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Living together | Czech collective houses

PRESS RELEASE | 15. 11. 2017

EXHIBITION: Living together | Czech collective houses
VERNISATION: November 16, 2017 | 18.30
DURATION: 18. 2. 2018
LOCATION: Olomouc Museum of Modern Art Salon, Cabinet
AUTHORS: Hubert Guzik, Lenka Kužvartová
CURATOR: Klára Jeništová
REPETITIONS: Regional Gallery of Liberec | 15. 3. - 10. 6. 2018
Alešs South Bohemian Gallery in České Budějovice 19. 7. - 30. 9. 2018

The desire of women to facilitate homework, the theoretical concept of the smallest flat, the planned economy of the socialist country, and contemporary ecological thinking - all combine the idea of ​​a collective house. A house where a launderette, a library, a gym and a restaurant are available to its residents. This architectural phenomenon of the twentieth century and its appearance in Czechoslovakia will present the new exhibition of Olomouc Art Museum - Living together | Czech collective houses.

"It must be remembered that, at the time when the collective houses originated, they brought their inhabitants unprecedented comfort. It is seen on the example of the most famous house of this type in our country - in Litvínov, whose construction started in 1948. The apartments were quite large, even for families with children even maisonettes, equipped with furniture to measure. The heating provided underfloor heating, there was a shared laundry, dryer and almond, shop, hairdresser and tailor. At the nursery and kindergarten, parents and children went by a lift, eating for a few crowns in the local restaurant. Free time was spent in the gym, photocomple or library. It was actually such a city in the city," explains curator of the exhibition Klára Jeništová.


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