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Czech exhibition showcases controversial Charlie Hebdo cartoons

The French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo recently made world headlines when Islamic radicals killed its editor-in-chief and leading cartoonists. Now Czechs have a unique opportunity to get acquainted with Charlie Hebdo at Prague’s DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, which has just launched an exhibition of more than 200 front covers of the magazine. I spoke to Leoš Válka, the founder of DOX, and first asked him what the thinking behind the show was.

 
 
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Future of historic Werich Villa decided…

After years of speculation regarding its future, the famous Werich Villa on Prague’s Kampa, once the home of the famous…

 
 
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Fortepiano builder Paul McNulty…

Most dedicated listeners but also more casual fans of classical music have at some point wondered about the sound of…

 
 
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Pilsen to kick off year as European…

This Saturday, Pilsen will officially become 2015 European City of Culture. The project will kick off with a grand…

 
 
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Prague Symphony Orchestra begins 80th…

The Prague Symphony Orchestra is celebrating 80 years of existence. The renowned orchestra was founded in the 1930s and…

 
 
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Ghostly sculptures draw attention to…

Earlier this year, Jakub Hadrava, a third-year student of sculpture at the University of West Bohemia, made…

 
 
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Christmas exhibition in Bethlehem…

Among the many Christmas events underway in Prague at this time of year is an exhibition of nativity scenes and bells…

 
 
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Time right for generational change…

After eight years of existence, the Trafačka art gallery in Prague is closing down, making way for a new housing…

 
 
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Čapek villa yields trove of original…

Specialists have been conducting an extensive inventory of items at a villa in Prague 10 which was once owned by writer…

 
 
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Annual “supermarket” highlights…

The annual DesignSupermarket gets underway in Prague on Thursday. Now in its eighth year, the event – which organizers…

 
 
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Artist, mother and teacher – the three…

Born and raised in Prague, Tereza Límanová captures the city in an unusual way in her paintings. She paints mostly…

 
 
 
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