David Cerný, Untitled, 2003. Mixed media, height: 520 cm. Installation view in the garden of FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague, 2009. Courtesy FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art
Located in Prague’s Smíchov quarter, FUTURA Centre for Contemporary Art is a three-floor exhibition space with a total area of 1,000 square meters. Works by numerous renowned and internationally respected artists from abroad, as well as from the Czech Republic, have been presented here since 2003. During its relatively short history, FUTURA has organized dozens of exhibitions with international content using its own curatorial personnel, as well as in cooperation with other galleries, institutions, and guest curators.
FUTURA’s goal is to build a space in Prague that is open to the presentation of quality projects of various media by Czech and foreign artists, whether they are already acknowledged figures or young beginners, in a constructive, intergenerational dialogue. Its spaces, created following the renovation of a former small factory, are extremely diverse and offer both classical minimalist “white cube” spaces as well as atypical spaces suitable for site-specific installations.
Although art exhibitions are its primary scope of activities, FUTURA is also a fully equipped art center with a number of other activities. Its office is seated in the center, administrating all projects within the broad spectrum of FUTURA’s activities.