Parallels — European Festival of Art in the Public Space

30. 9. — 23. 11. 2022

The City of Prague and the Prague City Gallery have joined forces with independent Prague festivals m3 / Art in Space and Landscape Festival focusing on art in the public space, to share their experiences with artistic interventions and reviving of neglected areas. The result is the European Festival Parallels, a contribution to the discussion of the role of contemporary art in the public space during the Czech presidency of the EU Council.

The Parallels Festival will run in five European countries, connecting Prague to Bratislava, Vienna, Berlin, Brussels and Lodz. Each city has its own specific features and audience, and the multi layered program organized in cooperation with the local partners reflects it. One of the layers focuses on trains and rails. We will dispatch theme trains to Bratislava, Vienna and Berlin with a program for the passengers; they will be art interventions for audiences in motion. The goal is not only to move from one place to another; the journey itself is the destination – the opportunity to meet and see the places, emphasizing sustainable traveling. Temporary interventions of Czech artists in our festival cities are based on their previous residencies. These artworks aim to reflect local specifics and offer a new point of view. The mobile version of the exhibition Outside the Gallery! and the eponymous film presents the history of the Czech art in the public space after 1989. Part of the program will be screenings of short films Art in the Periphery documenting the projects of the program Art for the City. Last but not least, we want to share the best practices and get insights from our local partners; the public space is an area for communication afterall. That’s why the festival program will also feature discussions and guided tours.

Festival program

Prague - Bratislava
30. September
9:12 AM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
Art is just getting from point A to point B. Traveling by train is an experience in itself. Our task is to bring passengers to the opening of the festival in Bratislava so that nothing happens to them. However, we do not prevent them...
Artistic intervention for a traveling audience
30. September
3:00 PM
Bratislava
Zážitkový vlak
The expected arrival of the Experience Train at the Main Station in Bratislava is between 3 - 4 p.m. This will be followed by several variants of the accompanying program for conservative and adventurous audiences. The day culminates...
Festival Opening
30. September
7:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The festival train will leave Prague on September 30, and should arrive at Bratislava’s Main Station between 3-4PM. The participants can check in to the hotel, or leave their luggage in the station and join us in the informal program...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space
1. October
10:00 AM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner of the city and can talk...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space - Danube embankment
1. October
1:30 PM
Bratislava
Rázusovo nábrežie, pod mostem SNP
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner of the city and can talk...
Workshop for kids
1. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The Education department of the Gallery of the City of Prague prepared activities for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
Art in Public Space - experience exchange
1. October
5:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum
Representatives of organizations and festivals that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public space for a long time will share their experiences, examples of good practice, but also the challenges...
Screening: Outside the Gallery!
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the open landscape to look for the...
DJ Pierre Urban & afterparty
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
We will conclude the discussion about art in public space and the first day of the festival with an informal party in the Czech Center. DJ Pierre Urban will take care of the music.
Guided Tour: Exhibition Erna Monumental
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Galerie města Bratislavy
Erna Masarovičová is very specific in the Slovak artistic environment. Her intense work spanning half a century is surprising in its scope. The sculptor created monumental works in parallel, became a pioneer in medal making and...
Workshop for kids with artist Petra Hudcová
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
Petra Hudcová will have an art workshop for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
About m3 / Art in Space Festival
3. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The production manager of the m3 festival / Art in Space, Ivana Vodičková, will focus primarily on the development of the m3 Festival and its interventions and interventions within individual years since its inception in 2017, she...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
4. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through their work, to bring places on...
Bratislava - Vienna
6. October
10:00 AM
Trains
Bratislava
From Bratislava to Vienna is a stone throw away and you can even go there by boat. Our production team will be moving by train. Anyone who would like to take a look behind the scenes of how the festival is made and what it all entails...
Guided Tour: Tracing Spaces & Museum Nordwestbahnhof
7. October
3:30 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Tracing Spaces is a group founded in Vienna in 2012 by Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel. As an independent interdisciplinary research platform, Tracing Spaces designs and produces projects, exhibitions, publications and mediation...
Art in Public Space: experience exchange
7. October
5:00 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Representatives of organizations and festivals such as Art for the City, KOER, M3 / Art in Space and Tracing Spaces that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public space for a long time will share...
