East Contemporary

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National Gallery Prague: „Jindrich Chalupecky Award 2022: All that is solid melds in the air“

Prague, September 23, 2022 – January 9, 2023, https://www.ngprague.cz The Jindrich Chalupecky Award is the most established Czech art prize for emerging artists (up to 35 y.o.). It exists since 1990. In recent years, the mode of operation has changed. In the past, a winner was chosen among five finalists. In the last three years…

Kunsthalle Praha: „Invisible Forces“ + Gregor Hildebrandt „A Blink of an Eye and the Years are Behind Us“

Prague, Sep 29, 2022 – Feb 13, 2023, https://www.kunsthallepraha.org Kunsthalle Praha is a new institution in the city. It is private and was founded by Petr Pudil and his wife Pavlina. Pudil is one of the Czech businesspeople, who succeeded amassing a fortune during the rather murky and lawless times of the 1990s political and…

DOX: “Great Expectations” + Patrik Habl & Anna Beata Hablova “Such Other Presence” + Jaroslav Rona “Architectons and Machines”

Prague, 10 Nov 2021 – 24 Apr 2022 (Great Expectations), 27 Jan – 1 May 2022 (Hablovi), 17 Feb – 12 Jun 2022 (Rona), https://www.dox.cz On my prior visit to DOX, I enjoyed the “Russia, Timeless” exhibition. What a paradox, that my follow up visit took place right on the day when the horrible Russian…

Pop-up Galerie AVU: “Jiny svet je mozny”

Prague, Krizkovskeho 1288/10, June 22 – July 3, 2021, https://www.avu.cz/category/avu-menu/galerie-avu Galerie AVU is the gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. The exhibition space was located in the main building of the schoool, but recently it moved out into a “pop-up” space in Prague Zizkov. The exhibition was a cynical commentary on the…

Pragovka Gallery: “Ko-laborace”

Prague, May 9 – August 26, 2021, https://x.pragovka.com/cs/pragovka-gallery, https://www.facebook.com/pragovkagallery Pragovka Gallery is an art space in a large old factory complex on the outskirts of Prague that houses many artist studios. Once a year, all the artists come out of their studios to create a large group show, which is what this exhibition was. Generally…