Presentation Projects of Jindřich Chalupecký Award

5 Finalists / 5 Months / 5 Places

Last year of the project  555: 5 finalistů / 5 měsíců / 5 míst - 2016:

27.4. Aero cinema – Aleš Čermák / Pecha Kucha Night

7.5., Galery Trafačka, Johana Střížková: Pre-negotiation No. 8

20.8. Brno, Brno Reservoir – Katarína Hládeková: Infinity on a dam

24.8., Oppidum Zbraslav  – Matyáš Chochola:The Schamanic journey of initiation into the erotic knowledge

21.9.,Community Centrum Kampa – Anna Hulačová: Sculptures and Bees

 

2015 – Related Events (May – September 2015)

This year will see the last presentation of the finalists in five cities known as 555. The cities are selected by the finalists themselves according to the nature of their presentation. This time, we are offering more space (both in terms of program structure and financing) for the finalists themselves. We are teaming up with schools (elementary schools, secondary schools, universities) in the individual cities. The finalists are preparing workshop for students and for the general public. They will also present their work, their ways of thinking and their approach to art. The program will further include a summary of the previous activities of Jindřich Chalupecký Award in the past 25 years to be presented by members of Jindřich Chalupecký Society.

This year’s edition will also include other presentation projects. The competition Do You Have a Knack for Art? focusing on secondary school students is held for the sixth time. Members of the art scene will attend the Jindra Festival bringing together personalities active in the field of most visual arts disciplines in the Czech Republic on the occasion of a football tournament. In the fall, the Moravian Gallery in Brno will host a series of five meetings called “Café Chalupecký”. Its goal is to stir up debate about the past 25 years of Jindřich Chalupecký Award; the invited guests include personalities from the history and the present of the award.

May: Lukáš Karbus - Kmenický Šenov

June: Pavel Sterec - Brno

July: Vojtěch Fröhlich - Prague

September: Pavla Sceranková - Ondřejov

In 2014, we will continue our presentation in selected cities. However, in many respects, we will implement changes based on our experience from the past editions. The suggested concept retains the essential aspect of “presentation in selected cities”, however, it will give more space to the very finalists, both in terms of programme and funding. We will team up with arthouse cinemas in the individual cities and introduce evening programmes presented as a “premiere” prepared by each of the finalists. The cinemas are situated in city centres and are mostly attended by demanding audiences, who also represent potential audiences for our activities (such as the OKO cinema in Prague). The presentation will have the form of an evening programme featuring invited guests, a series of videos (films, clips, artworks), music, a performance and a debate with the finalist (sources of inspiration include the Pecha Kucha presentation among others). Each evening will be wrapped up by a film selected by the finalist.

Related Events and Educational Projects of Jindřich Chalupecký Award 2014 (May – September 2014)

Evening presentation venues:

Prague, Bio OKO, May 13, Richard Loskot

Brno, Kino Scala, June 10, Martin Kohout

Karlovy Vary, KVIFF, July, Tereza Velíková

Ostrava, Festival in the Streets, July 16, Lucia Sceranková

Pilsen, European City of Culture, September, Roman Štětina

Do You Have a Knack for Art Competition 2014

Video from competition

2013 The Beginning of the Present

International Colloquium on Czech Visual Arts in the 1990s

Venue: National Gallery in Prague, Veletržní Palace

Date: November 14, 2013

Format: 1-day colloquium

Opening round table, individual presentations, closing round table

All parts of the program are open to the public

Languages: Czech, English

 

Summary:

The decade after 1989 can be seen as the real beginning of a new era in Czech visual arts as well as in the region of Central and Eastern Europe. The political and social conditions in the region have undergone a significant change, also transforming the understanding of art, its forms and contents. After forty years of totalitarian regime in Eastern Europe, the ideological pressure on visual artists has ceased, changing their social status and roles. As the division into official and unofficial culture disappeared, the value of the authenticity of the artistic stance has changed. The times called for an immediate confrontation with global art, along with the necessity to newly define one’s identity in the globalized world. In the Czech context, the 1990s have brought a full assertion of the ideas of postmodernism as well as the arrival of new media in art (object, installation, video). The goal of the international colloquium is to comprehend the changes introduced in the last decade of the 20th century and document them by means of a wide range of case studies.

The 1-day colloquium will be held within the framework of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award.

 

Structure:

 

1

9.00-10.45

Opening Round Table

The Change of Art Context at the Turn of the 1980s and 1990s

What has changed in international art, in East European art and in Czech art after 1989?

(Development of postmodernism and end of modernist thinking, new relationship to audiences and international art).

