CREATING A PROGRAMME MEANS BRINGING THE WORK OF ARTISTS TO THE PUBLIC, TELLING STORIES, SHARING IDEAS AND EMOTIONS AND AROUSING CURIOSITY.
We are preparing a varied programme of exhibitions, educational and cultural activities and social events for Kunsthalle Praha visitors. Through its programme Kunsthalle Praha encourages interactions, facilitates encounters and collaborations between all players of the local and international art scene. Kunsthalle Praha‘s exhibitions programme is based on an ongoing dialogue with artists, curators, art historians, collectors and many art organizations around the world.
We aim to connect contemporary art with its recent past and to provide it with an international context. Our programme will focus on a strong commitment to established and emerging artists and reflect the important social issues of our time in a topical and dynamic manner.
The Kunsthalle Praha programme will embrace a variety of disciplines and media, from traditional forms to installation, performance and multimedia projects. Two or three major retrospectives, thematic or historical exhibitions and several smaller exhibitions focused on the contemporary scene will be presented every year on 3 floors of gallery space.
We believe that delivering new insights is possible only on the basis of high quality research projects and curatorial work which Kunsthalle Praha is already undertaking in cooperation with Czech and international institutions, scholars, artists and interdisciplinary experts.
EDUCATIONAL AND ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMMES
Kunsthalle Praha will offer both educational programmes to enhance upcoming exhibitions as well as independent workshops and long-term programmes. Visitors can expect special events, performances, art talks and concerts. Our goal will be to reach different age and interest groups - schools, families, students, adults and seniors.
30TH SEPTEMBER 2017
TRANSFORMACE – PEŠÁNEK / DÍAZ
As part of the Architecture Day programme, we will present the history of the former Zenger transformer substation and the story of the kinetic sculptures that were meant to decorate its facade.
Did you know that light-kinetic sculptures by the famous sculptor Zdeněk Pešánek were intended to decorate the facade of the building’s classic modern architecture? Although they were awarded a medal at the international exhibition of art and technology in Paris in 1937 they were never installed on the building, and the objects themselves were not preserved.
Now you can see their virtual form projected on the building; the artistic and technological preparation was undertaken by contemporary multimedia artist Federico Diaz, who prepared the project based on models of the statues stored at the National Gallery in Prague. The project will be accompanied by a lecture from architecture historian Vendula Hnídková.