19.6.2024 – 23.6.2024 (opening: Tuesday June 18 2024 6 pm)

Max Čuhel, Benjamin Bílek, Eri Pelikánů, Tereza Muric, Alena Kolesnikova, Yana Kadurina, Erik Humlíček

graphic design: Šimon Vlasák

Annual exhibition of students of the FAMU Center for Audiovisual Studies. Presentation of students will take place in two parallel places – in GAMU and INI Gallery.

🔥Opening: 18.6. 6pm
🔥Open daily: 13-19h
🔥@cas_famu

⭐️GAMU’s exhibition program take place with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture and Prague city Hall. Medial partners are Artalk, Artmap and jlbjlt.

5.6.2023 - 14.6.2023 (opening: Wednesday 5. června 2024 at 6 pm)

A group exhibition of the Intermedia Studio at FAMU in Prague, thematizing alternative work with the gallery space itself, which is transformed into a platform capable of uniting individual works into a unified whole.
During the opening will take part a music performance by following artists:

Elektrokola (@anelkenzh inst) 18.00-19.00
Dzionysus (@dzianiskrylou inst) 19.00-20.00
Kavkaz Widow (@lea_elisha inst) 20.00-21.00

⭐️GAMU’s exhibition program take place with the support of the Czech Ministry of Culture and Prague city Hall. Medial partners are Artalk, Artmap and jlbjlt.

extended till 16.6.

📌Open call AMU Gallery for 2025
The projects can be registered electronically until the 31st of May, 2024 at veronika.danhelova@famu.cz

📌AMU Gallery hereby announces an open call for exhibition projects to complement the gallery’s program for 2025. The call is intended for both Czech and foreign artists and curators; applications may be sent both in Czech and in English. Due to the wide spectrum of subjects taught at AMU (The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) we prefer thematic, curatorial exhibition projects with interdisciplinary overlap, or exhibitions based around artistic research (especially in the field of photography and new media). The duration of exhibitions in GAMU span from four to six weeks.

📌Required application materials:
• a detailed description of the project, including visual documentation which takes into account the gallery’s spatial dimensions (max. three standard pages of text)
• a structured CV/bio of the applicant
• brief CVs/bios of the exhibited artists, including a showcase of their work/links
to online portfolio
• the exhibition’s budget with proposed additional sources of funding

📌The AMU Gallery provides:
• oversight at the exhibition
• technical support
• graphic processing and printing of accompanying materials (invitations,
posters, banners)
• basic PR (press release, announcement of the exhibition on the website and fcb, advertisement in the printed Artmap, newsletter, TZ on Artalk)
• production costs up to CZK 30,000 (material, installation, de-installation), depending on the gallery’s budget for the given year

The gallery’s blueprint and photo documentation of the exhibition space can be found here: https://www.gamu.cz/cs/o-galerii/

Contact person:
Veronika Daňhelová, veronika.dahelova@famu.cz, +420 603 425 057

📌The AMU Gallery, based at Malostranské náměstí 12, has been operating under the auspices of The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague since 2008. Its mission is to foster conditions for the presentation and critical reflection of contemporary art, with a particular focus on the youngest generation of artists. An integral part of the program also comprises graduation projects from The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, and select student works from other art schools. The second, equally important, thrust of the gallery’s dramaturgy consists of complex curatorial exhibitions of established artists, both Czech and from abroad, whose work engages with the field of new media, or in some original way transcends the boundaries of traditional artistic disciplines.
Galerie AMU, Malostranské nám. 12, 118 00 Praha 1
www.gamu.cz
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11.4. – 31.5.2024 (opening: Wednesday April 10th 2024 at 6pm)

Jozef Mrva ml., Philipp Kolychev

curated by: Šimon Kadlčák

graphic design: Šimon Vlasák

A response to recent social transformations and the current housing crisis. The aim of the project is to reflect the changes in the understanding of the concept of “home” in the 21st century. What happens to the social structure of society when the most important values of life are dictated by the economic system?

👻Technical support: Ondřej Konrád
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PR: Lála Mysl
👻Graphic desig: Šimon Vlasák
👻open: čt–ne 13–19h
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⭐️GAMU’s exhibition program take place with the support of the Municipality of the City of Prague.
⭐️Medial partners are Artalk, Artmap and jlbjlt.

23. 2. – 29. 3. 2024 (opening: thursday 22nd of February 2024 at 6pm)

Fuad Alymani, Jakub Hons, Jana Preková, Michelle Joy, Kateryna Khramtsova, Yeva Kupchenko, Cannupa Hanska Luger, Václav Mach, Felicia Rice, Martin Zetová

curated by: Gabriela Benish-Kalná

 

“As artists, we live on the periphery. But we are the mirrors. We are the reflective points that break through a barrier.” -Cannupa Hanska Luger

With the rise of global information infrastructure we have become direct witnesses to the growing number of humanitarian and (un)natural disasters, wars, armed conflict and displacement. Most of these geopolitical crises are perceived to occur on the periphery relative to the Euro-Western world. This exhibition explores various artistic practices as a language that transcends borders, bringing the periphery closer to the center. Louder holds space for different artistic approaches as responses, reactions and resistance to these crises, creating a space of amplification. 