Keynote speaker: Piotr Piotrowski, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

Participants: Beata Jablonská, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava, Vít Havránek, tranzit.cz, Pavlína Morganová, Academy of Fine Arts in Prague

Host: Tomáš Pospiszyl

 

2

11.00-12.30 and 14.00-17.30

Personal Mythology of Czech Postmodernism

30-minute biographical contributions on the first 10 JCHA laureates (1990-1999)

In the new conditions of freedom of speech in the  1990s, the artists no longer had to play the role of public speakers of otherwise hidden truths. That is why a whole range of artists started exploring their own identity and constructing their personal myths. Or does that strategy have its roots already in the 1980s? How to interpret the works from the 1990s by the first 10 laureates of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award? (Vladimír Kokolia, František Skála, Michal Nesázal, Martin Mainer, Michal Gabriel, Petr Nikl, Kateřina Vincourová, Jiří Příhoda, Jiří Černický, Lukáš Rittstein). The contributions on the works by the individual award holders will be presented by art historians, art colleagues and pupils(Tomáš Vaněk, Ludvík Hlaváček, Pavel Vaňous, Pavel Humhal, Tomáš Pospiszyl, Ivona Raimanová).

 

3

19.00-21.00

Closing Round Table

The Roots of the Present

Jak popsat a hodnotit světové a české umění v letech 1990-2000? Ohlédnutí za dekádou poznamenanou nadějemi na nové uspořádání světa, politickou, technologickou i kulturní globalizací. Ačkoliv Francis Fukuyama na počátku poslední dekády 20. století v souvislosti s nástupem liberální demokracie a volného trhu vyhlašuje konec dějin, z perspektivy kulturních periferií se jedná spíše o jejich počátek. Jak umění této doby reflektuje nová očekávání? Jak se změnila komunikace mezi jednotlivými kulturními centry? Jak se píší dějiny nové doby?

Keynote speaker: Christian Rattemeyer, MoMA

Participants: Karel Císař, Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Rainer Fuchs, MUMOK, Vienna, Daniel Grůň, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava

Host: Tomáš Pospiszyl

 

 

5 Finalists 5 Months 5 Places

 

2013

In 2013, we would like to continue our presentation in selected Czech cities. While the morning part of the day-long program is targeted primarily at students of local schools and socially excluded groups (mentally handicapped people, seniors etc.), in the afternoon there is an interactive program for all age groups, and in the evening there is a debate with local artists as well as a DJ set. Besides Prague, Brno and Ostrava, we have also decided for a presentation in Pilsen, České Budějovice and, as a bonus, at Karlovy Vary IFF. In most of the cities, we would like to present ourselves as part of significant festivals and art projects.

The individual presentations will be held at the “Building Set” presentation module designed by students of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague Václav Šuba and Michaela Šťastná. Each time, its final form will be adjusted by one of the finalists.

Program Author: Ondřej Horák, Production: Lenka Hluchá

 

České Budějovice, 11.9. 2013 : Dominik Lang

Pilsen, 5.10. 2013: Václav Magid

 

19.7. Aleš Čermák: The Right to the City

The presentation of Aleš Čermák was held within the framework of Ostrava Street Festival in the form of a debate on the social issues of the region, such as unemployment and minority integration. Invited guests included civil and social activists, Roma community representatives and sociology experts (Kumar Vishwanathan, Imrich Horváth, Lucie Mastná, Lukáš Matoška and Ondřej Lánský). The debate was accompanied by music performances by children from Přednádraží street.

 

20.6.   Daniela Baráčková: Don't Swallow the Hook

In the morning, a program for pre-school children was held in front of the Governor’s Palace in Brno. In the afternoon, there was a debate with representatives of the cultural and political community of the city of Brno moderated by Silvie Šeborová on the theme “Why does art belong to the public space”. In the course of the day, a program comprising the films of 2013 finalist Daniela Baráčková was screened in the improvised "smallest Czech cinema" within the “Building Set” presentation module. Baráčková’s presentation for the general public was held since 7 pm.

 

30.5. Richard Nikl: Two Pavilions

A presentation for high school and university students was held in front of the Rudolfinum in Prague. At 5 pm there was a debate on the theme of “Why don’t we understand contemporary art?” by Milena Bartlová, Lenka Lindaurová, Jiří Ptáček, Tomáš Vaněk and Richard Nikl. Moved to the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design due to persistent rain, the debate was moderated by Mário Kubeš and broadcast online by the Czech Television. A presentation of Richard Nikl and his guests was held in heavy rain afterwards and was followed by a DJ set by Johana Švarcová.

 

    

2012

Like in the past year, the presentation of the finalists of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award was held in the period from July to November 2012. Five subsequent public presentations introducing the artists were held at an original architectonic module. The module has changed its form five times, serving as an interactive space providing information about the finalists, the history of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award and its activities.

