Exploring the Convent of St. Agnese of Bohemia with All Our Senses

The young composer Ian Mikyska has prepared a unique sensory walk through the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia. We can set out on our exploration with the aid of a special guidebook, which is available at the ticket offices of the National Gallery in Prague. Thanks to maps and musical notation we can touch the historical and material layers of the building, hear the background soundscape and focus our sight on the smallest details.

Ian Mikyska works with various art forms that border on and overlap with music, including installations, texts, performances and videos. In summer 2017 he created a sensory walk not only for the Convent of St. Agnes of Bohemia, but also for Automatic Mills in Pardubice. For at least a year visitors will have the chance to explore both routes with their hands, ears, eyes and even their noses.

The Sensory Walks were created as a part of the Anežka LIVE! Cultural programme, which ends on 30 September 2017. The garden, convent interior and the National Gallery exhibition of medieval art will remain accessible for the whole year. This project was created with the support of The Pudil Family Foundation. 

The Pudil Family Foundation is an open non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of Czech and international modern and contemporary art through the realization of innovative exhibitions, research and educational projects. 

For more information regarding the Foundation and our projects, visit www.pudilfamilyfoundation.org.