Monthly Archives: April 2012

Mature decorations

Czech Position Prague’s upcoming Antique Fair offers chance for browsing and buying; this year’s theme is the 19th century Prague’s Antique Fair can be considered an exhibition or a shopping extravaganza depending on your mood and budget. Sponsored by the Czech Association of Antique Dealers, the fair runs April 26-29 at Novomestská radnice and is… Read more »

In Prague, a Gallery With Art for and by Children

The New York Times Prague’s littlest hands now have the chance to show off their work in an actual gallery. The city’s first Art Gallery for Children opened in March. Its organizers hope that not only exposing children to art, but letting them contribute to it will inspire them to be more creative. “Nowadays, many… Read more »

Code:Mode – put your fashion foot forward

Česká Pozice If your spring wardrobe could use a little freshening, if you are looking for a glimpse into the Czech fashion scene, or if you wish to see some freestyle circus or take part in a juggling workshop, then this weekend was custom-designed for you. Code:Mode, typically a weekend for fashion designers to presents… Read more »

Pirate parties agree on joint campaign for EU elections

Business New Europe With a name like the Pirate Party, one doesn’t expect much in the way of serious politics. But addressing issues ranging from transparency in government to corruption, the Pirate Party is actually a solid, growing international movement that has big plans for Europe. The Pirate Party International (PPI) General Assembly was held… Read more »

Stepping out at the Czech Dance Platform

Czech Position “It’s going to be great!” cheers Czech Dance Platform director Katerina Višinská. Prepare yourself for a packed weekend of contemporary dance when the annual festival bops around April 13–16. Now in its 18th year, the Platform puts together the best premieres of Czech contemporary dance in the country from the previous year. Started… Read more »

Czech the food label

Business New Europe Slow food, go local, agri-chefs – food trends are all about eating from your own backyard. In the Czech Republic, the movement is no different, with 47% of Czechs preferring domestic goods to imported ones, according to a 2011 survey by research group MML TGI. But with heavy supermarket competition, recent media… Read more »

The allure of industry

Czech Position New exhibition at Prague’s Rudolfinum puts spotlight on industrial architecture through work of famous German couple Like stains on a landscape, coal mines, steel plants and other factories obstruct views and pollute the countryside. Or do they? A new photograph exhibition at the Rudolfinum seeks to show that beauty is in the eye… Read more »

Loneliness in Prague

New Eastern Europe Putting sculptures of Lenin and Pinocchio in a wastewater treatment plant seems a bit eccentric, but a new exhibition in Prague by Hungarian artist Sam Havadtoy is an ingenious mix of whimsy and industry. “The idea was very site specific,” Mr. Havadtoy said. “Look at the three Lenin’s, stuck between sewer pipes… Read more »