The VVP AVU (Academic Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts - "AVU Research Centre") is a centre committed to academic research, processing of original documentation, and critical evaluation and reinterpretation of Czech fine arts from 1945 to the present, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary study.
The goal of the VVP AVU is to expand the knowledge of the history of local fine arts and place this development into a broader international context. Currently, the centre uses the transformation period of 1980-2005 as its main subject of study. The VVP AVU is in the process of developing a documentation centre, compiling an archive of textual and visual materials. A bibliobase - database of bibliographical information on Czech art and the i-datum - database of contemporary art project are available online.
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.
Bibliobase part of the Subject Gateway ART