Photography is a great phenomenon of the contemporary world. It captures pieces of our lives and saves them for the future. This is even intensified in the case of press photography which reports news, tells stories and mediates events for the general public. Although we see press photos in newspapers every day, you realize their real significance only in exhibitions such as Czech Press Photo.
Excreting in a gallery -how far should one go in protesting against an art exhibition. The TV star who was smuggled into the country. And, a message from the police: if you find your car's been stolen on Saturday morning -please look around your favourite pub first! Find out more in Magazine with Daniela Lazarova.
A small porcelain plate featuring a blackberry motif and made in Bohemia in 1911, has been offered for auction on the internet for an opening bid of just under 50, 000 U.S. dollars, and could conceivably go for a lot more. The reason? The plate is a one-of-a-kind memento taken from the doomed RMS Titanic as it sank on its maiden voyage on April 14th 1912. Only around 700 of more than 2,000 passengers survived, and, as Jan Velinger reports, one of them held on to this small plate.
An exhibit featuring some 300 nativity scenes - including rare showpieces - has opened in the north Moravian city of Ostrava. Visitors will be able to see such rare exhibits as a mining-themed nativity scene that depicts a replica of a hoist tower and uses various nuts and bolts and other metal objects to represent traditional nativity figures. Other exhibits have been crafted from non-traditional materials like ceramics and even glass.
The 2005 World Exposition in Aichi, Japan is expected to be something of a revelation. The organizers have moved away from the traditional concept of "trademark" goods and have chosen a theme that will inspire participants to make a unique and imaginative presentation: Nature's Wisdom. This week, Daniela Lazarova got a small preview of what the Czech Republic will bring to Expo 2005.
Egypt's famous necropolis Abusir, near Saqqara, has been called the site of forgotten kings- a complex of pyramids dating back to the Old Kingdom: some two thousand years BC. Today, four pyramids still stand above the rubble and the sand; in the surroundings lie hidden tombs of priests and private officials. These tombs are now seeing the light of day thanks to the Czech Institute of Egyptology, leading excavation and discovery in the area for the last 44 years. A new exhibition in Prague explores the extent of the Czech contribution and offers
In this edition of Czechs in History we look at the life and work of Czech photographer Frantisek Drtikol, arguably one of the most important photographers of the early half of the 20th century. Born in 1883 in the mining town of Pribram, west of Prague, Drtikol would go on to study photography in Munich, where he would be heavily influenced by the Art Nouveau. Early on he divided his time among both drawing and photography, but focused primarily on the latter upon his return home; both as an art form and as a means for making a living. In the
What in the world, you're probably wondering is that? What you're hearing is actually the sound of thousands of different domestic birds featured at the 28th European Breeders' Fair held this year in Prague, bringing together about 14,000 specimens of fowl and small furry animals. Jan Velinger was there and brought back - no, not a cuddly new pet - but this report.
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Hitler no ‘gentleman’, but court rules Czech state need not apologize for president’s claim Ferdinand Peroutka said so
Bertha von Suttner – Prague-born peace campaigner whose ideas on cooperation and disarmament continue to have lasting effect
Beijing ends agreement with Prague – but can spat harm Czech capital?
Czechia now ahead of Spain in GDP per capita, but still below EU average
Rare Terezín concentration camp artefacts found in attic of private home
Czechs observe day of mourning for pop idol Karel Gott
Thousands pay tribute to deceased national pop icon Karel Gott