An exhibition of 40 artists, plus events and street games in the public space, theater premieres, site-specific performances, walking tours, discussions, lectures, a symposium, concerts, an art bar
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40 artists for Palác U Stýblů
OPENING reception → OCT 11, 2013 / 19:00–24:00
Guided tour of exhibition by Krištof Kintera and Denisa Václavová
→ Oct 19 / 17:00
In the footsteps of prostitution in Prague A tour of Wenceslas Square with Václav Hájek Wenceslas Square – From 14 Century to Present A tour of Wenceslas square with Richard Biegel The famous era of functionalism A tour of Wenceslas square with Vendula Hnídková Wenceslas Square – what is the role of centre today A tour of Wenceslas Square with Josef Vomáčka /tours in Czech language/
Palác U Stýblů (The Stýblo Palace) – the site of Places of Act 2013 – attracted our interest not only in its size and grandiose nature, but also because it is in a state prior to renovation.
This year we decided to create the festival’s meeting point at the former Federal Assembly building. In the 19th century a wooden theatre arena stood on its location. The Prague Stock Exchange was built here during the First Republic and Parliament occupied the building from 1946. The modern building of the National, or if you will Federal Assembly designed by Karel Prager was built in 1967-1973. After Parliament was moved from the building in 1992, Radio Free Europe became its tenant until 2009. Extensive renovations are planned for 2011-2015 during which the building will be transformed into the new building of the National Museum.
Exhibitions, forum of the future, site performance, videoart, architectural lectures, pro city walks – commented tours of exhibitions, building and its surroundings, film, art bar and others.
The former Center for Folk Art Production (ÚLUV) and Prague’s Vršovice district are the Places of Act for the year 2011. Last year’s dramatic concept for the ÚLUV building focused primarily on the architecture and history of this functionalist jewel on Národní třída, which has somewhat unfortunately been hidden under layers of advertising and billboards for many years. The building itself became an indoor stage for lectures, discussions and guided tours with interesting individuals one way or another associated with the building, while invited artists created a series of site-specific projects for the building’s shop windows on Národní třída. We plan to continue in this vein.