Prague may be frequently cited as one of the most romantic cities in the world, but not all locals are into the lovey-dubby romantic vibes this Valentine’s Day.
Gallery, cafe, and multifunctional cultural space Artery Prague was opened last year in New Town, and this February is featuring an extra-special exhibition that goes along with the gallery’s (literal) heart-shaped theme.
Heart for Heart’s Sake, which runs through February 24, features exhibits from a dozen local artists surrounding the themes of hearts and love.
But these aren’t your typical Valentine’s Day notions: the new exhibit features blood-soaked displays that contain lifelike human hearts and other ideas of romance gone horribly wrong.
Per the official website, the Heart for Heart’s Sake exhibits includes depictions of hearts that have not just been broken, “but those that are squashed and smashed, that stopped beating, those that are eaten as offal and are given away to be eaten as an offer.”
Happy Valentine’s Day!
Artery Prague was opened by Özlem Akin, a Turkish-born animator who lives and works in Prague. Along with exhibitions, the venue also hosts workshops and other events.
The gallery is located at Gorazdova 9, Prague 2, and is open Monday through Saturday from 15:00 – 01:00. Entry to the Heart for Heart’s Sake exhibit is free.