Posts Categorized: Art

The Best Contemporary Art Galleries in Bratislava: Slovak Art on the Rise

The Culture Trip The Slovak capital is off many people’s radar, but it shouldn’t be. Bratislava offers a compact historic centre, towering hilltop castle and lovely walks along the Danube. Nearly everyone with an artistic bent will find something new to discover, as Bratislava’s cultural life is active and varied with activities ranging from opera… Read more »

A Documentary Photographer’s Personal Best For Prague photography fans, Leica Gallery’s exhibitions of both Czech and international photographers are a continuing rotation of visual entertainment. Until January 5 you have the opportunity to see one of the medium’s icons – Elliot Erwitt. And if you love black and white, slice of life photography, this should not be missed. Erwitt,… Read more »

Pop Goes the Castle “I’ve decided something: Commercial things really do stink. As soon as it becomes commercial for a mass market it really stinks.” – Andy Warhol I didn’t see this quote at the Golden Sixties exhibition at the Alšova jihočeská galerie in Hluboká nad Vltavou. But before seeing the Andy Warhol works on display here, it… Read more »

The Unwavering Eye Photographer Michal Novotný and his camera have traipsed to more than 60 countries; from Afghanistan to Bangladesh to Ukraine and many points in between. Novotný’s work has appeared in The New York Times, The Sunday Times Magazine, L’Express, El Mundo, Time,Vanity Fair, and countless other publications. He has won a World Press Photo award… Read more »

Nice to meet you

Czech Position New Prague exhibition introduces Czech author Bohumil Hrabal and Irish artist Francis Bacon “Modern proze cannot be written without a certain degree of erudition, without knowledge of what is going on in the other arts, especially fine art. Fine art and literature are indelibly linked.” – The Homework by Bohumil Hrabal, 1970. Presenting… Read more »

Slice of Life

Czech Position Czech photographer Jan Lukas took a bite out of the Big Apple; a retrospective of his work is now at Prague’s Leica Gallery Everyone has their dream city. For Jan Lukas it was New York, and when he escaped there with his family in 1966, the city proved to be as magical as… 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 »

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 »

Hands on museum for kids to get to grips with recycling

Czech Position A new type of interactive museum for children stages its first exhibition with the onus on kids contributing to the show Don’t touch! No running! Be quiet! Museums in general are just not kid friendly – there are simply too many rules. Plus what kid wants to look at paintings of old people… Read more »