Art and culture

Illustrators for Gianni Rodari

From September 4 to 30 From 4 to 30 of September, the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague will host the exhibition “Italian Excellence – Illustrators for Gianni Rodari” on the occasion of the birthday of the innovative children’s literature author and the first Italian...

One Hundred Years of the Kingdom of Puppets

From June 9 to January 31, 2021 The City of Prague Museum organizes an exhibition at the House at the Golden Ring to celebrate the centenary of the Kingdom of Puppets. Founded in 1920, in the Praguian district of Bubeneč, it was considered since...

Leonardo: an inspiring genius

From July 21 to October 18 The National Gallery of Prague invites us to the exhibition “Leonardo – an inspiring genius” organized in the Graphic Cabinet of Schwarzenberg Palace, and which will remain open to the public until October 18. Curated by Dalibor Lešovský,...

Havel

From July 23 The biographical movie “Havel”, dedicated to the life of the hero of the Velvet Revolution and the first president of post-communist Czechoslovakia was released in Czech cinemas on Thursday, July 23. The movie, which takes place between 1968 and 1989, traces...

The forms of brutalism in Prague

From March 6 to September 6 Veletržní Palác, home of the National Gallery, hosts the exhibition “No demolitions! Forms of brutalism in Prague”. With over two hundred maps, photographs and original models from museums and private collections, it presents the Prague buildings (including projects...

The divine era of a Bohemian in Italy

The story of Josef Mysliveček, the Czech composer of the 18th century who made Italy his adoptive homeland “He exudes fire, spirit and vitality”, Mozart said about his friend Josef Mysliveček. This is the registered name, for the history books and the general public,...

Jan Palach. La vita, il gesto e la morte dello studente ceco

This book by Jiří Lederer, in Italian translation by Tiziana Menotti, aims to be a biography that helps dismissing the wrong interpretations that have misshapen for decades the story of Jan Palach. The book intends to be a useful tool to eliminate misappropriations of...

Cofanetto Praga e dintorni letterari

This slipcase, by Safarà publishing, is dedicated to three Central European writers: Pavol Rankov, Tomáš Zmeškal and Jan Němec. It comprises three novels very different from each other, but interconnecting through the refinement of a radically European writing and the city of Prague standing...

Vodník by Štěpán Zavřel

  Student of the well-known illustrator and animator Jiří Trnka, Štěpán Zavřel was a Czech dissident writer, painter and illustrator who lived in Italy for about forty years and passed away in 1999. Edited and translated by Francesca Romanini, “Vodnik” is a work written...

Czech studies from Two Pockets

A concise history of Czech studies in Italy The study of Czech language in Italy has faced a complex path overwhelmed by the typical bureaucracy of Italy. The person to whom it is possible to attribute the merit of first Czech scholar is certainly...