A museum dedicated to contemporary young art, Artbanka Museum of Young Art (AMoYA), is one of the youngest and largest non-for-profit museums in the Czech Republic. In 2011 Artbanka opened the door of the Baroque Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace in the center of Prague, where it presents an attractive selection of young Czech and international art in more than 4,000 square meters. At the palace, where even nowadays-insensitive construction modifications from the communist era are visible, contemporary art is presented and exhibited in international context. AMoYA fights against the appearing kitsch presentation of Prague as it is evident, for example, on the touristy Karlova Street, as well as against conservative concept of what a museum is and strives to deliver a message to its visitors that Prague is a modern and cultural center in central Europe. The museum presents art of the most significant personalities of the Czech scene from the generation after 1968, as well as foremost representatives of the youngest generation of Czech and Slovak artists. Within the Young Visual Art program different styles and attitudes of students, graduates and lecturers at art academies in the Czech Republic and Slovakia are confronted.
For its exhibition year of 2012, symbolically called “The Second Season“, the AMoYA Museum has prepared several exhibition projects that are connected through the unique space of the Colloredo-Mansfeld Palace, which was devastated during the Communist period. Besides other things, visitors can look forward to an independent exhibition project from the Leica Gallery called New Inspiration, New Vision that presents the youngest generation of Czech photographers, objects by a graduate of the prestigious Kensington Royal College of Art in London – Jonathan Baldock – who is currently dealing with sculptures, objects, and installations, which were created during his three-month stay in Prague, as well as to the exhibition called The Apartment of a Crazy Collector that connects a work of art with the reality of using living space.
Address: Karlova 2, 110 00 Praha 1, tel.: +420 240 200 207, www.artbanka.cz
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