Past Exhibitions

Happening Roger Hiorns: Plane Burial

Roger Hiorns: Plane Burial / The retrospective view of the pathway (pathways), 2017 ongoing Off-site project on the occasion of the 100th exhibition of the gallery’s establishment in 1994...

Krištof Kintera: Nervous Trees

This autumn, Galerie Rudolfinum presents the 100th exhibition since its founding in 1994. To mark this anniversary, the gallery is hosting a large-scale exhibition project of Krištof Kintera which presents a summary of the last five years of the author’s oeuvre, and features some...

Free Summer Events

65 days long summer programme in the Galerie Rudolfinum. Visual, music and theatre events, art performances, debates and evening DJ sets will take place in the Great court of Rudolfinum, on the gallery staircase and in the park nearby. Artpark, Café Rudolfinum and Kino Rudolfinum...

Eberhard Havekost. Logik

Galerie Rudolfinum presents an exhibition of the German artist Eberhard Havekost (*1967), one of the leading representatives of the new generation of painters, who work with digital visual language. The exhibition called Logik is an author selection of works by Eberhard Havekost ...

Juergen Teller: Enjoy Your Life!

Considered one of the world’s most sought-after contemporary photographers, Juergen Teller has successfully straddled the interface of both art and commercial photography. He came to fame twenty-five years ago in 1991 when he photographed the band Nirvana, and his iconic pictures...

Last Year in Marienbad. Film as Art

Director Alain Resnais’s Last Year in Marienbad (L’année dernière à Marienbad, 1961) is one of the most frequently cited classics of postwar cinema. Its visual attractiveness and novel approach to filmmaking has inspired not only subsequent filmmakers but also artists, photograph...

Taryn Simon

Birds in the James Bond films, illegal imports confiscated at JFK airport, algorithms of picture collections, secretive bases of American religious, administrative or military institutions… New York artist Taryn Simon (b. 1975) will present six projects from 2007 until 2014 at th...

Jiří Černický / Wild Dreams

Jiří Černický prepared for the Galerie Rudolfinum a specific project based on a series of more than fifty drawings and counting the same number of objects and installations, out of which more than a half was created solely for this exhibition. Environmental, social and para-scien...

FLAESH

Galerie Rudolfinum presents a unique exhibition of five international female artists, who significantly influenced the art scene of today. Works by Marlene Dumas, Tracey Emin, Berlinde De Bruyckere, Kiki Smith and Louise Bourgeois will be introduced in individual presentations in...

Roger Hiorns

Roger Hiorns (born 1975 in Birmingham, UK) is a leading representative of the young generation of international artists. In 2009, he was shortlisted for the Turner Prize for his powerful installation Seizure, in which he covered the walls of a London flat in copper sulfate crysta...

Petr Veselý. Angel, Shadow

Very early on in his career, the painter Petr Veselý accomplished a minimalistically parsimonious expression capable of resonating the fine warp and weft of inner ideas and feelings. His pictures are distinguished by the utmost reduction and the elimination of everything narrativ...

MODEL

The exhibition presents a selection of contemporary authors, including some of the internationally most acclaimed artists who in their work explore the phenomenon of models and modelling – either constructing 3D models, or using models to create paintings, photographs and videos....

Ana Mendieta: Traces

During her brief yet prolific career, Ana Mendieta generated a uniquely inventive visual language that is at once intimate, provocative and compelling....

Barbara Probst. Total Uncertainty

Barbara Probst works with multiple images of a single scene, taken at the same time using several synchronized cameras. This approach breaks down the viewer’s singularity – it is not clear where the viewer is located within the given situation, which viewpoint is “his”. Probst es...

Cake and Lemon Eaters. Viktor Pivovarov a Ged Quinn

The Russian painter Viktor Pivovarov (1937) and the British artist Ged Quinn (1963) are presented together in a show exhibiting a compact collection that encompasses a compelling range of their work, with an emphasis on still lifes. ...

Only The Good Ones: The Snapshot Aesthetic Revisited

The exhibition explores the extensive influence of the snapshot on variety of practitioners working in photography throughout the 20th Century and beyond, with particular focus on the last 25 years....

