Scott MacLeod: Looking for Martin Klapper
Impromptu Performance Entartic Shelf Festival, June 1995
"In 1990 and 1991, I had made many performances and produced several festivals in Czechoslovakia; lots of cultural activities over several months. In 1995, I came back, to what was now the Czech Republic, with no cultural agenda but only to visit friends and enjoy myself. I don’t remember how I knew about Plasy and all the activities that happened there; it was very well known in the social circles I was connected with, so it would have been unusual if I hadn’t known about it. Similarly, there are many people who might have been the ones who told me I should meet Miloš Vojtěchovský.
Mobile Radio presents Radio Art Zone
On air from 18th June – 25th September 2022
Radio Art Zone is a radio art project by Radio ARA and Mobile Radio for the European Capital of Culture Esch2022.
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Zvuky kódy obrazy / Sounds Codes Images
Monograph exploring the transitional zone between image and sound
With contributions by Anna Kvíčalová, Jitka Hlaváčková, Martin Flašar, Michal Nejtek, Viktor Pantůček, Milan Guštar, Josef Czeres, Helena Musilová, Michal Kindernay, Miloš Vojtěchovský, Martin Klimeš a Jakub Frank, Dušan Barok
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Like an Expedition Across Antarctica
Interview with Ivan Mečl Lenka Dolanová Black Edition
Apologies, this article is available only in Czech.
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New Publication
Cartography of (Eco)systems: Black Edition
The Agosto Foundation is pleased to announce a new publication comprising the interviews from the research project Cartography of (Eco)Systems : RurArtMap and Perpedian Map: Black Edition, and presenting 39 cultural and artistic initiatives from the Czech Republic. In various places where these projects have long been active, several notable themes have emerged, especially concerning the ecological and social aspects of these areas. The interviews were conducted in 2021, and provide a contemporary overview of the early cultural landscape of the Coronacene era.
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Cartography of (Eco)systems I Black Edition
10 – 12 June 2022 Veřejný sál Hraničář, Ústí nad Labem
We invite you to join us for the forum Cartography of (Eco)systems: Black Edition in June.
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Save the dates: June 10-12, 2022
Conference: Kartografie (Eko) systémů I RurArtMap a Perpedian Mapa I Black Edition Veřejný Sál Hraničář, Ústí nad Labem
This conference will provide a forum for the representatives of cultural initiatives across the Czech Republic to meet, and also invites anyone interested in topics related to the current state of culture in the regions outside of the capital city.
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New Book on Upsych 316a Universal Psychiatric Church Published
Print and digital versions available
We are pleased to announce the publication of a new compendium of texts and images of Upsych 316a - The Universal Psychiatric Church, which has been prepared by the Agosto Foundation and the Press Department of The Peerless Cooperative of the Holy Nurture.
Cultural trigger in Chomutov
Interview with Miroslav Koranda Dagmar Šubrtová Black Edition
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Another wave of creativity hits Ústí nad Labem
Miroslav Koranda Black Edition
Indifference is the Worst
Interview with Jana Nuslauerová Obnaženi Festival / Obnaženi Society Dagmar Šubrtová Black Edition
The Obnaženi society connects artists and cultural activists who have a personal relationship to Chomutov. Many members gained experience at various art schools and prestigious, international art projects, and since 2003 they have been bringing this experience to Chomutov


A Space for Timelessness
Löblhof & Artgrund Interview with Jan C. Löbl Dagmar Šubrtová Black Edition
The Löblhof & Artgrund art studio is based in Staňkovice in Litoměřice county, providing space for short-term residencies, symposia, and workshops, in addition to exhibitions in the recently opened Masthall exhibition hall. The V zahradách / In the gardens symposium project focuses on the topic of locality-specific interventions in the form of landscape installations, and the relationship between people and gardens, which it analyzes from various perspectives. The theme of any given year looks at gardens in various ways.
