Monthly Archives: March 2011

Watching what’s developed

The Prague Post Prague Photo Festival returns for the fourth year with its largest selection yet Picture this: 30 galleries and 230 photographers. To see what’s developing from the best Czech photographers young and old, check out Prague Photo, on display for one week only at Galerie Mánes. The program for this, the festival’s fourth… Read more »

Axel Schmidt ‘waxes poetic’ for a unique exhibiton

Czech Position The Golden City inspired a Bavarian artist to experiment in yellow for his new wax sculpture and photo show in Prague Using melting glaciers and a 19th century Italian sculptor as inspiration and ice and wax as materials, what type of artwork do you think you’d get? If you are German artist Axel… Read more »

Local artist disregards disability and draws stars

Czech Position He was born with an extra chromosome — but that hasn’t stopped the son of two local artists from becoming a celebrity portrait artist The drawings are simply signed “Kryštof” in pencil at the bottom. Walking into Galerie ART +UM is like entering a mini Hollywood office — drawings of movie stars and… Read more »

Prague’s Jewish Museum Branching Out

Czech Position Looking to reach more visitors, the Jewish Museum in Prague is presenting modern as well as historical aspects of Jewish life Striving for a more open and contemporary feel the Jewish Museum in Prague has some big plans underway. From music to film to art, organizers say 2011 will be a year of… Read more »

Greening the Future: An Argument for Sustainable Cities

New Presence  Walking through the streets of Chrudim gives the impression that it’s like any other Czech city. With a population of about 24,000, Chrudim, 110 kilometers east of Prague, has a long, pretty square dominated by a large church. A mix of modern and baroque buildings, the requisite textile stores and herna bars –… Read more »

A Czech town memorializes oft-forgotten victims

Christian Science Monitor Half a million European Roma were killed under the Nazi regime. One Czech town has built a memorial to make sure that, like other victims of the Nazis, the Roma are not forgotten Deep in the peaceful Bohemian countryside 15 miles northwest of Prague sits the village of Lidice. The town itself… Read more »

In Prague, Three Photo-Driven Shows

The New York Times Prague’s a picturesque place, with amateur shooters frequently snapping its cobblestoned streets and historic skyline. The city also appreciates fine photography — it currently has three worthwhile exhibitions focusing on the medium. Michel Comte, the Swiss fashion and portrait photographer, is showing for the first time in Prague with “Not Only… Read more »

Artists’ canvases on your laptop

The Prague Post Google Art project renders Prague’s Museum Kampa in interactive digital form Armchair art lovers can now explore nearly 20 world-class museums from the comfort of their couch, while poor but hopeful art collectors can add a Botticelli, a Cezanne or even a Kupka to their imaginary collection, courtesy of Google. Last month,… Read more »