Galerie Hala C

Event date: 07.06.-17.06. 2018


As part of the opening of the new Galerie Hala C cultural space in the Libeň district of Prague, an exhibition of the Israeli sculptor Yossi Salzman will take place, along with a selection of original sketches by the Czech architect Martin Rajniš. Also included in the show will be selected works from the SAGA Gallery.

“I am very pleased that we have managed to launch the Galerie Hala C cultural space with an exhibition combining the work of Professor Yossi Salzman and the architect Martin Rajniš in cooperation with the SAGA Gallery,” said Eugen Roden, the initiator of the project and the owner of SEN Development. The Galerie Hala C project is intended as a means of promoting local and international projects in fine arts, music, and other cultural fields. Through its activities, it plans to enrich Prague’s cultural scene, especially in the surrounding districts of Libeň and Vysočany.

“FIRST EXHIBITION” brings a mosaic of works by several selected artists. The Israeli sculptor Yossi Salzman, who is exhibiting in the Czech Republic for the first time, draws inspiration from contemporary Israel as well as from ancient mythology. Part of the opening of the exhibition will be the unveiling of his Prague assemblage, which Yossi Salzman has created specifically for the entrance hall. “I have incorporated many icons of local culture and key moments of history into the Prague assemblage, including references to the Jewish presence in Czech culture, which has been here since time immemorial,” said Yossi Salzman.

The second part of the exhibition is devoted to sketches and inspiration by the architect Martin Rajniš. The sketching process and the sketch itself should, according to Martin Rajniš, be an irreplaceable and significant part of each architect’s design. It can transmit a lot of information that cannot otherwise be captured and put into the plan. “We live at a time when many people think that everything can be done on a computer. I would say that the opposite is true. It is extremely important for an architect to be able to draw designs from his own head and with his own hands from the very beginning. The drawing represents much shorter conjunction between head, hand, and paper. And it shows,” said Martin Rajniš.

The show will also include selected works from the SAGA Gallery, for example, a portrait of Andy Warhol and much more.