Ludwig Mies van der Rohe: Vila Tugendhat and the Barcelona Pavilion 

UNESCO sights are a kind of fetish. So are instant photos. David Židlický, a long-time photographer of Villa Tugendhat, combines these two aspects in his unique large-format instant photographs from Brno and Barcelona taken in 2019. However, the created works are not “fetish squared”, but an effort to grasp the notoriously known spaces through a technical process that captures the atmosphere of the place as perfectly as possible at a particular moment, i.e. the legendary photographic here and now. More information about the project:

Photographs: David Židlický
Curator: Lukáš Bártl
Curators, Villa Tugendhat: Lucie Valdhansová, Barbora Benčíková
Exhibition design and production: Neli Hejkalová
Graphic design: Marcela Schneiberková, Atelier Zidlicky 

Exhibitions on the Tugendhat Villa's technical floor are open from 30 December 2019 to 29 February 2020 within the villa's opening hours without prior reservation.

Admission: 50 CZK 

The exhibition was prepared by the Tugendhat Study and Documentation Centre and was realized with financial support from the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.

The exhibition is a part of the celebration of the 90th anniversary of Villa Tugendhat, organized under the patronage of the Czech Commission for UNESCO. For more information about the program visit here.


Download the poster here.