 

24. 7. Jiří Franta and David Böhm: 231 Dots

A van stopped in front of the Veletržní Palace building, releasing 231 black balloons, each carrying a black marker pen. The spots where the balloons fell to the ground were marked by a black dot. The performance was followed by a collective work of the artists and the visitors of the presentation. Both artists would lend their hands to the visitors to make a collective drawing which covered the walls of the module.

http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/15551/231-tecek231-dots

15. 8. Jiří Thýn: From Personal to General

The presentation of Jiří Thýn was held in Bratislava in front of the Slovak National Gallery. The artist has introduced several of his photographs installed directly in the presentation module. A small exhibition space; a gallery; was thus created for a single evening. After the “guided tour” by the artist, visitors would take home signed sheets created within a limited edition.

http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/15769/od-osobneho-k-vseobecnemu-jiri-thyn-from-personal-to-general-jiri-thyn

25. 9. Vladimír Houdek: The White Dress

Vladimír Houdek has asked artist Marek Pražák for co-operation. In their common performance, they have read Houdek’s text The White Dress. Vladimír Houdek has created original illustrations to accompany his text which were presented at the module. Then the visitors have rewritten the text which was stuck at the module wall along with the illustrations.

http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/16273/bile-saty

15. 10. Adéla Babanová: TV Studio Zurich: What Is Video Art?

The artist has transformed the module into an improvised TV Studio Zurich continuing her long-term creative concept. The invited actors – hosts – have created a typical reality show introducing the theme of “What is video art?” to the visitors. The “entertaining show” has mocked television events of this sort. The actors have provided a whole range of answers to the question. The presentation included one of the works by Adéla Babanová screened on the wall of the Technical Library.

http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/16309/televizni-studio-zurych-co-je-videoarttv-studio-zurich-what-is-videoart

15. 11. Richard Loskot: Search!

The presentation by Richard Loskot was held on November 15, 2012 in front of the building of the Brno House of Arts. The artist has created several sound installations in the closest surroundings of the gallery building. The visitors received simple radios – sound receivers. Each of the visitors was able to tune in to his or her sound. The park would resound with the barking of dogs, peeping of birds, sounds of the sea and the wind. The installation has temporarily become part of other programs of the gallery.

http://artycok.tv/lang/en-us/16751/hledejsearch

 

2011

We have decided to make use of the five months between the announcement of the names of the finalists and their exhibition in Prague’s DOX Center for Contemporary Art for a presentation in five diverse situations. We have asked this year’s finalists to pick a place that they like best or that would suit them best for their presentation.

We have decided to make use of the five months between the announcement of the names of the finalists and their exhibition in Prague’s DOX Center for Contemporary Art for a presentation in five diverse situations. We have asked this year’s finalists to pick a place that they like best or that would suit them best for their presentation.

Jiří Thýn has chosen a garden center in Prague’s Ďáblice quarter; a place he has been photographing in the course of the past five years, capturing its nooks and constant transformation. The visitors of the event went on a guided tour of the garden and the places documented by Thýn. A presentation of the artist’s works followed. During the summer evening, several dozens of visitors would learn about the photographed places as well as the very photographs. The connection of an artwork and the place of its origin seemed to have a unique convincingness and strength. This was proved by the following event.

Marek Ther has decided to screen his films dealing with the theme of resettlement in the very Sudetenland region. The screening was held in a pub in Kytlice and was attended by an unexpectedly large number of local inhabitants. Ther’s films started a debate on the history of the village (most of whose inhabitants have been resettled) as well as on its current state. The response to the artist’s works was surprising even to the artist himself as the audience was not comprised of a narrowly profiled group of people but rather of the visitors of a neutral setting of a pub. In a smoke-filled pub, with the projector placed on top of a vaulting box, Ther’s works provoked quite a different response than in a gallery.

Pavel Sterec made the uncompromising choice of a cave in Koněprusy. The artist took up the demanding organization of the event himself, addressing five scientists and asking them to participate in an experiment. After a traditional guided tour of the cave, the visitors had the opportunity to pose any question to experts on philosophy, astronomy, mathematics, medicine and biology. The group of slightly surprised visitors and families was completed by a numerous group of friends and other interested people.  Instead of the expected embarrassing silence, heated debates on themes in the above mentioned fields were held at the five tables placed in the rear parts of the cave. Nobody would mind the moisture, dripping water and half-light.

The presentation of Filip Cenek was held within the framework of Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival in Jihlava at the end of October. The last finalist to introduce himself to the public was Dominik Lang who decided to combine business with pleasure at a high school in Tábor. He made the students bake a cake, talking about it as a kind of an artwork. Then they ate it together.

   

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