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Zodiac Heads “appetiser” for larger Ai Weiwei project in 2017, says NG chief

There will be great excitement in the Czech art world on Friday when Ai Weiwei makes his first appearance in Prague. The world-famous Chinese artist and activist will be in town to officially open an exhibition of his Zodiac Heads at the Czech National Gallery, kicking off celebrations of its 220th anniversary. On the eve of Ai Weiwei’s visit, I asked the director of the National Gallery, Jiří Fajt, what the presence of an artist of such stature means to his institution.

 
 
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Czech composer Srnka reaches career…

The Bavarian State Opera in Munich, one of the world’s leading opera houses, will this weekend stage the world premiere…

 
 
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Prague museum maps history of Apple…

Prague’s Pop Art Museum in Husova Street recently launched a new exhibition mapping the history of Apple computers…

 
 
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Legendary folk and country festival…

The Czech Republic's biggest festival of country and folk music, Porta, celebrates its 50th birthday this year…

 
 
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Czech writers show support for…

Czech writers have joined a worldwide initiative in support of the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh living in Saudi…

 
 
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Museum of the Bible to open in…

A Museum of the Bible will soon open its doors to the public in the town of Pelhřimov. Organized by the Biblical…

 
 
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“Birthday” station Wave expecting…

The Czech Radio station Wave is today celebrating a major landmark; the youth and alternative station has now been…

 
 
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Documentary film puts spotlight on…

A documentary is now screening in Czech cinemas on the life of the actress Lída Baarová, sometimes described as the…

 
 
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“Vladimir Macbetin” maps the fall of a…

The Prague-based Spitfire Company is a highly-respected artistic ensemble producing some of the most cutting-edge…

 
 
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Netflix available in Czech Republic

Netflix is a US multinational provider of on-demand Internet streaming media which many now Czechs had no doubt heard…

 
 
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Books tell a tale of bygone days

What did famous Czech actors, aristocrats, politicians and scholars write in their books? Who did they dedicate their…

 
 
 
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