TRAVEL CYCLE: "Toyen, the absolute gap" at the Museum of Modern Art

with the City Guide Louis Vuitton Prague


CultureSecrets and the Louis Vuitton City Guide offer you a trip around the world in Paris over the course of the seasons, a discovery of arts and cultures through museums and great institutions. Today, direction Prague. A guided tour of the Museum of Modern Art to discover "Toyen, l'écart absolu", a major Czech artist of the surrealist movement. Browse the works of this Czech visionary, who used painting to question the image.

To know

Toyen, whose real name is Marie Čermínová, constantly reinvents her art to suit the 20th century and its defining historical events. At the heart of the Czech avant-garde, she created "Artificialism" with Jindrich Styrsky, where she defined herself as a painter and poet. Nevertheless, her determination to explore new sensitive spaces brought her closer to the Surrealist movement.
During the Second World War, she hid the young Jewish poet Jindrich Heisler and made impressive drawings, which captured the horror of the period. In 1948, refusing the totalitarianism that settled in Czechoslovakia, she moved to Paris to join André Breton and Paul Eluard. She explored eroticism and the world of love through various representations of desire. 
The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Modern Art in Paris, the National Gallery in Prague, and the Kunsthalle in Hamburg. It presents 150 works by Toyen: paintings, drawings, collages, books ... in a journey tracing his quest for "absolute distance", in opposition to all known paths.

Our secret

Marie Čermínová adopted the name Toyen after the French word for "citizen"

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Practice info:

Saturday, July 16 at 11:30 am
Museum of Modern Art of Paris
11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris

Your name will be on a list at the entrance of the event!

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11 Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
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