Guided Tour by KÖR: Art in Public Space
8. October
3:00 PM
Wien
Wien
Vienna is not just the Hofburg, Schönbrunn or St. Stephen's Cathedral. Every contemporary art lover will find something here. But what about contemporary artistic interventions in public space? KÖR (Kunst im öffentlichen Raum...
Vienna - Prague
9. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Westbahnhof
You can go to Vienna on your own to a museum, a gallery, to the opera, or just for a Sachertorte or Wiener schnitzel. We offer you the opportunity to get to know Vienna from a slightly different angle. As a place of inspiration for...
Screening: Outside the Gallery
11. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the open landscape to look for the...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
12. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through their work, to bring places on...
Prague - Berlin
19. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
The experience train to Berlin will be more experimental, together we will explore the layers of the urban landscape, the phenomenon of the so-called new wilderness and especially sound. This will become the link between the experience...
Berlin - Prague
23. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Berlín
You can also take an experimental sound ride with a DJ on the way back from Berlin. Whether you visited our festival or not. It is an opportunity to experience something different and return on a comfortable flight from Berlin to...
Prague - Bratislava
30. September
9:12 AM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
Art is just getting from point A to point B. Traveling by train is an experience in itself. Our task is to bring passengers to the opening of the festival in Bratislava so that nothing happens to them...
Artistic intervention for a traveling audience
30. September
3:00 PM
Bratislava
Zážitkový vlak
The expected arrival of the Experience Train at the Main Station in Bratislava is between 3 - 4 p.m. This will be followed by several variants of the accompanying program for conservative and adventurous...
Festival Opening
30. September
7:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The festival train will leave Prague on September 30, and should arrive at Bratislava’s Main Station between 3-4PM. The participants can check in to the hotel, or leave their luggage in the station...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space
1. October
10:00 AM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space - Danube embankment
1. October
1:30 PM
Bratislava
Rázusovo nábrežie, pod mostem SNP
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner...
Workshop for kids
1. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The Education department of the Gallery of the City of Prague prepared activities for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
Art in Public Space - experience exchange
1. October
5:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum
Representatives of organizations and festivals that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public space for a long time will share their experiences, examples of good practice...
Screening: Outside the Gallery!
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the...
DJ Pierre Urban & afterparty
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
We will conclude the discussion about art in public space and the first day of the festival with an informal party in the Czech Center. DJ Pierre Urban will take care of the music.
Guided Tour: Exhibition Erna Monumental
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Galerie města Bratislavy
Erna Masarovičová is very specific in the Slovak artistic environment. Her intense work spanning half a century is surprising in its scope. The sculptor created monumental works in parallel, became...
Workshop for kids with artist Petra Hudcová
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
Petra Hudcová will have an art workshop for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
About m3 / Art in Space Festival
3. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The production manager of the m3 festival / Art in Space, Ivana Vodičková, will focus primarily on the development of the m3 Festival and its interventions and interventions within individual years...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
4. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through...
Bratislava - Vienna
6. October
10:00 AM
Trains
Bratislava
From Bratislava to Vienna is a stone throw away and you can even go there by boat. Our production team will be moving by train. Anyone who would like to take a look behind the scenes of how the festival...
Guided Tour: Tracing Spaces & Museum Nordwestbahnhof
7. October
3:30 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Tracing Spaces is a group founded in Vienna in 2012 by Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel. As an independent interdisciplinary research platform, Tracing Spaces designs and produces projects, exhibitions...
Art in Public Space: experience exchange
7. October
5:00 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Representatives of organizations and festivals such as Art for the City, KOER, M3 / Art in Space and Tracing Spaces that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public...
Guided Tour by KÖR: Art in Public Space
8. October
3:00 PM
Wien
Wien
Vienna is not just the Hofburg, Schönbrunn or St. Stephen's Cathedral. Every contemporary art lover will find something here. But what about contemporary artistic interventions in public space? K...
Vienna - Prague
9. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Westbahnhof
You can go to Vienna on your own to a museum, a gallery, to the opera, or just for a Sachertorte or Wiener schnitzel. We offer you the opportunity to get to know Vienna from a slightly different angle...
Screening: Outside the Gallery
11. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
12. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through...
Prague - Berlin
19. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
The experience train to Berlin will be more experimental, together we will explore the layers of the urban landscape, the phenomenon of the so-called new wilderness and especially sound. This will become...
