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Michal Škapa aka TRON – New art exhibition in Prague’s Trafo Gallery

On Friday there was an opening of long awaited new exhibition of one of the most popular Czech street artist TRON. Michal Škapa belongs amongst one of the graffiti pioneers who started with graffiti in Prague in the mid 90’s. From that time he went a long way and these days you can see his art not only in the streets, but also in prestigious galleries around Prague.

This exhibition proves that he never stay on a spot and again pushing the boundaries and leaving the “competition” far behind. This exhibit is called significantly ANALFABET as here he’s mainly playing with his own unique type font, that he developed over the years and for those who are not familiar with it it’s kind of hard to read, so it’s something like graffiti cryptography. You can see this type font all over the place in many different forms – engraved 3D installations, canvas paintings, paper paint, on house video projection etc. What we like the most are the canvases painted with airbrush where Tron’s unique font is inscribed as a code into concentric circles that can evoke an old data processing media in combination with the specially designed glass neon light tubes it’s just incredible. If you would focus on the script carefully, you can find out that in the paintings there are inscribed for example quotes from his favourite music bands like Nine Inch Nails or Depeche Mode. Cherry on a cake can be the circular canvas in the back of the gallery, when someone gets closer to the painting it starts to rotate so no one can actually read it…

If you are in Prague this month, this exhibition is definitely a must see. Join us for the Alternative Tour or go and check it yourself.

Trafo gallery is opened always from Wednesday to Sunday – 3 PM to 7 PM – Address: Hall no. 14 – Holešovická tržnice, Bubenské nábř. 306/13, Prague 7 – Holešovice

Accompanying program of the exhibition:

Guided tour with Michael Škapa and Radek Wohlmuth on Thursday, March 30 – from 17 pm.

Typography workshop with the author on Thursday, April 6 between 19 to 21 hours.

Drunken Photo Report:

Girl Power Movie – Finally on DVD!

It’s finally here! First documentary about female graffiti all around the world filmed by our friend and member of our Alternative Prague team Sany was recently issued! You can purchase it online from the movie online e-shop or directly from us in person during the Alternative Prague Tour for a special discounted price.

The Girl Power movie is a documentary that presents female graffiti writers from fifteen cities – from Prague to Moscow, Cape Town, Sydney, Biel, Madrid, Berlin, Toulouse, Barcelona and all the way to New York. The graffiti community is predominantly a man’s world, and men often share the view that graffiti – namely the illegal kind – is not for girls. And yet women have become increasingly more emancipated in recent years; there are female graffiti shows, magazines and websites. Girl Power captures the stories of ladies who have succeeded in the male graffiti world.

Festival of Lights in Prague – Signal 2016

From the 13th until the 16th of October the Signal Festival of Lights is taking place in Prague transforming some of Prague’s most iconic historical and modern buildings with the magic of illumination and projections. The festival has come a long way over the 4 years of it’s existence including more and more buildings and bringing more international visual artists to town. You’ll be able to experience videomapping projections, interactive art and light installations all over the city and the best thing is that it’s free 🙂 If you are planning to visit Prague any time soon, this weekend might be the best option.

This year the capital city of Prague and the Ministry of Culture have included Signal festival among the ranks of the top priority cultural events taking place in Prague and the Czech Republic. Don’t miss a chance to see one of the best modern art and new technology inventions in the streets of our magical city. We simply can not wait to see installations from artists like Jakub Nepraš, David Vrbík, Jan Hladil, The Macula, Can Buyukberber & Yagmur Uyanik, Daniel Rosa, Yasuhiro Chida and many, many more…

Here you can find more info: http://www.signalfestival.com/2016/en/

Great Alternative to Black Light Theatre in Prague

Prague is well known for its rich history, culture and art. One of the biggest Prague’s attraction would be definitely also the famous Black Light Theatre. Unfortunately, in recent years the quality in the capital rather deteriorates and thus our friends who are coming from Prague’s graffiti scene created an genuine alternative – Live Light Art Show at the Na Perštýně Theatre.

If you are searching for a unique and creative experience in Prague, definitely don’t forget to check out this one-of-a-kind show. Experience the romantic story of the City of a Hundred Spires, and immerse yourself in the magic of painting with light. On a luminescent canvas, you will see real action paint of realistic pictures that soon disappear only to be replaced by another. This inimitable light animation is enhanced by a musical accompaniment, including the famous Smetana’s Vltava.  See famous characters and buildings from the Czech history such as Charles IV., National Theatre, Jewish Cemetery, Golem, Charles Bridge and many more. Take an experience that you will never forget home from Prague. Custom-tailored performances are available as well.

Live performance of Light Art Show is on display daily until the end of August.

 

Where: Theatre Na Perštýně – Na Perštýně 359/6, Prague 1, 110 00
When: Daily from 8 PM

For more info and booking please visit: Prague’s Light Art Show Website or Facebook Page

Black light theatre art show in Prague
Live Action Light Paint

Black light art show
Picture with happy visitors 😉

We did it again – BudWars II

Breakdance seems so different from all other kinds of dancing that the first question people ask when they see it is: “Where did these kids learn to dance like that?” To many people, this type of dance seems to have come out of nowhere. But like everything else, Breakdance did come from somewhere, something and someone. If you’ve ever seen James Brown on TV or at the concert, then you know he could really get down. And when he performed his hit, he did the kind of dance you’d expect James Brown to do. High Energy.

This almost acrobatic dance was, appropriately enough known as the lot of kids around New York City. By the time the Good Foot became the new dance style, the tradition of dance battle was well established and this new dance spread world wide under the name break dance or street dance. And after the fall of communism in Czech Republic this dance came also to our country.

Because we always support young people here one month ago we organized a big breakdance event “BudWars II”. 36 break dance and street dance crews from the whole Czech Republic and Slovakia came to the city of České Budějovice, where our famous beer Budweiser (not the American copycat) came from. All guys wanted to win 21 000 Kč:). But this dance is of course more about love and unity and this event had a very special atmosphere.

There were also workshops, discussion and party of course:). See more photos and movie from that amazing day.

Thank you all for the cooperation and unforgettable vibe!