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Jan Švankmajer

B 1934 (CZECHOSLOVAKIA)

SURREALIST AUTHOR, ARTIST, ANIMATOR, AND FILMMAKER, KNOWN FOR DARK RE-IMAGININGS OF FAIRY TALES AND OBSESSIVE INVESTIGATIONS INTO HUMAN (MIS)BEHAVIOUR. WINNER OF NUMEROUS PLAUDITS, HIS REVOLUTIONARY STOP-MOTION AND LIVE-ACTION FILMS INSPIRED A LEGION OF YOUNG FILMMAKERS WITH THEIR RADICAL IDIOSYNCRASY AND POST-COMMUNIST AESTHETIC. ŠVANKMAJER’S VARIOUS INSPIRATIONS INCLUDE THE ART OF HIS LATE PARTNER, EVA ŠVANKMAJEROVÁ, AND A COLLECTION OF MAGICAL AND MEDIUMISTIC ART.

Jan Švankmajer: The Alchemical Wedding, EyeFilm Museum (Amsterdam) 2019
JAN ŠVANKMAJER: Insects, Tate Modern (London) 2018
JAN ŠVANKMAJER: Alice, Whitechapel Gallery (London) 2015
Metamorphosis, Centre de Cultura Contemporania de Barcelona (Barcelona) 2014
JAN ŠVANKMAJER: THE INNER LIFE OF OBJECTS, University of Brighton Gallery (Brighton) 2013
Collages by Jan Švankmajer, Museum of the Moving Image (New York) 2012

Jan Švankmajer, Bruno Solarik, Jan Švankmajer, Albatross Media, 2018
Jan Švankmajer, Touching and Imagining: An Introduction to Tactile Art, I.B.Taurus & Co. Ltd. 2014
The Cabinet of Jan Švankmajer: The Pendulum, the Pit, and other Pecularities, Edited by Ursula Blickle, Gerald A. Matt. Text by Gaby Hartel, Norbert M. Schmitz, Bert Rebhandl, Interview by by Gerald A. Matt, Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2012
Jan Švankmajer: Transmutation of Senses, Stredoevropska galerie a nakladatelstvi, 2004
Eva and Jan Švankmajerová, Evašvankmajerjan: Anima Animus Animation, Between Film and Free Expression, Slovart, 1998
Jan Švankmajer, Valerie Mason, Švankmajer's Faust: The Script, Flicks Books, 1996