Abstraction and Atonality. František Kupka, Wassily Kandinsky and Arnold Schönberg
Exhibition, 12 May – 31 July 2011
Museum Kampa – The Jan and Meda Mladek Foundation, Prague
The exhibition Abstraction and Atonality: Wassily Kandinsky, František Kupka, and Arnold Schönberg will bring the works of three world-famous figures together to explore the special relationship between painting and music. The Kampa museum, which owns a large collection of works by the Czech painter František Kupka as well as a remarkable collection of Central European modern art, has collaborated with the Arnold Schönberg Centre in Vienna and the Centre Pompidou in Paris to present this exhibition in Prague.
The painters František Kupka and Wassily Kandinsky, Czech and Russian, were part of the Eastern European avant-garde that defined the notion of abstraction in twentieth-century painting, while Arnold Schönberg, Austrian with Czech and Hungarian ancestors, was their musical counterpart.
On 31 May 2011, the Prague Spring Festival will present Schönberg’s music in a concert.
More information is available at www.museumkampa.com.
ERSTE Foundation is the main partner of the exhibition.