History

The Jaroslav Fragner Gallery (GJF) is located in the historic centre of Prague, and is one of the few galleries in the Czech Republic devoted solely to the presentation of architecture. With a tradition going back more than fifty years, the GJF regularly exhibits works by Czech, European and global architects, especially those representing progressive middle and new generation studios. The gallery also boasts a long tradition of cooperation with a number of European architectural art galleries, centres and educational institutions. The GJF cooperates closely with artistic and technical universities, organizes international conferences and field trips, publishes expert literature, and organizes and hosts lectures and master classes related to the world of architecture. It also presents Czech works abroad and has organized several major exhibitions of contemporary Czech architectural design. Exhibitions highlight the work of renowned personalities, reflect contemporary issues, and present an overview of the architectural history of the 20th century. In recent years, the gallery has also organised exhibitions and festivals focused on public spaces, sustainable architecture, and the conversion and transformation of industrial heritage sites.

Since 2006, the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery has been operated by the Architectura association.

 

 

 

 

Selection of presented works by foreign studios – Bjarke Ingels Group, Bow-Wow, Querkraft, FOA, Jürgen Mayer, MVRDV, Riedijk Neutelings, René van Zuuk, NL Architects, Bartlett School, Eduardo Souto de Moura, XDGA, Bevk Perović, AmP Arquitectos, Kengo Kuma, Zaha Hadid Architects

 

 

 

Selection of Czech exhibitions – Antonín Raymond 7×, Věra and Vladimír Machonin, Jan Bočan, SIAL, Alena Šrámková, Emil Králíček; Green Architecture.CZ, Contemporary Czech Industrial, Projectil, Kamil Mrva, Aulík Fišer architects, DAM, Zdeněk Fránek, A69, New Work, Punk in Czech architecture

 

 

 

Long-term international projects – Landscape Festival Prague (landscape architecture, land-art, lectures by foreign experts); Experimental Architecture Biennial (architecture using new technologies and materials, algorithms and biological processes, exhibition and international symposium); Open Air Arena Betlémské náměstí (various public space artworks, Bethlehem Culture Night - cooperation with the neighbouring cultural institutions); Wine and Architecture in Central Europe (visits, publication, international conference, exhibitions)

 

 

 

Festivals of contemporary Czech architecture abroad - Berlin, Bratislava, Hamburg

 

 

 

Most successful foreign exhibitions – Czech Architectural Cubism (Berlin, Helsinki, Košice, Luxembourg, Madrid, Munich, New York, Paris, Tokyo); Prague Functionalism (Austin, Eindhoven, Haarlem, Ljubljana, Madrid, New York, Porto, Regensburg, Sofia, Tel Aviv); New Face of Prague (Berlin, Budapest, Bucharest, Bratislava, Dresden, Hamburg, Sofia, Vienna)

 

 

 

Other major international projects – Architecture Outside Traditional Centers (two-year research grant in collaboration with FUA TU Liberec, conferences, visits, publications, workshops, study visits, exhibition); Artscape Norway – presentation of art and architecture in Norwegian landscapes and public spaces (exhibition, film documentary, video art, publications); Prague Railway Stations Un/Used (exhibition and international conference in support of saving Žižkov Freight Railway Station)

 

 

 

Foreign partners – AEDES in Berlin, the Museum of Architecture in Wroclaw, Design Factory in Bratislava, Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava, Architekturzentrum Wien, NAi in Rotterdam, ABC Architectuurcenter in Haarlem, Budapest Centre of Architecture FUGA, Merano Arte in Merano, National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo, ROM/KUNST+ARKITEKTUR in Oslo, CCCB in Barcelona, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London

 

 

 

Web pages:

 

gjf.cz

 

slideslive.com/galerie-jaroslava-fragnera/landscape-festival-prague-2015

 

landscape-festival.cz

 

www.ex-centric.eu

 

artscape-norway.eu

 

 

 

 

 

Social media

 

facebook.com/fragnerka

 

twitter.com/fragnerka

 

instagram.com/galeriejaroslavafragnera

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