Jake & Dinos Chapman. The Blind Leading the Blind

The work of the Chapman brothers, this highly regarded pair, who are an integral and very-clearly visible part of the international art scene, is characteristic by its diversity, not only due to a variety of artistic techniques, but also the range of ideas, themes and topics whic...

Raqib Shaw

This will be the first time that a representative selection of the works of Raqib Shaw will be shown in the Czech Republic. Works from previous years, which form the pinnacle of his work thus far, have been chosen for the Prague exhibition. The uniqueness of the exhibition also l...

Carlos Relvas – Object of Eternity

Galerie Rudolfinum is preparing a representative profile of the works of Carlos Relvas (1838-1894), a founding figure of Portuguese photography. The exhibition is conceived as a tour exhibition, and after its premiere in Prague it will head to other European cities....

Nightfall. New Tendencies in Figurative Painting

The exhibition presents representative survey of contemporary figurative painting in the works of over twenty artists from nine countries. The theme of the exhibition is inspired by a short story of Isaac Asimov from 1941. Its foundation is the question of what happens to the pla...

The Butterfly Effect? The Image as Multidirectional Deconstruction of the Whole

6 ways to dramatize an image  6 ways of multifaceted deconstruction of a whole that continuously decays  6 ways of expressional defragmentation of an image...

Beyond Reality. British Painting Today

The exhibition is held under the auspices of the Ambassador of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Czech Republic and under the auspices of the Mayor of Prague Bohuslav Svoboda....

Faces. The Phenomenon of Face in Videoart

The human face has traditionally been one of central themes in visual art, namely in portraiture and self-portraiture. The advent of the moving picture – first came film, later videoart – in the 20th century opened a whole host of new possibilities and dimensions for facial repre...

Shirana Shahbazi: Then Again

The exhibition presents eighteen mostly large-format photographs by Shirana Shahbazi (* 1974 in Tehran, Iran, she lives and works in Zurich, Switzerland). The Exhibition is organised in co-operation with Fotomuseum Winterthur....

Bernd & Hilla Becher: Coal Mines. Steel Mills.

The Bernd and Hilla Becher exhibition presents a unique collection of 95 black and white photographs of industrial landscapes. The Exhibition is organised in co-operation with Josef Albers Museum, Quadrat Bottrop....

Thus Spoke LaChapelle

Galerie Rudolfinum presents photography exhibition of American photographer David LaChapelle, which includes a representative overview of the most important periods and milestones of his work....

Jan Hísek: Night Rider

The exhibition of paintings by Jan Hísek, aptly called Night Rider, is a summary of his painting over the last approximately seven years....

Kontroverze. A Legal and Ethical History of Photography

The exhibited photographs may be shocking. The organizer recommends that sensitive persons, minors and those who do not wish to be confronted with shocking images consider whether they wish to visit the exhibition....

Undeniably Me

The exhibition focuses on the reflection and changes in the perception and identity in contemporary art. Its open concept creates a network of relations that bring the possibility of new reading and interpretation of both the works themselves, and the given theme. ...

Adriena Šimotová. Revelations (2008–10)

Galerie Rudolfinum is presenting in its small gallery the latest artwork of Adriena Šimotová – specifically that which was created over the past three years when she returned to her work....

Mutating Medium. Photography in Czech Art 1990–2010

The exhibition captures the metamorphosis of photography as artistic media in the dynamic environment of the past two decades influenced by sweeping political changes and technological development aimed at mass digitalization and the democratization of image media....

Decadence Now!

The Decadence Now! Visions of Excess is the international exhibition project of its kind which attempts to conceptually work with the concept of decadence in current art. The exhibition is not divided chronologically, but thematically into sequential sections which fluently and l...

Landscape / Image / Photography

Landscape photography emerged as a specific genre shortly after photography was invented and began to be used in a practical way. Yet this had not been a matter of course: the perception of the natural environment as subject matter worthy of depiction, not to mention the apprecia...

Double Fantasy

Jan Jedlička (CH), Michal Šeba (CZ), Beate Gütschow (D)...

