The Czech artist Eva Kotátková has produced a comprehensive and internationally muchnoticed oeuvre in the last few years. In addition to the biennales in Lyon (2011) and Sydney (2012), she also participated in the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013. The catalogue is the first comprehensive monograph on the work of the artist. With her disconcerting and at the same time fascinating sculptures, installations, performances, drawings and collages, Kotátková addresses the prescriptive aspects and constraints of social life as well as various forms of failure of communication and integration. One focus of the publication is the exhibition Kotátková put together in 2013 for the Kunstverein Braunschweig, the stage-like setting of which makes palpable the absurd and dismal influence of writers such as Franz Kafka and Samuel Beckett as well as borrowings from the Black Theatre in Prague.