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ARCHITECTURE OF CZECH BANK AND SAVINGS BANKS IN 1990s
11.11. – - – 19H >>> PRAHA/Forum for Architecture and Media, Husova 18, Brno
The documentary film Temples of Money deals with architecture of banks and savings banks in the 1990s presenting it as a phenomenon closely related to the social and political changes following the year 1989. A great number of new banks was bulit at that time, creating a specific model corresponding to the contemporary ideals of the newly developing economic sphere in a post-communist country. The architecture of these buildings was influenced by the then already fading postmodern. A heated discussion arose over the architecture of money institutions already when they were under construction, stressing for example the moral aspects related to the enormous financial costs and pompous form of these buildings. Criticism of prodigal forms and bombastic gestures referred to the very use of postmodern vocabulary. For the coming generation of young architects postmodern vocabulary meant an exhausted trend aimed more at commercial purposes than art.
The documentary is a sensitive attempt to reevaluate individual concepts, supported by documentation and interviews with architects of banks – Michael Gabriel, Vladimír Štulc and Jaromír Kročák. It is a relection of a key and complex period but on the other hand a generally marginilized period of architecture of the early 1990s. Even after an almost quarter of a century for many architects who designed banks and savings banks this period remains taboo.
Screening is done in cooperation with KÉK Budapest (Centre for Contemporaray architecture) in frame of project Filming the Central European City
4/10 ve 14h – Fakulta informatiky FI MUNI, Botanická 68a, Brno
Guided tour through rebuilt and re-opened building of the Faculty of Informatics Masaryk University in Brno.
What remaine from the original building realized by architect Jan Dvorak and what was demolished and rebuild by the architectural studio Pelčák a partner?
Confrontation between so-called “socialist architecture” with contemporary architecture.
It takes place in the context of a long-term project 4AM – CONSONANCE OF MODERNISM and ARCHITECTURE DAY.
Guided tours through the vanishing architecture and fine art of the second half of the 20th century in Brno:
“SADNESS IN BRNO” – the threatened demolition of a funeral hall in Brno-Zidenice made by architect Ivana Ruller and “REVITALIZE AND ENRICH” – artworks of the artists Zdenek Machacek, Jiri Marek and Frantisek Senk placed in housing estate in Brno-Juliánov.
5/10 at 15 o´clock – Cemetery in Brno-Židenice, entrance from Komprdova street
4AM + Bumbum Satori invite you to saeasonal warmup and first opening of our new venue for contemporary art and culture called PRAHA/Forum for architecture and media, at Husova 18 street in Brno.
19 / 9 / 2014
MAGDA MAYAS (DE) + TONY BUCK (AU)
+ support BOLKA (SK/NL)
Spill is the Berlin-based duo of Magda Mayas on piano and clavinet and Tony Buck on drums / percussion, formed in 2003. Releasing their 3rd album this year, Tony and Magda have been playing all over Europe, the USA, Australia and Lebanon. Matúš Kobolka (Bolka) is an uprising star of Bratislava experimental scene.
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