Sixty contemporary artists, international performance ensembles, concerts, film screenings, workshops, guided tours, and a program and workshops for children – this is the twenty-seventh edition of the international festival of contemporary art 4+4 Days in Motion.
This year festival takes place in Erpet Smíchov, the Archa Theater and the Savarin Riding School. The festival runs until October 16.
The center of activity this year is the former sports center Erpet Smíchov and its surroundings, which hosts a large part of the festival’s exhibition.
Curated by Gabriela Kotiková and Denisa Václavová, the exhibition presents works by artists such as Alena Kotzmannová, Anna Hulačová, Dominik Gajarský, Dominik Lang, Eva Koťátková, Hynek Alt, Jiří Černický, Jiří Thýn, Krištof Kintera, Laďa Gažiová, Marketa Othová, Pavla Scerankova, Josef Bolf, Rafani, Vasil Artamonov and dozens more.
“This year’s exhibition space has the distinction of being a former sports facility from the 1980s that includes an indoor golf driving range with grass, artificial trees, etc. Nevertheless, we decided to work with this somewhat obscure place, and most artists created site-specific pieces with this place in mind. I think it will be a big surprise for visitors. explains curator Gabriela Kotiková.
Jiří Sádlo will present a walking tour titled “From Zlíchov Church to Císařská Louka, the Imperial Meadow”, Adam Gebrian will discuss the architectural history of the Vltava coastline on a boat cruise, and Kamila Lohrová and Tereza Vohryzková invite you on a guided tour. visit around the water. For a unique shopping experience, head to Nový Smíchov Shopping Center to see Michał Sawiński’s performance The dream in a supermarket.
The Archa theater and the Savarin riding school will host many renowned foreign projects, including the Italian Motus and their performance of brucia tutorialinspired by Euripides’ book Trojans; British comic and artist Kim Noble’s Lullaby for scavengers; Washing by Brazilian artist Alice Ripoll and Cia REC, a group of artists from the ghetto; canadian by choreographer Frédérick Gravel fear and greed; continuum Belgian Johannes Bellinkx; and Frame by Spanish performance ensemble Eléctrico 28. The opening reception of Ctibor Bachratý’s Divadlo SkRAT photography exhibition at the Archa Theater includes a concert by Slovak band Požoň Sentimental.
Every year, the festival also keeps young visitors in mind. For children we have The little Mermaid by Divadlo B, Goldilocks and the three bears by Loutky bez hranic, family workshops, and our traditional creative workshops organized by Do You Have a Knack for Art? For a full festival program and information on tickets or registration, see ctyridny.cz.
- Sportovní centrum Erpet Smíchov, Strakonická 4, Prague 5
- Divadlo Archa Na Poříčí 1047/26, 110 00 Nové Město
- Jízdárna Savarin V Cípu 1, Praha 1 – Nové Město