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Romani Culture in the Spotlight
An Interview with Gwendolyn Albert
Gwendolyn Albert is a journalist and activist who has been living and working in Prague since the mid-1990s. She currently writes for Romea.cz.
Media & Resources
2018-07-16
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Picnic with Tonic Train
26 July, 2018, 5 PM Concert, City Gallery of Pardubice
A concert by the electronic duo Tonic Train (Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann) will take place during Picnic Thursdays at the City Gallery of Pardubice. Creative cooking with artists, theorists and critics together with the public at one table.
Artist Residency
2018-07-16
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MUHÚ – Microfestival of Art, Mountains and Valleys
30 July – 4 August, 2018 Turnovská Chata, Jizera Mountains
The third iteration of the MUHÚ mini-symposium and festival, organized by Aleš Zemene and friends, will once again take place this summer in the Jizera Mountains. 
2018-07-10
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Perpedes-funded Project Events
June 2018
The following events are taking place in the month of June, organized by various projects with Perepedes grant support.
Grant Program
2018-06-21
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Tonic Train
Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann Artist Residency
Tonic Train is the experimental electronics duo of Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann.
Artist Residency
2018-06-21
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Julien Maire
Artist Residency
Julien Maire works with new media in his own, singular way often de-constructing and re-inventing analog apparatuses. He gives them a pataphysical slant, disassembling and inverting the functionality of various perception machines, like projectors or cameras. As part of his Agosto Residency, he will exhibit at the Inverse Mindset exhibition which will take place in Galerie AMU from 19 July - 2 September 2018. 
Artist Residency
2018-06-04
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Inverse Mindset
Works by Julien Maire and Robert Vlasák 19 July – 2 September, 2018 Galerie AMU (GAMU)
Production: GAMU and Agosto FoundationCurated by: Miloš VojtěchovskýTechnical assistance: Matěj ŠenkyříkExhibition design: Dominik AdamecOpening: 18 July, 2018, 6 PM    Opening sound performance: Tonic Train (Knut Aufermann and Sarah Washington)
2018-05-29
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Invitations from the Beautification Society for the City of Ostrava
Cemetery Beautification and new Krásná Ostrava bulletin launch 21 June 2018, 6 PM
21 June 2018, 6 PM
2018-05-25
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Open Call for Artists and Researchers
Agosto Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program Prague, Czech Republic
Deadline: August 15, 2018 for residencies taking place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 
Artist Residency
2018-05-25
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Call for Nominations 2018
Perpedes Grant Program
As part of its grant program Perpedes, the Agosto Foundation is requesting nominations from the general public for the support of the activities of individual artists, as well as for artistic or cultural projects.
Grant Program
2018-05-24
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How Forests Think
Martyna Poznańska and Peter Cusack Audiovisual Report from Białowieża Forest Vysočina Regional Gallery, Jihlava Opening: 7 June 2018, 5 PM
This group exhibition focuses on the depiction of the forest in European art today. It is inspired by current scientific approaches to plants that accentuate “passionate immersion” in the surrounding non-human world, enlarging the sphere of representation, and cultivating the idea of the forest as an interconnected and thinking organism.
2018-05-23
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2018-05-22
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Exploring New Musical Horizons in Bali
Martin Lauer
As the only predominantly Hindu island in an otherwise majority-muslim Indonesia, Bali can take pride in a spectacularly unique cultural environment – one which continuously draws on ancient past while standing firmly in the 21st century.
2018-05-22
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Martyna Poznańska and Vendula Guhová
Concert at Petrohradská kolektiv 19 April, 2018, 8 PM
A concert as part of a program of live art by Petrohradská kolektiv.
Artist Residency
2018-04-17
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Nyepi: The Ritual of Silence in Bali
Martin Lauer
Silence is becoming every more scarce in the world of today, drenched as it is in ubiquitous noise. We are living in a world swarming with constant and frenetic movement, one of the many negative consequences of which is the continuous flow of superimposed sonic events of low quality.
2018-04-09
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Industrial Heritage in the Sphere of Cultural Production
Case study: Croatia Lecture by Lea Vene 9 April 2018, 6 PM at Artmap Bookstore
In 2010, textile workers of Kamensko went on strike in the city centre of Zagreb. It was one of the rare cases where textile workers occupied the public space and were supported by many civil organizations, attracting a great deal of media and public attention. Despite the community pressure, the factory was closed down, leaving the textile workers on the street without ensuring them previously earned salaries.
2018-04-02
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Call for Donations
Perpedes Grant Program
Agosto Foundation has opened a call for donations in support of the Perpedes Grant Program on the Darujme.cz website. We support artists and art-oriented local communities in the regions through a progressive grant program without excessive bureaucracy.
Grant Program
2018-04-02
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Our Daily Bread
A film by Nikolaus Geyrhalter 9 May, 2018, 8 PM — Cinema Ponrepo
Prague premiereOur Daily Bread / Unser täglich Brot (Austria, 2005, 92 min, DCP)Directed by: Nikolaus GeyrhalterSound: Stefan Holzer, Andreas Hamza, Hjalti Bager–Jonathansson
Produced by: Nikolaus Geyrhalter Filmproduktion GmbH
2018-03-27
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Romano ďives
Romani Day in Zákolany An Invitation 6 April 2018, from 2 PM at Pianka, Zákolany
We cordially invite you to spend the first Friday in April in the central Bohemian town of Zákolany, where the local Roma community, along with the deputies of the municipality, the Romani studies seminar of the Department of Central European Studies at Charles University, together with other organizations have prepared the Romani Day event for the wider public.
