Hraničář Art Gallery
“The power of art and culture is inspirational and as such has the ability to change people, their perception, and the whole society.”
The conception of Hraničář Gallery comes from the effort of critical reflection of current issues and events in the society. We would like to initiate international collaborations to provide opportunities for education and sharing of ideas. Hraničář Gallery supports critical thinking and new forms of artistic and intellectual engagement in connection with science, society and fine arts. We are building both real and virtual environments which would offer the viewers and guests good conditions for inspiration and critical self-reflection.
In 2016, the Hraničář partnered with German institution of Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden and also with the UJEP Faculty of Arts in Ústí nad Labem. The collaboration with German partners is done via an open dialogue and interconnecting topic-based exhibitions. The main idea is not to copy contemporary exhibition which can be seen in Dresden, but rather to bring new view and paradigm in terms of art exhibition confrontation when it comes to contemporary art in the Czech Republic.
Throughout art exhibitions of contemporary Czech and foreign art, Hraničář art gallery opens discussions for current topics and can elaborate on them via different supporting forms of public events. Education programs for students and children are also a key venue of our monthly program. The Hraničář art gallery is located in the old Hraničář film theatre building, right in the center of Ústí nad Labem. In 2014 the building publicly reopened and new floors suitable for art exhibitions were introduced.