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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. In their pursuit to find a new approach to the realm of plants, new forms of cooperation among various fields and species emerge. The title of the exhibition comes from the book How Forests Think by anthropologist Eduardo Kahn, in which he asks what it means to be human in such an expanded world.

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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: Beautification of a Silesian-Ostravan cemetery and the tomb of Augustin Handzel; A commentated walk among the tombs of famous persons; and the inauguration of the bulletin Krásná Ostrava (Beautiful Ostrava).

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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. The Perpedes grant program fosters a closer connection between artistic and cultural activities, and the daily lives of various social strata and communities, on both the local and regional scale. The program focuses on strengthening smaller individual and civic initiatives which intersect or interact with interdisciplinary cooperation, and which address themes pertaining to social and environmental networks working within the framework of contemporary art. Nominations will be accepted until August 15, 2018. The grants will be conferred based on the agreed upon time schedule, with the availability funds lasting until the end of 2019.

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Open Call for Artists and Researchers

Agosto Foundation Artist-In-Residence Program
Prague, Czech Republic

The Agosto Foundation seeks to establish strong platforms for the continuous and ongoing sharing of ideas. Through the Agosto Residency Program, the foundation seeks to create a context, not restricted to artists, for those active in the cultural realm to step outside of their usual frames of reference and to reach across disciplines. Selected artists and researchers will receive a private apartment in the center of Prague for a period of up to 3 months, a grant of approximately €750 (in Czech currency) to support their proposed project, travel expenses (limited) and assistance in project implementation.

The Foundation encourages and welcomes the participation of artists, curators and researchers from various backgrounds to apply for the support of projects which are in line with the mission of the Agosto Foundation and the declared objectives of the residency. Deadline: August 15, 2018 for residencies taking place between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019

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New in the Mediateka, May 2018

Hermit Foundation and Center for Metamedia Plasy

The media collection of the Hermit Foundation [HF] and Center for Metamedia Plasy [CMP] documents events and activities that took place during the 1990s in the (former) Cistercian monastery of Plasy, which were initiated by the HF and CMP. In spite of the importance and longevity of these activities, there is very little reference material available in the public sphere. We are continuing the long process of porting items into the Mediateka which heretofore have been housed only in private archives. Since the documentation of these events is extensive, this must currently be considered a work-in-progress.

Growthrings / Letokruhy

Hermit II: June – July 1993

Growthrings / from the Baroque to today. Sound, Space, Light, Time, Architecture, Language, Music, Communication, Media. Documentation based on the printed catalogue from the interdisciplinary symposium in the Plasy Monastery. …

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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. In ancient times, it was primarily the influences coming from China and India which left its mark on Balinese culture, and later the Javanese Majapahit empire, which caused an influx of Javanese culture to Bali in the 13th and 14th century. However, throughout the colonial period, Bali was resistant to outside influences and Islam never left an imprint on its culture, as it did on other islands in Indonesia. Neither did Christianity, since Bali had long been overlooked by the West as underdeveloped, and it was only by the end of 19th century that the Dutch started to take active interest in it, driven by their effort to consolidate the East Indies.

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