KUNSTHALLE PRAHA: WE'RE OPENING A NEW SPACE FOR ART & DIALOGUE ON 22.02.2022
Kunsthalle Praha is a new not-for-profit cultural space in the historical Centre of Prague. Located in the converted building of the former Zenger Electrical Substation, the gallery creates an international platform for art and culture, an open meeting point and will offer an extensive programme of the exhibition and educational projects for a wide audience. Our mission is to contribute to a deeper understanding of Czech and international art of the 20th and 21st centuries. We are opening our gates to the public on 22.02.2022.
Art & Life of a signatory to Charter 77
IT’S TIME TO CREATE! PUT TOGETHER YOUR OWN CABINET OF CURIOSITIES AND SHARE IT WITH KUNSTHALLE PRAHA
Patrons of Art are back! Their unique video lecture takes a look at cabinets of curiosities, their history and current form.
Return to the Electrical past of Kunsthalle Praha
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MARK DION: CABINET OF ELECTRICAL CURIOSITIES
A PERMANENT SITE-SPECIFIC INSTALLATION FOR KUNSTHALLE PRAHA
An artwork that connects the industrial past of our building with its new mission for the near future. Look into the mind & work of Mark Dion, an artist-archaeologist, who created the Cabinet of Electrical Curiosities, a permanent site-specific installation for Kunsthalle Praha.
Dion is a mixed media artist whose eclectic work spans installation, sculpture, curation, assemblage and more. His interdisciplinary approach appropriates methods taken from archaeology, archiving, ecology, and the sciences to probe the construction of knowledge across many different fields.
OPEN HOUSE PRAGUE 2021
Welcome to Kunsthalle Praha
A sentence that was spread for the first time during the festival Open House Prague 2021. Experience vertigo in an independent space for culture, art & dialogue in the heart of historical Prague.
Architects often say that the greatest challenge when renovating or converting a building is to preserve the valuable historical substance, the DNA of the original place. How did the Zenger transformer station’s conversion into Kunsthalle Praha fare in this regard? The specific local genius loci combines a fascinating story and the spatially sophisticated character of a technological monument with today’s need to look at and consider the future of society, art, and culture. But any final assessment is up to you. It is Kunsthalle Praha’s ambition to be a fresh and inspirational venue for the genesis of new ideas, but only you – its future visitors – can give it the necessary spark of life.
FEBRUARY - JUNE 2021
A mysterious inscription by Joël Andrianomearisoa, a visual artist from Madagascar, illuminates the façade of Kunsthalle Praha.
An enigmatic sentence inviting us to consider otherness. Glowing neon letters on the facade of the future Kunsthalle Praha surprise passers-by with the artist’s mother tongue – Malagasy. For Joël Andrianomearisoa, a multicultural artist, scenographer and poet who was the first artist to represent his native Madagascar at the 58th Venice Biennale in 2019, the sentence, which translates into English as Translations of all our lost passions and future desires, reflects the current crisis and the urgency of the moment. The striking light installation is the central output of a Mail Art project which viewers will be able to follow on Kunsthalle Praha’s social media from February till June 2021.