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2019

An Interview in the Thickets
Zvěřinec
They call themselves Zvěřinec (Menagerie) and all of them are natives to the Zlín region. Although they appeared on the scene not long ago, they are already very accomplished.
2019-06-15
Anamaria Pravicencu
Semi Silent 25 April, 6 PM — OGV, Jihlava 27 April, 7:30 PM — Žižkostel, Microfestival, Prague 24 May, 7 PM — City Gallery Pardubice
Artist Residency
2019-04-11
Stará Škola - Vraná nad Vltavou
What Goes on at the Old School
Stará škola (Old School) Vrané nad Vltavou
In the town of Vrané nad Vltavou, near a picturesque church, cemetery and parish, just above the river and its paper mill, at the very end of the winding road named V Zítkách, stands a former elementary school. It was saved from decrepitude by a group of local volunteers which later formed the Stará Škola (Old School) association.
2019-04-09
expodum stan
Expodum sponzorsky rozšířil naši pódiovou techniku
2019-04-05
Haunted Castles / Strašidelné paláce: Peformance document
Partners and Sponsors
The Foundation
2019-04-05
Becoming Animal. A film by Emma Davie, Peter Mettler. 2018
Becoming Animal
A film by Emma Davie and Peter Mettler Based on the Writings of David Abram 15 May 2019, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Directed and written by Emma Davie and Peter MettlerCinematography: Peter MettlerSound Design: Jacques Kieffer, Peter Bräker, Peter MettlerProducers: Cornelia Seitler, Brigitte Hofer, Rebecca Day, Sonja Henrici (maximage, Scottish Documentary Institute, SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen)Switzerland/UK, 2018, 78 min.
2019-03-20
Arcadia. A film by Paul Wright (UK, 2017)
Arcadia
A film by Paul Wright 15 April 2019, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Directed by Paul WrightMusic by Will Gregory and Adrain UtleyProducers: Hopscotch FilmsUK, 2017, 78 min.English
2019-02-19
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Jitka and Květa Válová Receive Title
Dames of Czech Culture 24 February 2019
The painters Jitka (1922-2011) and Květa (1922-1998) Válová, sisters from Kladno have been awarded the title Dames of Czech Culture. The posthumous honor was awarded by the minister of culture, Antonín Staněk, as part of the 13th annual international festival Mene Tekel. A medal with an emblem for painting is to be accepted on 24 February, 2019, by Marie Vydrová, representing the Válová family.
Grant Program
2019-02-18
Call for Nominations 2019
Perpedes Grant Program
As part of its grant program Perpedes, the Agosto Foundation requests nominations from the general public for the support of the activities of individual artists, as well as for artistic or cultural projects.
Grant Program
2019-02-18
Lee Patterson
Profile
Lee Patterson is a British musician, sound artist and maker of experimental musical instruments. He lives and works in Prestwich, Manchester.
2019-01-28
Krčkovna, the Villa Fiala
Local Landmark Faces an Uncertain Future Blatná
The hill of Vinice (“Vinyard”) rises just beyond the outskirts of the village of Blatná, and atop that hill there was once a pub. The pub was a popular destination for day trips, and was designed by architect Karel Fiala for his brother Theodor, who was a well established citizen of Blatná and also the pub’s owner. He had it built in 1906, and called it a “buffet.” There was a bowling alley, and live music on Sundays. The year 2016, that is one hundred and ten years since, marks the beginning of Pavla Váňová-Černochová’s battle for very existence of the site.
2019-01-20
Curupira: Creature of the Woods / Fevers
Films by Félix Blume and Adrien Lecouturier 4 March, 2019, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Prague premieres: Curupira: Creature of the Woods / Curupira, bicho do matoFrance, 2018, 35 min, DCPSound / directed / produced by Félix Blume Fevers / Fiebres France, 2013, 45 min, DCPDirected by Adrien LecouturierSound Recording: Félix BlumeProduction: Zaradoc / Les Films Nus
2019-01-08
Félix Blume
Artist Residency
Félix Blume is a sound artist and engineer who also creates videos, installations and works for broadcast.
Artist Residency
2019-01-08
Taste of Cement. A film by Ziad Kalthoum
Taste of Cement
A film by Ziad Kalthoum 20 March 2019, 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Directed by Ziad KalthoumProduced by Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, and Tobias SiebertWritten by Ziad KalthoumCinematography: Talal KhouryLebanon/Germany/Syria/Qatar/UAE, 2017, 85 min.In Arabic with English subtitles
2019-01-06

