From 14. 10. 2004 to 09. 01. 2005
Jewish Museum in Prague, Robert Guttmann Gallery, U Staré školy 3, Prague 1
From 12. 08. 2004 to 26. 09. 2004
The exhibition runs from 12 August until 26 September 2004 in the Robert Guttmann Gallery.
Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Saturdays and Jewish holidays
The Jewish Museum in Prague has prepared a new exhibition in association with the renowned Israel-based American Jewish artist, Mel Alexenberg. Entitled Cyberangels, the exhibition is focused on an aesthetic peace plan for the Middle East.
The exhibition is part of the ongoing series Jewish Presence in Contemporary Visual Art (now into its second year) at the Robert Guttmann Gallery, which is focused on exploring the relation between Judaism and contemporary visual culture. The curator is Michaela Hájková
From 24. 06. 2004 to 22. 07. 2004
The exhibition runs from 24 June until 22 July 2004 in the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Saturdays and Jewish holidays
All the known textile techniques and materials are represented in the diverse textile collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague. The Museum's depositories also store a number of items whose ornamentation involves the use of bobbin lace in various forms. These synagogue and ceremonial textiles, garments and accessories, made over the course of almost four centuries, have not been presented to the public and specialists until this year.
From 04. 02. 2004 to 11. 04. 2004
Robert Guttmann Gallery
U Staré školy 3, Prague 1, Czech Republic
4 February 2004 – 11 April 2004
Open daily 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m., except Saturdays and Jewish holidays
Of the various areas of Orlik's work the most extensive is that of portraiture, in which he attained most acclaim during his life. This body of work includes dozens of woodcuts, a large number of paintings and, in particular, hundreds of prints and thousands of drawings and sketches. These are housed in many public and private collections and, to date, have never been published. His portraits are inseparably linked to the period and social milieu in which they were made: each one is connected with a particular detail from one of Orlik's letters or from the life of the subject.
From 16. 10. 2003 to 23. 01. 2004
The exhibition runs from 16 October 2003 till 23 January 2004 in the Robert Guttmann Gallery. Open daily 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., except Saturdays and Jewish holidays.
The exhibition “Long-lost Faces” is based on the project “Help Search for Neighbours who Disappeared”, which was launched in December 2001 by the Jewish Museum in Prague. The aim of this project was to approach as many people as possible with a request to help out in the gathering of documents on the wartime and pre-war lives of Jews who were racially persecuted during World War II. The Museum contacted the public through a series of media appeals for assistance in the search for mementos, photographs and other material that recall their lives, faces and fates.
From 26. 06. 2003 to 26. 09. 2003
Exhibition extended until 26 September 2003
The exhibition runs from 26/6 - 19/9 2003
This exhibition is available for loan abroad. More info here.
Adolf Kohn was born on 10 March 1868, a year after the Jews in the Habsburg Empire had been granted full equality. He stemmed from a respected Prague family; his father, Bernard, served as cantor at the Pinkas Synagogue and his elder brother, Emil Klement, was a celebrated professor of medicine at Prague University. His mother, Rozálie (née Stern), was born in the village of Kovanic in the Poděbrady region, not far from Prague. In view of his father’s position, it is likely that the family was already living in or near the Jewish Town (Josefov) when he was born. This is where Kohn spent his childhood and youth, exploring all the alleyways, yards and hidden corners of the Prague ghetto.
From 16. 04. 2003 to 15. 06. 2003
Robert Guttmann Gallery 16/4 - 15/6 2003
This exhibition presents the life and work of two musicians - Gideon Klein and Egon Ledeč – with special focus on the period before World War II. Gideon Klein, born in 1919, became actively involved in music in the 1930s, when he launched his career as a concert pianist and set about composing; his works became of increasing importance. The Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia, however, put a violent end to what was a promising career. He continued composing, but was no longer able to study or perform in public concerts.
From 12. 02. 2003 to 06. 04. 2003
The Jewish Museum in Prague –Robert Guttmann Gallery
U Staré školy 1,3, Prague 1, Czech Republic
12. 2. – 6. 4. 2003
The exhibition Mountain of Mountains: Aleš Veselý’s Desert Projects is a presentation of the artist’s large-scale projects for the deserts of Israel (chiefly the Judean and the Negev), which he has intensively worked on since the mid-1990s.
From 07. 11. 2002 to 19. 01. 2003
Robert Guttmann Gallery, U Staré školy 3, Praha 1
7 November 2002 - 19 January 2003
We live with our own echo. Our efforts resonate in the other world. My true love, my idol, so distant. Hands that want to grasp something in the void. But what are they trying to touch? That which is not there, which we sense and in which we hope. This sight is deceptive. These senses are deceptive. The role meted out to us by life, the position that we have thereby reached, essentially miss the one that is at issue. The role and need of my other self. Man is his own double, his own question mark . That "other self" is his definition. That which is continually and essentially eluding him. He gropes his way towards it, senses and blindly trails it without respite. Everything he has here and now continually turns to nothing. He acts as a fool, as an eternal malcontent. That "other self" is forever provoking him, undermining his efforts. We have an intrinsic need to catch up and unite with him. That "other self", however, has completely different desires. He likes to hide, disappear, escape. He rejoices where we weep. But don't despair, for he's rejoicing on our behalf.
From 17. 01. 2002 to 07. 04. 2002
Robert Guttmann Gallery,
U Staré školy 1, Prague 1
17th January - 7th April 2002
The word “essence” has a range of possible meanings. On a general level it could be classified as the primary, objective, invariable quality of a thing or its characteristic individual nature. From this general definition the concept's specific philosophical meaning can be abstracted. This is understood as an inner character, the true essence of whatever is in direct contrast to everything illusory, phenomenal, arbitrary: that is, to the defining qualities fabricated by our consciousness. Essence does indeed exist, albeit as a spiritual, immaterial entity. As a result, one would have a difficult time grasping such an essence and, given common perception, clarifying it for oneself, let alone communicating it to others.