Herbert Tobias (1924–1982)

Herbert Tobias (1924–1982) was the enfant terrible among the German photographers of the post-war period; In the fifties, he made a name for himself with glamorous fashion shots, becoming a star photographer within a very short time – and yet he always remained a non-conformist. ...

Georg Baselitz. Paintings 1960–2008

Georg Baselitz / 1960–2008 exhibition show wide section of Baselitz´s ouevre, holds all its phases and approximates painters individual style, which stays true to objective image of reality, despite of all experiments. Fact, that from the year 1969 he standing motives, figures on...

Damien Hirst: Life, Death and Love

Hirst was born Bristol in 1965, and studied at Goldsmith’s College in London. He first attracted attention as a beginning author in the British art scene, and in 1993, he achieved his first international success at the Venice biennale. He acquired a firm position on the global ma...

Undercurrent

Jiří Straka, Martin Eder, Jonathan Meese, Josef Bolf...

Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures

Andy Warhol: Motion Pictures focuses on the artist’s screen tests and non-narrative films from 1963-73. Within it we see sequences of his “most beautiful women” – screen tests featuring “Baby” Jane Holzer, Ivy Nicholson, Edie Sedgwick – and other works that showcase a parade of f...

Chinese Painting. Zhang Xiaogang, Fang Lijun, Feng Mengbo

A triple exhibition of the recent painting of three of today’ evidently most prestigious Chinese medium generation painters, of whom primarily Zhang Xiaogang stands at the absolute peak not only in China but also within the Euro-American art world. Whilst all three ensue from a h...

Gottfried Helnwein: Angels Sleeping

The exhibition Angels Sleeping is a thematic cross-section, predominantly of the painting work of the Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein (born in Vienna in 1948). The five sections of the exhibition present the fundamental circuits of Helnwein’s work. The introduction comprises h...

Gregory Crewdson

The exhibition presents a comprehensive overview of the amazingly beautiful but also disquieting oeuvre of the American photographer Gregory Crewdson (born 1962 in New York)....

Jiří Sopko

The exhibition at Galerie Rudolfinum once again – after German painter Neo Rauch – will be profiling a forceful and, in today’s environment, exceptional painting talent. This representative selection from the broad range of works by Jiří Sopko (b. 1942), respected artist, teacher...

Neo Rauch: Neue Rollen

This survey exhibition at the Galerie Rudolfinum is Neo Rauch’s largest one-man show to date in a Czech museum context. Organized in close collaboration with Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, it brings together some 40 paintings....

Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation

This major retrospective represents the first comprehensive overview of the work of Shomei Tomatsu (born 1930, Nagoya) and bears witness to his status within the Japanese post-war avant-garde and his role in the development of modern Japanese photography....

Erwin Dubský: Journal of a Voyage

Erwin Antonín Anna Dubský, a Frigate Captain in the Austro-Hungarian navy, was a member of an old Bohemian aristocratic family which, in the 19th century, resided at the Moravian chateau in Lysice. In the years 1874–1876, Dubský sailed around the world aboard the corvette Erzherz...

ACNE

The Richard Adam collection is, in its complex scope, the most extensive grouping of Czech painting from the mid-1980s up to the present to be found in the Czech Republic. Starting with the generation of the “Tvrdohlaví” (Hardheads), it runs through the lyricist tendencies of the...

Rineke Dijkstra: Portraits

The Dutch photographer Rineke Dijkstra (1959) has achieved international acclaim through her powerful cycles of portraits, focusing primarily on highly specific, ordinary people and their individual fates and emotions. Her large-format portraits are simple, rendered in subtle col...

Václav Jirásek: Industria

Václav Jirásek (b. 1965 in Karviná) belongs to the intermediate generation of Czech artists who have selected photography as their chosen medium. At the instigation of Galerie Rudolfinum, he has now completed a special project, to be presented to the viewing public from February ...

Annelies Štrba

What is seemingly the most accessible form of the photographic medium – the family photograph – has been transformed into a vital theme in the oeuvre of Swiss photographer Annelies Štrba (1947). Through the depth of her treatment, her ability to see new qualities in what has been...

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