2018

CESSE - Conference in Budapest
The Founding Conference of CENSE
Central European Network for Sonic Ecologies Budapest, 29 November - 1 December, 2018 Report
Locations: MOME Z, Budapest Music Center, Spatial Sound System, and Három Holló in Budapest, Hungary
2018-12-18
Towards Restoration
A reflection on “The Most Beautiful Catastrophe”
2018-12-18
Extinction Rebellion
On Environmental Collapse and the “Creative Rebellion” An Interview with Nils Agger
We speak with Nils Agger, an activist who has been part of the British RisingUp! network since its inception some two years ago, and who is currently active with the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement. In the wake of the dire warnings of the recently published 2018 IPCC report, XR has been making big waves in the political climate, both in Britain and abroad. Their demands are simple: the UK must achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2025. We met Agger in Katowice, Poland where he was organizing as part of the COP24 summit. 
2018-12-05
Hearn Gadbois
Profile
Hearn Gadbois is a professional pecussionist, teacher and composer with 35 years of experience working in New York, Japan, Europe and Asia.
2018-12-02
Architecture and the Senses
Report from Plasy Monastery, October, 2018 Video documentation of the seminar Camera, editing, sound: Dominik Žižka
2018-11-18
Outside the Structures
The Beautification Society of Ostrava “Za krásnou Ostravu”
Although you will not find the Za krásnou Ostravu (Beautification Society) of Ostrava in the registrar, among the who’s-who of Ostrava’s cultural entities it has become a household name. Although its program harkens back to the tradition of Ostrava’s pre-war enlightenment societies, the primary motivation for its founding came in 2013, when a number of problems in the municipal cultural policies and its relationship to civic issues came to the fore.
2018-11-13
Genesis 2.0
Genesis 2.0 – Panel discussion
Wednesday, 12 November, 2018, 6 – 8 PM Lecture Hall of Náprstkova Museum, 3rd floor
The discussion will explore the scientific possibilities and ethical issues raised by advanced genetics and cloning.
2018-11-08
Jitka and Květa in their studio. 1990s. Photo: Jiří Hanke. Válová Sisters Archive
The Legacy of the Válová Sisters
A conference on Artistic Legacies 30 November, 2018, 1 – 6 PM Bendlova Street no. 6, Kladno
A conference on Artistic Legacies, Together with a guided tour of the studio and house of Jitka and Květa Válová in Kladno
2018-11-06
Ostrava Commemorates Zdeněk Rossmann
World-renowned Graphic Artist to Have Memorial Plaque 8 November, 2018, 5 PM Fiducia Club, Ostrava
On Thursday, 8 November, at 5 PM, the second-hand bookshop of the Fiducia club, working in tandem with the Beautification Society of Ostrava, will unveil a plaque commemorating one of the best-known natives of Ostrava – Zdeněk Rossmann, the graphic artist whose name is intimately linked with the Bauhaus.
2018-11-05
František Skála
Bio
František Skála (* 1956 in Prague) is a Czech sculptor, painter, children's book illustrator, musician, and dancer. He was part of one of the earliest post-modern Czech art groups, known as Tvrdohlaví (The Stubborn Ones) formed in 1987.
2018-11-03
Beth Custer at Wakushoppu
8 November, 2018, 8 PM Punctum – Krásovka Krásova 27, Praha 3
In November Wakushoppu will present the clarinetist Beth Custer, Emmy Award-winning composer, performer and musician, the current Agosto Foundation Artist in Residence.
2018-11-02
Vladimír Václavek
Bio
Czech musician, singer, songwriter and poet ( * 1959, Rýmařov).
2018-11-01
Martin Alaçam
Bio
Martin Alaçam was born 1974 in Istanbul to a Turkish-Czech parents. From 1993 he is a member of Metamorphosis band.
2018-10-24
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Pavel Fajt
Bio
Pavel Fajt (b. 1957, Brno) is a musician, drummer, composer, music producer, educator, living and working in Brno.
2018-10-24
Noc na Karlštejně (Olaf Larus-Racek, 1919, 44 min.)
Haunted Castles
Beth Custer, Pavel Fajt, Martin Alaçam, Vladimír Václavek, Lloyd Dunn, Hearn Gadbois and František Skála 4 December, 2018, at 6 and 8:30 PM Cinema Ponrepo
Czech Castles and Palaces (Karel Hašler, 1914, 7 min.)One Night in Karlstein Castle (Olaf Larus-Racek, 1919, 44 min.)Prague in the Shining Lights (Svatopluk Inneman, 1928, 22 min.)
2018-10-23
Sokolowsko’s Sanatorium of Sound
Sound Art and Experimental Music Make for a Surprising Boom in the Forest Sára Vybíralová
The architecture and literature of the 19th century are perhaps typified by a certain magnificence and grandiosity, both in terms of spatiality and of theme. And because contemporary cultural events in Sokolowsko, despite all their progressive focus on the legacy of romanticism, somehow depend on it, let the reader of this otherwise pragmatic report on one musical festival forgive a somewhat lengthy and descriptive introduction. It is needed.
2018-10-19
Results of the Agosto Foundation’s Perpedes Grant Program 2018
Press Release 10 October, 2018
Following our open call, which ended 15 August, 2018, the Foundation received a total of 76 nominations. Of these, the statutory board has authorized 10 projects for support, based on the recommendations of the selection committee. The Foundation will support the selected associations, initiatives or individuals with a total sum of 700 000 CZK, each project receiving 70 000 CZK.
Grant Program
2018-10-04
Saša Spačal (Transversal) & Jiří Suchánek (Atomtón)
Sound Performances Petrohradská kolektiv 17 October, 2018, 8 PM
Saša Spačal will present her new sound performance in the series of sonic close-ups with live crickets Acheta domesticus and Jiří Suchánek will perform live electroacoustic composition Atomtón.
Artist Residency
2018-10-03
Connections Continuum
Saša Spačal Artist talk Prague College – Bishop’s Court 11 October 2018, 6 PM free admission
Agosto Foundation artist-in-residence Saša Spačal will present her artistic portfolio in the context of the contemporary bioart scene.
2018-10-03

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