IN THIS SECTION YOU WILL FIND THE LATEST ON OUR PREPARATIONS FOR THE OPENING OF KUNSTHALLE PRAHA, OUR PROGRAMME, RESEARCH PROJECTS, THE COLLECTION, OPPORTUNITIES FOR COOPERATION AND JOB OFFERS.
Several paintings by Prague Academy of Fine Arts graduate Argišt Alaverdyan, from the exhibition New Wave: AVU Graduates 2017 at the National Gallery in Prague, have been selected for the project AVU Graduation Works Collection. The project, supported by The Pudil Family Foundation, aims to build up a sub-collection of Kunsthalle Praha mapping, on a long-term basis, the work of graduates from the Academy of Fine Arts (AVU) as well as other schools, and support the further creative output of selected artists.
A visionary, that's what a creator whose thoughts were ahead of technologies of his time is a posteriori called. Zdeněk Pešánek surely belongs to this category of artists. His light-kinetic sculptures designed for the public space in the 20s and 30s of the previous century were created only at a cost of a complex, tedious and never totally satisfying work. Though to make his multimedia assemblies, Zdeněk Pešánek was using the most innovative elements and materials of the time: celluloid, light bulbs and neons.
The recent acquisition of Giorgio de Chirico’s Forbidden Toys isn’t about some toys left behind by children, but is a work from an early period of the important Italian painter. Thanks to a long-term loan from the bpd partners foundation, this painting will enrich the surrealist part of the Kunsthalle Praha collection, which includes works from artists such as Toyen and Jindřich Štyrský.
Kunsthalle Praha’s visual style, created in cooperation with Studio Najbrt, is based on its own typeface, Kunst, which was inspired by sketches from the typographic genius Jan Tschichold. Typographer Marek Pistora designed the original font, Kunst, for Kunsthalle Praha as an updated version of Tschichold’s original, while referring to roots reaching back to the modern art of the 20th century. The typeface thus connects Kunsthalle Praha’s visual identity with its programmatic focus on the period from modernity up to the present.
Do you love modern art? Would you like to take part in creating exhibitions, publications, and other projects presenting Czech and international modern and contemporary art? Would you like to engage in creative projects next to your regular job? Or maybe you are a student who wants to gain experience? Join us as a volunteer or take an internship!
As part of the exhibition Medium: figura currently running at the Prague City Gallery, you can see Anna Hulačová’s sculpture me, you, he, she, it, we, you, they (2016), from the collection of Kunsthalle Praha. The sculpture of two interconnected people, which is nearly two metres tall, can be seen in the courtyard of the Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace until 8 October 2017. The exhibition (as the title clearly states) deals with the figure, which contemporary Czech and Slovak artists have shifted far beyond the borders of conventional sculpture.
We are looking for a native English speaker with knowledge of Czech language for external cooperation - translating texts from Czech to English. If you are interested, please send us your professional cv and examples of your work at firstname.lastname@example.org.