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“What a breath of fresh air !!!”
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Artbanka Museum of Young Art
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Owner description: Tue - Sun 9 am - 7 pmA Museum dedicated to young contemporary art with its presentation of the most leading figures of Czech art from the generation starting '68, as well as prominent representatives of the youngest generation of Czech and Slovak artists. The art is exhibited in the baroque palace, Colloredo-Mansfeld, with its space that offers astounding evidence of the construction work performed under the Communist regime on the historic monuments.
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“What a breath of fresh air !!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2013

Wandering down the lane way just off the Charles bridge , immersed in everything fabulously old, look to your right through an arch and you might see , four massively over scaled firearms pointed at each other. Welcome to a genuine Museum of Modern Art beautifully juxtaposed in a crumbling Hapsburg Mansion. This is what the youth of Czech Republic want to say to their elders "stuff you and you're old , we are the future ".

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Edgy art in an old dilapidated palace.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2013

This is definitely not for everyone. There are a few large pieces in the courtyard that you can see without paying the admission fee. My husband found this very interesting. Most of the works seemed to be by students, a few pieces by faculty. I found only a few pieces of interest, and the rest to be pretty much amateurish (probably not the right word, but I just don't consider piles of trash to be art, sorry). The building as falling apart, and you wander and up three very long flights of stairs (twice as it isn't possible to walk between the two halves of the old palace except at ground level). If you like to see what students are doing, this is worth going to. Otherwise, skip it. Entry is through the passageway just across the street from the Charles Bridge.

Visited November 2012
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Castlebar, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Excellent to visit but dont make it your Highlight”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

I went there like many others when Part C of the exhibit was under construction so we could only visit A & B. The building is not in excellent condition but the whole point of the Museum is that it is used as an oppertunity for young unkown and unpaid artists to have a space to present their works without having to pay to exhibit their work.

The entrance fee isnt much and its for a good cause. Its not very long and some pieces are better than others. I wouldnt say it was the highlight of my trip nor would i go out of the way to visit it but it was entertaining for the time we were there. For the price, it deserved 4 stars.

Visited December 2012
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“Avoid avoid avoid!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2012

Save your money. The best part of this exhibition are David Cerny's Handguns outside, which is free to see. Pretty much every other piece in this gallery (if you can call a disued squat of a building a gallery) is poorly displayed, poorly signed, dreadfully executed and sparse to say the least. As one other reviewer put it, this is not a matter if taste, but a matter of awful skills and dated context and subject matter. At least half of the exhibiton was shut 'for technical reasons', which we were not told when buying our tickets. In addition, when we offered some friendly advice to staff, we were treated with hostility (including swearing) and disinterest. I would suggest going ANYWHERE ELSE in Prague rather than here. And this seems to be the opinion consistent with the other reviewers too.

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London
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“Save your money, give this one a miss”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2012

I generally enjoy contemporary art -having enjoyed the excellent Kampa Museum earlier in the day we expected something of equal quality - the David Cerny guns in the courtyard looked interesting, and we thought this museum would also be worth a visit - how wrong we were. At 4pm it was getting dark outside, and it soon became apparent that this place is little more than a glorified squat. Several rooms were taped off, with signs apologising for the inconvenience. Two sullen students sat huddled around a plug in radiator. A couple of exhibits were viewable, but most were in near darkness, as the rooms were unlit, and it was impossible to make out anything in the gloomy darkness - a rug hung on a wall, another with a unidentified lump under it, and a collection of dolls(?) in a very dark corner.

After a long argument with the receptionist we settled for half of our admittance fee back, and left. It's obvious that the courtyard is bait to part tourists with their money in exchange for a very very poor display inside. Shanti, the elephant artist at the Kampa museum displays far more talent than what we could actually see of this mess.

Visited November 2012
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