Medium  features prints, drawings and paintings of surrealist filmmaker Jan Švankmajer, and his wife, the painter and puppeteer Eva Jan Švankmajerová, whose collection of spiritualist material inspired their own oeuvre. 

The installation at The Gallery of Everything coincides with Move Little Hands ... “Move!”: a survey at Staatliche Kunstsammlungen in Dresden, Germany, celebrating the collaborative artworks and films of this legendary Czech artistic couple.

THE MEDIUM'S MEDIUM

The Gallery of Everything presents the Medium’s Medium - a two-part exploration into spiritualist and mediumistic art practices, from the 19th century to the present day. This survey features drawings and paintings by a diverse range of authors - from established name to newer (re)discoveries - and includes material which is now acknowledged as a significant influence on the development of 20th century art.

The Gallery of Everything features a contemporary installation, including the seance photography of Shannon Taggart, channeled paintings by filmmaker Jan Švankmajer and his wife the painter Eva Švankmajerová, plus a commentary by multi-disciplinary artist Tony Oursler, whose Imponderable collection revolved around his own lifelong fascination with mysticism.

The exhibition rehang includes an installation of early 20th century masterworks by such artists as Marian Spore Bush, Fleury-Joseph Crepin, Heinrich Nusslein, Augustin Lesage, Victor Simon, Austin Osman Spare - and the Czech spiritualist František Jaroslav Pecka, whose hypercolour spirit portraits will be available for sale for the first time in Europe.

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