AboutFine Art Departments of The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU) & The Royal College of Art, London (RCA)
An exhibition of artworks by postgraduate students and graduates from the Fine Art departments of The Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU) and the Royal College of Art, London (RCA).
Addendum (On the Shortness of Life) adopts the gallery space as a site for exchange, presenting works from the 2013 graduate exhibition at AVU alongside site-specific interventions, new works and performances by current students and recent graduates of the RCA.
Professor Michael Rittstein, the curator from the AVU says: "Coming from different disciplines and studios, these artists represent the diversity within the art school and the high standards that are its focus. The exhibition presents a group of graduates offering a sample of the diversity of approaches currently found at AVU. Naturally, the selection does not represent the school's full range, but it does offer an overview of the artistic quality of this year's graduates."
The exhibition at Red Gallery is the first part of this exchange; Professor Rittstein and the seven AVU artists will travel to London to install the exhibition alongside the artists and curators from the RCA. The dialogue established will continue during the next part of the project, an exhibition of works by the eight RCA artists at the AVU galleries in October 2013.
Performances and events: During the opening on September 12th, there will be performances by Louise Ashcroft and Lina Lapelyte. Intermittent performances by Lina Lapelyte will continue throughout the duration of the exhibition. On Thursday 26th September Marlene Haring will present Secret Service Society, fifteen minutes of conversation under a legally binding non-disclosure agreement.
The Academy of Fine Arts in Prague was established in 1799 by a decree passed by Emperor Franz I. In the first years it has offered schools of painting and drawing and later were added specialized fields from graphics, sculpture, architecture, restoration studios to new media and intermedia studios at present. The Academy offers Master's and Doctor's Degree, maintaining an average of 330 students in 18 studios headed by Czech leading artists and has generous historic ateliers spaces. AVU intensely and intently cares about the development of talents their students or visiting undergraduates.
The Royal College of Artis the world's most influential postgraduate university of art and design. Specialising in teaching and research, the RCA offers the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD across the disciplines of fine art, applied art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 1,300 masters and doctoral students and two hundred professionals interacting with them, including scholars and leading art and design practitioners, along with numerous distinguished visiting professors and tutors, specialists and advisors.
Private View, 12th September from 7pm
Exhibition Open from 13th till 27th September, midday 6pm