We talked with Zuzana Drahotová from the team of Schindler Seko Architects about the conversion of the Zenger Substation to Kunsthalle Praha.
Vendula Hnídková about history of Zenger's Transforming and Rectifying Station.
For the second time this year, Kunsthalle Praha & Silent Yoga Prague invite you to yoga with breakfast in the park.
Accompanying program to Exit the Loop by artist Adéla Součková
Living Kunsthalle is the first major show organized by Kunsthalle Praha before the opening of its own building in 2021. Conceived as a festive night of encounters, Living Kunsthalle will transform the iconic New Stage of the National Theatre in Prague into a true artistic laboratory. Throughout the night, moving from space to space, the visitors will discover performances, sound sculptures, projections, and experimental works coming to life in every corner of the theatre.
Giorgio de Chirico’s Les Jouets Défendus (The Forbidden Toys), a work recently acquired by Kunsthalle Praha and rarely presented outside of the Czech Republic, is on show at the Mons Museum of Fine Arts (BAM) within an exhibition of Belgian Surrealism.
On March 4 2019, the Delfina Foundation in London welcomed two new residents, curator Tereza Záchová and artist Radek Brousil, who were selected from an open call for Czech artists, curators and theoreticians, launched in December 2018. A third residency will be taken up by Jaro Varga, a Slovak artist and curator, who will join the Foundation in autumn 2019.
The Kunsthalle Praha building is currently undergoing renovation. However, while we prepare the building for opening, we invite you to visit our interim programme, the Facade Project. This is a series of site-specific projects for this unique public space, building on the historical project to place a series of kinetic light sculptures entitled One Hundred Years of Electricity, by sculptor Zdeňek Pešánek, on the façade of the 1930s building by architect Vilém Kvasnička. Pešánek’s original sculptures have today only survived as models. The new installation by Adéla Součková, which has appeared on the building facade, bears the title Exit the Loop. A canvas stretched across the entire surface of the facade is the visual continuation of an original text, which the artist has also had set to music.
Delfina Foundation is delighted to announce three new open calls for Czech artists and curators in collaboration with Kunsthalle Praha, Arts and Theatre Institute, and Czech Centre London.
The second edition of the m3 / Art in Space festival uses the theme “VICE VERSA: Our Earth Is Their Moon, Our Moon Is Their Earth”, to explore a variety of issues relating to Prague 1. The façade of the future Kunsthalle Praha building at Klárov has become a platform for the work of the Greek artist Antonis Pittas.
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.
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.