From film festivals to world-class exhibits and concerts, there is never a dull moment in the Czech capital. Guests who seek to combine sightseeing with a dynamic entertainment program are spoiled for choice in Prague, consistently named among the best and most affordable world cities for culture vultures. Maximilian’s events selections are carefully curated by our Front Desk, whose insider knowledge will help you design the perfect gallery stroll or special night out.
Pleiad of Glass 1946–2019Museum of Decorative Arts
In the second half of the 20th century emerged a new field of art the so-called studio glass. The names of Czech artists such as Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová, Josef Koudelka, René Roubíček, Vladimír Kopecký, Jiří Harcuba, František Vízner, and others started to be discussed with respect by the entire the glass world. The exhibition showcases the most iconic pieces which illustrate the development of this field of art.
DevětsilHouse at the Stone Bell
The Czech artistic avant-garde of the 1920s has been the subject of many exhibitions, but never before has it been presented as a whole with new research findings. Until today. This exhibition presents the artistic association in all its forms, from painting to architecture through photography, film and theatre. It uses architectural and stage design models, film screenings, sound recordings, and digitalised magazines.
Jiří David: I'm HereDOX Centre For Contemporary Art
Jiří David, a multimedia artist and educator, who since the mid-1980s has exerted significant influence on the Czech art scene, presents his newest works, paintings both large and small, in an exhibition entitled I’m Here. He works with a rare artistic approach: a self-portrait from the rear, which he accents in the exhibition through repetition on three canvases, he immerses himself in the colourful intoxication of flowers and gardens, paints nude female bodies as well as himself, and in several paintings achieves a certain dematerialization of the physical body. The exhibition, featuring some thirty works, includes a series devoted to grass, a motif quite unique in Western art when it comes to artistic focus.
Michaël Borremans: The DuckRudolfinum
The work of Belgian painter Michaël Borremans is characterized by a strong psychological moment. Although his pictorial themes are often associated with latent violence, they excel in their extraordinary beauty. The specific illusory quality of his paintings reveals a great interest in the medium of film and photography, primarily as a source of inspiration for the compositional structure of his paintings. Over time, he also began to create videos that capture his moving canvases and open up a new dimension to his work.
Kurt GebauerNG Trade Fair Palace
The retrospective exhibition of Kurt Gebauer (1941) will be the most comprehensive probe to date into the sixty-year-long oeuvre of this original sculptor and pedagogue who has had a lasting influence on Czech public space. His lifelong interest in figuration (not the objective figure, but the perceived, animated and moving one) led Gebauer to a form of expression that is entirely unique in both the Czech and international contexts, and it also allowed him to offer a sensitive but biting critique of the political situation both before and after 1989.
Echoes of the Venice Biennale: Stanislav KolíbalNG Trade Fair Palace
The exhibition in the Trade Fair Palace's Small Atrium echoes the show of Stanislav Kolíbal (1925) at the 58th International Biennale in Venice. This exhibition presented his earlier works from the 1960s and 1970s as well as his recent ones.
PRAGUE FASHION WEEKSt. Gabriel Monastery and Church of the Annunciation
Mercedes Benz PFW is the largest fashion event in the Czech Republic that presents renowned foreign brands in the commercial section. Every year, MBPFW welcomes important guests from the Czech Republic as well as from abroad. Editors from media such as Vogue Italia, W Magazine or Nowfashion.com have come to Prague.
RembrandtNG Kinsky Palace
The exhibition marks the occasion of the 350th anniversary from the death of major Netherlandish painter Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (1606, Leiden – 1669, Amsterdam). The exhibition’s central work is the portrait Scholar in His Study from the collections of the National Gallery Prague, which Rembrandt painted in 1634, as wel as first-class artworks loaned by major museums and galleries, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Koninklijk Museum voor Schone Kunsten in Antwerp, the National Gallery in London or the Albertina in Vienna, and also by private collectors.
Mikuláš Medek: Naked in a Thorn BushNG Wallenstein Riding School
The exhibition introduces Medek as an artist who stands comparison with his international contemporaries and presents him not only as a painter, but also as a person whose worldview influenced a number of prominent artists of his generation. The exhibition will be one of the most comprehensive overviews of Medek's wide-ranging oeuvre, while also showcasing artworks that are not commonly presented at exhibitions.