It is for the twelfth time that the fair of contemporary art ART PRAGUE takes place in Prague in the days of 19th to 24th March, 2013. It is a unique possibility to explore a wide spectrum of contemporary art on the territory of Czech Republic.
This year, for the first time, the exhibition takes place in Franz Kafka’s house in the center of Prague, where the writer was born.
The basic axis of the exhibition are the usual participants from Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Germany, India, Taiwan and France – e.g. Galerie Bleibtreu, Galerie Millennium, Galerie Mathieu, The Chemistry Gallery, Art Traffic, Vltavin, Navratil, Litera, Gambit and others. Besides the works of confirmed names such as Sykora, Kolar, Malich, Pacovska, Grygar, Simotova, Rittstein, Naceradsky, Mainer, Rona and others, there will also be abundantly exhibited œuvres of the middle and younger generations, and a range of thematic projects.
ART PRAGUE continues in expansion of curatorial projects, which are focused upon the art created by the emerging generation of artists and students of specialized educational institutions. These projects are a result of collaboration of young art theorists.
Art activities will be provided for children. They will be able to try different artistic techniques under the guidance of experienced lecturers. Parents can either join them in their creations, or they can leave them at the children’s art studio and enjoy the exhibition on their own.
An annual expert jury will choose the laureate – an artist under the age of 35 years, who will receive the UniCredit Bank ART PRAGUE Young Award.
UniCredit Bank Czech Republic, a.s and UniCredit Private Banking are longtime general sponsors of ART PRAGUE, and are significantly contributing to the annual realization of this event, as well as to the encouragement of young artists in their professional paths. This year, and for the first time, American Chamber of Commerce in the Czech Republic is one of the fair’s partners.
ART PRAGUE includes a rich accompanying program consisting of discussion panels, lectures, round tables and nocturnes. The action takes place with the support of the City of Prague and under the auspices of Mrs Aleksandra Udzenija, Councillor of the City of Prague, and under the auspices of Mr Oldrich Lomecky, Mayor of the Prague District 1.