Monday – Friday:
10 am – 9 pm
Saturday + Sunday / Public holidays:
2 pm – 8 pm
Capacity: 30 seats, Wi-Fi in all areas of the Leica Gallery Café.
We accept credit cards.
The café as well as the gallery can be rent for private or corporate events.
Contact: Alice Jurasova, Café Manager.
The interior of the café is completed by photographic exhibitions of young artists and large bookshop focused on photographic books.
We prepare various types of coffee ranging from espresso, cappuccino or caffe latte to eis caffe and frappe from Italian quality coffee Cosmai Caffé. Menu of our hot drinks completes a big selection of looses tea by Coccole company and natural thing is also tea from fresh ginger. Our specialities are Matcha té, Matcha latte and Chai latte. From our cold drinks we recommend homemade Leica lemonade, orange fresh juice or Bio homemade lemonades.
If you would like to taste a glass of wine, you can enjoy our quality Czech wine from Kubík winery or prime-quality French wine from Gayda winery. Not at least we recommend also our mixed drinks, above all Hugo Spritz, Aperol Spritz or Campari tonic. To see all beverages please folow this link.
If you are hungry during your stay in our café, you can choose from daily offer of cakes, homemade quiche or toasted panini with salad. You will find our menu here.
PRESENTATION OF PHOTOGRAPHS IN LEICA GALLERY CAFE
PETR KADLEC: the Music in Pictures | Pictures in Music
29| 08 – 29| 10 | 2018
“Three years ago, I was asked by the Czech Philharmonic to document its 120th season in photographs. It was a big challenge for me, as until then I had had no experience with photographing classical music. In addition to performances, I started photographing everything related to the Philharmonic; I was introduced to the orchestra’s environment and tried to get “under the surface” of people who played together in this large musical ensemble. I also wanted to capture the genius loci of the Rudolfinum – the place where, week after week, musical feasts take place in the form of concerts. Each is preceded by a days-long ordeal in the form of rehearsals and fine-tuning of the final version of the performance down to the smallest detail.
The result of this year-long work is the book Czech Philharmony 120th season. Concert photographs are interwoven with stories from backstage, rehearsals and tours. You can browse through the book or buy it here.
I have been photographing the Czech Philharmonic until today and have recently begun to work on portraits of individual orchestra members. I would like to show them to their audience from a different angle – as they do not normally know them. As people who, in addition to their musical lives, have hobbies, families and human stories. At Leica Gallery Prague, I am exhibiting the first series of this project: the Music in Pictures/Pictures in Music portfolio, featuring Ondřej Balcar, Czech Philharmonic bassoonist, whose world is filled not only with music, but also the visual arts, mainly painting, which he focuses on when he puts his bassoon down. However, even in his paintings he does not leave the world of music, which is often a huge part of his creations.”
Petr Kadlec (1959) was born in Prague. He is the founding member of the 28 mm group, which focuses on documentary photography (www.28mm.cz). In addition to documentary photography, he focuses on music photography where he combines musical and documentary elements.