To celebrate the 3rd Anniversary of the Launch of the Czech National Trust
and to support our Prague project "The Gems of Prague Streets"
, we are bringing to London an exhibition of unique Czech architectural cubism
. Making a short stop in London on its world tour, it will feature a talk by its author and expert on the period, Ing Architect Zdenek Lukes
When: 22nd June 2017 at 6.30pm
Where: St John’s Notting Hill, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN
Guest of honour Catherine Leonard, Secretary General of the International National Trust Organisation INTO
Tickets: £15, students £5
(includes a glass of wine, beer or soft drink with finger food from award winning Restaurant 'Portobello')
ALL PROCEEDS GO TOWARDS CNT PRAGUE PROJECTS
*Czech Architectural Cubism, a unique style reflected in a number of structures built in Prague and elsewhere between 1911-1914 and then briefly after the World War I by Czech artists, designers and architects such as Pavel Janak, Josef Gocar, Josef Chochol or Vlastislav Hofman, who took their inspiration from the Cubism movement in Paris and brought it to Prague. Today Architectual Cubism is highly acclaimed all over the world and the most well known buildings in this style continue to generate an extraordinary level of interest. This exhibition was created in cooperation with the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery in Prague by Zdenek Lukes and the photographer Ester Havlova, whose black and white photographs superbly illustrate this architectural style.
Professor Ing Arch Zdenek Lukes, a renowned architectural historian, architect, author and expert on modern architecture – one of the key personalities in revitalization of Prague Castle after the Velvet Revolution, expert on Cubism, author of over 50 books, frequent newspaper contributor and popular radio and TV personality.
- Welcome and a short update on CNT projects
- Introduction & opening of the exhibition by Prof Zdenek Lukes
- Live jazz music & reception