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Cottage Punk or Whatever in Kyjov
An Interview with Barbora Lungová Ondřej Navrátil Black Edition
Barbora Lungová is an artist who makes paintings with feminist and environmental themes. For the past two decades, she has been taking active part in the cultural, civic and political space of her hometown of Kyjov (pop. 11,000). She has an especially strong relationship with nature and the landscape, which have motivated a number of her projects focused on the caretaking of neglected spaces.
All the Sounds are Interconnected
Interview with Tomáš Šenkyřík Ondřej Navrátil Black Edition
Artist Tomáš Šenkyřík builds on his experience in the music scene, even though today he largely works in the gaps between disciplines. This is especially true for his field recordings of nature and landscapes, which he presents in the form of recordings, lectures, internet releases, and gallery installations.
An Online Platform and Web Archive Beginning 3 May, 2021
Through a series of exercises, methods and video guides, we are invited to focus on sound as a tool for relieving feelings of separation and isolation, as a tool for imagining better futures.
The Chef and the Pilot
The Peerless Cooperative of the Holy Nurture (JSD) Installation at Vzlet, March 2021
During the month of March in the showcase room Rohovka at Vzlet, the “future Prague palace of culture” in Vršovice (Holandská and Norská streets), the exhibition Kuchařka a pilot (The Chef and the Pilot) by Jedinečné Svatopěstitelské Družstvo (Peerless Cooperative of the Holy Nurture) is taking place.
Cartography of (Eco)systems
RurArtMap and Perpedian Map: Black Edition
This project focuses on the building of capacity of regional, cultural and art initiatives which take an active part in addressing societal issues, most importantly in the sphere of social issues and the environment.


Tamás Sajó
Art Historian in Residence
Dr. Tamás Sajó is an art historian, translator, travel guide and blogger. He specializes in reading and revealing the historical and cultural meaning of situated artworks (icons in churches, the genius loci of architectural ensembles, and the like) and historically-steeped places with a special interest in what has disappeared, or is in the process of being lost.
Artist Residency
Mateja Pavlic
Art Historian in Residence
Mateja Pavlic is a curator, art historian, cultural manager and translator whose central interest is Czech experimental poetry and Eastern European visual poetry.
Artist Residency
Lecture and Presentation by Martin Howse 1 September 2020, 6 PM Artmap Bookstore
Martin Howse will present the new work Particles, the background behind it, and talk about his collaboration during his Agosto Foundation residency with director Johana Ožvold on the feature film Pilgrim.
PIO Dynamo
Invalidovna / Studio ALTA, Prague 22–24 July, 2020
Prague Improvisation Orchestra (PIO), Studio Alta and Agosto Foundation present three days of concerts, sound art, video, electronic music, and sound/movement improvisation in the unique setting of Prague’s Invalidovna.
Artist Residency
Results of the Agosto Foundation’s Perpedes Grant Program 2020
Press Release 30 June 2020
For the 4th annual Perpedes grant program, the foundation received a total of 54 nominations. The selection process took place in two rounds, resulting in the selection of 10 projects for grant support. The Foundation will support the selected associations or initiatives with a total sum of 700,000 CZK, each project receiving 70,000 CZK.
Grant Program
Rise – Set
Paula Vitola Site-specific sound installation Live stream 5 July 2020, 6–8 PM
Unfortunately, we can't control the weather. So because the sun did not shine over Liepaja on Monday, we are postponing the event to Sunday 5 July. We cordially invite you to attend the performance and live stream on Paula Vitola’s youtube channel as part of her Agosto Foundation artist residency.
Night Trippers
Troja Château Gardens 1 July 2020, 5 PM
You are cordially invited to the next event of the Bio Troja program in the gardens of Troja Château. This time, the focus is on the subject of art, entomology, and the mysterious world of moths, butterflies, and beetles.
How to Become a Forest
Borbála Soós 19 May 2020, 6 PM CET A link to the Zoom meeting will be sent on request
Our current artist-in-residence, curator Borbála Soós, invites us on a journey in the form of an on-line performance lecture using Zoom teleconferencing.
Artist Residency
Paula Vitola
Artist in Residence
Paula Vitola is a Latvian intermedia artist based in Riga and Liepāja, mainly interested in art as research, art and science and media archeology.
Artist Residency