“The role of the artist in the social structure follows the need of the changing times:
In time of social stasis: to activate
In time of germination: to invent fertile new forms
In time of revolution: to extend the possibilities of peace and liberty
In time of violence: to make peace
In time of despair: to give hope

In time of silence: to sing out ”      – Judith Malina

⚡️Graphic design: Žofia Fodorová
⚡️Technical support: Jonáš Balcar, David Škourek, Jakub Hons, Václav Mach
⚡️PR: Lála Mysl
⚡️Open: thu-sun 1-7pm
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26. 01. – 04. 02. 2024 (opening: thursday 25. ledna 2024 v 18h)

Tereza Chudáčková, Eva Rotreklová, Viktorie Štěpánová, Alena Kolesnikova, Eliška Lubojatzká, M. A. Šulc, Matěj Martinec, Tara Šelířová, David Šourek, Jonáš Balcar Adam Kácha, Michaela Kozáková, Veronika Poslední, Emma Erben, Benjamin Bílek, Max Čuhel, Eva Gabrižová, Erik Humlíček, Eri Pelikánů, Yana Kadurina, Tereza Muricová, Sofie Gjuričová, Nikola Šmeralová

graphic design: Šimon Vlasák

Annual exhibition of students of the FAMU Center for Audiovisual Studies, workshops of Marie Lukáčové a Martina Blažíček.

👹PR: Lála Mysl
👹open: 26. 01. – 04. 02. 2024, daily 13-19h
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16. 1. – 21. 1. 2024 (opening: 15. 1. 2024 v 6pm)

Exhibition of semestral works of the 1st years students of Studio of Classic Photography and outputs from the long-term project Soutok, exploring the urban landscape.

authors:

Barbora Nosková, Ema Mihálová, Filip Doležal, Adéla Geierová, Jan Liška, Krylou Dzianis, Anna Smutná, Eliška Suchá, Rosalie Tomková, Viktória Weiszová, Feiyun Zhao, Kuba Nowak Mikolaj, Katarzyna Serwatka, Antoni Wojciech Swark, Jsoue Aguiniga Valadez, Ashir Singh, Lucie Hradecká, Natálie Hájková, Sabina Můráňová, Michaela Stehlíková, Barbora Vyhnálová

14. 12. 2023–12. 1. 2024 (opening: Wednesday 13th of December 6pm)

Tereza Chudáčková, Mária Júdová, Kateřina Konvalinová

curated by: Lea Petříková

graphic design: Šimon Vlasák

production: Eliška Klimešová

Presenting the work of contemporary artists working with the moving image, the exhibition addresses the topic of altered states of consciousness in various contexts. Connecting the concept of “alterity”, or what theorist Anna Powell calls “altered states,” with the moving images of contemporary artists, it provides a means for exploring the possibility of shifts and alterations in the sensory, spiritual, social and political contexts.

🌙Mária Júdová graduated from the Digital Media department of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica and the Center for Audiovisual Studies FAMU. She is interested in the potential of digital technologies, especially in the context of dance and movement performance; she creates audiovisual performances, interactive installations and XR works. She has exhibited at various venues (e.g. Sonar Hong Kong, Japan Media Arts Festival, Cinedans, Berlin Atonal, Sensorium, and others) and has for example collaborated with Rambert Contemporary Dance Company in London or the Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media.
🌙Tereza Chudáčková is a student of the MA program at the Center for Audiovisual Studies FAMU, where she also received her BA. She is involved with moving image and sound work, and is member of the sound trio Seaslugs. Her film Krásně sviť a krásně hleď, z uší roste krasohled, made in collaboration with Klára Ondráčková, received Special Mention in the Exprtmntl.cz competition of experimental films as part of the MFDF Ji.hlava 2020.
🌙Kateřina Konvalinová graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and is currently a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Brno University of Technology. She has also studied at DAMU and at the Indonesian Seni Institut Yogyakarta. She works mostly with video and is involved in participative projects and ecological farming. She has had solo exhibitions at etc. Gallery, City Surfer Office or Berlínskej Model, and also raps as part of the Lobbyboy&saab900turbo project.

