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2017

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
Duchcov, New Landscape
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
Muzeum Alternatywnych Historii Społecznych
Jakub Gawkowski
Artalk.cz Guest Art Critic
Artalk.cz online magazine invites Polish art critic Jakub Gawkowski.
Artist Residency
2017-05-01
The Stolen Gallery — Ukradená Galerie
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
Sarah Washington - vs. Interpretation 2016
An Interview with Sarah Washington
vs. Interpretation 2016
vs. Interpretation
2017-04-26
Sarah Washington. Photo: Haco
Sarah Washington
Profile
2017-04-26
Villém Flusser
Videos
Vilém Flusser
Media & Resources
2017-04-13
Katalin Vera Benedek
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
Hanna Rose Shell - Shoddy Aliens
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
Christof Kurzmann. Photo: Sabina Đogić
Christof Kurzmann
Profile
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2017-03-26
Christof Kurzmann
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
Kohoutův dům
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
Liminal spaces
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
plasy
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
Adina Mutean
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
Hanna Rose Shell
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
Paul Williams -- Burning Bridges; taken from https://www.facebook.com/burningbridges2015/
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
Phil Minton (photo: Iztok Zupan)
Phil Minton
Artist profile
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2017-02-22
Phil Minton
An Interview with Phil Minton
vs. Interpretation 2016
Our video series continues with a fourth interview, this time with Phil Minton, a British vocalist who performed in Bob Ostertag’s Book of Hours, “a composition for three vocals and an instrument,” with an ensemble that also included Theo Bleckmann and Audrey Chen. 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, Christof Kurzmann, Lê Quan Ninh, Christine Abdelnour and Sarah Washington.
vs. Interpretation
2017-02-22
Early Minimalism
Vibrating and Drone Music
by Miloš Vojtěchovský “No melodies, no harmonies, no rhythm. No bullshit.” – Tom Johnson about the music of Phill Niblock, Village Voice, 1975.
Media & Resources
2017-02-17
Through the Other Lens
The Post‐Photographic and the Neo‐Archeological The Květoň Brothers
A profile on the Květoň brother's work and practice through their shared label, Andere Seite Studio. 
2017-02-16
Yury Bulka: Photo by Myroslav Trofymuk
Staying Incognito and Making Noise
Yury Bulka
Talking to the Agosto Foundation's current artist-in-residence Yury Bulka about what he's been up to in Prague and his future plans. 
Media & Resources
2017-02-15
Stop Tracking Me
How to regain your privacy and autonomy online Lecture and workshop by Yury Bulka 11 February, 2017, 2 PM Autonomous Social Centre Klinika in Prague
The everyday digital activities of every one of us are being recorded, collected, analyzed and exploited by various commercial and government structures, and the extent and depth of this hybrid sci-fi-like system is already beyond imagination. But the saying “privacy is dead” is a myth.
Artist Residency
2017-01-23
An Interview with Bob Ostertag
vs. Interpretation 2016
Our video series continues with this, our third interview, this time with Bob Ostertag, who presented his work Book of Hours, “a composition for three vocals and an instrument,” with an ensemble that included Theo Bleckmann, Audrey Chen and Phil Minton. In the upcoming months we will be offering a continuation of this series, featuring these artists, who also appeared at the 2016 vs. Interpretation festival: Hans Van Koolwijk, Praed, Christof Kurzmann, Lê Quan Ninh, Christine Abdelnour, Phil Minton and Sarah Washington.
vs. Interpretation
2017-01-21
Bob Ostertag
Bob Ostertag
Artist profile
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2017-01-21
A Practice within a Vision
Sam83 and Aradecor Kdyně
The sound of the Arachné is all-encompassing, a veritable army of sewing machines bashing their needles, 120 of them to be exact, in mechanical mercilessness.
Media & Resources
2017-01-18
Yury Bulka at Wakushoppu
7 February, 2017, 7:30 PM at Café V lese
Join us for a performance by Yury Bulka, guest artist of the Agosto Foundation, as part of the Wakushoppu series at the Café V lese in Prague on 7 February 2017
Artist Residency
2017-01-02
Photo of Tony Conrad by Frederick Eberstadt
Tony Conrad
Completely in the Present 9 February, 2017, 8 PM at Bio Ponrepo
Prague premiere of biographical documentary on Tony Conrad takes place 9 February, 2017 at 8 PM at the Bio Ponrepo. The screening includes the vs. Interpretation 2016 Festival documentary by Dominik Žižka and a short performance by Prague Improvisation Orchestra as an homage to Tony Conrad.
vs. Interpretation
2017-01-01
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