Berlin - Prague
23. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Berlín
You can also take an experimental sound ride with a DJ on the way back from Berlin. Whether you visited our festival or not. It is an opportunity to experience something different and return on a comfortable...
Prague - Bratislava
30. September
9:12 AM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
Art is just getting from point A to point B. Traveling by train is an experience in itself. Our task is to bring passengers to the opening of the festival in Bratislava so that nothing happens to them. However, we do not prevent them...
Bratislava - Vienna
6. October
10:00 AM
Trains
Bratislava
From Bratislava to Vienna is a stone throw away and you can even go there by boat. Our production team will be moving by train. Anyone who would like to take a look behind the scenes of how the festival is made and what it all entails...
Vienna - Prague
9. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Westbahnhof
You can go to Vienna on your own to a museum, a gallery, to the opera, or just for a Sachertorte or Wiener schnitzel. We offer you the opportunity to get to know Vienna from a slightly different angle. As a place of inspiration for...
Prague - Berlin
19. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
The experience train to Berlin will be more experimental, together we will explore the layers of the urban landscape, the phenomenon of the so-called new wilderness and especially sound. This will become the link between the experience...
Berlin - Prague
23. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Berlín
You can also take an experimental sound ride with a DJ on the way back from Berlin. Whether you visited our festival or not. It is an opportunity to experience something different and return on a comfortable flight from Berlin to...
Prague - Bratislava
30. September
9:12 AM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
Art is just getting from point A to point B. Traveling by train is an experience in itself. Our task is to bring passengers to the opening of the festival in Bratislava so that nothing happens to them...
Bratislava - Vienna
6. October
10:00 AM
Trains
Bratislava
From Bratislava to Vienna is a stone throw away and you can even go there by boat. Our production team will be moving by train. Anyone who would like to take a look behind the scenes of how the festival...
Vienna - Prague
9. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Westbahnhof
You can go to Vienna on your own to a museum, a gallery, to the opera, or just for a Sachertorte or Wiener schnitzel. We offer you the opportunity to get to know Vienna from a slightly different angle...
Prague - Berlin
19. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Praha hl. nádraží
The experience train to Berlin will be more experimental, together we will explore the layers of the urban landscape, the phenomenon of the so-called new wilderness and especially sound. This will become...
Berlin - Prague
23. October
3:00 PM
Trains
Berlín
You can also take an experimental sound ride with a DJ on the way back from Berlin. Whether you visited our festival or not. It is an opportunity to experience something different and return on a comfortable...
Screening: Outside the Gallery!
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the open landscape to look for the...
Artistic intervention for a traveling audience
30. September
3:00 PM
Bratislava
Zážitkový vlak
The expected arrival of the Experience Train at the Main Station in Bratislava is between 3 - 4 p.m. This will be followed by several variants of the accompanying program for conservative and adventurous audiences. The day culminates...
Art in Public Space - experience exchange
1. October
5:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum
Representatives of organizations and festivals that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public space for a long time will share their experiences, examples of good practice, but also the challenges...
Guided Tour: Exhibition Erna Monumental
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Galerie města Bratislavy
Erna Masarovičová is very specific in the Slovak artistic environment. Her intense work spanning half a century is surprising in its scope. The sculptor created monumental works in parallel, became a pioneer in medal making and...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
4. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through their work, to bring places on...
DJ Pierre Urban & afterparty
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
We will conclude the discussion about art in public space and the first day of the festival with an informal party in the Czech Center. DJ Pierre Urban will take care of the music.
Festival Opening
30. September
7:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The festival train will leave Prague on September 30, and should arrive at Bratislava’s Main Station between 3-4PM. The participants can check in to the hotel, or leave their luggage in the station and join us in the informal program...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space
1. October
10:00 AM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner of the city and can talk...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space - Danube embankment
1. October
1:30 PM
Bratislava
Rázusovo nábrežie, pod mostem SNP
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner of the city and can talk...
Workshop for kids
1. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The Education department of the Gallery of the City of Prague prepared activities for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
Workshop for kids with artist Petra Hudcová
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
Petra Hudcová will have an art workshop for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
About m3 / Art in Space Festival
3. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The production manager of the m3 festival / Art in Space, Ivana Vodičková, will focus primarily on the development of the m3 Festival and its interventions and interventions within individual years since its inception in 2017, she...
