Rafani Art Apartment in the Heart of the City
Curator: Pavel Kubesa
5. 3. - 14. 4. 2019
ART APARTMENT IN THE HEART OF THE CITY: a visitor's guide
Welcome to Prague!
Welcome to its heart!
Welcome to the apartment run by the Rafani artistic group!
Czech art group Rafani was founded in 2000 along clearly defined democratic principles. The group’s work is centered around collective approach and engagement, with focus on general current affairs. Rafani have long been concerned with public space art, exhibitions of structural concept, as well as with the metaphoric possibilities of art conceived as an instrument with the potential to activate local environment and site-specific discourse. Rafani have been producing exhibitions, performances, videos and interventions based on a comprehensive detailed planning process, evolved on a generous scale and laying emphasis on the simplicity and functionality of the definitive form.
If you’d like to visit us, you can find us here:
Bořivojova 81, Praha 3 - Žižkov
Phone: +420 604 836 415
If we are not in the studio, we might be found right next door (mostly on Monday nights):
Hospůdka nad Viktorkou
Bořivojova 79, Praha 3 - Žižkov
Smoking is allowed there.
Note: open from 17:00!
As we are artists, we would like to recommend visiting several exhibitions in places that we love and/or our artistíc friends have exhibitions there or they are run by people we appreciate.
We love Marcel, because he has started IT all. It’s weird his exhibition is here...
Marcel Duchamp: The prefix of our time
19. - 24. 03. 2019
GALERIE VÁCLAVA ŠPÁLY
Národní 30, Praha 1
Economy? Hearing? That’s a thing?
Economy of hearing
7. - 24. 03. 2019
Malostranské náměstí 12, Praha 1
Filip is young, he is not a talent anymore, he is an established artist…
Filip Dvořák – Black Lantern
1. 03. - 14. 04. 2019
Šimáčkova 24, Praha 7
Polansky Gallery is a private gallery, similar to the galleries in London or New York or elsewhere, but Prague is Prague…
Leon Eisermann – A Long Goodbye
28. 02. - 20. 04. 2019
Veletržní 45, Praha 7
Lito Kattou – Gaia
28. 02. - 20. 04. 2019
New gallery with a progressive program. What is that progress?
Outside the Planetary Commitment
16. 03. - 28. 04. 2019
Přívozní 1054/2, Praha 7
Jelení Gallery is a legendary place and the fact that it was originally located elsewhere doesn’t change it...
Barbora Dayef – Horovo oko, a. s.
27. 2. – 24. 3. 2019
Centrum pro současné umění Praha
Dukelských hrdinů 500/25a, Praha 7
We have an exhibition here:
Rafani – O nevyvratitelnosti
15/3/2019 - 16/6/2019
U Sovových mlýnů 2, Praha 1- Malá Strana
If you want to get out of Prague, we recommend that you take the train from the Central Station to Kutna Hora (Gothic! Bones!). In an hour you are on the spot.
Or head north. Maybe to Most. There it looks completely different than in Prague.
Or to Karlštejn. There it looks like the Czech Republic in the nineties. We recommend you take a snack/lunch with you
And/or just go to Stromovka. Everyone goes there. Especially at the weekend.
Ensure you don’t rent the Lime! scooters. The Prague pavements were never designed for these.
To travel Prague by Uber, Taxify or “regular” taxi? It’s a question of morals versus economics.
When you get out of the flat to Dlouhá street, you’ll reach Revoluční street. Turn left, go straight, cross the bridge, and walk up by the tunel. You will reach Letenské sady. It’s nice there. Note: Letná is popular hipster place, so it’s expensive there.
If you are a hipster, go to Krymská street.
Jogging? By the Vltava river to Modřany and further.
You are not a hipster, but flâneur? Explore Prague’s passages/arcades.
If you are a brutalist architecture fan, run to Transgas on Vinohradská street. It’s being demolished.
Warning: According to a Harvard University research study, the Czechs rank at the top of the EU racial prejudice scale.
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