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Sutnarka presented the book Mysterious Bond, dedicated to the exceptional relationship between the Czech and Jewish nations

Wednesday, 10 February 2021 00:00

It will be a year since we celebrated the 30th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic relations between the Czech and Israeli nations. We celebrated it with the amazing exhibition Mysterious Bond, which was created with the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art. After a challenging year, we are approaching the 31st anniversary and on this occasion, there will be an online conference "Mysterious Bond: The Future of Czech-Israeli Relations" in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. We discussed the past and the future of our relations, but also the exhibition. You can watch the recording of the online conference here.

Czech lands and Israel. The culture, faith, destinies of the people of these two countries are connected by a line of common stories and destinies, images for more than one millennium. Neither anti-Semitism, nor Nazi nationalism, nor the communist regime could destroy the mysterious bond between the Czech and Jewish nations. Thanks to many brave people, the two nations continue to share history, values and destinies. Some of the bonds and stories, the historical events that the book Mysterious Bond brings, are notoriously known, such as the fate of the writer Kafka, the story of the Golem or the dark chapter of World War II.

However, the author of the texts, diplomat Robert Řehák, together with students of the Didactic Illustration Studio of the Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen under Renáta Fučíková, tried to bring to light little-known or unknown evidences and examples of connections, such as old Czech written commentaries in Hebrew religious writings, the inspiration of Charles IV in the construction of the New City in Jerusalem or the inspiration of Theodor Herzel by the Old-New Synagogue in the creation of the name Tel Aviv. The content of the book further develops the theme of the exhibition "Mysterious Bond" created by the Faculty and the Embassy of Israel on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the resumption of diplomatic relations between Czechoslovakia and Israel in 1990.

Conference Programme 
Activities of Sutnarka and HIT Reflecting on CZ/IL Relations in Art/Culture
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art / Sutnarka
Arnošt Marks / Vice-Dean for Creative Activities

CZ/IL Relations, CZ Perspective and Future
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Tomáš Petříček / Minister of Foreign Affairs

CZ/IL Relations, Challenges and Opportunities
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tel Aviv
Martin Stropnický / Ambassador

CZ/IL Relations, IL Perspective and Future
Embassy of Israel in the Czech Republic
H.E. Daniel Meron / Ambassador

Mysterious Bond and 31th Anniversary of the Renewal of Diplomatic Relations
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Robert Řehák / Diplomat, Author of the Mysterious Bond Book

Mysterious Bond – Exhibition, Book Launch
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art / Sutnarka
Renáta Fučíková / Head of the Didactic Illustration Studio
Tereza Piskláková / Student of the Didactic Illustration Studio

Masaryk Square VR - Exhibition
Holon Institute of Technology / HIT
Eitan Bartal / Lecturer

Perspective and Future of Mysterious Bond
Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art / Sutnarka
Arnošt Marks / Vice-Dean for Creative Activities

The book can be ordered by e-mail sent to the address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Photo: Alex Dym

Last modified on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 11:42

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