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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 - AUGUST

 

GERHARD RICHTER

National Gallery in Prague – Kinský Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – palác Kinských)
Staromestske namesti 12, Prague 1

26. 4. - 3. 9. 2017

A truly historical event - National Gallery in Prague presents the retrospective of Gerhard Richter, often referred to as "the greatest living painter" and one of the most significant artists of the last quarter century. His first exhibition ever in Central Europe presents selected works of the last sixty years. More than fifty pieces will take the visitor through Richter’s multi-genre oeuvre – from realism to naturalism, pop art, conceptual art and abstraction. The exhibition highlights Richter’s painting styles centred around the theme of “history” – not only the history of Germany, but also of the artist’s family and art itself. Having an exceptional and renowned curator at the helm - distinguished scholar of Richter’s work, 52nd Venice Biennale curator, Dean of Yale School of Arts and long-time acquaintance of the artist, Robert Storr - offers a truly unique quality to the exhibition.

 

 

Manolo Blahnik: The Art of Shoes

Museum Kampa

Until 12. 11. 2017

The iconic Master of Shoes comes to Prague with his unique art! Made famous by the Sex and the City, the son of a Czech mother finally makes an appearance in the Kampa museum, which is a must see on its own. The exhibition features selected pieces from the collections Suntaxa, Architectural Lizzard, Botanical Hoffmann and Art, including a special Shoe for Prague.

 

Jaroslav Rona 1997 - 2017

Prague City Gallery – House at the Stone Bell (Galerie hlavního města Prahy – Dum U Kamenného zvonu)

Until 29. 10. 2017

Some of you may have noticed the famous Franz Kafka monument near the hotel on your walks through Prague. Its author, Czech sculptor, painter and performer Jaroslav Rona now presents his work from the past 20 years in the beautiful gothic House at the Stone Bell, right next to the Gerhard Richter exhibition. Highly recommended!

 

Richard Deacon: Free Assembly

Prague City Gallery – Municipal Library (Městská knihovna)

Until 17. 9. 2017

Richard Deacon is the winner of the fourth edition of the Turner Prize in 1987. Since the 1980s his sculptural output has ranked alongside the most prominent creative achievements in this field, standing out not only in the context of the strong generation of British artists including Antony Gormley, Anish Kapoor, Alison Wilding, Tony Cragg and others, but also earning him repute as one of the most distinctive and most closely followed artists on the world scene. Even though due to limited spatial dispositions of the Municipal Library Deacon’s oeuvre cannot be shown here in its completeness, visitors will still be able to view an impressively wide cross-section of his creative output.

 

František Skála: Riding School
National Gallery in Prague – Wallenstein Riding School (Národní galerie v Praze – Valdštejnská jízdárna)Trafo Gallery
Valdstejnska 3, Prague 1

Until 3. 9. 2017

This unique exhibition of one of the most distinctive Cezch artist contains individual exhibition pavilions, solitary monumental works, subject series and cycles, light installations, and private records and passions, but also works created specifically for the space of the Riding School.

 

 

Ai Weiwei: Law of the Journey

National Gallery in Prague – Veletržní Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – Veletržní palác)
Dukelských hrdinů 47, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00

Until 7. 1. 2018

"There’s no refugee crisis, but only human crisis… In dealing with refugees we’ve lost our very basic values". These are the words articulated by the contemporary artist Ai Weiwei in response to the current humanitarian disaster while introducing his biggest installation to date - a huge, floating refugee boat made for the National Gallery in Prague.

 

Magdalena Jetelova: Touch of Time

National Gallery in Prague – Veletržní Palace (Národní galerie v Praze – Veletržní palác)
Dukelských hrdinu 47, Praha 7 - Holešovice, 170 00

Until 3. 9. 2017

Magdalena Jetelová’s installation, prepared especially for the National Gallery inPrague, transforms the Small Hall of the Veletržní Palace into an extended field providing insight into the artist’s thought and work. The gallery space becomes an art site in which the limitations of classic categories of sculpture, installation or photograph cease to exist. The installation conducts a dialogue with the Veletržní Palace architecture, evoking a devastated landscape and sense of instability, seeking to remind the viewer of this instability and of the fragility of the global socio-political situation.

 

 

 

 

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