“The story of the torso from Villa Tugendhat and Wilhelm Lehmbruck”

The first lecture prepared by the Study and Documentation Centre in Villa Tugendhat after the summer will be held exceptionally in the House of Arts (Dům umění) this time.

It is included in the accompanying programme for the exhibition „Wilhelm Lehmbruck (1881–1919) Retrospective". The exhibition runs from 11 September to 10 November 2013 in Brno House of Arts and Dagmar Černoušková (Villa Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre) and Jana Vránová (House of Arts)will present the only work of art in the Tugendhat Villa. It was the sculpture that stood in the main living area of the villa in front of the onyx wall. The architect drafted its presence in the interior already in his design and the owners of the villa selected the Torso of a Walking Woman by German expressionist sculptor Wilhelm Lehmbruck in agreement with him. Like Villa Tugendhat itself, this statue had a turbulent history which has only been uncovered in part so far. The lecture will focus not only on this piece by Lehmbruck, which remained in Brno for more than seven decades, but also on the personality and further creations of Wilhelm Lehmbruck.

A prologue to the lecture will feature a performance of the ballet soloists from the National Theatre in Brno, delivered directly in the exhibition space. Laura Fernández – The Kneeling Women, Emilia Vuorio – Large Pensive Woman, Adam Sojka – Ascending Youth.

The lecture will be held on Tuesday 8 October 2013 at 5 p.m. in Brno House of Arts (an organized excursion through the exhibition is not included), entry fee: CZK 100,-; students and pensioners CZK 50,-.

A poster for the lecture can be downloaded here.