Friday Show: Typography & InDesign

For this week’s Friday Show, the students will combine their freshly obtained knowledge of font psychology and Adobe InDesign to create Emotional Manifestos and fantastic magazines about the sensitive world of complex feelings and ever-changing emotions.

To view their work visit the FADM Instagram page from 5 pm.

Friday Show: Sculpture & Installation

Start your weekend with a Friday Show exhibition!

This week the students will practice installation of their work in a gallery space at The Clay Society in Palmovka. For two weeks they have explored the world of materials, objects and their meaning. And on Friday they will present the results of their explorations, material testimonies of their being in the world. The exhibition will open to the public at 3.00pm and will run until 7.00pm.

So please drop by the The Clay Society or see student’s work on the FADM Instagram here that will be uploaded from 5pm.

Friday Show: Drawing & Painting

Painting involves communicating and discovering. Each time we apply colour on a surface we’re expressing our emotions, we’re playing or praying, we’re acting or we’re waiting, we’re thinking or we’re screaming….

This is the first in another series of Friday Shows. So visit the rooms opposite the student lounge to see first semester students from Foundation Art Design and Media Practice’s paintings and drawings influenced by painters from the past.

Or see their work in digital format on the FADM Instagram here that will be uploaded from 3pm.

ЯTUT’, BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media Graduate Exhibition

Come to the exhibition opening of ЯTUT’ and see graduating BA (Hons) Fine Art Experimental Media students final work. The exhibition will run until 7 June.

The age of digital media. Transformation of one’s own artistic practice based on personal experience and outlooks on life. Gathered will be depictions of ideas, forms and thoughts coming to life through the eyes of individuals experiencing a changing state of their own environment in their own ways, unique to their identities. The way that one transforms experiences into art, figures out how to make it accessible to those around them through the use of virtual pilgrimages – a form of escapism, showcasing varying identities from all around the globe.

The title – ЯTUT’, possibly also read as “Ya Tut” (I am Here), is the word for mercury, and a reference to all of us coming together, molten into one single fragment. An explosive combination of minds with different views and ideologies. I am here. We are here.

Website: RTUT
Instagram: RTUT

Friday Show: Animation

Animation allows to work with different materials, techniques and be as creative as you like. For the final Friday Show of the Spring semester students will experiment with three different techniques: 2d, stop-motion and motion graphics.

Check out their work from 5pm on the FADMP Instagram page and be inspired!

Friday Show: Typography & InDesign

For this week’s Friday Show the students will combine their freshly obtained knowledge of font psychology and Adobe InDesign to create Emotional Manifestos and fantastic magazines about the sensitive world of complex feelings and ever-changing emotions.

To view their work visit the FADMP Instagram page from 5pm.

Friday Show: Interactive Art

For the past two weeks, students have been exploring how to interact with objects, images and people. For the Friday Show, students will feature documentation of the interactive exercises that they have executed – from video triptychs to interactive video walks and performative video installations.

Their work will also be uploaded to the FADMP Instagram page from 5pm.

VALS: Jiří Žák, Consensual Hallucinations and Poetic Investigation

Jiří Žák graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and works for Artyčok TV.  In 2015 he became a laureate of the EXIT award and in 2020, he became co-holder of the Jindřich Chalupecký Award. His works have been shown at art biennales in Kiev, Warsaw and Prague.

As an artist, Jiří Žák works mainly with moving images and video installations, in which the research component usually blends with the poetic line and the form of narration.

He is interested in how grand narratives and collective identities are created and how they are maintained in society. In his work, he constantly tries to create a contra-stories towards consensual hallucinations for example such as the mythos of a national identity.
In the lecture, Žák will elaborate on an ongoing project which is based on his long-term artistic research regarding the Czechoslovak and Czech weapon industry. Military materials were important Czechoslovak commodities, which were exported to various parts of the world during the 20th century.
With the rise of the Communist Party government in Czechoslovakia in 1948, there was a turn in this area towards cooperation with fraternal socialist regimes. The Syrian Arab Republic stood out of a long line of these friendly states in the framework of trade cooperation. The first contract with Czechoslovakia was signed in the second half of the 1940s and this bond lasted till the year 1991. Although the core of the relationship was a weapon export to Syria, there was much more of a mutual influence going on, for example on the level of education, culture or simply basic human relations.
Showcase examples of this research will be Žák’s loose trilogy of short films called Epilogue of the Long Friendship (2020) which consist of Unfinished Love Letter, The Debt and It Was Probably Our Karel, She Said.
Žák will also present his project called DeepReal Havel where he investigates the speech of Václav Havel, in which the former Czech president marks decolonisation and the disintegration of the Soviet Union as the most significant events of the second half of the 20th century. This speech, delivered by Václav Havel on the occasion of receiving the Indira Gandhi Prize in 1994, became the subject of the collaboration between said researchers, etc. gallery and Jiří Žák. This consisted of a collaborative rewriting of Havel’s original speech based on the insights of postcolonial studies and the historical distance of the past quarter-century.
Jiri Zak, VALS Lecture
The final text is not merely a transcription but is foremost a re-evaluation of the thought of a politician who has become an international symbol of the nonviolent defeat of totalitarian communist regimes and the following transition of these regimes to capitalist democracy. This theoretically and visually updated reading of Václav Havel’s speech encourages viewers to take distance from the symbolic aura of his persona, and adopt a new perspective on the relation between post-Soviet Czech society, Western countries, and non-European others.
If you are outside of Prague and cannot make it to Bishop’s Court, then simply join online by using this zoom link at the advertised time.
To learn more about Jiří visit his website.

VALS: Tomáš Rousek, From Prague to the Moon

Architect Tomáš Rousek will present his terrestrial and space projects.
Tomáš founded XTEND DESIGN in Prague and London and has collaborated on a number of projects around the world – NASA space modules, architecture for the Rio Olympics, FIFA Championships in Qatar and Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi and futuristic projects for two royal families.
He is inspired by global challenges such as expanding humanity into space and tackling climate change and improving the way cities work. In this presentation, he will also share his company’s experience working for Škoda Auto, EU, Vodafone and Mercedes-Benz.
If you cannot make it to Bishop’s Court then simply join online use this zoom link at the advertised time.

Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Vestre

Vestre is a design-driven Norwegian outdoor furniture company that designs and produces outdoor meeting spaces for global cities.

Together with BIG, the architectural office of Bjarke Ingels, Vestre has just finished The Plus – hailed as next generation and as the world’s most environmentally friendly furniture factory located in Norway.

Jan-Hendrik Schlüter from the Berlin office of Vestre will present Vestre’s vision, story and the unique principles of The Plus.

Learn more about Vestre and The Plus.