Kristýna Španihelová: Malka

We cordially invite you to a solo exhibition of jewelry and prints by Kristýna Španihelová at the Kostnice gallery in Rožnov.



  • Vernissage May 31, 2024 at 5 p.m. CET, Parish garden

    • Opening remarks: Gabriela Nováková
      Musical program: Krůžek štyr tet
  • Duration of the exhibition: 1.6.2024 - 7.7.2024

    • Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 16:00, Sunday: 11:00 - 15:00

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    • Organizers: Téčko – cultural agency in cooperation with the Roman Catholic parish and Iskérka


Curator: Gabriela Nováková


Spanihelová - Malka 062024 - brooch with bust contour

About the exhibition

At home, a large portrait hangs on the wall. Old colored photograph of a young woman in costume. It is the face of my great-grandmother's sister, my maternal grandmother's godmother. Amalia Vašutová was born on February 23, 1917 as the second-born daughter in a beekeeper's family in the Horná Bečva valley, where she lived her entire life. In the winter of 1945, the Gestapo came to her home. She was imprisoned in Horná Bečva, Valašské Meziříčí, and then in Brno in Kounice railways for her support and cooperation with the partisans. She never returned home to Horná Bečva. Her parents and relatives never found out what happened to Malka, as everyone called her at home. However, they never stopped believing that they would return one day. Only a few years ago, the family learned that she was in Brno in March of 1945 executed by shooting. The last letter Malka wrote to her family after her arrest ends with the words: "It's my fate." The Malka exhibition is dedicated to her memory.


Spanihelová - Malka 062024 - invitation card - brooch with Christ

Kristýna Španihelová (*1982)

A native of Rožnov, Kristýna Španihelová (*1982) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava, studio S-M-L_XL Kov a Šperk, where she currently runs the studio Kov a Šperk. In her work, she tries to understand the relationship of man to material, his emotion and their mutual connection. She asks herself questions about the real social values of material, things and their impermanence. In 2011, she completed her doctoral studies by defending the theoretical thesis "The Human Story of Material: Iconology of Organic Materials in Contemporary Jewelry" and the practical part "The Materiality of Being". Kristýna Španihelová exhibits in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as well as abroad. She is engaged in pedagogical work, conducts professional courses and workshops, participates in jewelry and accessories fashion shows, and has dozens of solo and group exhibitions. She lives and works in Bratislava and Horná Bečva.