Weekend tip? Go to the group shows. Saturday at Bold Gallery is your last chance to see the K2 exhibition by Radu Băieş and Leaurentia Zbircea. At the Kodl Gallery, you can visit the pre-auction exhibition of artists for the 91st auction, which will take place on May 26. Until August, you can see approximately 80 works from the GHMP acquisitions and the Telekom Art Collection in the exhibition entitled Group Therapy.


Romanian Art in Bold Gallery

The exhibition K2: RADU BĂIEŞ & LAURENTIU ZBÎRCEA presents artists of the so-called Cluj School of painting. This term describes art that comes from one of the artistic centres of Eastern Europe, namely post-communist Romania. In the Bold Gallery you can see the works of two representatives of this school, who are proof that the Cluj School has its rightful place in the history of art, which for a long time was mainly focused on the West. The artists are characterised by an interesting concept of the figure, which is set in a melancholic environment. Although they are united by similar themes, be convinced of their strong individual approaches, which complement each other and exist in dialogue. The exhibition is curated by art historian Jan Kudrna and Bogdan Iacob, professor of art history at the University of Art and Design in Cluj.

Pre-auction exhibition in Kodl Gallery

This pre-auction exhibition of artworks presents a collection of fine art spanning the 19th and 20th centuries with an overlap into contemporary work until 25 May. Surrealist oils by Emil Filla, a rediscovered early canvas by Jan Zrzavý, and a previously unknown painting by Toyen will also be featured. The gallery’s pre-auction exhibition features dozens of artists from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries to contemporary artists such as Rudolf Burda, Michal Cimala, Jiří Černický, Jiří Georg Dokoupil, Martin Janecký, Jan Kaláb, Jiří Kaloč, Adam Kašpar, Lukáš Novák, Pasta Oner, Jan Pištěk, Jaroslav Róna, Jiří Sopko, Michal Škapa, Jiří Štourač and Štefan Tóth. The entire collection is also complemented by items that will be auctioned as part of the charity part of the auction. Those interested in contemporary art can support the non-profit organisation Centrum Paraple and at the same time acquire paintings by Jan Hísko, Šarka Koudelová, Jakub Matuška (Masker), Michal Mráz, Jiří Petrboek, Rony Plesl, Jakub Špaňhel or Monika Žáková.

The auction will take place on 26 May at 12 noon at Žofín in Prague and bidders will also have the opportunity to bid online at the auction portal Artslimit.com.

Group therapy in the Stone Bell House

Until August, you can visit the contemporary art exhibition Group Therapy at the Prague City Gallery, a dialogue and confrontation of artworks from the growing collections of GHMP and Deutsche Telekom. The media and thematically diverse exhibition, comprising approximately 80 artworks, thus reflects the current challenges and crises of today with its diversity. The selection of works, curated by Nathalie Hoyos and Rainald Schumacher, focuses on the level of reflecting social problems without neglecting their aesthetic level. The local specificity of the Art Collection Telekom is also important for the collection, as it brings together a body of works from the territory that used to belong to the Eastern Bloc and thus also provides a reflection on a territory that is important to address, especially in the context of the current situation. In dialogue with the GHMP’s acquisitions, the works in the exhibition are grouped under headings that touch on themes such as authoritarian power and authoritarian regimes, the threat to democracy, the political dimension of the climate crisis, as well as war and threat. The artists reflect on these themes through visual art in the Group Therapy, so that you can journey with them to the urgent levels of the present.