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Loos and Pilsen (1 - 31.12.2020)

The year 2020 is the 150th anniversary of the birth of Adolf Loos (1870–1933), a world-renowned epitome of modern interwar architecture of Moravian descent, whose ideas and implementations influenced contemporary architecture and inspired later events and trends in contemporary architecture on an international scale.

28 Nov 2020

Electronica: Vision of Sound II

A virtual experience with atmospheric, intricate soundscapes and visual spectacle by Bratři (CZ), Óperentzia (HU), Hatti Vatti (PL) and Katarína Máliková (SK).

25 Nov 2020    |    8 Dec 2020

CZECH NEXT WAVE, EP4: Marek Šindelka

Marek Šindelka is one of the Czech Republic’s leading young authors. Known for acclaimed novels such as The Mistake and Material Fatigue, the 36-year-old has also won top domestic prizes for his poetry and short stories. His broad oeuvre also includes graphic novels, while movie scripts he has penned should reach the big screen in 2021.

1 Nov 2020    |    30 Nov 2020

MADE IN PRAGUE 2020 ON/OFF

The Made in Prague On/Off Festival presents for its 24th edition a hybrid festival moving between an online and offline presence, delivering both virtual and physical events and bringing Czech films, visual arts, music and debates to the UK audience. Opening with the UK premiere of Havel, a brand new biopic about the charismatic playwright turned president, six virtual film premieres portray great Czechs who have helped to shape Czech society and culture. Krištof Kintera’s The End of Fun! is a timely exhibition at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham while in London emerging artists Andrea Vytlačilová & Josef Zlamal exhibit at the Czech Centre’s Vitrinka Gallery, and the Gossamer Fog Gallery will host the Jiří Chalupecký Award Winner, Matyáš Chochola, - all representatives of the vibrant Czech visual art scene. For the closing gala the festival partners with Rich Mix for a live stream of intricate electronic music and dizzying visuals from Central Europe, Electronica: Vision of Sound II.

The heroine of the week: Maria Theresa

The Czech Centres, in cooperation with Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art of the University of Western Bohemia in Pilsen and Radio Prague International, present important women of the Czech history and the present. Every week we bring you one portrait of a heroine. The heroine of this week is Maria Theresa.

12 Nov 2020    |    30 Nov 2020

James Prosek: Interview and Instagram Takeover

We are pleased to present an exclusive interview followed by the Instagram Takeover by James Prosek an award-winning American artist with Czech heritage who currently has an exhibition at the prestigious Yale University Art Gallery. The show titled James Prosek: Art, Artifact, Artifice explores concepts of classification of nature and the fine line between art and artifact. In the interview, James Prosek who is also a writer and naturalist speaks more about his art practice and inspiration by nature.

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