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2019

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Broken Rebroken
Milan Knížák, Phaerentz, Opening Performance Orchestra 28 January 2020, 7:30 PM Czech Museum of Music
A concert programme based on Broken Music, a project by Milan Knížák from the early 1960s.
2019-12-04
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3. Etáž
In Service to the Place Where I am From Interview with Vendula Tůmová
High ceilings, huge windows, original hardwood floors – the grandiose proportions are supported by a functional minimalism which immediately draws the visitor’s attention. We are on the third floor of a former textile plant in Rožnov pod Radhoštěm. Local firm Henkai Architects has transformed it into a complex of studios, workshops and offices for creative individuals and small artistic collectives. The marriage of the architects’ vision, coupled with the generous attitude of the current owner, has given the city a new, vibrant space, perfect for exhibitions and for networking for the local arts community. We talked with Vendula Tůmová, one of the main people in charge of the informal 3. Etáž (Third Floor) collective, about what it means to create and support local alternative culture.
2019-11-21
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The Ancient Woods
A film by Mindaugas Survila 24 February 2020, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Lithuania / Estonia / Germany, 2017, 85 min.Direction, camera: Mindaugas SurvilaScenario: Gintė Zulyte, Mindaugas SurvilaEditing: Danielius KokanauskisSound: Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Zulyte, Radvile SumileProducers: Mindaugas Survila, Ginte Zulyte, Radvile SumileNo commentary
2019-11-13
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Toni Dimitrov
Artist in Residence
Toni Dimitrov aka sound_00 is the man behind post global, but also cultural producer and cultural explorer, radio host and radio activist, philosopher and communicologist, poet and mountain climber, as well as sound artist, dj, designer, organiser.
Artist Residency
2019-11-12
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Trajna
Collection of Exotic Tales Artist Residency
Trajna is a collective and a non-governmental organisation and set up by the design duo Gaja Mežnarić Osole and Andrej Koruza.
Artist Residency
2019-11-12
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Anca Benera and Arnold Estefán Simona Gottierová
Artist Presentations 28 November 2019, 7 PM Artmap Bookstore, Vojtěšská 196/18, Prague
Bucharest based artists Anca Benera and Arnold Estefán work in a range of media spanning installation, drawing, video, and performance.⁓Simona Gottierová is a multimedia artist and was awarded the Startpoint Prize in 2018 for European students.
Artist Residency
2019-11-12
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Art in the Elsewhere: On Cemeteries, Orchards and Virtual Reality
Jan Freiberg Interview
Gallery Na shledanou (“The Good-bye Gallery”) is located in the south Bohemian town of Volyně in the Malšička cemetery in a gallery building that was intended to serve as a funeral hall. The gallery focuses on contemporary art with an emphasis on site-specific art as well as the finality of human life. In this interview, Radoslava Schmelzová sits down with curator and art historian and Jan Freiberg to discuss the various challenges and outcomes of the project.
2019-10-31
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Sea Tomorrow
A Film by Katerina Suvorova 27 January 2020, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Kazakhstan / Germany, 2016, 88 minDirector: Katerina SuvorovaCinematography: Eugen SchlegelProducers: Sain Gabdullin, Stefan Grobe and Anna Vilgelmi, KINO Company StudioLanguage: Russian / Kazakh with English subtitles
2019-10-20
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Andrea Ermke / Burkhard Beins / Matěj Šenkyřík
22 October 2019, 8 PM Petrohradská Kolektiv
Artist Residency
2019-10-02
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International Colloquium
Artworks from the Digital Era in Galleries and Museums 22–23 October, 2019 Brno House of Arts, Brno
2019-10-02
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Prague Improvisation Orchestra Featuring Burkhard Beins
10 October 2019, 8 PM Atrium Žižkov
Prague Improvisation Orchestra performs using Adapt/Oppose, a graphic score system for improvisers created by Agosto Foundation artist-in-residence Burkhard Beins.
