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2017

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
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
Bob Ostertag
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
News and Events
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
Ute Wassermann
An Interview with Ute Wassermann
vs. Interpretation 2016
by Petr Slabý
vs. Interpretation
2016-12-19
ArtMap Bookstore
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
Shelley Hirsch: Explore Your 1000 Voices
Shelley Hirsch
Explore Your 1000 Voices
Artist Residency
2016-11-21
In the Absence by Patricia Bentancur
Patricia Bentancur
In the Absence
Curated by Clio E. Bugel
Artist Residency
2016-11-21
Mazen Kerbaj
Mazen Kerbaj
Video Interview
vs. Interpretation
2016-11-16
Close-up of heap of shoddy in West Yorkshire’s Heavy Woollen District.
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
Mazen Kerbaj at the Old Wastewater Treatment Plant
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
Arf Arf
Arf Arf
Profile
Post-Australian sound poetry performance group Arf Arf
Artist Residency
2016-11-03

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