We inaugurated the Prostora Gallery in June with the first exhibition titled "MINE, MINE... by Jiří Petrbok." A guided tour took place, and we will announce further programs during the summer at a later date. The gallery's opening hours during the holidays are Wednesday to Friday from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM.
Located at Blanická 9 Street (on the 1st floor), the gallery stands out with its specific placement in the former telephone exchange building. It boasts large windows that provide the exhibition space with airiness and authenticity. The space has been left in its raw state, only complemented with electrical installations and a dividing partition, offering visitors a contrasting experience between the exhibited artwork and the rawness of the building's original function. The interior with windows and columns has been artistically enhanced with objects such as paintings, drawings, graphics, and sculptures, all installed by Jiří Petrbok himself. Some pieces are prominently displayed, while others are intentionally hidden from the audience's view.
We recommend visiting in the late afternoon when the sunlight gently permeates the room, providing you with a unique and individual experience. If you're lucky, you might hear the soothing tones of piano compositions from the piano studio located below us. To enhance the experience further, you can also access a playlist of Jiří Petrbok's favorite compositions, which you can save on your phone.
We look forward to your visit.
Exhibition: 21/6 - 31/8/2023.
Wednesday - Friday: 14:00 - 17:30
Opening hours will be adjusted during the summer holidays, please check our website for changes.
The new space, dedicated to contemporary art, represents a year-round non-traditional curatorial project. Over the course of one year, it will show four prominent personalities of the contemporary Czech art scene from a different perspective. The painters, sculptors, photographers or architects will not exhibit their own works, but the works of other artists that are in their possession. They will present the works of their colleagues across generations, showcasing their personal choices, hobbies and likes.
The exhibition MY, MY... will open with an opening on 20/06/2023 from 6 p.m. in the presence of Jiří Petrbok and other artists.
As part of the exhibition there will be guided tours or discussions with the visual artist Jiří Petrbok (28/06 from 5:30 p.m.) and Marcela Steinbachová.
Exhibition 21/6 – 31/8/2023
Wednesday - Saturday: 14:00 - 17:30
Prostora is a new non-profit project led by architect Marcela Steinbachová, the founder of the Skupina Studio, Kruh Association, and the Director of its activities (its lecture series on architecture, the Architecture Day festival, and the Film and Architecture festival, as well as publication releases). Prostora is located on the 1st floor above Náměstí Míru Square, in the former telephone exchange building at Blanická Street 9. The gallery's name is derived from the more commonly used synonym for the word 'space,' but it defines a more delimited, bounded environment, in this case, an exhibition space.
"The space came about by chance. I have acquired an incredible industrial space in the city centre and we are dedicating a part of it to culture. The character of the interior is left over from the building's previous use as a telephone switchboard. The imperfections of the space is taken as an advantage. Cracked uneven floors, plastered openings, holes and splinters are part of the body of the gallery; its asset. The curatorial cycle will present important contemporary Czech artists in a different way and should show the breadth of these personalities."- Marcela Steinbach explains the space will be used for gallery purposes.