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While walking through Prague, you may find the serene and somewhat intimidating cloaked sculpture sitting in front of the Estates Theatre, or Stavovské divadlo. Named “Cloak of Conscience,” this sculpture was created by Anna Chromý. The most famous version of the “Cloak of Conscience” is carved out of a single block of marble, excavated from the same quarry as Michelangelo’s “David.” It is the largest sculpture ever created from a single marble block, initially weighing a massive 250 tons before carving. Versions of it have been installed in locations such as Qufu and Salzburg, along with Prague. Born in Cesky Krumlov, Anna Chromý became famous for her sculptures. However, her relationship with art began much earlier than her most recognizedRead more.

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Febiofest nebo Prague IFF – Febiofest is the Prague international film festival showcasing the best premiers of the year which takes place annually since 1993. It was founded by FEBIO, an independent TV and film company, and is today known as the biggest film festival in the Czech Republic. A new visual style for this year’s festival, created once again by Dynamo, has been revealed together with the new dates. In 2021, Febiofest is set to run from the 17th of September till the 24th of September for the 28th time. It will be showcased in the Slovanský dům palace in the heart of Prague. Considering the COVID-19 pandemic, the organizers hope that the situation will improve. They emphasized that theyRead more.

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In an open letter to prime minister Andrej Babiš, Czech violin virtuoso Pavel Šporcl says that culture in the Czech Republic has reached all-time lows.  “Culture has basically ceased to exist. I’m not even referring to the fact that there can’t be any concerts, theaters, or exhibition halls, etc. I just mean there’s a state where there is no talk of culture… I don’t even remember seeing or hearing the Minister of Culture talking about culture and the need to preserve it, there’s no psychological and financial support for artists, the government doesn’t care about its importance… Only normal people, the consumer, miss the concerts and theatre performances and cinemas.”  Šporcl asserts that while e-celebs and influencers have done wellRead more.