Prague loves all forms of art – be it contemporary street installations, avant-garde exhibitions or quirky statues. There are myriads of venues to choose from. This week’s #AltoGuide lists some of our favourite art spots which you should be sure to visit during your stay.
DOX Centre for Contemporary Art | Feel the Real
The Gulliver Airship is usually the first thing to draw everyone’s attention! But DOX has more to offer. The conceptual idea behind the gallery is of an unending debate on the reality of today’s world. Social issues are depicted through visual & performing arts and many trendy events. Get ready for an experience, DOX’s exhibitions are known to be contemporary, controversial and always in search of critical views.
Meet Factory | Meet the New Industrial
Founded by one of the most controversial Czech artists David Černý, the Meet Factory is a venue for all – concerts, theaters, cafes, nightclubs, exhibitions, installations and festivals. Freedom is the main concept here, which resonates throughout the quirky industrial architecture and street art installations scattered around the factory. Follow the steps of international artists and get inspired by the Artists-in-Residence programme or enjoy some of the highly popular workshops or the MeetFactory Soirée events.
Futura Project | See the odds of Czech contemporary artists
Meet Factory is not the only gallery where David Černý caught up to leave his characteristic signature but also Futura Project where you will collide with probably Prague’s most extravagant sculptures. No need to explain why!
SVIT gallery | Get focused on the most important
No real need to go to Berlin, which is known as a major Kunst-capital in search for fresh dose of art as Prague gains its momentum. Started as a small gallery for targeted audience, SVIT minimalist “white cube” space allows to focus on the most important – the art itself.
City Surfer Office | Explore Prague from its hipster side
For those never ageing souls craving to explore Prague off the beaten track, swing by the trendy art cityspot called Letná and encounter local fine arts students – fresh art сonnoisseurs, who would share their extraordinary views with great relish.
Museum Kampa | Follow the art with baby steps
Starting with Žižkov Television Tower baby crawl and ending up next to Museum Kampa, follow David Černý’s message all around Prague. However, babies with their obscure faces next to the museum is not the only oddity you are up to see in Museum Kampa. How about a line of yellow penguins above Vltava river and a massive chair on the side, or a red horseman with endless arms encountering its surprised visitors?