Stage and costume designer, conceptual artist
The untimely deceased artist Iva Němcová went down in Czech scenography history with her work for drama theatre and designs for opera productions. As interpreted by her, the stages often represented contexts for installation of realistic interiors, which, however, did not represent a mere illustration of a dramatic text, but an independent scenographic and dramaturgical structure. Iva Němcová’s artistic expression was realized as part of her tendency to build static interiors and create stage designs based on invariability. Her work focused on details, dealt with history as a tangible and meaning-bearing artifact (e.g. reflections of recent spaces from recent past) and other forms of exaggeration.