Art and culture

Come ho incontrato i pesci

Come ho incontrato i pesci Ota Pavel, Translation by Barbara Zane, Keller Editore 2017, 272 p. The novel “Come ho incontrato i pesci” by Ota Pavel, one of the most translated Czech authors, is centered on his childhood. The main themes are fishing, both...

Golden Prague

From December 5th to March 31st Golden Prague Zlatá Praha, Golden Prague, is the title of the exhibition held at the Museum of the City of Prague that takes visitors from the 1860s to the 1890s, thirty years in which the capital experienced extraordinary...

The short Italo-Bohemian night

In 1971, The Short Night of Glass Dolls was filmed in Prague, a rare example of an Italian film shot on the other side of the Iron Curtain The unsettling, mysterious story begins with the discovery of the “corpse” of the protagonist by a...

Che ogni cosa trovi il suo posto

Sylvie Richterová’s new novel describes through its main character, Jan Lazar, a complex journey in the history of the last sixty years, addressing existential themes that are inevitably connected to historical events: from the post war period to the fall of Communism, from the...

Una partita a scacchi e la teoria dell’universo simulato

Prague. On a cold autumn evening, three men sit at a table in a café in the city center. They are two scientists: Dominik and Adam, and an IT security expert, Roberto Boris. Dominik and Roberto are intent on playing a blind chess game,...

The house of Cyril Bartoň z Dobenína

1931. A villa in the Bohemian countryside symbolizes the encounter between functionalism and decorative art: the treasure of architect Otakar Novotný The name Barton House quickly makes one with the slightest notions of the history of architecture to think about Buffalo, New York, and...

Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin

From November 16 to March 17, 2019 Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin The National Gallery in Prague hosts at Kinský Palace the exhibition Bonjour, Monsieur Gauguin, from the title of the homonymous painting, one of the most valuable pieces of the museum. The Breton Departmental Museum...

Franz Kafka – the temptation of occultism

The possible connections between esoteric thought and the work of the great Prague writer It is not surprising that on his complex and prosperous journey of analyzing the human soul and the often illogical rules that govern the game of the existence, Franz Kafka...

La lezione dei maestri. La Cecoslovacchia e il calcio prima e dopo la separazione

Paolo Carelli explains the role of football in Czechoslovak history, born thanks to the Scottish influence, later consolidated in the national team of the so-called “masters” of the thirties. An explosive combination of organization and talent that has evolved over time in different forms...

European heritage

From January 23rd to March 23rd European heritage The Národní památkový ústav (National Heritage Institute), part of the UNESCO Commission for the Czech Republic, is organizing the photo exhibition “European Heritage” together with the National Library which hosts it at the Klementinum. Open until...