🌙Technical support: Ondřej Konrád
🌙Translation: Vít Bohal
🌙PR: Lála Mysl
🌙open: thu-sun 13-19h
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3. 11.— 3. 12. 2023 (opening: 2nd of November 2023 6 pm)

Tereza Bartůňková, Darja Čančíková, Jan Čumlivski, Palo Čejka, Rebecca Gray, Barbora Haplová, Tomáš Hauser, Jiří Havlíček, Juraj Horváth, Františka Iblová, Tomáš Klepoch, Kateřina Košíková, Martin Kubát, Monogramista T•D, Kryštof Pešek, George Radojčič, Barbora Satranská, Matěj Smetana, Jantra Šímová, František Týmal, understructures, Karolína Vilímovská, Anna Vohralíková, Anna Wysocká, Alžběta Zemanová

curated by: Michal Kindernay & Klára Zahrádková

graphic design: Žofia Fodorová, Magdalena Konečná

The exhibition thematizes the art of author’s book & author’s and hand-made film and defines the meeting point of materiality, traditional, experimental and contemporary tendencies in the approach to the artistic categories of two different media. The book established itself as a modern work of art in the ’60s, while the film does so at the time of the world avant-garde. Both experimental forms of the traditional medium oscillate on the border of a constant dialogue between contemporary art and the rich inner, often solitary worlds of the authors, their voices are heard sometimes only after the fact or through lucky finds in estates, drawers or archives. Invited authors are complex artists, participating in all stages of the creation and preparation of the work, including the selection of paper, format, binding, as well as publication and distribution. The selection of author’s books and films points to the tendencies of contemporary artists who maintain a creative dialogue with the medium of books and films. The author’s books in the gallery are transformed into installations or gallery situations, the films leave the projectors and offer new reading possibilities.

👾Graphic design: Žofia Fodorová, Magdalena Konečná
👾Instalation: Patrik Trska, Mikuláš Suchý, Honza Tomšů, Ondřej Konrád, autoři a kurátoři
👾Special thanks: Zdeněk Helfert, Anka Helfertová, Kristina Fišerová, Marie Kohoutová, Michaela Kukovičová, Ondřej Trnka, Vladimír Just
👾PR: Lála Mysl
👾open: thu-sun 13-19h
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2. 11.— 5. 12. 2023 (opening: 2nd of November 2023 6 pm)

curated by: NAMU

The international exhibition of freshly released publications in the fields of film, music, theatre, dance, photography, and new media will take place this year in the AMU Gallery on Malostranské náměstí. This time, part of the books and the accompanying programme is dedicated to the topic of sustainability in the arts.
You can look forward to a workshop on hand bookbinding and a lecture on the sustainability of academic publishing. You will also have opportunity to see the exhibition of authorial books and films “Paper and Film” in the same space.

💖Graphic design: Žofia Fodorová, Magdalena Konečná
💖PR: Lála Mysl
💖Open: thu-sun 13-19h
💖Website of the Event: https://bookme.namu.cz/

20.10. –⁠ 29. 10. 2023 (opening: Thursday 19th of October at 6pm )

Johannes J. Wagner, Jan Štěpánek, Jenny Sternwaldová, Eliška Drastíková, Gustav Sonntag. Anna Šmídová, Miroslav Jirele, Susan Witwer, Tomáš Honz, Kateřina Hubená, Roland Gräfe

graphic design: Žofia Fodorová

The Central Bohemian Highlands’ unique landscape and its cone-shaped hills of volcanic origin have inspired artists from both the Czech Republic and Germany for centuries. Since the Romantic era, painters like Caspar David Friedrich, Adrian Ludwig Richter, and Antonín Mánes have found new stimuli and motifs for their work here. Later on, many other Czech and German artists followed in their footsteps. The LANDSCAPE ’23 exhibition, created as part of the Czech-German open-air cultural centre Řehlovice, offers a diverse range of creative approaches and a fresh perspective on the Central Bohemian Highlands through the eyes of contemporary artists. The participants of the plein air, organized by the Roland Gräfe Foundation – Foundation for Art and Culture in cooperation with the Department of Scenography of the Prague DAMU, were inspired by the Central Bohemian Highlands’ landscape and painted for three days in various locations around Řehlovice and Litoměřice.

🌿open: daily 13-19h
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15. 9.—14. 10. 2023 (opening: thursday 14. září v 18h)

Veronika Čechmánková, Gijs Gieskes, Lukáš Jasanský a Martin Polák, Ruta Putramentaite, Kateřina Konvalinová, Denisa Langrová, Erika Velická

curated by: Martin Netočný

exhibition architecture: Petr Lhoťan

graphic design: Pavla Nečásková, Šimon Vlasák

production: Josefína Frýbová

The exhibition O the Hoe, the Hoe, the Hoe is about the ways of storytelling. Through the displayed objects and other artefacts it seeks to present stories in which the human being occupies the position of one of many relevant subjects. Thus, we encounter several new types of narratives that are not mere instruments leading the audience and the spectators to their conclusion, but rather a form of their own that grants itself and everything it encompasses a certain degree of autonomy. If we step back for a moment, we find that the landscape around us could one day become such a self-formed story as well. What role do the means of contemporary art play in its redefi nition is not yet noticeably clear. At first glance, however, it is evident that they co-create a space in which new forms of storytelling constitute a central creative principle. Th is exhibition is no different.

