Art and culture

A Czech spaceship in the center of Berlin

From the Cold War to the present: the history of the futuristic building, designed by the Machonin couple, which houses the Czech Embassy in Berlin On last November 9, Berlin commemorated thirty years from the fall of the Wall, turning into a giant open-air...

Plastic People of the Universe, when music led you to jail

The most iconic (musically and politically) among Czechoslovak rock bands marks their 50 years of activity The Plastic People of the Universe (also known as Plastici or PPU) were one of the most well-known groups beyond the curtain even before 1989. This is also...

The Magic Lantern: The revolution of ‘89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague,

The Magic Lantern: The revolution of ‘89 witnessed in Warsaw, Budapest, Berlin and Prague by Timothy Garton Ash We recommend the new edition of an essay of contemporary history, a real classic by now. “The Magic Lantern” is one of those rare books able...

Ecstasy, when Czech cinema scandalized the world

Gustav Machatý’s 1930s masterpiece, a watershed in the history of the art of film, made a return to the Venice festival this summer “In the garden of the Excelsior that evening, you could hear the breath of the extremely attentive spectators, you felt a...

Culture and freedom at Václav Havel Library

The study centre dedicated to the former Czech President in the centre of Prague: a place of research to delve into the concept of dialogue The events are frequent, one every three to four days, at the Václav Havel Library, the library located in...

Classic by Walter Attanasi

December 10 On December 10, in the church of St. Salvator – a baroque monument part of the Klementinum in Prague – will take place a Classic concert, organized and conducted by Maestro Walter Attanasi, as part of the Italia Arte Fest and Umbria...

From the Golden city to the Eternal one

Intellectual, archaeologist, art collector. Story of Ludwig Pollak: unknown in Prague, legend in Rome He loved to refer to himself as Ludovicus Romanus, and to say that the Eternal City was the alpha and omega for him. Rome, its light, its art, its history,...

Photo exhibition: Naše normalizace of Pavel Kopp

From November 1 to December 5 With his exhibition “Naše normalizace”, Pavel Kopp wishes to leave his own testimony of the years of totalitarianism, now, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Velvet Revolution. Former Czechoslovakian and then Czech diplomat, the author...

La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata

La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata by Patrik Ouředník Patrik Ouředník, a Czech writer living in France, has published the novel entitled “La fine del mondo sembra non sia arrivata” (The end of the world seems to have not arrived), the plot...

Vita di Alfons Mucha. Nel cuore dell’Art Noveau

Vita di Alfons Mucha. Nel cuore dell’Art Noveau by Patrizia Runfola Patrizia Runfola, after her beautiful “Praga al tempo di Kafka” (Prague at the time of Kafka), again astonishes readers with the publication of a book dedicated this time to the life of Alfons...