Showcasing artworks by postgraduate students and graduates from the Fine Art departments of The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU) and the Royal College of Art, London (RCA).
Artists: Louise Ashcroft, Jiří Bouma, Jakub Geltner, Marlene Haring, Richard Hards, Russell Hill, Alžběta Josefy, Kryštof Kaplan, Vesta Kroese, Lina Lapelyte, Harry Lawson, Vojtěch Pálka, Klára Pernicová, Kateřina Tichá, Amelia Newton Whitelaw
Curated by Prof. Michael Rittstein, Anna Clifford, Miloslav Vorlicek.
Addendum (On the Shortness of Life)adopts the gallery space as a site for exchange, looking at processes of production and reception. Professor Michael Rittstein, the curator from the AVU says: ‘Coming from different disciplines and studios, these artists represent the diversity within the art school and the high standards that are its focus. The exhibition presents a group of graduates offering a sample of the diversity of approaches currently found at AVU. Naturally, the selection does not represent the school’s full range, but it does offer an overview of the artistic quality of this year’s graduates.’
Looking at education as a place of experimentation, artists and curators aim to establish a space for conversation that can elicit a genuine remark on their practices.Presenting new works alongside performances and events, the RCA contribution to the exhibition aims to establish a dialogue that will continue and evolve towards the second iteration of the exhibition at the AVU Galleries in Prague this October.
The Academy of Fine Arts in Praguewas established in 1799 by a decree passed by Emperor Franz I. In the first years, it has offered schools of painting and drawing and later were added specialized fields from graphics, sculpture, architecture, restoration studios to new media and intermedia studies at present. The Academy offers Master's and Doctor's Degree, maintaining an average of 330 students in 18 studios headed by Czech leading artists and has generous historic ateliers spaces. AVU intensely and intently cares about the development of talents their students or visiting undergraduates.
The Royal College of Artis the world's most influential postgraduate university of art and design. Specializing in teaching and research, the RCA offers the degrees of MA, MPhil, and Ph.D. across the disciplines of fine art, applied art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 1,300 masters and doctoral students and two hundred professionals interacting with them, including scholars and leading art and design practitioners, along with numerous distinguished visiting professors and tutors, specialists and advisors.
Private View, 12th September from 7 pm
Exhibition Open from 13th till 27th September, midday – 6 pm
Friday, September 13, 2013 - 12:00 to Friday, September 27, 2013 - 18:00