Side events:

To the Last Turf, 23 September from 1:00 p.m.
meeting in front of GAMU (Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1), duration: 90 min.

A guided walk through the city’s parks focusing on the collection and use of herbs growing outside the attention of urban green space managers and ordinary visitors.

Let Me Lie in a Lye, 12 October from 5:00 p.m.
GAMU (Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1), duration: 90 m​​in.​

The herbs, which have enriched the exhibition by being dried here, will find practical use by being sewn into bathing pillows. The workshop will guide the participants through the making of simple objects for the preparation of herbal baths. The program is designed for children and adults who do not suffer from hay fever.

Guided Tour, 7 September from 1:00 p.m.
​​GAMU (Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1), duration: 45 min.

A guided tour of the exhibition with the curator will provide a space for discussion about the works represented, the concepts used, and anything related to what is not present in the gallery.

10.8. – 9.9.2023 (opening: wednesday 8th of August 2023 at 6pm)

Artur Magrot

curated by: Nina Moravcová

graphic design: Šimon Vlasák

In the last year, Artur Magrot has consciously chosen a life of long-term homelessness in hopes of finding alternatives for movement in a system of which we are unwillingly a part. He examines the ideas of home or personal space, concepts we were forced to view from a completely new perspective during the pandemic. His insights are captured through text and visual records. Using thermal cameras, he photographed his temporary refuges — places of heat accumulation. In an effort to capture the invisible but present imprints of the body, he created, among other things, a bizarre calendar charting the trajectories of his own movements over the past year. This Instant Game – as he calls his latest project – is now over.
For Magrot, it has been an extraordinary experience and a contribution to his thematic research, dealing with the delineation of his own space, the consideration of strategies of power surveillance, and the role modern technology plays in these spheres. He intends to translate his experiences into an exhibition project for GAMU and further evaluate it in the framework of his PhD studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague.
During the show opening there will be playing Ocassional Djs.
Show Opening: 9.8. 18:00
Gallery open: wed-sun 13-19h
10.8. – 9.9.2023

20.6 2023-9.7.2023 (opening: monday 19. července 2023 v 19h)

Adrián Kriška, Alena Kolesnikova, Gabriela Palijová & Žil Vostálová, Klára Kacířová, Prokop Jelínek

Exhibition of diploma works of the Centre for Audiovisual Studies, FAMU.

Open daily from tue 20.6 2023 to we 9.7.2023

08.6.2023 - 14.6.2023

Scenography, Production Design for Film, Costume/Mask, Independent Artistic Work

The student exhibition in the studio of KS DAMU – PQ23 is a combined exhibition of artworks and spatial objects/installations from the period 2019 – 2023. The objects and artworks are a link between the academic and artistic focus of the Department of Scenography, the theme of PQ23, the term “Rare” and the continuous process of exploring and rethinking what all the term scenography implies.

8 – 14 June GAMU
The exhibition will be open 8 – 14 June 2023 13h – 19h

8 – 18 June 2023, DAMU Department of Scenography – 4th floor of the main building, Karlova 26, 116 65, Prague 1
Opening: June 8, 2023, at 17.00
The exhibition will be open from 9 – 18 June 2023 10h – 18h
Commented visit: 15 June 2023 at 16.00

23.05.2024 (opening: úterý 23. května 2023 v 21 h)

Simona Rozložníková

There’s a fly crawling on the window, the fat one they call the butcher. It’s been crossing the window pane for ages. People usually loathe it, but it’s actually beautiful, metallic green and blue, with translucent wings woven with silver threads. It’s been crawling on the glass for a long time, and it doesn’t know how to get out. Outside, the sun is shining, the colours are brilliant and the wind is blowing. She could fly all she wants. It’s just the window that keeps her here! There must be a crack somewhere to get out of this dull, grey room. Out of the loneliness. And finally! There she is! She’s found it. It was high time. The sun was just setting, the sky had turned a beautiful color, she’d enjoy the colors a little more!
( Milena Strafeld – About the one called Toyen)

Graduation performance of Simona Rozložnikova, student of the Department of Nonverbal Theatre, HAMU. It is a site specific immersive theatre … a kind of “pantomimic exhibition” set in the AMU Gallery. Inspired by the life, personality and work of TOYEN.

