The core of the exhibition is its regular participants such as Via Art, Navrátil, Montanelli, 5. patro, Millennium, Gambit Caesar and other galleries. Prague will also see the return of foreign galleries such as Bleibtreu from Berlin, Mathieu from Lyon, Art Traffic from Amsterdam, Raum from Freiburg and others. For the first time this year, the EU-expanding use from Bochum (Germany) will join the exhibition, focusing its attention on Central European art. Czech additions will include the new dvorak sec contemporary gallery that presents both international and young Czech and Slovak artists, and Galerie Brooks, representing artists from Canada, the USA and India. The youngest generation will be presented by The Chemistry Gallery and Zahrada kc, a young artists’ association engaged in the cultural and artistic revival of the Prague’s largest municipal area, Prague 4.
Visitors to this 2000 m2 fair will be able to see (and buy) original pieces of all art techniques, such as paintings, drawings, graphics, plastic art, art glass, installations, open air projects and video art.
The quality of exhibits from different galleries has been getting better each year and the programs are clearly profiled, allowing visitors to pick the style that most appeals to them. Maybe that’s why the fair has been attended not only by art lovers (collectors, theoreticians, students, painters, businessmen and foreign visitors), but also complete beginners who are only becoming familiar with the current art trends.
The fair, apart from works by renowned artists (Sýkora, Rittstein, Kovanda, Knapp, Pacovská, Róna, Singer), will also present works of the youngest generation – the graduates of Czech art schools.These, being financially more affordable, tend to become favorite targets of buyers.
The fair is inherently associated with its accompanying program. A round table, headed by gallery owner Petr Hájek (The Chemistry Gallery) and attended by his guests, will be held in Mánes on Friday, 19 June, beginning at 5 pm.
The topic “The Art of Cooperation” will explore “What businesses expect from the arts and what artists expect from business”. Participants will include Radek Špicar, PR Manager of Škoda Auto, and representatives from Henkel Art Award and UniCreditBank.