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Program

6 Jan 2017 - 31 Jan 2017

CONCERTO GLASSICO

The first exhibition in January belongs to the glass art parade with subtitle "Glass interviews," which presents the works of the Czech personalities of glass industry in the photographs of prof. Miroslav Vojtěchovský, students of glassmaking school in Nový Bor and the most admired works of Concerto Glassico 2016. In the gallery of the Czech Centre Prague, on display from 6 to 31 January 2017.

The cooperation of Czech Centres on the Concerto Glassico project i one of good examples how to support Czech cultural and high end creative industries in order to be successfull on the home as well as the international markets. I tis a good exampéle how  economic diplomacy can work in the everyday life and the working proces.

Concerto Glassico is the project in support of the Czech glass and glass jewellery-making industry and presentation of the Czech Republic abroad with the special focus on Prague and the traditional centres of glass and glass jewellery- making production. Concerto Glassico is a comprehensive, coordinated, sectoral presentation of the Czech glass and glass jewellery – making industry in all its contexts. The project was introduced for the first time to the Czech as well as to the international public in 2014 in Tuscany palace in Prague under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. Due to its immediate success the project became the regular bienniale already in 2016. Concerto Glassico showed its potential to go abroad and support effectively the export opportunities. The goal of the project is to create the marketing launch pad for the glass companies, glass schools, glass artists and designers, increase  the awarness about Czech glass and glass jewellery and make the contemporary potential, uniqueness and high quality of Czech glass  more visible.

The presentation in the Czech Centres in Prague follows up the successfull exposition held in 2016 for three months in Tuscany palace in Prague. The pivotal motive was the photographic  encounter with artists, prominent figures of Czech glassmaking who have influenced the development of the art of glass by their thinking, personal qualities, activities and the results of their work and have contributed to the distinctivness and high standard of Czech glassmaking.The photography part of „Glass Dialogue“ exposition by the author prof.Miroslav Vojtěchovský is superbly joined by the artworks of Nový Bor glass school students. These artworks are the proof that when our glass schools are properly supported there is no need to be afraid of the Czech glassmaking future.

It is a great pleasure to present also 3 most admired artworks presented at Concerto Glassico 2016 exposition (according to the visitor´s responses book). They are „The birth of life“ (prof. Vladimir Klein), „Wave“ (prof. Jaroslav Svoboda) and „Coronation jewels of king Charles IV“ (Jiří Pačínek). For the visitors there are prepared audiovisual, intaractive programmes. For those who would like to test their skills and experience the live demonstration of glassmaking  there will be prepared the workshop where they can make under the supervision of the experts own fashion jewellery or stained glass decoration.

 


Selected works of Concerto Glassico 2016

Bořek Šípek
Miluše Roubíčková
Jiřina Žertová
Pavel Ježek

Jaroslav Bejvl

Václav Cigler
Pavel Hlava
Vladimír Procházka
René Roubíček

Jaroslav Svoboda

Jiří Šuhájek

 

The exposition will be opened for the public from January 6, 2017 to January 31, 2017. Opening time during working days from 11.00 to 18.00 and on Saturday from 11.00 to 17.00. The exposition entrance is free. 

 

Venue:

Rytířská 31
110 00 Prague 1
Czech republic

Date

From: 6 Jan 2017
To: 31 Jan 2017

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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