Concept, direction and acting : Simona Rozložníková
Pedagogical direction and supervision : Radim Vizváry
Set and costumes: Aleš Vancl
Light design : Lukáš Klíma

“In the darkened hall of life, I watch the projection screen of my brain ”
Toyen
https://fb.me/e/2vI3BjNY8

14. 4. - 20. 5. 2023 (opening: 13. 04. 2023 from 6pm )

Louisa Havránková, Ava Holtzman, Eliška Klimešová, Adam Rolex, Tereza Šimoníková, Jakub Tulinger, Šimon Varaus

curated by: Jiří Ptáček

graphic design: Magdalena Konečná, Šimon Vlasák, Pavla Nečásková, Žofia Fedorová

In geology, the term drunken forest refers to vegetation growth growing on a slowly slumping hillside. The tree trunks grow in all sorts of crooked ways and the forest looks disorganized. For geologists, this signals that the bedrock is moving. In the exhibition’s title, where students from the studios of the FAMU Department of Photography in Prague will meet, the drunken forest refers to the instability of the conditions in which these young people grow up and to artistic creation as repeated attempts to maintain balance. Through their works, however, the exhibition also points out how the tool we generically call photography and its department; reacts to these movements

closing and guided tour: 19. 5. at 6pm

till 31.5.2023

Call for projects

AMU Gallery hereby announces an open call for exhibition projects to complement the gallery’s program for 2023.

The call is intended for both Czech and foreign artists and curators; applications may be sent both in Czech and in English. Due to the wide spectrum of subjects taught at AMU (The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague) we prefer thematic, curatorial exhibition projects with interdisciplinary overlap, or exhibitions based around artistic research (especially in the field of photography and new media).

 

The duration of exhibitions in GAMU span from three to six weeks.

Required application materials:

  • a detailed description of the project, including visual documentation which takes into account the gallery’s spatial dimensions (max. three standard pages of text)
  • a structured CV/bio of the applicant
  • brief CVs/bios of the exhibited artists, including a showcase of their work/links to online portfolio
  • the exhibition’s budget with proposed additional sources of funding

The projects can be registered electronically until the 31th of May, 2023 at veronika.danhelova@famu.cz

The AMU Gallery provides:

  • oversight at the exhibition
  • technical support
  • graphic processing and printing of accompanying materials (invitations, posters, banners)
  • basic PR
  • opening night (vernissage)
  • some of the production costs (material, installation, de-installation), depending on the gallery’s budget for the given year

The gallery’s blueprint and photo documentation of the exhibition space can be found here

Contact person:

Veronika Daňhelová | veronika.dahelova@famu.cz | +420 603 425 057

17. 2. – 25. 3. 2023 (opening: 16.2.2023)

Aika Akhmetova, Ella CB, Sarah Dubná, Natasja Loutchko, SPIT (Marta Orlando, Clémentine Roy, Natasja Loutchko), Hana Garová, Mary Neely and Mika Bar-On Nesher

curated by: Natálie Kubíková

Each approach is represented in the exhibition as an intimate observational tool with which to collectively consider the concept of queerness within constructs such as family, friendships, relationships and other social interactions. Issues of family, neighborhood or cultural stereotypes are presented in a group exhibition of international female and non-binary authors. The works on display focus on artistic practices without explicitly recognizing contemporary queer culture and refer to more intimate levels of communication and transmission of information, resistance or background. The exhibition refers predominantly to the more intimate level of depicting female homosexual narratives and addresses the eclipse of lesbian presence in the collective imagination.

Opening: čt 16. 2. 2023 od 18:00

Opening hours:
thu – sat 1pm – 7pm

7. 2. – 9. 2. 13:00–19:00 (opening: 6. 2. v 19.00)

Tomáš Rampula, Gabriela Palijová, Martin Dušek, Žil Julie Vostálová, Tereza Chudáčková, Eva Rotreklová, Viktorie Štěpánová, Eliška Lubojatzká, Karolina Hnětkovská, Jáchym Ozuna, Klára Kacířová, Lucie Myslíková, Matěj Martinec, Tara Šelířová, David Šourek, Jonáš Balcar, Nea Cindr, Adam Kácha, Michaela Kozáková, Veronika Poslední

Foto: Martin Blažíček

17. – 27. 1. 2023 (opening: 16.1. v 19:00)

Adam Mička, Lucie Hradecká, Varvara Gorbunova, Tianning Deng, Ashir Singh, Andrea Olsen, Kaczmarczyk Zofia, Zuzanna Bielecka, Wiktor Robert Marcinkowski, Mercer Breitenbach, Irma Brifordová, Černická Anna, Havránková Louisa, Krisztina Kocsis, Vojtěch Kůrka, Lucie Sasínová, Tereza Šimoníková, Barbora Švejnochová, Selinšek Maja, Aleks Herc, Helen Mountaniol, Maria Elisa Koskivirta

10. – 13.1. 2023 (opening: 9.1. v 18.00 )

Michael Lozano, Jakub Prašivka, Jonathan-Antonín Machander, Raphael Taterka,Tatiana Lvovská, Radim Hořelka, Lisa Philippon, Yutong Xie, Quoc Vinh Tran, Jakub Tulinger, Sarah Kidder, Swati Indeera Parwani

The Studio of Documentary Photography offers a short-term yet unique opportunity to peer into the minds of those sensitive to the world around them – whether that’s gender inequality, climatically arrogant grand gestures on Kralický Sněžník, the Vietnamese community’s view of life as grocers, American wrestling culture, the garden and community of one’s home, creatures awaiting their army-style book, responses to the meaning of art, images cultivated with yeast, a dialogue between two Indian women over the cultural erasure of their identities, the bent backs of people hypnotized by their phone screens, the happiness and safety of one valley in China’s Xinjiang province, or the inherent hierarchies in public spaces such as Bohnice’s psychiatric hospital. We don’t have to scream to be heard, so now we whisper — You won’t see this anywhere else.

