The exhibition “I am a hundred years old” is a celebration of the continuous existence of the Prague Higher Vocational School of Applied Arts and the Secondary School of Applied Arts in Prague 3 – “Žižkárny”, which was founded in 1921. “Its aim is to show the diversity of all disciplines taught here. This applies both to the works created during the study and to the subsequent work of its active graduates. After all, the main purpose of our efforts is not only educated students in the field they have chosen to study, but above all it is for expanding and gradually recognizing their own abilities. Strengthen their healthy self-confidence and with it the desire to go in different directions. The works of graduates exhibited here: František Skála, Daniel Pitín, Barbora Škorpilová, René Šulc, Karel Glogr, Matěj Činčera, Pavel Morávek and Filip Mirbauer, I think clearly prove this “, presents Matěj Lipavský, curator of the exhibition.
Žižkárna and Prague 3 are connected not only by its headquarters, but also by joint intensive cooperation. For example, her students and teachers participate in the production of the Žižkov nativity scene and life-size carnival masks. During the holidays, Prague 3 provides free exhibition space to students and recent graduates of Žižkárna at the Toyen Gallery in the Prague 3 Infocentre.
“We are pleased to be part of the celebrations of such a significant anniversary and to support the arts, education and talent in Prague 3. I believe in the continuation of our cooperation and we wish Žižkárna many more years and success,” concludes Councilor for Culture Pavel Křeček.
The exhibition also includes an outdoor exhibition on the history of the Higher Vocational School of Applied Arts and the Secondary School of Applied Arts on Jiřího z Poděbrad Square.
Both exhibitions can be seen until October 28, 2021.