Screening: Outside the Gallery!
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the...
Artistic intervention for a traveling audience
30. September
3:00 PM
Bratislava
Zážitkový vlak
The expected arrival of the Experience Train at the Main Station in Bratislava is between 3 - 4 p.m. This will be followed by several variants of the accompanying program for conservative and adventurous...
Art in Public Space - experience exchange
1. October
5:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum
Representatives of organizations and festivals that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public space for a long time will share their experiences, examples of good practice...
Guided Tour: Exhibition Erna Monumental
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Galerie města Bratislavy
Erna Masarovičová is very specific in the Slovak artistic environment. Her intense work spanning half a century is surprising in its scope. The sculptor created monumental works in parallel, became...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
4. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through...
DJ Pierre Urban & afterparty
1. October
7:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
We will conclude the discussion about art in public space and the first day of the festival with an informal party in the Czech Center. DJ Pierre Urban will take care of the music.
Festival Opening
30. September
7:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The festival train will leave Prague on September 30, and should arrive at Bratislava’s Main Station between 3-4PM. The participants can check in to the hotel, or leave their luggage in the station...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space
1. October
10:00 AM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner...
Guided Tour: Art in Public Space - Danube embankment
1. October
1:30 PM
Bratislava
Rázusovo nábrežie, pod mostem SNP
How well do you know Bratislava and its architecture? And what about artistic realizations in public space from different periods? Curator Zoja Droppová from the Bratislava City Gallery knows every corner...
Workshop for kids
1. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
The Education department of the Gallery of the City of Prague prepared activities for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
Workshop for kids with artist Petra Hudcová
2. October
2:00 PM
Bratislava
Muzeum dopravy
Petra Hudcová will have an art workshop for young visitors to the Transport Museum.
About m3 / Art in Space Festival
3. October
6:00 PM
Bratislava
České centrum Bratislava
The production manager of the m3 festival / Art in Space, Ivana Vodičková, will focus primarily on the development of the m3 Festival and its interventions and interventions within individual years...
Screening: Outside the Gallery
11. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the open landscape to look for the...
Guided Tour by KÖR: Art in Public Space
8. October
3:00 PM
Wien
Wien
Vienna is not just the Hofburg, Schönbrunn or St. Stephen's Cathedral. Every contemporary art lover will find something here. But what about contemporary artistic interventions in public space? KÖR (Kunst im öffentlichen Raum...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
12. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through their work, to bring places on...
Art in Public Space: experience exchange
7. October
5:00 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Representatives of organizations and festivals such as Art for the City, KOER, M3 / Art in Space and Tracing Spaces that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public space for a long time will share...
Guided Tour: Tracing Spaces & Museum Nordwestbahnhof
7. October
3:30 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Tracing Spaces is a group founded in Vienna in 2012 by Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel. As an independent interdisciplinary research platform, Tracing Spaces designs and produces projects, exhibitions, publications and mediation...
Screening: Outside the Gallery
11. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The documentary movie Z galerie VEN! (Outside the Gallery), directed by Jan Strejcovský, accompanies the eponymous exhibition in the Jaroslav Fragner Gallery. As the director puts it: “I went to the...
Guided Tour by KÖR: Art in Public Space
8. October
3:00 PM
Wien
Wien
Vienna is not just the Hofburg, Schönbrunn or St. Stephen's Cathedral. Every contemporary art lover will find something here. But what about contemporary artistic interventions in public space? K...
Screening: Art in the Periphery
12. October
6:30 PM
Wien
Tschechisches Zentrum Wien
The eight parts of the series Art on the Periphery represent five locations and a total of 13 artists and architects working at the interface of the city and nature. The aim of the series is, through...
Art in Public Space: experience exchange
7. October
5:00 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Representatives of organizations and festivals such as Art for the City, KOER, M3 / Art in Space and Tracing Spaces that have been engaged in the implementation of artistic interventions in public...
Guided Tour: Tracing Spaces & Museum Nordwestbahnhof
7. October
3:30 PM
Wien
Museum Nordwestbahnhof
Tracing Spaces is a group founded in Vienna in 2012 by Michael Hieslmair and Michael Zinganel. As an independent interdisciplinary research platform, Tracing Spaces designs and produces projects, exhibitions...