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2017

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Soundworms Ecology Gathering
22 — 24 September 2017 Mariánské Radčice, Czech Republic Participants and preliminary program
For the Gathering in Mariánské Radčice we have selected a number of project proposals. What follows is a preliminary program.
2017-07-27
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Planet Chaos
Střítež by Polička in Eastern Bohemia
At first sight, Střítež is a common village near Polička in the region of Eastern Bohemian. However, when you enter the courtyard of one of the local houses, you enter Planet Chaos.
2017-07-19
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Lê Quan Ninh
Profile
vs. Interpretation
2017-07-19
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An Interview with Lê Quan Ninh
vs. Interpretation 2016
vs. Interpretation
2017-07-19
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Camouflage is always DIY
An interview with Hanna Rose Shell
Professor Shell, who has been working in Prague as part of the Agosto residency program, spoke to us about the development of camouflage, her film work, and her fascination with “the skins of things”.
Artist Residency
2017-07-17
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Making Your City Your Own
Let’s Revive Strakonice Strakonice
Upon arriving in Strakonice, the South Bohemian town’s impression is a modest one. Although settled in the latter half of the 12th century, and boasting a moated castle on the Otava River built shortly thereafter, the large-scale urban reconstruction of the 1970s demolished many of the historical buildings that had given Strakonice the fairy-tale quality typical of many old Czech towns.
2017-07-14
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Kuai Shen
Artist Residency
Kuai Shen is a naturalist and media artist who has been loving and studying ants for over 16 years. His hybrid installations explore the interspecies relationships in the natural/artificial continuum, inspired on one hand by the emergence and self-organization of ants, and on the other, by the subjective intertwining of parasites, microorganisms and viruses in relation to mimicry, affects, and the forces of becoming.
Artist Residency
2017-07-13
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Praed
Profile
by Petr Slabý
2017-06-24
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An Interview with Praed
vs. Interpretation 2016
Our video series continues with this interview with Praed, a duo (Raed Yassin and Paed Conca) who improvise with music influenced by everything from Egyptian pop, free jazz, and elecronics.
vs. Interpretation
2017-06-22
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Call for Nominations 2017
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
2017-06-14
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Opportunity / Work Offer
Grant Program Perpedes
The Agosto Foundation is looking for a new colleague to guide and oversee the development of a pilot grant program for the support of individual artists and artistic and cultural projects.
2017-06-14
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Call for Artists and Researchers
Agosto Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program Prague, Czechia
Deadline: August 30, 2017 for residencies taking place between November 1, 2017 and May 30, 2018
Artist Residency
2017-06-12
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Camouflage and Photographic Surveillance
Hide-and-Seek in Science, Art, and War June 29, 2017, 7pm, Tranzitdisplay
Hanna Rose Shell, from the obverse vantage point, will argue that camouflage is an adaptive logic of escape from photographic representation.
2017-06-05
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An Interview with Hans van Koolwijk
vs. Interpretation 2016
Our video series continues with this interview of Hans van Koolwijk, who, after 16 years, returned to Prague to present his work for inflated balloons and bamboo flutes at the National Gallery at Veletržní Palác. In addition, he also performed the work Bambuso Sonoro on his self-created musical instrument, a bamboo pipe organ, in the former Electric Works Building in Prague’s Bubeneč.
vs. Interpretation
2017-05-15
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Hans van Koolwijk
Profile
by Petr Slabý Dutch artist Hans van Koolwijk (1952) doesn’t call himself a musician, but rather a sound artist working with sound like a sculptor does with stone or clay. Koolwijk studied the fine arts, and his musical instruments are in themselves art objects.
vs. Interpretation
2017-05-15
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The Skins of Things
A Screening of Films by Hanna Rose Shell 13 June 2017, 8 PM at Cinema Ponrepo
Hanna Rose Shell, a filmmaker and historian of science and technology, will be taking part in a number of events during her upcoming residency in Prague, including a 13 June screening of her experimental and documentary films at the Bio Ponrepo.
Artist Residency
2017-05-03
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Soundworms Ecology Gathering
A Call for Participation Location: Mariánské Radčice, Czech Republic 22 — 24 September 2017
Mariánské Radčice/Maria Ratschitz is an old village near Most, about 80 km from Prague. The town and its surroundings, which include a recently reconstructed Baroque church, are suffused with the ceaseless noise that emanates from the strange earthworks which lay just beyond the trees — the Bílina open pit lignite coal mines.
