Culture this week: Colorful concepts on canvas and King Lear on stage

Plus: UK indie-rockers play, extreme cinema comes to Kino Aero, women in science share spotlight for International Women's Day, and much more.

Ioana Caloianu

Written by Ioana Caloianu Published on 05.03.2023 15:14:00 (updated on 05.03.2023) Reading time: 3 minutes

art

Pictorial Anthropocene|The group exhibition She Sells Seashells is at Galerie Pragovka between March 3 and 30. A curatorial effort by U.S. painter Lawrence Wells, the exhibition brings together his works and those of Czech artists Jindřiška Jabůrková, Radim Langer, Miroslava Večeřová, Barbora Vovsová, whose works represent pictorial and abstract poetic responses to the current times.

Czech New Romanticism|Between March 3 and May 14, Czech artist Jakub Hošek's solo exhibition at the Kostka Gallery will present a selection of his works from the last decade. His unique visual identity, which sparked the (micro)trend of New Romanticism or Emo Romanticism, is based on "abstracted or text-based visual decals of phenomena and symbols rooted in urban subcultures."

Golden beauty|Painter Jakub Špaňhel's exhibition Clouds under golden stars opens at Dům SmetanaQ on March 10, on display until June 6. A mixture of realism and romanticism, Špaňhel's work brings a golden light to its topics, which bring together impressions from his wanderings in nature, and mix them together with images from the city.

Špaňhel - Clouds under golden stars
Jakub Špaňhel - Clouds under golden stars

music

Alternative rock|You Me At Six and The Hunna play Roxy on March 6. Inspired by bands Blink-182, Incubus, Thrice, and Arctic Monkeys, British You Me At Six mixes rock, pop, punk, and emo, while fellow UK band The Hunna are bringing alternative/indie sounds to their Prague show.

African soundscapes| Senegalese-French musician Faada Freddy will perform at the Rock Café on March 8. The musician, who charmed the crowds at the 2017 edition of Colors of Ostrava, has several award-winning albums, while his breakthrough record "Boomerang" earned the reputation of one of the best African hip-hop records of the century.

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Classical music|Guitarist Miguel Trápaga joins the Zemlinsky Quartet in a concert at the Central Library on March 8. Their Czech-Spanish dialogues will bring a selection of music from Italian composer Luigi Boccherini and Czech J. Kabát, while the second half will be dedicated to one great romantic piece by Russian composer Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky.

performance

Shakespeare's classic| With a stellar cast, the English-language performance of King Lear is at the Estates Theater on March 6. If you want to learn more about Lane Davis, who plays the starring role, read our article here. Other experienced thespians such as Gregory Gudgeon from “All Quiet on the Western Front,” Taylor Napier from “Wheel of Time,” and Jessica Boone, who appears in “Carnival Row” and “Vinland Saga,” are also part of the cast.

events

March LP Stock Exchange|Come and browse through the thousands of titles on sale at VOIX on March 7. You can find titles that include anyone from ABBA to ZZ TOP, from B.B. King after Frank Zappa, Deep Purple, Depeche Mode, Beatles, Queen, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, U2, Police, J. Hendrix, B. Dylan, Genesis, M. Jackson, Prince, Madonna, Dire Straits, F. Sinatra, Metallica, and many others.

cinema

Women in science|Celebrate International Women’s Day in Science at Charles University with a screening of Picture a Scientist. The film follows biologist Nancy Hopkins, chemist Raychelle Burks, and geologist Jane Willenbring as they conduct ground-breaking research and overcome hurdles on their way to making science more inclusive, diverse, and equitable.

Not for the faint-hearted|The Shockproof Film Festival is at Kino Aero between March 6 and 12 (most of them either in English or with English subtitles) with a selection of films devoted to motherhood seen from a different, boundary-pushing angle that promises decadence, bad taste, and fun unlike you've ever seen before on the big screen.

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