2018-03-13
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Jitka and Květa Válová
Artist profile
After the war, Jitka Válová studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague with Prof. Josef Kaplický, while Květa Válová attended a private school. Both transferred to the studio of Emil Filla after a year.
2018-03-13
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Unveiling of a Memorial Plaque at the House of the Válová Sisters
Tentative Operation of Jitka Válová Studio 20 March 2018, 3.30 PM Bendlova Street no. 6, Kladno
On 20 March, 2018, at 2 PM, there will be an unveiling of a memorial plaque at Bendlova St. 6 in Kladno at the house where the sisters Jitka and Květa Válová lived and worked for most of their lives. This will be accompanied by the public opening of Jitka Válová’s studio, with the support of the Agosto Foundation’s Perpedes Grant Program.
Grant Program
2018-03-12
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Martyna Poznańska
Artist residency
Martyna Poznańska is a sound artist who works in various media across disciplines, building connections between the intangible medium of sound and solid matter. Her work includes listening and field recording practice, in addition to working with various visual tools such as drawing, video, use of created or found objects, and writing among others.
Artist Residency
2018-02-27
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Lea Vene
Curatorial Residency
Lea Vene is an art historian and cultural anthropologist. In her research in the field of visual art and anthropology, Vene constantly rethinks the role of visual media in translating elements of culture and everyday life through documentary film and photography.
Artist Residency
2018-02-23
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Future of the Past
Macedonia’s Contemporary Political Art Lecture by Elena Veljanovska 6 March 2018, 7PM at Tranzitdisplay
As in a few other European countries in recent years, politics in Macedonia have been carried out on the visual and symbolic plane. Making their political visions visible in public was one of the highest priorities to the former, nationalistic government, which extensively rebuilt public space, covering it with historicized sculptures, monuments and new decorative buildings, and striving to reframe Macedonian history and creating a new memory.
2018-02-17
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Romafuturism Library Opens
Elena Lacková’s book “I Was Born Under a Lucky Star” is read by 24 guests during all-day celebration
2018-02-16
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Change is Possible
An Interview with Dalibor Knapp
To mark the occasion of the publication of the first Czech book on digital colonialism — Digital Negroes: An Ethnographic Dictionary (2017) – we talked with author Dalibor Knapp about black monoliths, a shift in the understanding of colonialism, and about the stratification of digital space.
2018-02-13
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À la Recherche du Temps Perdu
Plasy and Hermit No. I, II, III. Program for Czech Radio Vltava — Radioateliér 2018 Editor: Ladislav Železný, mastering: Stanislav Abrahám
From 1992-99, the Hermit Foundation and the Center for Metamedia held a series of symposia, exhibitions, concerts and artist residencies at the former Cistercian monastery at Plasy, in northwest Bohemia.
2018-02-02
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Dawson City: Frozen Time
A film by Bill Morrison 29 March, 2018, 8 PM — Cinema Ponrepo Introduced by Matěj Strnad (National Film Archive) Discussion with guests from Dawson City
Czech premiereDawson City: Frozen Time (US, 2016, 120 min, DCP)director: Bill Morrisonmusic: Alex Somers
producers: Madeleine Molyneaux/Picture Palace Pictures; Bill Morrison/Hypnotic Pictures
2018-02-01
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Alive and Well
Kavárny Naživo Brings Art to the Cafés of Europe
With the smell of coffee and, in former times, tobacco, wafting in the air, the hustle and bustle of voices and the clinking of cutlery and tableware, the café scene has always been somewhat of a hub for European cultural life.
2018-01-23
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Romafuturismo Library
Library Opening and Reading Marathon 1 February 2018, 7 AM – …
The Romafuturismo Library and tranzit.cz: An Open InvitationDittrichova 13, Praha 2
Grant Program
2018-01-19
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Elena Veljanovska
Curatorial Residency
Elena Veljanovska is a freelance curator and cultural project manager from Macedonia who takes inspiration from cultural theory and the humanities, the development of digital technology, sciences, and politics with an emphasis on the politics of memory.
Artist Residency
2018-01-15
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Naturally DIY
Uutěrky Návsí u Jablunkova
They form a pair. Martin Krkošek and Pavla Krkošová Byrtusová, partners both in their personal and professional lives, live in Návsí u Jablunkova, a stone’s throw away from the Slovakian border, just between Třinec and Žilina.
2018-01-15
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Nedotýkejte se toho, prosím / Let’s entropy
Multichannel video installation by Veronika Romhány 31 January 2018, 7 PM, Punctum Performances by Marek Hlaváč
Hungarian artist Veronika Romhány, currently Agosto Foundation artist in residence, will present the multichannel video installation Please Do Not Touch! The event will also include performances by Marek Hlaváč, with audience participation.  
Artist Residency
2018-01-15

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