The database of contemporary Czech art, i-datum, arose in connection to a research project on the transformation period from the 1980s to the present day. The database is a parallel project to the AVU Research Centre's archive and provides basic information on significant artists and groups, important exhibition projects, gallery institutions and art periodicals of the relevant period. It also features a VVP AVU video archive, a database of contemporary Czech video art and video documentation of Czech art since 1980.
In March 2009 an agreement was concluded with the Prague Centre for Contemporary Art for collaboration between and coordination of the artlist.cz and i-datum.cz databases. On the basis of this agreement the two databases were interlinked, which facilitated searches and improved the quality of provided information. Both database are also preserving their respective natures, i.e. artlist is of a more extensive range attempting to provide an complete view of the diversity of the contemporary Czech art scene, while i-datum is a narrower selection focussed on scholarly processing of the documented material.
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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