Posts Categorized: Art

Cutting-edge continues at Prague’s Tina B. Festival

Czech Position  Sixth edition of contemporary arts festival Tina B. at Prague’s Vernon Gallery goes green with an Art-Eco-Bio theme If one of the purposes of art is to surprise and delight, and more often now, to be interesting and make people think, then it must be tough striving to make an interesting and surprising… Read more »

Prague ‘Lucifer Effect’ exhibit examines the evil within us all

Czech Position DOX’s ‘The Lucifer Effect: Encountering Evil’ is a mix of videos, photos and installations, all with one underlying theme: power corrupts “Evil, psychologically, is the exercise and abuse of power to intentionally harm, hurt or destroy others, or to commit crimes against humanity when practiced by authority systems.” – Dr Philip Zimbardo Seems… Read more »

‘Controversy’ at Prague’s Rudolfinum

Czech Position Thousands of words behind these pictures: Exhibit showcases photos that have sparked outrage or legal proceedings over the ages “The exhibited photographs may be shocking. The organizer recommends that sensitive persons, minors and those who do not wish to be confronted with shocking images consider whether they wish to visit the exhibition.” This… Read more »

Prague Photographic: Chronicling a City

Czech Position Photo exhibition focuses on Prague – from every angle — with life in the Czech capital the general underlying theme Prague could be considered a photographer’s dream location. Full of picturesque corners for artsy types, there are many events for action photographers as well as a multitude of people for popular street scenes…. Read more »

Dominik Lang: Awakening Art at the Venice Biennale

Czech Position Czech artist’s exhibition in Italy a reflection of two generations as a son embaces the work of his father, who died far too young A father’s work re-created in his son’s. The Sleeping City by artist Dominik Lang is now installed at the Czecho-Slovak pavilion at the Venice Biennale. A completely new work,… Read more »

Abstract street video takes off on plight of bees

Czech Position Swiss video artist Katja Loher displays her work in storefront window to challenge passersby to contemplate global, environmental issues Swiss video artist Katja Loher usually examines the human condition in a globalized world by projecting her videos onto large globes she calls “videoplanets” and onto smaller objects she calls “miniverses,” giving viewers an… Read more »

A Visual Voice: Uruguayan artist uses words as images

Czech Position A fellowship led artist Luis Camnitzer to New York in the mid 1960s, the political situation in Uruguay urged him to stay there Conceptual artist Luis Camnitzer’s artistic career could have been very different. Starting out as an impressionist painter, he suddenly made a “big break” as he called it in 1965. “I… Read more »

The thinking man’s painter

Czech Position Kam AŽ (How Far) takes the viewer from a reflection on the Velvet Revolution to glimpses of paradise via the paintings of Tomáš Císarovský Three aspects of artist Tomáš Císarovský’s recent work are on display at Galerie Václava Špály. People passing by on Prague’s busy Národní street who just take a quick glance… Read more »

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 »