Theatre, theatricality, contemporary art

Theatre, theatricality, contemporary art

The 5th annual conference on art theory organised by the AVU Academic Research Centre on 4 December 2014 at the lecture theatre of the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (U Akademie 4).


Thursday 4 December 2014

10am Conference opens

  • 10 – 10:30am Registration, coffee and refreshments, introduction
  • 30 – 11am Tomáš Pospiszyl (AVU, Centre of Audiovisual Studies FAMU, Prague: “Michael Fried between rococo and contemporary photography”
  • 11 – 11:30am Tomáš Ruller (Faculty of Fine Arts VUT, Brno): “Theatricality and performativity”
  • 11:30am – 12pm Susanna Horvatovičová (Faculty of Philosophy and History, Charles University, Prague): “The theatricality of Arte Povera artworks”
  • 12 – 12:30pm Ján Kralovič (Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava): “The performativity of pulling the trigger”

12:30 – 2pm Lunch break

  • 2 – 2:30pm Viktor Čech (Faculty of Education, Charles University, Prague): “The choreographic moment, archive and modernism”
  • 2:30 – 3pm Mária Júdová (Centre of Audiovisual Studies FAMU, Prague): “Physicality and digital representation”
  • 3 – 3:30pm Jana Písaříková (Faculty of Fine Arts VUT, Brno): “From performance art to staged experience: the transformation of galleries via performative practice”
  • 3:30 – 4pm Vendula Fremlová (Faculty of Art and Design UJEP, Ústí n. L.): “The dimension of theatricality”

4 – 5:30pm Informal discussion, refreshments

At 5:30pm there will be a showing of the film by Ján Mančuška entitled The Backwards Play

Accompanying programme:

Wednesday 3 December 2014

  • 6pm Stanislav Kolíbal: “The work as an expression of life experienced”

On orientation in individual periods and their contiguities. A lecture by Professor Stanislav Kolíbal, former lecturer at AVU and one of the most important Czech sculptors of the 20th century on the starting points of his work. The lecture forms part of the Wednesdays at AVU cycle.