Art and culture

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...

Jan Palach at Kampa Museum

From January 19th to March 24th Jan Palach Until March 24, the Kampa Museum will host the exhibition “The Power of Act. Jan Palach and Jan Zajíc in arts in years 1969 – 2009”. This is an extension of the project “The anatomy of...

World draws Havel

From November 22 to January 8, 2019 World draws Havel In 2016, the Czech Union of Cartoonists invited Czech and international artists to present caricatures of Václav Havel. One hundred-thirty caricaturists, including two Italians, who with their drawings paid tribute to the first president...

Classic / Vocalise

December 12 Classic / Vocalise The Classic/Vocalise concert, organized by the Italia Arte Fest festival and Umbria Music Fest will be held in the Suk Hall of the Rudolfinum in Prague, on the evening of December 12. The artistic conductor and Maestro Walter Attanasi...

Kateřina Šedá, at the Venice Biennale the artist who awakens tourist cities from torpor

The Venetian pavilion of Kateřina Šedá is an alarm against showcase cities. The Czech artist is not new to trying to protect the human side of urban centers The pavilion of the Czech and Slovak Republics at the Venice Biennale does not cease to...

The engineer who depicts Prague with a nib

The Bolognese designer, Vittorio Giardino, author of the Jonas Fink trilogy, a historical graphic novel set in communist Czechoslovakia No, it is not the hand of Hugo Pratt, nor that of his alter ego, the Istrian comic book illustrator Attilio Micheluzzi. However, the magical...

Antonín Engel: art serving the nation

The architect of Poděbrady, between the beauty and functionality of his early Twentieth century artworks Hearing the name of Antonín Engel makes us at once think about water. Despite an eclectic and brilliant career as a city planner, theoretician and academic his name is...

Kafka’s other Prague: writings from Czechoslovak republic

Kafka’s other Prague: writings from Czechoslovak republic Newly published, this volume traces the latest writings of Franz Kafka from the point of view of the author’s changing relationship with the Czech language, culture and literature, just like the least understood aspect of his life...

Helsinki, dove il punk si è fermato

Helsinki, dove il punk si è fermato Jaroslav Rudiš, a young writer whose books are linked to the Czech Republic and Germany, is the author of the newly published Italian translation of “Helsinki, dove il punk si è fermato”. The story is about two...