The Foundation
2017-05-03
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Jakub Gawkowski
Artalk.cz Guest Art Critic
Artalk.cz online magazine invites Polish art critic Jakub Gawkowski.
Artist Residency
2017-05-01
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A Gallery for the Taking
The Stolen Gallery Ukradená Galerie
Artur Magrot and Alessandra (Alex) Svátek founded Ukradená Galerie (“The Stolen Gallery”) in 2010 in Český Krumlov, a town well known not only for its picturesque qualities, but also for its art high school, Svaté Anežky České, that educates a sizeable share of Czech and Slovak artists.
2017-04-26
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An Interview with Sarah Washington
vs. Interpretation 2016
vs. Interpretation
2017-04-26
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Sarah Washington
Profile
2017-04-26
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Videos
Vilém Flusser
Media & Resources
2017-04-13
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Katalin Vera Benedek
Artalk.cz Guest Art Historian
In April, Artalk.cz online magazine invites Hungarian art historian Katalin Vera Benedek.
Artist Residency
2017-04-11
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Hanna Rose Shell
Artist Residency
Hanna Rose Shell is a historian of science and technology and a filmmaker, who focuses on the environment, the media, military studies, and material culture. Primarily the topics related to textile industry, clothing, recycling and camouflage. Hanna Rose Shell will be in the Czech republic in June 2017 upon invitation of the Agosto Foundation.
Artist Residency
2017-03-27
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Christof Kurzmann
Profile
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2017-03-26
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An Interview with Christof Kurzmann
vs. Interpretation 2016
Our video series continues with an interview with Christof Kurzmann, an Austrian composer and performer who provided a compositional framework for and conducted a performance of an expanded lineup of Prague Improvisation Orchestra. In the upcoming months we will be continuing this series, featuring selected artists who also appeared at the 2016 vs. Interpretation festival, including: Hans Van Koolwijk, Praed, Lê Quan Ninh, Christine Abdelnour and Sarah Washington.
vs. Interpretation
2017-03-26
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Zastávka194
An Open Community Space in Chotěboř
There aren’t many buildings of historical value left on the main square of Chotěboř. But at no. 194, we find Kohoutův dům, which is the only building that has retained its appearance after the fire of 1832.
Media & Resources
2017-03-22
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Liminal Spaces
Genot Centre and the Silent_Night concert series
A profile on Prague based record label and music community Genot Centre and its series of sleepover concerts, hosted in collaboration with Radio Wave and Divadlo Ponec. 
2017-03-21
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Oxymoron
Bram (Joost Verhey) Man looks at Woman, Woman looks at Man (Nathalie Alonso Casale and Pavel Semčenko) 11 May 2017, 8 PM at Cinema Ponrepo
In the process of going through the archives from the symposia at Plasy monastery from 1992-1999, we have uncovered two films which were created during that time. Both will have their Czech premieres during an upcoming screening at the Bio Ponrepo. The evening will start with an ultraaleatoric infrasound performance by LFNFU (The Legendary Forever Night Frog Unit).
vs. Interpretation
2017-03-20
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Ada Muntean
Artalk.cz Guest Curator in Prague
In March, Artalk.cz online magazine organizes the residency of the Romanian artist and critic Ada Muntean.
Artist Residency
2017-03-14
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Hanna Rose Shell
Profile
"I work on the skins of things, excavating histories of technology and media from the surface layers of natural and man-made objects. I use film, photography and installation, as well as tools from the fields of the history of science and technology, art history, media studies and material culture studies to analyze the production, use, and transformation of often-overlooked, even marginalized, material artifacts located at the interstices of the found and the fabricated."
Artist Residency
2017-03-14
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Getting Lost on Purpose
Paul Williams on Tony Conrad and Burning Bridges
Paul Williams, co-producer of Tyler Hubby's documentary Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present, talks about his time with "drone pioneer" Tony Conrad and his own work with his consulting agency, Burning Bridges.
Media & Resources
2017-03-11
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Phil Minton
Artist profile
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2017-02-22

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