14. – 20. 6. 2022, open from 1pm to 7pm (opening: 13. 6. 2022 od 18:30)

Karolína Hnětkovská, Klára Kacířová, Matej Martinec, Jáchym Ozuna, Gabriela Palijová, Tamara Pauknerová,  Tomáš Rampula, Anastasia Rybalchenko, Alexandra Sihelská, Sofia Sováková, Žil Julie Vostalová

curated by: Georgy Bagdasarov

In crossing, transformation is a central theme; from one place to another and sometimes through various stages of being created. If characters are connected by “transition” – moving back (or forward or backward) but not forwards/downwards at all can be very confusing for newcomers… it’s hard now because they never really understood that you could change places without changing anything if your mind was clear on everything else! The idea behind the transition is to make things interesting and less frustrating. The world looks too real: buildings, roads start ticking together right before their time gets out of hand yet feel like new objects in a completely different fashion every second we go around them; so these transitions happen with more speed than usual even when nothing truly breaks here…

24. 2. - 10. 3. 2022 (opening: Thursday, February 24, 2022, 18:00)

November 19 – December 19, 2021 (opening: Opening day on Thursday November 18, 2021, from 1 PM to 7 PM)

Aleš Čermák

Supervision: Jindřiška Křivánková, Jakub Gottwald, Jan Bárta, Petr Skala, Matouš Hejl
Theoretical support: Jakub Albert Ferenc, Marie Štindlová
Sound design: Matouš Hejl
Graphic design: Terezie Štindlová
Technical support: HAMU/ GAMU
Duration of the project: November 19 – December 19, 2021

Opening day on Thursday November 18, 2021, from 1 PM to 7 PM

When we say body, we mean that constantly undulating assemblage of bones, meat and blood, but in fact, no such entity exists. The illusory feeling of a physically existing self. In each individual pore of the body we see endless spaces – empty spaces of wisdom – spaces of creativity.

The collection of texts TTN1-TTN3 contains texts from all three parts of TTN. The texts are arranged chronologically and also contain an updated edition of the work-in-progress text Endless Manual: The Transversal Navigation

video by Miroslava Konečná

photo by Světlana Malinová

20. 10. – 11. 11. 2021 (opening: 19. 10. 2021 at 7 PM)

Karel Vostárek

curated by: Karel Kerlický

The exhibition entitled The Autumn Pruning presents the work of Karel Vostárek – artist, scenographer, director and teacher at DAMU’s Department of Drama in Education – which he has created over the span of the last 40 years. The exhibition will present his design proposals, scenography mock-ups, puppets, scenic objects and photographs from projects and performances, as well as his sculptural works and the documentation of previously realized projects. The exhibition will also feature a video projection.

Čechomor will perform during the opening.

video by Miroslava Konečná

photo by Světlana Malinová

15. 9 - 7. 10. 2021 (opening: Tuesday, 14. 9. v 18:00)

Světlana Malinová, Anežka Horová, Marina Hendrychová, Abelardo Gil Fournier, Matěj Martinec, František Fekete, Daniel Burda, Aleš Zůbek

curated by: Lukáš Likavčan

The “metabolic perspective” begins with the idea that the human economy is merely a continuation of the natural economy by other means, to the extent that terms such as ’logistics’ or ’infrastructure’ can be applied equally well to industrial parks and ecosystems, to the production and transportation of goods, as well as to photosynthesis and food chains. But what if we were to begin considering human culture and communication as part of the planet’s natural metabolisms? Would we not find around us animals, plants, fungi, bacteria, inanimate objects and entire communities of organisms that are constantly speaking to us, showing us something, warning us?

The exhibition is part of Fotograf Festival #11

video by Miroslava Konečná

photo by Lenka Janíčková

July 15 – August 27, 2021 (THE EXHIBITION IS EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 3, 2021) (opening: on Thursday July 15, 2021, from 1 PM to 7 PM)

 

 

Author of the project: Aleš Čermák
Theoretical support: Jakub Albert Ferenc
Supervision: Jindřiška Křivánková, Jakub Gottwald, Matouš Hejl, Petr Skala
Guests: Roman Radkovič Collective
Graphic design: Terezie Štindlová
Sound design: Matouš Hejl
Documentation: GAMU
English translation: Vít Bohal
Curator and Project Coordinator: Petr Krátký (GAMU)

Hands and other limbs are considered part of the body. Why then couldn’t all beings who possess a body be considered as part of a single being? There is no such thing as a disabled body, but only disabled socioeconomic systems.

