Art exhibit in renovated Anděl station reveals artifacts from the Prague metro

The installation highlights sci-fi and futuristic visions of the metro in the newly renovated Anděl-Na Knížecí vestibule. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 21.01.2022 12:43:00 (updated on 21.01.2022) Reading time: 1 minute

A new exhibit in the Anděl metro station is lending an otherworldly dimension to the daily commute.

The “Previous Future” exhibition coincides with the reopening of the Anděl-Na Knížecí station vestibule and features objects and photographs of objects that were used to build the Prague metro across a number of eras.

“The Prague metro, especially its parts built before 1989, contain elements that today resemble mysterious artifacts from the future, from another dimension or the remains of another civilization,” writes the Prague City Gallery (GHMP) which organized the display as part of the Czech capital’s “Art City” initiative.

Photo via GHMP
Photo via GHMP

It says that the exhibit represents a unique hybrid of art and architecture.

Artist Adam Tureček arranges vintage photos, ceramic, glass, and cement subway tiles into a series of installments behind renovated display cases in the lobby of the newly opened vestibule.

The areas in and around metros have recently been transformed into exhibit spaces.

The Vltavská Gallery currently features works by Markéta Magidová, a reaction to the sculptures of Olga and Miroslav Hudečková, who designed a fountain called Faun and Vltava for the architectural concept of the Vltavská metro station in the 1980s.

Photo via GHMP
Photo via GHMP

Such exhibits offer patrons of the arts a chance to gallery hop in a relatively safe open-air environment. 

“Metro spaces are ideal for this cooperation. I believe that it will appeal to passengers and people who will come to the metro just to look,” says Hana Třeštíková, Councilor for Culture.

The exhibition in the Na Knížecí metro station lobby is on view from January 18 to December 31, 2022. 

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