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ART & DESIGN TIPS

We are very happy to present our Cultural Advisor Martina's specially curated selection of recommended Art & Design events in Prague: 

PICK OF THE MONTH - FEBRUARY

 

 

DOMESTIC ARENAS

Rudolfinum

 

Until 18. 3. 2018

 

The synthesis of videoart, tendentious documentary and music videos from American and European artists, which react to the authentic social and demographic problems of mostly American society. Music plays a significant role here and represents a means of expressing the themes of individual works. Despite the seemingly entertaining musical format the authors managed to underline the very important and interethnic relations and tensions heavily discussed today. The works come from various contexts and their connection in one exhibition only multiplies deeper levels and meanings that could otherwise remain unnoticed. Moreover, this exhibition represents a new thematic chapter in the exhibition history of Galerie Rudolfinum. Featured artists: John Akomfrah, Shimon Attie, Jeremy Deller & Cecilia Bengolea, Stan Douglas, Omer Fast, Kahlil Joseph

 

Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria. A Renaissance Ruler and Art Patron between Prague and Innsbruck

National Gallery in Prague – Wallenstein Riding School (Národní galerie v Praze – Valdštejnská jízdárna)

 

Until 25. 2. 2018

 

In 2017, 470 years have elapsed since the arrival of Ferdinand II, Archduke of Austria (1529–1595), the son of Ferdinand I, King of Bohemia and Hungary in Bohemia to represent his father’s interests as well as the entire Habsburg dynasty. The same year also marks the 450th anniversary of the archduke’s assumption of rule over Tyrol. Significant jubilees launched a large exhibition Ferdinand II. 450 Jahre Tiroler Landesfürst in Ambras Castle in Innsbruck and a subsequent one in the National Gallery in Prague. Both exhibitions have a common theme; the Austrian exhibition elaborates it in the aspect of Ferdinand’s rule in Tyrol while the Prague one expands it by his activities in the Czech lands. Visitors can see more than three hundred exhibits of various kinds, from paintings, precious arts and crafts objects, Renaissance armour, and valuable documents including the archduke’s own letter to products of nature and curiosities from his collections as well as everyday objects of the archduke and his family. 

 

 

Prague City Gallery: New Acquisitions

Prague City Gallery – Municipal Library (Městská knihovna)

 

Until 29. 4. 2018

 

Prague City Gallery restored its acquisition activity five years ago after a prolonged pause. Today, the Gallery has the opportunity to acquire works from the artists it had been following on a long-term basis and whose exhibitions it had organized. The exhibition presents a selection of their works originating from the past four years and provides an insight to the structure of the Gallery collections which are thus gradually becoming self-contained and head towards the future permanent exhibition.

 

 

Daniel Pešta:DeTermination

DOX Centre for Contemporary Art

 

26. 1. - 7. 5. 2018

 

The De-Termination is the largest solo exhibition of this multimedia artist in the Czech Republic and presents a selection of his works relating to genetical, racial and social determination of a human, for which he was awarded in 2017 at the London Biennale. The exhibition follows the line of some crucial motifs – a map, genetic code, and the topic – Jesus Christ, which repeat in a cyclic way in his work and with which he systematically deals and works.

 

 

Jan Kotik: Shapes Become Figures

Gallery at the Bethlehem Chapel (Galerie U Betlémské kaple)

 

Until 11. 2.

 

The exhibition of one of the most distinguished Czech fine artists from the second half of the 20th century put a stress on two periods of his life – 50s and 80s. At the end of the 50s Jan Kotík started exploring abstraction and 30 years later he used it as a significant visual language.

 

 

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