launches Pop-Up Exhibition in Palmovka, turning old factory into contemporary art gallery

Prague, 20 November 2019 – PragArtworks introduces its fifth pop-up exhibition in Palmovka, which will present the work of 52 contemporary artists from the Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Slovenia, the Netherlands and France. The exhibition, “Velvet Edition”, will be open to the public from 21 November 2019 on Thursday and Friday, then Monday and Tuesday, from 11am to 5pm.

Artworks by more than 50 contemporary artists, including 10 up-and-coming ‘New Masters’ from the Czech Republic art schools, will be displayed in the unique space of a former Horák and Hlava factory, which is now a technical and cultural historic building renovated as part of the real estate project Immofinanz Palmovka.

“We are really grateful for the opportunity to present all these artworks in such a unique space that has never been used before. Our aim is to bring contemporary art closer to the general public and present it in such non-traditional and innovative ways,” says Louise Beer, founder of PragArtworks Gallery and organizer of the pop-up exhibition in Palmovka.

The theme of the pop-up exhibition relates to the 30th anniversary of the Czechoslovak Velvet Revolution. The exhibition will feature paintings, glass artwork and sculptures from artists such as Leny Aardse, Vladimír Bachorík, Anna Neborová, Rasmus Hirthe, Vacláv Bláha, Pavel Roučka, Ivan Ouhel, Šarka Radová, Kateřina Štenclová and many others. This show is curated by Czech/German/Canadian Marek Schovanek.

The pop-up exhibition is part of PragArtworks’ mission to support young artists and introduce contemporary art to everyone who is interested and enjoys finding new ways of artistic experience. “Everyone can enjoy this exhibition – you don’t have to be an expert to appreciate or enjoy contemporary art, but if you are an art collector – you will be thrilled. Everyone is welcome,” says Louise Beer.