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Curatorial and Press Trips

The Czech Centers organize meetings of foreign experts with the leading personalities of the Czech cultural scene through all areas of art, especially in the areas of fine arts, design, film, theater, literature and music.

The program strategy of the Czech Centers includes, besides a number of other activities, the mediation of contacts and connecting of foreign experts, curators with the Czech artistic scene.

One of the tools for the successful fulfillment of these goals is to invite them and arrange the journey of these personalities to the Czech Republic. In this respect, the Czech Centers work closely with renowned domestic entities and institutions (eg galleries, festivals, shows). An integral part of the link is communication with selected artists, critics and theoreticians.

Main objectives:

  • organization of research and residential stays for foreign curators in the Czech Republic
  • mediation of contacts and information; interconnection of spectra of opinion
  • promoting international mobility and exchange of views in the field of contemporary art
  • linking local art scenes and spreading awareness of the Czech artistic environment and its representatives abroad

 

Curatorial and Press trips in 2018

69 curatorial trips
9 press trips

Through our support of curatorial trips, we seek to integrate the Czech contemporary art scene into global affairs. The response of foreign media helps us spread awareness of our country and culture.

We invite journalists from around the world to important domestic shows, so that they can get to know the Czech cultural scene directly in the Czech Republic.

We cooperate in organising trips with domestic and foreign institutions, galleries, festivals, showcases with various artists, critics and theorists.

We supported press and curatorial trips for these domains and undertakings:

Architecture

reSITE / 14.-15. 6. 2018:

 Feargus O’Sullivan /UK/ Citylab
 Iryna Belan /UA/ Domus Design
► Marcus Fairs /UK/ Dezeen

 

Design / Fashion

WE’RE NEXT / 13.9. 2018: 

 Nawie Kuiper, Maxime Dohmen /NL/ (Fashionclash festival curator)

IGS 2018 (Mezinárodní sklářské sympozium v Novém Boru) / 4.- 7.10. 2018:

► Anne Vanlatum /FR/ Musée du Verre, Sars- Poterie
► Zhang Lin /CHI/Shanghaj Museum of Glass

Designblok / 26.-29.10.2018:

► Szilvi Sziget /HU/, designer and director of Meed 
► Tamás Radnóti /HU/, designer and curator of Meed 

► Julia Anatolevna Popova /RU/, director of the Moscow house of Vjaceslav Zajcev

Porota Diploma Selection:

► Agnieszka Jacobson /PL/, creative director, School of Form, Poznaň
► Esther Sternkopf /PL/, creative director ELLE
► François Leblanc /FR/, galerist, Gallery S. Bensimon, Paris
► Gilles Massé /IT/, Wallpaper Store, Miláno 
► Stephan Hamel /IT/, design consultant and brand advisor 
► Maria Critstina Didero /NL/, curator and writer
► Cok de Rooy /NL/, curator and galerist, Amsterdam
► Ineke Hans /NL/, designer, founder of Ineke Hans a London Salons 
► Hans Stefan Moritsch /AT/, designer, program director New Design University
► Natasha Binar /DE/, fashion theorist

Mercedes Benz Prague Fashion Week / 17.3. - 19. 3. 2018 a 31.8.- 7.9. 2018:

► Rachid Naas /NL/, Creative consultant
► Alberto Calabrese /IT/, Vogue Italia
► Theophile Hermand /FR/, Stylista

Film

Finále Plzeň / 19. -21.4. 2018:

► Florian Deterding /DE/, Kino Black Box

Anifilm / 1.-6.5.2018:

► Kreet Paljas /HU/, Anifest, (director)

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival / 30. 6. - 7. 7. 2018:  

► Katarzyna Borowiecka /PL/, Canal+
► Sven von Reden /AT/, Den Standart
► Vladimír Kočarjan (producer), /RU/, Isskustvo kino

International documentary film festival Jihlava / 27. - 30. 10. 2018:

► Melissa Lindgren /SV/, Tempo Dokumentärfestival
► Urszula Lipinska /PL/, SFP Magazine / Filmpro Magazine
► Michael Hack /DE/, filmový kritik / Berlin Critics‘ Week
► Vladan Petkovic /BE/, Cineuropa

Hudba

Prague spring / 1.- 4.6. 2018: 

► Patrick Alfaya /ESP/, Festival La Quincena Musical

NODO-Dny nové opery Ostrava / 24. – 28.6. 2018:

► Koen Bollen /BE/, Opera Flanders

CrossRoads Colours of Ostrava / 16. - 17. 7. 2018:

► Dubi Lenz /ISR/
► Chris Eckman, Lucy Duran /UK/
► Frank van Berkel /NL/

Janáček Brno 2018/ 26. -30.11. 2018:

► St. John’s Church: David Nice (publicist and music theorist/dramaturg) /UK/ 

Fine Arts

14.- 16.2. Austria: Significant Other: Juliane Bischoff, Oliver Croy, Vincenzo Della Corte, Maximilian Geymüller (curators)
► 16.- 17.3. Germany: Berlin model (Galerie Drdova, Hunt Kastner, Svit, Polansky): Mareike Dittmar, Pablo Larios, Jan Verwoert
► 8. – 11.3. Romania: Matei Bejenaru (photography)
► 2.- 5.3. Belgie: Tim Wouters (galerist Waldburger Wouters)
► 21.-24.4. USA: Michael Royce (CEO Nadace New York Foundation for the Arts)
► 20.-23.5. UK: Graeme Righby (Side Gallery); Thomas Dukes (Open Eye Gallery); Daniel Pateman (London Photography Diary and Photomonitor)
► 27.6.- 1.7. UK: De La Warr Pavillion: Rosie Cooper (CEO); Slade School of Arts: Kieren Reed (CEO)
► 25.-28.8. Germany: Muzeum Chemnitz: Federic Bussmann (general director)
► 30. 10. – 4.11. Bulgary: Galerie Structura: Maria Vassileva (curator)
► 10.- 17.11. Germany: km_temporaer: Elisa Linn Roguszak; Lennart Wolff
► 22.- 25.11. Bulgary: Fotofabrika: Emmy Barouh (director)
► 6.-9.12. Romania: Fotografia Romaneasca: Fotografie roku: Cristian Lipovan (photograph)
► 14. -18.12. Belgie: Galerie Komplot: Sonia Dermience (curator) 

Literature

World of book / 10. – 13.5. 2018:

► Fehér Renátó (critic and translator) /HU/

Tabook / 27. - 30. 9. 2018: 

► Nakladatelství Csirimojó / Szláv Textus: Farkas Zsolt /HU/

Performing Arts

Malá inventura / 22. 2. - 28. 2. 2018:

► Komuna Warszawa: Alina Galazka /PL/ (producer); Tomasz Plata /PL/ (curator)
The Cameri Theatre: Sigal Cohen /ISR/ (director PR) / The Train Theatre: Amelia Saied /ISR/ (director)
► Schloss Broellin: Katharina Husseman /DE/; ADUC Theatre: Felix Goldmann /DE/

Czech Dance Platform / 4. - 9. 4. 2018:

► Izrael: Israel festival: Eynat Raz Globerman (director)
► Italy: Capmsirago Residenza: Michele Losi (director) / Operaestate Festival Veneto: Roberto Casarotto
► Bulgary: Asen Asenov
UK: Lucie Mirka
► Germany: Hellerau-European centre for the Arts Dresden: Frauke Wetzel

Individual press trip - Theatre / 10.-12.9. 2018: 

► Italy: Alessandra Bernocco (journalist)