“Architectural Photography Award 2017” at Galerie Jaroslava Fragnera Prague

Architectural Photography Award 2017 launched on June 15, 2017 by the Association of Hungarian Architects and the Hungarian Architecture magazine invited photographs from all over the world in two categories: open and professional. Deadline for the registration and submitting photographs was on September 30, 2017.

 

Matt Portch Prada, Marfa Architectural Sculpture Texas 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

Matt Portch Prada, Marfa Architectural Sculpture Texas 2016 © Architectural Photography Award

 

The main objective of this contest was to encourage and inspire thinking about our man‐made environment via architecture‐related photographs. The year 2012 saw the moment when 50 % of the entire population of Planet Earth became a town‐ or citydweller. Since then the significance of our built environment has risen to an unprecedented new scale and level which makes a world of difference compared to earlier periods of human history. (more…)

“Rental Housing, forgotten segment of Czech architecture” at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery

The exhibition displays the work of almost 40 architectural practices, comprising some of the most interesting Czech architects as well as foreign architecture offices such as BIG, Lacaton & Vassal, Masion Eduard François, MVRDV…

 

BIG, VIA 57 WEST © Iwan Baan

BIG, VIA 57 WEST © Iwan Baan

 

Jaroslav Fragner Gallery presents its most recent exhibition dedicated to rental housing. Following a change in the Czech real-estate market, where rented apartments seem to have risen after years of decline, the exhibition picks out some of the most interesting examples within the Czech Republic and aborad to highlight the possibilities of this housing type in contemporary architecture.

The exhibition displays the work of almost 40 architectural practices, comprising some of the most interesting Czech architects  as well as foreign architecture offices such as  BIG, Lacaton & Vassal, Masion Eduard François, MVRDV… (more…)

“Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop” at The National Gallery in Prague

This unique project of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson will be presented in Prague for the first time. Creator of monumental installations in London’s Tate Modern and in the Museum of Vienna, he works with light and tries to attract our attention to the migration crisis and the unstable situation in some countries today.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

The National Gallery in Prague will present Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop as part of its GRAND OPENING program. The presentation will consist of a small-scale iteration of the artistic workshop that took place at TBA21–Augarten, Vienna, and will be led by former Green light participants. If we imagine the green light as a metaphor of the hand we give to immigrants, we can start the process of the worlds Transformation. The exhibition will have a form of little manufacture where it will be possible to buy the lights to support the platform Green Light- Shared Learning.


 

Practical information

“Olafur Eliasson: Green light – An artistic workshop”
March 17 – April 4, 2017
The National Gallery, Veletržní palác
Dukelských hrdinů 47, Prague
Czech Republic

 


Initiated by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson in collaboration with Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary (TBA21) in Vienna, Austria, Green light – An artistic workshop responds to a situation of social transformation, displacement, and migration.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

Through the communal fabrication of Green light lamps and an educational program based on shared learning principles, the project constitutes a dynamic space that elicits various forms of participation and engagement. Conceived by Eliasson as a metaphorical green light for refugees and migrants, Green light testifies to the agency of contemporary art and its potential to initiate processes of civic transformation.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

Green light is an act of welcoming, addressed both to those who have fled hardship and instability in their home countries and to the residents of the cities receiving them. Working together in a playful creative process, participants build a modular light and construct a communal environment in which difference is not only accepted but embraced. I hope Green light shines light on some of the challenges and responsibilities arising from the current refugee crisis in Europe and throughout the world.”  – Olafur Eliasson

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

 

Both pre-assembled and flat-packed Green light lamps will be available on site for a donation of €300. All proceeds from the project go to supporting the Green light–Shared Learning platform and TBA21’s partner organizations Red Cross Vienna, Caritas and Georg Danzer Haus in Vienna, Austria. Venue: Mezzanine above NG Bookshop – Koenig Books.

 

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

"Green light An artistic workshop" at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson

“Green light An artistic workshop” at National Gallery in Prague © Olafur Eliasson


 

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“Zdeněk Fránek. The Scale and Measure” at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery Prague

Fránek Architects: The Scale and Measure exhibition at Prague’s Jaroslav Fragner Gallery will show how contemporary architecture relates to the public. The leading architectural studio in the Czech Republic will introduce its profile projects of recent times: the Skywalk observation tower in Dolní Morava, a study of the residential Face House in Prague as well as the energy self-sufficient Liko Noe building.

 

“The Skywalk” by Zdeněk Fránek Architects © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

“The Skywalk” by Zdeněk Fránek Architects © Jakub Skokan, Martin Tůma / BoysPlayNice

 

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Bearth & Deplazes Architekten New Monte Rosa Hut, Zermatt (VS), 2009©  Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

Bearth & Deplazes Architekten New Monte Rosa Hut, Zermatt (VS), 2009© Tonatiuh Ambrosetti

 

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Selvika © Jiri Havran

Selvika © Jiri Havran

 

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“Sacral Space” exhibition at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague

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Chapel sv. Jana Křtitele_Mario Botta © Pino Musi

Chapel sv. Jana Křtitele, Mario Botta © Pino Musi

 

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Vila Frantiska Bilka Hradcany, Prague © Architecture Week Prague 2015

Vila Frantiska Bilka Hradcany, Prague © Architecture Week Prague 2015

 

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Gasometer in Libeň © OpenHousePraha 2015

Gasometer in Libeň © OpenHousePraha 2015

 

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