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Art Fair: Art Prague 2012 (over)

21 March 2012 until 25 March 2012
  Art Prague 2012
 Art Prague

Exhibition Hall Mánes
Masarykovo nábř. 250
Czech Republic (city map)

tel +42 (0) 602 277210


ART PRAGUE is now in its second decade. Back in 2002 when founding ART PRAGUE we wished to create a new tradition and now, after 10 years we feel positive that we have.

The benefits of a regular exhibition of contemporary art are now quite evident. Previous years' success have demonstrated the viability of such events, where the visitor can see original works by nearly 250 artists, in one place over a short period of time. Some 30 galleries from Czech Republic,
Germany, France, Taiwan and the Netherlands are offering works from almost all art disciplines. The exhibition is attended
by some 5000 visitors, and because of this, a new category of young art collectors has been emerging.

ART PRAGUE is listed among other international art fairs and its concept has been constantly developing over the years. Besides traditional presentations by galleries, there are also curator projects with a variety of topics - social themed work, contemporary sculpture, large scale paintings and street art - are all placed on a boat track between Prague and Hamburg (Cargo Gallery).

The aim of ART PRAGUE is to present quality contemporary art on a large scale and also to search for new and attractive ways of presentation. We would like to thank to the City of Prague for its long and continuing
support as well as to our general partner UniCredit Bank ČR, a.s.

Accompanying Program

Tuesday 20 March, 2012 at 6pm, Manes Exhibition Hall - Presentation of the UniCredit Bank Art Prague Young Award

Wednesday 21 March, 2012 at 5pm SCHOLASTIKA - lecture / presentation / discussion on the topic Art and significance of education by Evžen Šimera, Ondřej Brody, Terezie Nekvindova and others. The Scholastika Project is a new educational platform in the area of fine arts, applied arts and design.

It is commencing its activities in January 2012 with a first phase in the form of two-semester studio courses in seven subjects. The courses are led by a team of professional instructors made up of young, reputable artists who, together with the head of the Scholastika, will help the students integrate into the otherwise hardly accessible current art scene.

Thursday 22 March, 2012, ART PRAGUE NOCTURNO
Exhibition open for public till 9pm

Thursday March 22, 2012 at 6pm
The lecture UrbanACT "Public space and art" will present three different approaches and views of public space. People who work with public space on daily basis will share their ideas, vision and experiences. What does a public space mean to COLL COLL architects [CZ], street artist Damien Mitchell [AUS] and sculptress Nina Šošková [SK]?

BIG TOYS SPACE -workshops for kids and adults
From Thursday 22 March to Saturday 24 March, 2012, daily from 1pm to 5pm workshops of modeling with Alexandra Koláčková


Tomáš Císařovský, artist - painter
Jiří Machalický, curator
Milan Jaroš, graphic designer, director of ART PRAGUE
Emil Přikryl, architect, professor at cademy of Arts Prague Marina Votrubová,representative of UniCredit Bank Czech epublic, a.s.

Exhibition Hall Mánes, Praha 1, Masarykovo nábř. 250

20 March 2012 - opening ceremony at 6 pm (on invitation only)
21 - 24 March 2012 - open 11 am to 7 pm
25 March - open 11am - 6pm (Thursday 22 March NOCTURNO - open till 9pm)

Entrance fee Kč 90,-, reduced 50,- Kč
Catalogue 120,- Kč

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