Artist Residency
2019-09-15
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Planetary Storytelling and the New Cosmology
Roundtable Discussion with Stephan Martin, Christine Hill and Jiří Zemánek
Artist Residency
2019-09-11
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Acoustemology
Sound as an Inexhaustible Source of Knowledge Report from a Master Class by Steven Feld Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz
Sound is a medium which connects all animate and inanimate objects in the world into a network of relationships. While in the past, sound’s fleeting nature discouraged many from diving deeper into its complexities, the sheer fascination with sound of many avant-garde artists and adventurous scholars, along with the development of sound recording technologies, have greatly contributed to the increased interest in sound over the last 50 years.
2019-09-01
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Symbiont
A Series of Screenings and Discusions on Stories of Transforming Mutualism Fall 2019 Cinema Ponrepo
In the twentieth century, the natural and social sciences alike imagined the world as composed of individuals with distinct bodies, genomes, and competing vested interests. Twenty-first-century research has shown that symbiosis is a near-requirement for life – even for Homo sapiens. Life is symbiosis “all the way down.” However, when conditions suddenly shift, once life-sustaining relationships sometimes turn deadly. The Agosto Foundation sponsored Symbiont film series is a storytelling response in times of vulnerability and radical ecosystemic changes. Each film will include a personal introduction by its creator. —Pavel Borecký, curator of Symbiont
2019-08-27
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I Think Humanity is Going to Die
Newton Harrison and Force Majeure Interview
We talked with Newton Harrison, eco-artist and cofounder of the eponymous Harrison Studio, during his recent stay in Prague, where he was scheduled to speak at the American Center on the topic of climate change and possible mitigation strategies. The interview quickly turned candid and Newton left little room for half-full interpretations of our world’s state: things are bad all over.
Media & Resources
2019-07-29
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El Mar La Mar
A film by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. Sniadecki 18 November 2019, 8:30 PM A Symbiont screening / Cinema Ponrepo
El Mar La MarUSA, 2017, 95 min.An immersive journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border.Directed / Edited / Cinematography by Joshua Bonnetta and J.P. SniadeckiLanguages: English, Spanish with English subtitles.
2019-07-23
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Thinking Like a Mountain
A film by Alexander Hick 21 October 2019, 8:30 PM A Symbiont screening / Cinema Ponrepo
Thinking Like a Mountain Germany, Colombia, 2018, 93 min.Written and directed: Alexander HickDirector of Photography: Immanuel HickMusic: Christian Castagno and Nacho DraultProduction: Flipping the Coin Films, Hochschule für Fernsehen und FilmLanguage: Chibcha, Spanish, German with English subtitles.
2019-07-22
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Politically Engaged Films Against Colonialism
Windjarrameru, The Stealing C*nt$ The Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland 23 September 2019, 8:30 PM A Symbiont screening / Cinema Ponrepo Czech premiere
Windjarrameru, The Stealing C*nt$2015, 35 minThe Mermaids, or Aiden in Wonderland2018, 26 minConceived and produced by the Karrabing Film CollectiveDirector: Elizabeth A. PovinelliLanguage: EnglishAustralia  
2019-07-22
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Roundtable with Christine Hill
23 July 6 PM Vašulka Kitchen Brno
Roundtable discussion with Chris Hill, Tomáš Ruller and Jennifer DeFelice on current topics in the art in post-media, post-internet and post-truth times.
2019-07-21
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Art in the Anthropocene
Report from the international conference Trinity College, Dublin 7–9 June, 2019
At the beginning of June, a conference on the pressing theme of Art in the Anthropocene took place in Dublin, Ireland. This term, though already commonly used in the media, is still rather new and sometimes criticised.