From the perspective of the other, being slow needn’t be considered a weakness, and the weak/weaker needn’t be slow/slower – they merely achieve a different speed than the speed of the medium which they inhabit at the given time. A “sick” person needn’t mean “visibly sick”. Sickness also includes that which has not yet been recognized, and which is treated as if it weren’t sick at all. To accept one’s vulnerability and fragility in order to reorganize – reprogram relationships, not only towards oneself, but also within a broader social context.

Are our bodies this dangerous biological factor? Is the body itself at the core of this crisis? Do we only start paying attention to bodies once they become sick? Are there more types of invisibility? Is invisibility beyond everyday experience? What does it mean to stand next to an invisible one? 

 

We Have Stopped Communicating with the World Long Ago_Aleš Čermák

Alienation and Space for Radical Love_Jakub Albert Ferenc

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photo Lenka Janíčková

24 June – 2 July, 2021 (opening: 24 June 2021, 5–7 PM)

Marina Hendrychová, Adrián Kriška, Marie-Anna Šulc Hajšman, Aleš Zůbek, Eliška Lubojatzká, Karolína Hnětkovská, Jáchym Ozuna, Klára Kacířová, Alena Kolesnikova, Ester Grohová, Lucie Myslíková, Martin Dušek, Prokop Jelínek, Lucie Ščurková, Matěj Pokorný

curated by: Martin Blažíček

In the fictional world of the Japanese sci-fi Final Fantasy, we encounter the fantastical features of the sword & sorcery genre, alternative historical facts, manga characters, variously stylized cartoon entities, as well as fairly everyday characters. At first sight, this wild mash-up of genres and features of both eastern and western (pop-)cultures is a chaotic, eclectic world of appropriation, but it also indexes a world where History overlaps with dreams, personal memory, and the private spirituality of its actors. The exhibition features the end-of year, final works of students of the Center for Audiovisual Studies, and adopts the title of the game series as a reference point from which to better grasp the long, global pandemic as a necessary ideal – a new “final fantasy” of the coming future. If the experiences of the last two years constitute a dividing line between the old world and the new, what is this new world we are now entering? The final fantasy refers to the current reconfiguration of ideas about the future as a place of entrenched spirituality, magic and private ritual. Much like in the game world, features of identity and the abstract concept of substance (which can mean a chemical substance, matter, principle, or a base) are key here, and serve as the foundation for the practical bridging of the contradiction between nature and technology, as well as instruments and energy. The exhibited works in a certain sense stand poised on the threshold between the 3D visuality of game environments, ARG games, virtual reality, traditional methods and crafts, such as ceramics, print and natural materials. These however do not create mutual tension, but rather constitute a coherent medium for the narration of personal mythologies.
The individual presentation of the VR project Cuddle Therapy is part of the exhibition and will take place on the dates specified on the Galerie AMU Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/galerie.amu

 

Accompanying program:

Shine Bright Like a Diamond
Lucie Myslíková

A city game, 90 mins.

Friday, 25 June, 5 – 6.30 PM

The city game Shine Bright Like a Diamond is the final outcome of Lucie Myslíková’s residency at the INI space, during which she addressed the issue of contemporary living conditions. The players’ objective is to become the perfect candidates for acquiring housing at a luxurious residence. The game will start at 5 PM in the space of the Diamond River housing residence, then there will be a shared walk to the INI space. See more at fb.com/iniprojectprostor

Cuddle Terapie Galaxy
Klára Kacířová, Alena Kolesnikova, Ester Grohová

VR installation, 20 mins

Thursday 24 June, 5 – 7 PM
Friday 25 June, 3 – 7 PM
Monday 28 June, 3 – 7 PM
Thursday 1 June, 3 – 7 PM

Cuddle therapy is a form of therapy which focuses on asexual contact and shows just how much contemporary society is deprived of it. Touch is able to produce the hormone oxytocin which promotes social behavior and gives us a sense of safety. Due to the pandemic measures, we attempted to simulate cuddle therapy by means of virtual space and haptic objects. The installation can be visited individually during specified times, after registering at fb.com/galerie.amu

video by Miroslava Konečná

photo by Lenka Janíčková

10 – 18 June, 2021 (opening: Opening day: 10 June, 2021 from 1 PM to 7 PM (from 5 PM with the personal participation of the authors))

Immaterial Intervention IIIII

Interpretation
Idea
Information
Inventiveness
Inspiration
Interpretation centers in process and in the landscape

Photo FAMU + DAMU KALD + Multimedia VŠE + IPR PRAHA
present the outcomes of their semestral works focusing on the preparation of interpretation centers in the area of the future peri-urban park Soutok (Confluence).

Presentations of the works-in-progress and of the ideas of students from three universities, who are preparing interpretation stations in the landscape around the planned peri-urban park Soutok. The projects were created in mental and hybrid space over a period of many restrictions on free movement. Over the summer months, the projects will see their materialization in assembled teams, materials and spaces. The first physical performance will take place at the very tip of the confluence of Berounka and Vltava on the day of the summer equinox.

