Window to the VVP AVU Video Archive

This video captures the ambience at the opening of an exhibition in one of the most important Czech galleries of its time. Shots of the gallery’s exterior, i.e. of Národní třída, alternate with information about Skrepl’s exhibition, fragments of the opening speech, and a performance by the Dependent Dance Company of Petr Záveský.

The video ends with banal dialogues taking place at the end of the opening in an almost empty gallery.

Gallery curator Jaroslav Krbůšek opened Vladimír Skrepl’s exhibition. Jana Ševčíková from the Art Academy (AVU) spoke about Míla Preslová’s exhibition “Housewife,” held in the basement of the gallery Malá Špálovka. The video features, among others, artists Josef Bolf, Jiří Černický, Tomáš Císařovský, Martin Dostál, Pavla Gajdošíková, Anežka Hošková, Mário Chromý, Vilém Kabzan, Jiří Kovanda, Jarmila Kovandová, Alena Kotzmannová, Václav Magid, Jiří Matějů, Milan Mikuláštík, Jan Mucska, Míla Preslová, Petr Romanov, Markéta Vaňková, Jiří Ševčík, Jakub Špaňhel, Marek Ther and Ivan Vosecký.

The exhibition’s opening took place on March 7th, 2001.

Video courtesy of the archive of Vladimír Skrepl, camera: Marcel Průcha, VHS format transferred to digital format by VVP AVU.

In its section “Window into the Archive” (Okno do archivu) the Scientific-Research Centre of the Academy of Arts in Prague (VVP AVU) in cooperation with Artyčok.tv regularly publishes works from the video archive of VVP AVU. The selection made for Artyčok.tv focuses on older works (material from the end of the 20th century), and on works involving video art, film, and documentary, as well as documentary material related to recent developments in Czech and Slovak art.

Curators: Terezie Nekvindová, Sláva Sobotovičová

 

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