Addendum[On the Shortness of Life] is the second installment of an exhibition project promoting exchange between the Royal College of Arts, London (RCA) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU).
The first iteration of the exhibition took place at Red Gallery in September 2013, where site-specific interventions, new works and performances by RCA artists were presented alongside works from the 2013 graduate show at the AVU. Professor Rittstein, Head of one of the Schools of Painting at the AVU, and seven Czech artists traveled to London to install the exhibition in conversation with the students from the Fine Art and Curating Contemporary Art departments at the RCA.
The dialogue established is continuing towards the exhibition at Galerie AVU, for which the RCA artists and curators will travel to Prague to produce the exhibition in situ. This is being treated as a further experiment encouraging dialogue between individual practices and aiming to make tangible elements of the conversations surrounding the project’s development.