• City Gallery of Contemporary Art



Workshop for families with children:

Marek and Viktorie Pražák: Classics in PLATO

  1. PLATO, Porážková 26

Capacity unlimited

For children from 7 years of age

Admission fee 30 CZK


Who wouldn’t want to try how old masters used to do it and how contemporary masters still do it? Workshop for children from 7 years of age with a focus on portrait and figure drawing.

From 13/10 we exhibit Marek Pražák’s cycle Twelve Commandments. The cycle is designed as a story, a symbol and a metaphor and features many known and invented characters. The workshop offers participants the opportunity to try this classic and immortal discipline with a rich history. Portrait and figure have been a strong movement in art and will continue to be as long as a human will have a face and body. Participants can bring their live model, or they can draw according to a live model in the gallery – literary historian Pavel Hruška.

Marek Pražák (*1964) is considered a universal author, perhaps because he moves freely between genres. Yet what is universal about a performative attitude to the world? Pražák is a painter, sculptor, performer, poet, musician, and designer. His universality corresponds to his vision of “Ostrava synthesis”, a project to connect artists and cultured individuals into a unified resonance, created by uniting art, music, image, and word. The exhibition in PLATO brings focus on one part of Pražák’s universality, i.e., painting (while taking into consideration the complexity of the author’s work).

Viktorie Pražáková (*2006) has developed her artistic side under the supervision of her father Marek since she was two. She has attended Eva Horáková’s art classes since the age of four in SVČ Korunka in Marienbad. She develops spontaneously, assigns herself art homework, especially portrait and figure. She studies accordion and is a member of the children studio of Ostrava Puppet Theatre. At present, she is interested in film.