The Last Days of Franz Kafka / Exhibition in Venice – Cultural Forum Milan

© Pavel Schmidt: Franz Kafka Mixed Media on Paper, 70x50cm 2014

until 30.10.2024

In the last days of his life in 1924, Franz Kafka was no longer allowed to speak, so he wrote down what he wanted to say on slips of paper. These texts are documents of pain and illness with brief outlines of everyday communication and typical linguistic images of Kafka, and foreshadow his approaching death. They form the core and starting point of the exhibition The Last Days of Franz Kafka.
The exhibition, curated by Elisabeth Schafzahl and Philipp Wegan, creates a dialogue between art and literature. A map edition (Verlag Bibliothek der Provinz) with texts by Manfred Müller (Österreichische Franz Kafka Gesellschaft), Willi Bergthaler (Johannes Kepler University Linz) and Pavel Schmidt (co-editor of the drawings by Franz Kafka) will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Peter Angerer, Franz Blaas, Maryam Farhang, Josef Fürpaß, Anna Goldgruber, Richard Jurtitsch, Brigitte Lang, Georg Lebzelter, Franziska Maderthaner, Nicolas Mahler, Elisabeth Schafzahl, Pavel Schmidt, Erhard Stöbe, Ida Szigethy and Philipp Wegan have selected texts from the paperwork to add to their own works.

The Last Days of Franz Kafka
until 30.10.2024
Cultural Forum Milan
Via Garibaldi Fondamenta San Gioachin 490a