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2017

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bob Ostertag
Artist profile
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2017-01-21
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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
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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
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Tony Conrad
Completely in the Present 9 February, 2017, 8 PM Cinema 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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News and Events
Current and Upcoming
2017-01-01

2016

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Yury Bulka
Artist Residency
Yury Bulka is an artist and musician. He was formally educated as a clarinetist and musicologist in National Academy of Music in Lviv. He soon switched to electronic music, technology and programming, whose intersection with art is important in his work and research.
Artist Residency
2016-12-28
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Punctum Krásovka
A Point of Departure from the Usual Micro-Space Profile
Anton Marušarz (Tono), Radim Labuda and I are sitting in a small narrow space, tucked away in the back of Punctum, an “open creative space” discreetly located in Prague’s Žižkov. In the main room, the original locksmith shop, the evening’s event, “Gaučing,” is gaining momentum.
Media & Resources
2016-12-19
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An Interview with Ute Wassermann
vs. Interpretation 2016
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2016-12-19
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The ArtMap Bookstore
The ArtMap Bookstore opened in September 2016 in Prague as the result of a partnership between the Agosto Foundation and the ArtMap association.
Media & Resources
2016-12-13
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Shelley Hirsch
Explore Your 1000 Voices
Artist Residency
2016-11-21
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Patricia Bentancur
In the Absence
Curated by Clio E. Bugel
Artist Residency
2016-11-21
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Mazen Kerbaj
Video Interview
vs. Interpretation
2016-11-16
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Devil’s Dust
On the Cultural Significance of Detritus by Hanna Rose Shell
In light of our ongoing support for Frontiers of Solitude, an art project which engages in a complex inquiry into the environmental issues of our planet, and with gratitude to Cabinet Magazine for their willingness to collaborate, we bring you an article by Hanna Rose Shell on the cultural significance of detritus through an investigation of a byproduct of the textile industry called “shoddy”.
Media & Resources
2016-11-15
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An Interview with Mazen Kerbaj
vs. Interpretation 2016
Introducing a new series of video interviews made during the 2016 vs. Interpretation Festival. In the upcoming months we will be offering a series of video interviews produced during the festival, featuring the following artists who appeared at vs. Interpretation: Mazen Kerbaj, Bob Ostertag, Hans Van Koolwijk, Praed, Christof Kurzmann, Lê Quan Ninh, Christine Abdelnour, Phil Minton, Ute Wassermann, and Sarah Washington.
vs. Interpretation
2016-11-15
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Alternativa and Contempuls
Report from Two Festivals of New Music by Ewelina Chiu
If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience. – John Cage
Media & Resources
2016-11-15
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Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann
Tonic Train Artist Residency
Tonic Train is the experimental electronics duo of Sarah Washington and Knut Aufermann. The combination of Sarah’s homemade, circuit bent instruments and Knut’s feedback electronics creates a spectrum of fundamental electronic noises.
Artist Residency
2016-11-07
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Jodi Rose
Profile
Artist Residency
2016-11-07
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Arf Arf
Profile
Post-Australian sound poetry performance group Arf Arf
Artist Residency
2016-11-03
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Arf Arf in Performance
Prague Premiere of New Project 19 November, 2015 at the Školská 28 Gallery
Frank Lovece, Michael Buckley, Marcus Bergner with guest performer Myriam Van Imschoot The Prague premiere of the new performance project by the post-Australian sound poetry group Arf Arf. With a screening of the film Arf Arf.
Artist Residency
2016-11-03
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Aching Table
Ewa Jacobsson
Audiovisual performance
Artist Residency
2016-11-02
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Ewa Jacobsson
Profile
Artist Residency
2016-11-02
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Cristina Maldonado
The Stranger Gets a Gift Project
The Stranger Gets a Gift Project, a series of performances for audiences of one devised by Cristina Maldonado, will receive the support of the Agosto Foundation through the end of the year.
Grant Program
2016-11-01
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ArtMap Bookstore Opens on Vojtěšská
9 September, 2016 Prague
The ArtMap Bookstore, supported by the Agosto Foundation, had its official opening in Prague.
2016-10-29
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Controlled Anarchy
Jérôme Noetinger
by Petr Ferenc
vs. Interpretation
2016-10-17
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Media and Resources
Library
2016-09-19
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Media and Resouces
News
Current and Upcoming
2016-09-19
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Media and Resources
Overview
Access to cultural heritage is fundamental to an educated and open society, and for maintaining a balance between the common and higher interests at play in the public sphere.
2016-09-19

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