5. 3. - 14. 4. 2019
Curator: Pavel Kubesa
Vernisage: 5. 3. 2019 od 19:00
RAFANI ART APARTMENT in the Heart of the City
A newly furnished flat in the heart of old Prague. A unique living space, with culture and entertainment at a stone's throw from home. The flat is a project mounted by the art collective Rafani, encompassing a month-long period.
The flat has a separate bedroom with a twin bed, bedside tables, a wardrobe and a vanity table. The living room is furnished with a sofa and two armchairs offering an ideal angle for watching TV. The dining room is fully furnished to accommodate four guests. Toilet, bathroom and kitchenette are accessible from communal space. The flat is situated on the same floor with a coffee bar and a small theatre hall.
The flat is centrally located, in a neighbourhood which has everything you need to get to know Prague, in the proximity of Wenceslas Square, the National Museum, the Vltava river and the main railway station, all of this within a walking distance of just a couple of minutes. Churches and synagogues are just round the corner, as is a Hare Krishna restaurant. Cultural attractions (concerts, parties, theatre, art) wait for you within easy reach in all directions (https://nod.roxy.cz/en). The block containing your flat houses one of the finest restaurants in town serving local food and tank-stored draft Pilsner beer. To savour all of Prague´s delights here, you may well stay within a mere kilometre-wide perimeter. The block´s ground floor is the home of one of Prague´s hippest music clubs.
Warning: According to a Harvard University research study, the Czechs rank at the top of the EU racial prejudice scale.
Metro (line B, Náměstí Republiky station) and tram stops are located in immediate proximity. The Main Railway Station is just a ten-minute walk away.
You are advised to skip a tour of Prague Castle, as its premises are guarded by the Czech Army.
Warning: Beware of excrements! Prague has the largest per capita number of dogs.
Sanitary facilities are shared with the resident theatre club.
Please don´t manipulate items on display.
Half-spiral oak wood staircase.
Coffee bar opening hours 10:00 a.m. – 01:00 a.m.
Prague is jammed with cars. Paid parking lots.
Toilet, bathroom and kitchenette.
CCTV in the coffe bar communal space only.
MOTTO: Our Union is a Higher Form of Individuality.
PRESS RELEASE: The artists collective RAFANI is engaging Galerie NoD in a unique art project. For the occasion, the grounds of Galerie NoD will be transformed to a fully fledged private flat furnished with the group´s artefacts, available for rent by members of the general public, either local or visitors to Prague, for two or more nights, through mediation by the online service Airbnb. The project, entitled RAFANI Art Apartment in the Heart of the City, is aimed at contributing in a novel way to the current public debate about the impact of short-term rentals on the character of residential urban neighbourhoods and on the availability of housing to long-time city dwellers. The flat´s occupants will receive an unorthodox guide of today´s Prague. The exhibition will incorporate a broad platform for a discussion focused on the overall potential, social consequences and limitations of the sharing economy at large.
The flat can be hired on the web through the Airbnb site: http://bit.ly/RafaniArtApartment