NOVEMBER 23, 2010
PKN Prague Celebrates Vol. 20
We'd like to congratulate the organizers of PechaKucha Night in Prague for reaching the momentous -- in PKN numerology at least -- Vol. 20! The event happens tomorrow night (November 24) at Aero Cinema, and we truly hope that it's the best one yet. Expect to see some photos from the event here within a week or so.
DECEMBER 22, 2009
PKN Prague Vol. 15
The last PechaKucha Night in Prague for 2009 was held just over a month ago (Vol. 15), and in this post we take a look at a few of the presenters, highlighted by PKN Prague organizer Jana Kostelecka, and including a few comments. The next edition (Vol. 16) is already set to happen on February 17.
Pavel Brazda: He is 83 this year, and he is just amazing! His first exhibition took place in 1990, after our Velvet Revolution, and he became one of the most innovative and progressive painters in our country.
Petr Nedoma: He is the director of the most important gallery in Prague, Rudolfinum, and he's the one who made it to the most important gallery in Prague. Five months ago, it seemed like it was going to be the end of the gallery as the management of the institution had changed and the new one arrived at the conclusion that the gallery would be better off without the old director (but without any clear reasons). Demomstrations are not so common in our country, and that's why it was quite surprising and positive to see that the professionals stood up to support their professional partner, colleague and sometimes even competition and... he is back!!!
Stanislav Komarek: We were lucky to invite this scientist for the first time. He is a biologist. He lectures on the aesthetics of nature, and he was humorous.
Michaela Kukovic: She loves collages and she makes illustrated books.
Vallo Sadovsky Architects: One of the most interesting projects which was presented at the last PechaKucha Night Prague was definitely their "City Interventions." They have done it in Bratislava and they work on introducing its Prague mutation.
MAY 26, 2009
We always get very interesting reports from Prague, and the latest one, for PechaKucha Night Vol. 12, certainly follows that trend. That city's organizer Jana Kostelecka sent us the following, written by Adam Gebrian.
April 16th 2009, PechaKucha Night in Prague, volume 12, overcrowded as usual -- I would have never believed you could regularly fit more than 370 people inside a cinema with a maximum capacity of 336 (don’t tell the authorities, especially the fire-brigade control). As usual, we have seen 14 presentations, every single one very funny -- a bit too much for my own taste, but that could have been influenced by the fact that I came to see PKNP directly from a funeral of a friend. But a few questions have been omnipresent: What is more important, content or form? Could you be boring but good? Should you try to be funny, especially when the others are, and the audience is having good time? How hard is it not to please the public? Should you try to react to your colleague’s presentations which precede you? (My personal advice: No!)