Posts Categorized: Art

Ray of light for young artists, art lovers

The Prague Post Start-up project in House at the Golden Ring seeks to expose the unknowns Finding that elusive first job is difficult for any recent graduate, and the term “starving artist” applies in particular to young painters and sculptors. City Gallery Prague has a long history of putting on exhibitions by young artists, and… Read more »

Buying a roof and hanging it on the wall

The Prague Post An unusual art auction will help support charity for disabled children Artists, start your engines. While it is doubtful organizers actually used these words to recruit artists for the Tina B. Meets Mini Roof project, they may have been appropriate. Seven artists from the Czech Republic and around the world were asked… Read more »

Atop Vítkov, new energy and purpose

The Prague Post Revamped memorial offers panoramic views of the city and lessons in local history The enormous equestrian statue on the hill straddling Karlín and Žižkov is hard to miss. Getting there is another matter, as it’s not the easiest place to access. However, visitors who make it to the top are rewarded with… Read more »

New National Museum

Expats.cz The National Museum’s new sibling opens its first exhibition In August, the National Museum (www.nm.cz) opened a new building; right next door to their current digs at the top of Václavské námestí. The building has seen a lot of interesting tenants over the years. It served as the Prague Bourse until World War II… Read more »

Vernon Galleries

Expats.cz The Vernon family of art spaces is a unique group of galleries showcasing contemporary art by a range of, mostly Czech, artists. Each space has its own unique feel and mission, but all three blend beautifully to offer a special spin on the Czech art and gallery scene. Galerie Vernon (www.galerievernon.com) was the first… Read more »

Entropa on Display

Expats.cz David Cerný’s Controversial EU art exhibition on display in Prague The Czech Republic’s six month helm of the European Union presidency is nearly over. What will probably be the most lasting memory for most people of the reign, for better or for worse, will be artist David Cerný’s Entropa exhibition stationed in Brussels. What… Read more »

Chemistry Gallery: Organic Art

Expats.cz New Prague 2 gallery a showcase for young artists “This is the chemistry of what you feel” is the slogan of a new contemporary art project for young and emerging artists. “The Chemistry Gallery – I like the name because chemistry should mean that the gallery has various meanings,” explains founder and director Petr… Read more »

Transparency

Expats.cz Bringing contemporary art into the open Have you seen that big white torso looking thing sitting in front of the Rudolfinum? Or how about the swaying girl in a window on the side of Národní divadlo? These aren’t some guerilla art tactics; but a showcase of outdoor contemporary art in conjunction with the Czech… Read more »

Prague: A classical city takes a contemporary turn

The Christian Science Monitor New galleries and rejuvenated ones put Czech contemporary art on the map. Most people who’ve been to Prague have the same impression of the city’s historical architecture and cobblestone streets: classic, romantic, timeless. You don’t often hear the city described as: contemporary, cutting edge, and progressive. Yet in the past couple… Read more »

Witness to history

The Prague Post In two photo exhibits, new views of a turbulent time in Prague The shocks of 1968 reverberated around the world. The United States was riven by demonstrations against the Vietnam War and the assassination of two great leaders, Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. In Paris, students rioted in the streets…. Read more »