Art and culture

Il cosmonauta

Welcomed with enthusiasm by international critics, “The cosmonaut” is the debut novel by Jaroslav Kalfar, who drags the reader into an intergalactic odyssey about love, courage and self-discovery and one’s aspirations. Orphaned at a young age and raised in the countryside by his eccentric...

In Všetaty, on the trail of Jan Palach

Born in Prague in 1948, it was in this village in Central Bohemia that the Czechoslovakian hero spent his childhood. Now here stands a museum that reminds us of him A winter drizzle caresses the old trains of Prague’s Masaryk station: in just under...

The new comic book

From 20 to 30 October As part of the Week of the Italian language in the world, the Lucca Crea company and the Italian Cultural Institute in Prague have organized the exhibition “The new comic: themes, authors and language in the Italian Graphic Novel”,...

The Czech Academic City a Erbil

Reportage from the new Czech polytechnic campus in Iraqi Kurdistan The white off-roader stops next to the Haji Yassin Taha mosque and our driver, Abbas, who waited for us at the airport, smiles and announces the arrival to our destination. We are now in...

Closely Watched Translations

A brief overview of the distribution of Czech literature in Italy due to the work of great Slavists and publishers in Belpaese The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the Czech literature translated into Italian. Therefore, it will not be...

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...