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The mole, the myth, the legend: The story of Krtek

From winning over the hearts of people all over the world to participating on a mission to space, Krtek has done it all. Krtek [Mole in Czech] is cartoon mole created by Czech animator Zděnek Miler and no stranger to those who have visited the Czech capital. In souvenir shops, on keychains, or as a stuffed toy – […]

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Babyteeth: Australian film hit in Aero Cinema

Aussie & Kiwi Film Fest in collaboration with Aero Cinema is proud to present a special screening of the Australian film Babyteeth, a debut feature by director Shannon Murphy, to be screened at 8:30 pm on July 15, 2020. The movie which portrays teenage ease and humour the serious theme of a fight with an […]

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Czech Republic’s “first-ever” floating 3D-printed house now complete

The “first-ever floating 3D-printed building in the world”, according to Czech sculptor Michal Trpák, has been completed in southern city of České Budějovice. The unique and stylish structure, whose simple 43-square-meter floor plan includes a living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom, is scheduled to be displayed on the Vltava river in Prague in August. The […]

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Lada Nayevo – Artist in the Spotlight

  Can you tell us a little more about yourself? ( where you a from, where you grew up etc..) My name is Lada Nayevo. I was born in Czech Republic and grew up in Ostrava and Opava, cites in North Moravia. At the age of 19, I moved to Prague where my adventure and […]

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Fashioning the Future with Hemp

Oko!’s guide to sustainable fashion Climate change is happening and we cannot ignore the world’s most pressing environmental issues any longer. While teenagers are appealing to politicians and scientists are on the hunt for beef alternatives, the fashion industry – the second-largest polluter after the fuel industry – has started encouraging sustainable and conscious consumption. […]

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Interview With Barbara Benish

The Driving Force Behind the Dialogue Between Two Countries for the Purpose of Creation Escaping existentialism in pursuit of the seemingly better times of yesteryear is a common motif among artistic communities. Even when history speaks of travesty and trauma, as in the case of the Velvet Revolution, artists tend to romanticise previous generations. They […]

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Reopening of the National Gallery Prague

On Tuesday, May 12th the National Gallery Prague will reopen three of its main location ( Trade Fair Palace, The Schwarzenberg Palac, and the Covent of St.Agnes of Bohemia.) All permanent and temporary exhibitions will be open following normal business hours. The most recent exhibitions will be extended.  Pandemic Hygiene and regulations will remain in […]

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Finding Inspiration in the Time of Quarantine

As an artist, people often ask me what inspires my work. Every time I’m asked I can’t help but think to myself, “What a strange question!” While there are certainly times when a spark of inspiration hits and I have to run to the studio, as a practising, professional artist I would never get anything […]

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Art of The Long Century a Virtual Tour

On April 27th, 2020 – The National Gallery Prague and the Bohemian Heritage Fund together prepared an interactive virtual tour of the exhibition 1796–1918: Art of the Long Century which includes some of the most important works in the collections of the Gallery. The virtual tour is free and can be accessed via the National […]

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Artist in the Spotlight – Aidé Alcocer

Can you tell us a little more about yourself?  My name is Aidé Alcocer but my name as an artist is aiDEa. I come from a country of sunshine, wonderful food, friendly and supportive people, Mexico. I was born in Mexico City and lived there for 40 years, I had a childhood full of games, […]