Pavilion Morava, Výstaviště Brno (Brno Exhibition Centre)
100 let 100 knih (100 Years, 100 Books) – our best literature
26. May – 17. June 2018
Výstaviště Brno (Brno Exhibition Centre)
Get to know Czech literature at its best. Find out which quotations are the most popular and which positions people prefer to read in. Sit down on a comfy deckchair, play with a giant jigsaw puzzle in the family zone, and come visit the literature salon where cultural, theatrical, and musical performances will be going on. Literature is fun – come see for yourself!
- Two times 100 books in a pavilion of philosophy
- Interactive events, readings from authors, workshops
- Pavel Čech, Arnošt Goldflam, Miloš Štědroň, Alena Mornštajnová, Petr Sís
The Morava Pavilion, with its visuals designed by the Faculty of Architecture of Brno University of Technology, is dedicated to the best of Czech literature from the last century. Visitors can freely walk through this exhibition in which its design beautifully complements the architecture of the pavilion.
A selection of 100 Czech books and 100 children’s books will be exhibited in the pavilion. The exhibition will feature an educational zone, stories of books, and interactive fun elements, and accompanied by various other activities, such as readings from authors, workshops, demonstrations of 3D technologies and applications that support literacy, theatrical and musical performances, and more.
Come see writer and painter Pavel Čech, writer Alena Mornštajnová, actor and writer Arnošt Goldflam, musicologist and composer Miloš Štědroň, literary scholar Jiří Trávníček as well as globally renowned children’s author, graphical artist and author of animated films Petr Sís.
And the 100 selected books? Come to see which books made it into the Morava Pavilion, as well as who chose them:
Professor Jiří TrávníčekLiterary scholar and reviewer, editor and teacher at the university. Author of several books:
Poezie poslední možnosti (Poetry of the Last Possibility; 1996), Na tvrdém loži z psího vína (On the Hard Bed of Woodbine; 1998, with Zdeněk Kožmín), Příběh je mrtev? (Is Story Dead?; 2003), Vyprávěj mi něco… (Tell Me a Story; 2007), Čteme? (Do We Read?; 2008), Čtenáři a internauti (Reader and Internauts; 2011), Překnížkováno (Too Many Books; 2014), Knihy kupovati (To Buy Books; 2014, with Zdeněk Šimeček), Reading Bohemia (2015). Co-author of two books of interviews (with Arnošt Goldflam and Dušan Šlosar). Also, he published “reader’s CVs” of people who dedicated their professional career to books, named Knihy a jejich lidé (Books and Their People; 2013) and Česká čtenářská republika (Czech Readers Republic; 2017). His texts have been published in Bulgaria, Hungary, Germany, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, USA, UK, and elsewhere. Currently, he is a member of two international teams dealing with reading.
Romance scholar and librarian, author of a number of books in her disciplines. Undoubtedly, she inherited her numerous talents – a close relationship with literature and history as well as publishing books – from her father, professor Adolf Erhart, a globally renowned linguist and expert on Indo-European languages. Visitors to the Jiří Mahen Library can meet her in the information services department, where her outstanding erudition, knowledge, as well as communication skills are highly appreciated. Besides searching for often complex information for both readers and institutions, she’s been in charge of bibliographic and informational texts and books published by the Library. She also put together Selection of Major Year’s Anniversaries (Výběr z významných výročí roku), including mainly literary figures. She substantially contributed to the script for a large exhibition on the Jiří Mahen Library on the anniversary of its establishment in 2000. Also, she’s the author of a number of entries for the Encyclopaedia of the History of Brno and cooperates with Where To in Brno (Kam v Brně) magazine.
Lecturer in Czech studies. Librarian. Bookworm, at least in the well-established sense of the word; beyond this the term reminds of some annoying creature with wings rather than a passionate reader. He preferes to roam in fictitious worlds, in both Czech and translations, that try to intelligently or innovatively grasp the human existence, and regularly reads fiction, such as crime, historical or humorous novels. He studied Czech language and literature, has a soft spot for the opulent magic of Czech language, and hates the Czech equivalent of “sort of”. He works for the department of culture and eduction at the Jiří Mahen Library which – among other things – enables him to support and spread the love he’s felt since he was a little child – his love for books and reading.
Ballot boxes: Special boxes will be placed at partner institutions for people to vote for their favourite quotations and positions they like to read in. The results will be published as part of an exhibition at the Exhibition Grounds.
Partners: Faculty of Architecture of Brno University of Technology – designer of the entire exhibition in the Morava Pavilion!, Division of Information and Library Studies at the Faculty of Arts of Masaryk University, Brno City Museum, Museum of the Brno Region, Moravian Library
The event belongs to the RE:PUBLIKA Festival.
On weekdays, mornings will be mainly focused on schools at all levels and afternoons and evenings will have programmes for families and the general and expert public. The programmes will take various forms, including meetings with authors and illustrators, workshops, and multi-genre evening shows.
Interesting places nearby
VIDA! Science Centre
The science amusement park lies close to the Exhibition Grounds
Pavilion A was originally the ‘Pavilion of Industry and Commerce’
Pavilion’s construction based primarily on glass and steel
This four-storey building feels like a department store
A 45-metre tower is the pavilion’s most fascinating element
The newest pavilion on the grounds is also the largest
The monumental cupola dominates the western panorama
Bauer Chateau (Bauerův zámeček)
The chateau is the oldest building at the exhibition grounds
Cinema – theatre – café
This building by Emil Králík served as a cinema and theatre
Jiří Mahen Library (Knihovna Jiřího Mahena)
The largest municipal public library in all of Moravia