ARTSEMESTR Winter 2016
Opening: Wednesday 3 February 2016 from 7 pm
Runs till: 10 February 2016
Entire AAAD (UMPRUM) building, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1
Opening hours: daily 10 am – 6 pm, admission free
On Wednesday 3 February the Artsemestr Winter 2016 large-scale exhibition of end-of-term work by students of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague will be launched. The academy will become one big gallery until 10 February.
The Artsemestr exhibition is a regular bi-annual show of AAAD students’ work. For the students, Artsemestr represents one of the most important periods of their studies. The projects, which in the present case they have handled quite independently, are the culmination of their work during the semester. The show therefore offers the public an exceptional chance to see what visions and ideas, materials and processes are crucial for the students.
During the week, the individual studios are transformed into exhibition spaces and visitors have an opportunity to see not only the latest work of our students, but also the authentic environment of the school in which the work has been created.
The end-of-term work completes the students’ studies each semester. The themes of the projects are varied; sometimes they are the outcome of a term assignment, sometimes assigned independent of term topics. They can be uniform for a whole studio, team projects or distinct for each student year. During the end-of-term work, it can be seen not only how the students handle the assignments, but also how they are capable of working independently, because this work is done without consultation with assistants and studio heads and must be completed within a mere three weeks. The students must then defend the fruits of their labours before a committee composed of both academy teachers and external examiners.
The number of studios and their specific specialisations (architecture, design, graphics, free and applied arts) bring a wide range of options for expression and the show thus becomes the most complete and most varied view of young contemporary work in the fields of art, architecture and design.