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By Kateřina Heilmann |
PRAGUE DAILY MONITOR |
4 March 2009

Schizophrenic art exhibition at Stone Bell House (COURTESY)

There are many exhibitions open in town these days. You can see anything from ropes and magnets to bugs and schizophrenic art. But you know how it is. Your feet get tired after one hour at the gallery even though your mind is still looking for answers. Best fortify yourself with some tasty dishes before heading to one of the many exhibitions this week.

Prague's Mandarin Oriental has prepared an authentic Indonesian menu for the next two weeks. You can taste popular Indonesian dishes such as satay, rendang and variations of soy-based meals. After you have tasted Indonesian delicacies, you may want to learn how to make them yourself. A cooking class for a limited number of participants will take place 14 March. Pay CZK 2,500 and enjoy the food.

Prague Airport hosts a photo exhibition depicting the history of Prague Marathon. (COURTESY)Prague Airport hosts a photo exhibition depicting the history of Prague Marathon. (COURTESY)

The Prague International Marathon is opening a photo exhibition on the occasion of its 15th anniversary. The Arrivals exhibition will take place at the Prague Airport from 5 March until 28 May. The collection of large-scale photos includes pictures taken throughout the history of the PIM and other European marathons as well as pictures of the Czech Olympic medalist and record holder Emil Zátopek.

Prague is currently hosting an exhibition reflecting the impact of Tibet's culture on the rest of the world, particularly on the Czech Republic. Tibet in our Mind is commemorating 50 years since the 14th Dalai Lama was forced to leave Tibet. Traditional Tibetan art and Tibet-inspired works by Czech artists are on show at the New Town Hall on Karlovo náměstí through 14 April.

Bad Times, Good Times. That's how a group of central European artists entitled their project analysing the post-communist economies and their incorporations into the globalised world through video art and wall drawing. Anyone interested? Look for Futura gallery in Prague's Holečkova street.

Art is often used as therapy for schizophrenics. (COURTESY)Art is often used as therapy for schizophrenics. (COURTESY)

An exhibition dedicated to schizophrenic art is on show at the Stone Bell House on Staroměstské náměstí until 3 March. Art Brut also known as "raw art" is produced without connections or influences from culture or established art styles. The Art Brut exhibition in Old Town features works of schizophrenic patients of German psychiatrist Hanse Prinzhorn who is known as to be the first who started collecting schizophrenic art.

The Kampa Museum has prepared an exhibition of the experimental and conceptual artist Dalibor Chatrný. The exhibition is called By Rope and Magnet and besides ropes and magnets it presents minimal artworks as well as an experimental movie.

More than a hundred of entomologists from all over Europe will bring their collections to Prague's National House in Vinohrady. Beetles, spiders, butterflies and other kinds of insect will be on show and sale this weekend.

None of these exhibitions is open after 7pm. If you are looking for entertainment at late hours, you can try one of the following shows. New York-based band O'Death will present their latest album Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin at the Strahov music club 007 on Thursday. Prepare for a loud performance combining folk and punk. Very loud. The support band will be indie rock and electronica band Uzi & Ari from Salt Lake City.

Agharta Prague Jazz Festival 2009 opens next week with a world music inspired concert of the vocalist and guitar player Leni Stern. The venue is Lucerna Music Bar on 9 March.

The Prague Playhouse production of David Mamet's Glengarry Glen Ross has been extended to 9 and 11 March (7:30pm). The venue remains the same, Divadlo Inspirace on Malostranské náměstí.

Pass the Popcorn
Also thanks to Meryl Streep and Philips Seymour Hoffman, Doubt is seen as one of the best-acted films of the year. (COURTESY)Also thanks to Meryl Streep and Philips Seymour Hoffman, Doubt is seen as one of the best-acted films of the year. (COURTESY)

John Patric Shanley's adaptation of his own Pulitzer-Prize winning stage play, Doubt, enters Czech theatres this week. Set in 1964, the film centers at a priest accused of sexual abuse performed on an altar boy. The priest's prosecutor is Sister Aloysius, a terrifying principal of a Catholic school. The film explores religious values and how far one can rely on suspicion in the absence of proof. Doubt promises terrific acting by Philip Seymour Hoffman, Maryl Streep, Amy Adams and Viola Davis.

Keep your eyes open for the human rights documentary film festival One World. It is coming to selected movie theatres one week from now.

Kateřina Heilmann
is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She
likes writing about cycling and culture.
You can reach her at katerina@praguemonitor.com
Kateřina Heilmann is a staff writer and translator at the Monitor. She likes writing about cycling and culture.
You can reach her at katerina@praguemonitor.com. You can read more of her stories here.