The VVP AVU series is part of the research project of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports - Czech Art in the Post-Socialist Transformation Period (1980-2005), project no. MSM6046144601. The project focuses on translations of theoretical texts that provide a broader interdisciplinary view of the historical, political and socio-cultural background of the post-Socialist transformation in our region.
| Jan Zálešák, The Art of Collaboration
This fourth volume of the AVU Research Center series. There are two main areas of interest involved in this study. The first is an introduction into a contemporary discourse on collaborative art; the second is a survey of manifestations and forms of collaboration in the Czech contemporary art. This survey is completed with a triplet of case studies focused on the selected art projects (There Is Nothing There by Kateřina Šedá, Us by Rafani group, and Figure and Ground by Jesper Alvaer and Isabella Grosseová). Artistic value and complexity of these projects makes them an excellent starting point for a comparative analysis.
Tomáš Dvořák (ed.), Chapters from the History and Theory of the Media
This third volume of the AVU Research Center series offers translations of important writings of leading international historians and theoreticians of the media. A focus is placed on philosophical, sociological, aesthetic and historical problems of the media and communication.
Boris Groys, Gesamtkunstwerk Stalin. The Divided Culture in the Soviet Union.
The Communist Postscript.
The second volume of the AVU Research Center Edition acquaints the Czech reader for first time in book form with the thoughts of Boris Groys (b. 1947), an important philosopher and art theoretician of Russian origin. The publication includes translations of two studies that philosophically interpret the historical phenomenon of Soviet communism from various perspectives.
Slavoj Žižek, Horseshoe over the Door, Anthology of texts
The first title in the series is an anthology of the texts of Slovenian philosopher, theoretician of popular culture and journalist, Slavoj Žižek. The anthology includes the author's most expressive short texts published in the years 1993-2007; these were devoted to a wide range of subjects from recent history and the present day - Stalinism as the totalitarian result of the Enlightenment tradition, the disintegration of the Communist bloc, the ascent of the new "post-ideological" hegemony of global capitalism and liberal democracy and the fate of the modern emancipation project.
VÍT SOUKUP: EVERYTHING! Films and Theater Performances 1993-2003 DVD from the VIDA series was released.
The VVP AVU lecture cycle on-line: Nov 7, Nov 21, Dec 12 and Jan 9
A new programme from the VVP AVU videoarchive on-line at Artycok.tv
The editorial board of The Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones is accepting essays and reviews for the upcoming first issue of 2013
Published exhibition catalogue The Islands of Resistance. Between the First and Second Modernity 1985-2012
Published anthology of texts Czech Art 1980-2010. Texts and Documents
The B-Movie DVD was released.
AVU Research Center's on-line video-archive database
In May 2010 the AVU Research Centre's on-line video-archive database was launched as part of the i-datum contemporary art database.
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