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I’m More a Laborer Than a Curator

An interview with Barbora Tichá
Valeč

Barbora Tichá, anthropologist and curator, organizes exhibitions, workshops, and student colloquia at the Chateau Valeč, which stands in a Baroque village on the slopes of the Doupov Mountains. In this interview with Radoslava Schmelzová, Tichá shares her insights and experiences of sharing the responsibility with a small-town community for managing and maintaining an historic site, at the same time upholding its status as a living part of the region and its village.

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Saša Spačal

Artist Residency

Saša Spačal is a postmedia artist working at the intersection of research into living systems with contemporary and sound art. Spačal’s work focuses primarily on the posthuman period, in which human beings exist and act as one of many elements in the ecosystem, though not as sovereigns. She therefore abandons a cartesian mindset with the acceptance of the fact that technology has expanded not only from hardware to software, but also now includes wetware, resulting in hybrid phenomena that are inscribed in mechanical, digital and organic logic.

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Saving a “Pearl of Functionalism”

Living Villa Society and the Kral Villa
Prachatice

Living Villa is an initiative to save and make use of the villa of Johann Nepomuk Král in Prachatice, which is one of the most valuable buildings of southern Bohemia. Unfortunately it is currently under threat of demolition by the (probably outdated) road redevelopment plan II / 141 of the 1970s. This South Bohemian “pearl of functionalism” is now empty and awaiting demolition. The society Living Villa strives to be a constructive team of specialists, aimed at rescuing the villa and put it to use for cultural and social activities. Local authorities are cool to this initiative however, and plans to divert the road have not been cancelled, though it is, according to experts, unneeded and does not conform to today’s standards.

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Festival uvádějící hory do pohybu

Mikrofestival umění hor a údolí (MUHÚ)
Turnovská Chata, Příchovice

Mikrofestival umění hor a údolí, vzývající svým zkráceným názvem MUHÚ bájného ducha vládnoucího Jizerským horám, již třetím rokem usiluje o zasazování uměleckých aktivit a děl do přírody a snaží se v ní tak reflektovat naše stopy – ať už jsou pozitivní nebo negativní. Turnovská chata, která poskytuje festivalu útulné horské a inspirativní zázemí, se překvapivě letos nenaplnila umělci z různých uměleckých oborů, kteří tu v předchozích dvou ročnících společně proměňovali přilehlý háj ve výstavní prostor landartových děl. Letošní Mikrofestival umění hor a údolí se totiž vydal novým dramaturgickým směrem a pokusil se nabídnout především program pro děti různých věkových skupin. Od pondělí do pátku se tudíž Turnovská chata a její přilehlé okolí staly dějištěm všelijakých uměleckých dílen a volnočasových aktivit.

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Odds and Ends

Perepedian Map Added to Agosto web site

Starting in 2013, Agosto Foundation has been creating its own profiles, overviews, and articles about some of the smaller cultural initiatives in the regions of the country. Some of these have been supported by the Perpedes grant program. Now you can browse these informative items by means of an interactive map.

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Photos from the Sanatorium Dźwięku Festival

Agosto artists-in-residency Tonic Train, accompanied by a few members of the Agosto team (with several friends in tow) took a sultry weekend drive north to the perennial Sanatorium Dźwięku festival, held in the ruins of a former tuberculosis sanatorium in Sokołowkso, Poland. Here is a collection of photographs from the events, including several from Tonic Train’s performance.

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