2019-07-16
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Results of the Agosto Foundation’s Perpedes Grant Program 2019
Press Release 14 July 2019
For the 3rd annual Perpedes grant program, the foundation recieved a total of 79 nominations. The selection process took place in two rounds, resulting in the selection of 9 projects for grant support. The Foundation will support the selected associations, initiatives or individuals with a total sum of 630,000 CZK, each project receiving 70,000 CZK.
Grant Program
2019-07-13
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Tycho and Noise
Report from the Benátky Biennial 2019 Benátky nad Jizerou
If you have ecological or other reasons for not going on the traditional pilgrimage to the Venice Biennale along with hundreds of thousands of other tourists, this June there was a good alternative right in central Bohemia. The first ever Benátky Biennial took place in the baroque spaces of the Benátky nad Jizerou chateau from 25–28 June.
2019-07-13
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An Interview in the Thickets
Zvěřinec
They call themselves Zvěřinec (Menagerie) and all of them are natives to the Zlín region. Although they appeared on the scene not long ago, they are already very accomplished.
2019-06-15
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Anamaria Pravicencu
Semi Silent 25 April, 6 PM — OGV, Jihlava 27 April, 7:30 PM — Žižkostel, Microfestival, Prague 24 May, 7 PM — City Gallery Pardubice
Artist Residency
2019-04-11
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What Goes on at the Old School
Stará škola (Old School) Vrané nad Vltavou
In the town of Vrané nad Vltavou, near a picturesque church, cemetery and parish, just above the river and its paper mill, at the very end of the winding road named V Zítkách, stands a former elementary school. It was saved from decrepitude by a group of local volunteers which later formed the Stará Škola (Old School) association.
2019-04-09
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Expodum sponzorsky rozšířil naši pódiovou techniku
2019-04-05
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Partners and Sponsors
The Foundation
2019-04-05
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Becoming Animal
A film by Emma Davie and Peter Mettler Based on the Writings of David Abram 15 May 2019, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Directed and written by Emma Davie and Peter MettlerCinematography: Peter MettlerSound Design: Jacques Kieffer, Peter Bräker, Peter MettlerProducers: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer, Rebecca Day, Sonja Henrici (maximage, Scottish Documentary Institute, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen)Switzerland/UK, 2018, 78 min.
2019-03-20
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Arcadia
A film by Paul Wright 15 April 2019, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Directed by Paul WrightMusic by Will Gregory and Adrain UtleyProducers: Hopscotch FilmsUK, 2017, 78 min.English
2019-02-19
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Jitka and Květa Válová Receive Title
Dames of Czech Culture 24 February 2019
The painters Jitka (1922-2011) and Květa (1922-1998) Válová, sisters from Kladno have been awarded the title Dames of Czech Culture. The posthumous honor was awarded by the minister of culture, Antonín Staněk, as part of the 13th annual international festival Mene Tekel. A medal with an emblem for painting is to be accepted on 24 February, 2019, by Marie Vydrová, representing the Válová family.
Grant Program
2019-02-18
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Call for Nominations 2019
Perpedes Grant Program
As part of its grant program Perpedes, the Agosto Foundation requests nominations from the general public for the support of the activities of individual artists, as well as for artistic or cultural projects.
Grant Program
2019-02-18
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Lee Patterson
Profile
Lee Patterson is a British musician, sound artist and maker of experimental musical instruments. He lives and works in Prestwich, Manchester.
2019-01-28
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Krčkovna, the Villa Fiala
Local Landmark Faces an Uncertain Future Blatná
The hill of Vinice (“Vinyard”) rises just beyond the outskirts of the village of Blatná, and atop that hill there was once a pub. The pub was a popular destination for day trips, and was designed by architect Karel Fiala for his brother Theodor, who was a well established citizen of Blatná and also the pub’s owner. He had it built in 1906, and called it a “buffet.” There was a bowling alley, and live music on Sundays. The year 2016, that is one hundred and ten years since, marks the beginning of Pavla Váňová-Černochová’s battle for very existence of the site.
2019-01-20

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