Organizational team: Martin Stecker, Štěpánka Šimlová, Tomáš Žižka, Zdeněk Vondra, Zdeněk Ent

Graphic design: Jan Slabihoudek

Video by Miroslava Konečná

Photo by Lenka Janíčková

27. 5. – 3. 6. 2021 (opening: Opening day: 27. 5. 2021 1pm - 7pm / at 5 PM with the personal participation of the authors)

Vilma Bořkovec, Veronika Loulová

curated by: Ondřej Brody, Mark Ther

exhibition architecture: Matěj Kos

graphic design: Jan Slabihoudek

“Yes, it’s true! We brought Mozart’s penis from Salzburg”.

Opera directors Veronika Loulová and Vilma Bořkovec set out to explore their frustrations about the opera world – where each seeks to express these grievances through her own particular style. In their first and probably last exhibition LAST SURVIVORS they take a critical look at the boundaries of opera and the rigidity of the system that still prevails in opera.

 

Veronika Loulová and Vilma Bořkovec: LAST SURVIVORS
GAMU, premiere 27 May 2021
Score: 30 %

You either laugh or you cry. There is nothing else to be done for GAMU’s most recent exhibition LAST SURVIVORS – you won’t survive otherwise.

Perhaps every averagely informed opera lover knows the plot of the famous work about maestro Mozart, the painter Beran and the lascivious police chief Švejdar, who wants to circumcise the painter [VB1] and have his penis all to himself.

The year is 2021, and the setting is Prague during the Napoleonic wars, which also play a central part. But the artists of this production scramble the plotlines any way they like. It is true that the exceptional imagination of the artist duo and the force of the drama which they show can, at certain points, overcome the work’s overall temporal disunity.

However, the evocative dinosaurs running around in uniform only distract the viewer and draw attention away from the intimate story itself, which in the overall production seems to stand as if frozen. It also seems Loulová and Bořkovec perhaps just read a mere synopsis of the story, and do not know the libretto, much less the musical score.

One morbid detail is the torture of Mozart, whom the artists have harassed with an electric knife, while Beran, keeping to the libretto, speaks about the poor wretch having “a belt of nails fastened to his temples”. It is a trifle which completes the final scene, where Mozart is at the top of the Angelic Castle where he is to be circumcised at dawn. The characters walk the stage, but do not express any emotion and there is no passion between them – although when they do attempt this, their interactions achieve an almost parodic level of drama.

The exhibition can be taken with a dose of good humor, but the overall production is rather a thing to sleep through. Perhaps the dozing of the audience is broken by the finale where Mozart is supposed to commit suicide by throwing himself off the ramparts of the Angelic Castle. The artists resolve this in different ways, but the plunge which they have in GAMU certainly has no equal on the world’s stages: Mozart runs upstairs from the office, probably falls through the ceiling (that’s a figurine though) and irrupts into the basement, or perhaps into hell, riling up a cloud of dust.

The entire exhibition ought to follow his trip to the nether, or it ought to at least be quickly forgotten about.

Ondřej Brody and Mark Ther

Thanks to:

Video Želvuška:
Performer: Anna Benháková
Camera, Editing: Juliana Moska
Lights: Vojtěch Brtnický 

Video Violetta:
Violetta:  La Cuntessa
Camera, Editing: Lenka Karaka

Recording:
Kristýna Fílová
Ahmad Jafar Hedar 

Video dinosaurs:
Camera, Editing: Filip Kopecký 

Lease of props:
Jakub Mejsnar
Judita Mejstříková
RUN OPERUN z.s.

Mozart’s penis:
Model: Martin Talaga
Cast: Jan Haubelt

Installation:
Jiří Procházka 

Special thanks to:
Adriana Spišáková
Marek Špitálský
Justina Urbanová

 

video by Miroslava Konečná

photo by Lenka Janíčková

27. 4. - 20. 5. 2021

Milan Mazúr, Viktor Takáč

graphic design: Jan Slabihoudek

CORPS
CENTER OF RESEARCHING PARALLEL SYMPTOMS

Release of the online exhibition: 11th of May 2021

The artists Viktor Takáč and Milan Mazúr most often work through the medium of film, developing various technical solutions and formal approaches. They are also interested in the space in which the viewer observes their works, and their projects articulate not only the medium of the moving image itself, but also study its overlaps with the possibilities present in the gallery space and foreground the role of an actor as a possible mover of the narration and facilitator of mutual interaction. Both artists attempt to deconstruct the schema of linear narration and thus compose new audiovisual wholes which might be based on their own rules and tools. They have been employing these themes throughout their doctoral studies under the guidance of Tomáš Svoboda in the studio of New Media at Prague’s Academy of Fine Arts. The planned exhibition at GAMU is their first collaborative project.

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