With the easing of the coronavirus restrictions, plenty of cultural instances such as galleries reopened and introduced brand-new exhibitions which people can finally visit offline. National Gallery Prague is not an exception. Tune in and discover which installations are worth a visit there!
Moscow Gothic by V. Pivovarov
Viktor Pivovarov is one of the modern artists in Russia. He is famous for creating mystical worlds, reanimating past instances, and uncovering hidden and secretive worlds. In most of his work, he represents the different worlds through the lens of the opened doors or windows. The main objects are the ‘heroes’ of daily life: teapots, matchbox, jars, and others!
When walking through the exhibition, you can notice the trace of the artist’s life: from the early childhood in Moscow to the new instance created already in Prague, after his relocation!
The grand opening of the Moscow Gothic took place on the 14th of May at the Trade Fair Place, located in Prague 7 near the metro station Vltavská. It is open for visitors every day, except Monday, from 10.00 A.M. to 6 P.M. Tickets start at 80 Kč for students, seniors, and NGP Club Members, and gradually increase admission.
The Dreaming Rebel by Toyen
Toyen is one of the well-known Czech artists of the 20th century. In fact, the peak of her career was in France to where she immigrated in 1947. Surprisingly, Toyen’s largest installation in Prague was back in 2000. Since then, she was only exhibited in France and Germany.
In Toyen’s exhibition, you can see the timeline of her works. In fact, there is a division into time-specific parts to reflect the significant career milestones of the artist. Undoubtedly, the most prominent trends of the paintings are eroticism and alchemy, besides the extensive amount of illustrations and drawings.
The exhibition premiere was on the 9th of April, and you can visit it until the 15th of August. You should go to the Waldstein Riding School outlet next to Malostranská tram and metro station to visit the installation. It is open every day, except Monday, from 10 A.M to 7 P.M. Note that you need to book tickets in advance and that the validity of a ticket is only 80 minutes!
Art Happens Outside by National Gallery Prague
The installation was inspired by the coronavirus pandemic. “At this time, when institutions and their exhibitions are closed, we are searching for new ways to come face to face with art,” said the representatives of the National Gallery Prague. The exhibition aims to share the pieces of art that took place outside, in the shared urban areas or landscapes.
There are numerous authors displayed. For instance, Milan Knížák, Zorka Ságlová, Jana Želibská, Karel Miler, Jiří Kovanda, Ivan Kafka and Jan Ambrůz. Dive in the art of the 20th century, which wonderfully can be resembled with pandemic!
The exhibition takes place at Trade Fair Place. It is the same venue as Moscow Gothic installations, so you can visit both collections at one time! It will take place until the 1st of June. Don’t miss the fantastic opportunity!