History

2014

/ the Research Centre Mediatheque video archive created

/ publication of the peer-reviewed magazine The Notebook for Art, theory and Related Zones

/ the eighth year of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

 

2013

/ publication of the peer-reviewed magazine The Notebook for Art, theory and Related Zones

/ the Research Centre is a partner on the international project organised as part of the European Commission Lifelong Learning Programme entitled “Everybody is illiterate. How to learn how to teach” (2013–2015). The centre’s role is to promote acceptance of videoart by the general public.

/ the fourth Vida DVD entitled He Who Smiles. Art on the World of Art

/ publication of an anthology of Czech and Slovak Architecture 1971–2011. Texts, interviews, documents

/ seventh year of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

/ Pavlína Morganová takes over from Jiří Ševčík as head of the centre

 

2012

/ the third Vida DVD – Vít Soukup: Everything! Films and Theatre Productions 1993–2003, published in cooperation with the Divus publishing house

/ sixth year of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

/ publication of the peer-reviewed magazine The Notebook for Art, theory and Related Zones

/ the exhibition Islands of Resistance: Between the First and Second Modernity 1985–2012, the National Gallery

/ symposium entitled The Creation of the History of Contemporary Art, National Gallery

/ publication of the catalogue Between the First and Second Modernity 1985–2012

/ one-year centralised Ministry of Education project: The Archiving and Methodological Contextualisation of Czech Audiovisual Art

/ creation of the section Window onto the Research Centre Video Archive at Artyčok.tv in order to publicise videoart and video documentation of art from the Research Centre video archive

 

2011

/ completion of the Ministry of Education research plan Czech Art During Post-communist Transformation (1980–2005) and the Ministry of Culture research plan Czech Art in the 1980s and 90s – Reflections and Documentation

/ publication of the anthology Czech Art 1980–2010, texts and documents

/ conference entitled The Consequences of Conceptualism, AVU

/ second Vida DVD – B-Movies. Porno – Horror – Violence – Bizarreness – Warped Wentiment

/ fifth year of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

/ publication of the peer-reviewed magazine The Notebook for Art, theory and Related Zones

/ establishment of the VIDA series publishing DVDs from the Research Centre video archive. First DVD: The Starting Point Can Be Zero. This video thematizes space, architecture and urbanism

/ Fourth volume of the Research Centre series: Jan Zálešák, The Art of Cooperation. Published in collaboration with Masaryk University, Brno

 

2010

/ conference: Cultural Politics and Visual Art, AVU

/ publication devoted to Jiří and Jana Ševčík, Texts, in cooperation with tranzitdisplay

/ the periodical The Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones entered on the list of peer-reviewed non-impacted periodicals published in the Czech Republic

/ fourth year of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

/ the Research Centre initiates cooperation with the projects mediabaze.cz (http://www.mediabaze.cz/) and Artlist.cz (http://artlist.cz/)

/ third volume of the Research Centre series: Tomáš Dvořák (ed.), Chapters from the History and Theory of Media

/ second volume of the Research Centre series: Boris Groys, Gesamtkunstwerk Stalin. Disjointed Culture in the Soviet Union. Communist Postscriptum.

/ publication CO14 2003–2005

 

2009

/ bibliobase of parts of the ART Sector Gateways (http://art.jib.cz/)

/ third year of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

/ publication of the peer-reviewed magazine The Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones

 

2008

/ symposium and anthology entitled (A)symmetric History – concealed frameworks and displaced problems, AVU

/ second year of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

/ establishment of the Research Centre series and publication of the first volume by Slavoj Žižek, Horseshoe over the Door.

Digest of texts

/ publication of the peer-reviewed magazine The Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones

/ participation in the project OPEN ARCHIVES 2.0 – places for meetings, education and cooperation

/ participation at the International Multiplace Festival of New Media and Network Culture

 

2007

/ creation of the lecture series Wednesdays at AVU

/ 10th anniversary of the founding of the Academic Research Centre

/ publication commences of The Notebook for Art, Theory and Related Zones

/ organisation of lectures by Peter Weibel and Irena Murray-Žantovská

/ publication of the anthology Utopien & Konflikte. Dokumente und Manifeste zur Tschechischen Kunst 1938–1989, ed. Peter Weibel – Jiří Ševčík, Hatje Cantz 2007

/ commencement of the five-year Research Plan of the Ministry of Education, Czech Art in the Period of Post-Communist Transformation (1980–2005) and the research project of the Ministry of Culture, Czech Art of the 1980s and 90s, reflections and documentation

/ creation of the Research Centre video archive of Czech video art and the audiovisual documentation of art

 

2006

i-datum connected to the European-art.net platform.
the Czech section of the exhibition Freeing The Line, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York.
commencement of the two-year project Czech Visual Poetry. Edition. Research – archive – database, supported by the Czech Ministry of Culture.

 

2005

project: i- datum – database of contemporary art online.
publication of Karel Malich. Wires, AVU Research Centre. Prague, 2005.
exhibition: Turbulence. Karel Malich – Federico Díaz (E-Area) – Zbyněk Baladrán, Museum Kampa, Prague.
symposium and collection: Alén Diviš. Parallel History, AVU.

 

2004

the Czech section of the exhibition: Passage d´Europe, Reality, Reference / One View of the Art of Central and Eastern Europe, Museum of Modern Art, Saint-Etienne, France.

 

2003

new website with new version of the bibliobase.
release of CR ROM: Project 281 m2, AVU and Václav Špála Gallery.
launch of the curatororial programme of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Prague.

 

2002

participation in EU Culture 2000 project Gravity. Art, Religion, Science (2002–2005).
participation in the project East Art Map. A (Re)construction of the History of Contemporary Art in Eastern Europe, Slovenia.
symposium and collection: Mikuláš Medek – Resolved Problem, or the Contemporary Phenomenon of Czech Art?, AVU.

 

2001

publication of the anthology: Czech Art 1938–1989 / Programs / Critical Texts / Documents, Academia Praha, 2001.

 

2000

participation in EU Culture 2000 project Vektor – European Contemporary Art Archives (2000–2003).
online release of the first version of the database application bibliobase.
organization of the 2000 Prague Steamroller International Performance Art Festival, Prague.

 

1999

symposium and collection: Programs and Impulses / Czech Art 1939–1999, AVU.
commencement of the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports research project: Modern and Post-modern Art after 1945 (1999–2004).
symposium: Absence and Translocation, National Gallery, Veletržní Palace.

 

1997

with a grant from the Czech Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports, the Academy of Fine Art’s Academic Research Centre (VVP AVU) is founded with the long-term goal of researching Czech post-war and contemporary art.

VVP AVU 2014