Women Must Cover Their Heads Because They Are Not the Image of God: Exhibition by Alena Foustková


Museum Kampa

Anglo-American University is proud to announce the opening of Alena Foustková’s exhibition Women Must Cover Their Heads Because They Are Not the Image of God at Museum Kampa.

The exhibition will open on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 7 pm, and will run until January 28, 2024.

Foustková is a conceptual artist and a full-time faculty member of the Visual Art Studies program. Her exhibit addresses women’s trauma (and men, in at least one case) caused by ancient religious traditions, concepts, and dictates whose influence persists in the present day. The title of the exhibition is taken from a section of the Decretum Gratiani, a 12th century collection of Roman Catholic canon law.

The exhibit is curated by Klára Vavříková and features a series of objects, including embroideries, assemblages and video projections—all dealing with female trauma on several levels as “personal traumas collide with the collective female experience,” according to Vavříková.

Foustková will also offer guided tours of the exhibit on the following dates:

December 4, 2023
12 pm – 1 pm

December 5, 2023
12 pm – 1 pm

December 13, 2023
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm.

For the guided tours, groups should meet at the specified times, by the ticket office in the courtyard of Museum Kampa.