February 12 - June 16, 2015
Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes
The Center for Architecture will open Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes on February 12th, 2015. This will be the exhibition’s US premiere, and the first major exhibition at the Center for Architecture to focus on Eastern European design.
The exhibition presents photographs of Prague’s functionalist buildings, projects, and drawings. The first section of the exhibition is focused on functionalist projects from the 1920s and 1930s, and the second section presents contemporary projects influenced by Czech Functionalist tradition. Texts by architectural scholars and researchers accompany the photographs.
Originally presented at Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague, the New York presentation will include models of historic and contemporary buildings, Czech furniture and industrial design from the era, and a to-scale reproduction of a 1930s Czech minimal housing unit.
Exhibition Opening: Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes
Thursday, February 12, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Curator Tour: Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes
Friday, February 13, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Contemporary Design in the Czech Republic
Wednesday, April 15, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Functionalism Beyond Prague
Thursday, April 30, 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Exhibition Open House: Prague Functionalism: Tradition and Contemporary Echoes
Thursday, May 14, 6:30PM - 7:30PM
Exhibition and related programs are organized by the Center for Architecture in collaboration with the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery and the AIA New York Chapter.
Curators: Zdeněk Lukeš and Dan Merta
Graphic Design: Tomáš Brichcín (Studio Novák & Balihar)
Exhibition Architect: Jiří Příhoda
Czech Partners: The City of Prague, Ministry of Culture CZ, Prague 6, Czech Center, Modernista
Prague Functionalism: Traditions and Contemporary Echoes at the Center for Architecture is made by possible by the generous support of the following sponsors:
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