Annual show of student work created in the studios of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design during the spring semester 2013/2014.
Everything the students were engaged in during the course of the last year will again be exhibited in the studios of AAAD in Prague. The visitor can encounter current trends in painting, futuristic plans for urban renewal from the architectural workshops, new methods of working with glass and avant-garde clothing all in one place.
In the Studio of Ceramics, led by Maxim Velčovský, the assignment was Object for the table. The students collaborated with the celebrated chef Roman Paulus, for whose Michelin-starred restaurant Alcron the objects were intended. The resulting ceramic wares advance the experience of dining to a new level, thanks especially to the sophisticated combination of form and function.
Tomorrow’s designers from the Studio of Fashion Design dealt with the topic of Identity. Via traditional craft techniques they created models that constitute innovative interpretations of this intimate theme.
In the Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design, the students worked on the project My Label, which included the comprehensive implementation of a personal label from graphic design to a complete collection.
Students of the Architecture Studio III worked on the design of a summer atrium for the MoMA PS1 gallery in New York. How to make use of the interior space of this important cultural institution? The students had to react to changeable climatic conditions while expanding the possibilities of use.
Professor Rostislav Vaněk gave his last assignment to the students of the Graphic Design and Visual Communication Studio, which he has headed since 2001. The studio began preparing for the change with the contribution of two guest tutors. Under the leadership of Aleš Najbrt the students sought an answer to the question: What makes a diary a diary? Graphic designer Robert V. Novák assigned the project of creating a magazine or small edition publication with personal content. In the next semester the students will have a new head, who will be selected by tender.
The Studio of Concept – Object – Meaning (K.O.V.) continued in the spring semester in its collaboration with industry on cast metal projects. The students also took a personal approach to designing clocks for children. Eva Eisler’s students worked with wire, rods and tubes to achieve lightness.
The students of the Glass Studio dealt in this semester mainly with the design of forms for two new Czech brands, Bohém and Two Tales. This distinct design assignment of the spring term was exceptional for the Glass Studio, but particularly beneficial. The students went through the entire process of collaboration with the client, from initial sketches through several professional presentations, up to the actual implementation of the project. The result consists of highly stylized and attractive objects.
Experimental textile was the primary assignment in the Studio of Textile Design. The students dealt with topics such as ecology, artificial fibres, recycling, sustainability, natural materials and plastics. The resulting solutions bring interesting answers in the area of using traditional textile materials, such as wool, silk, cotton, linen and hemp. Also noteworthy are experiments with materials that are not generally used in industry, such as fungal material.
The Sculpture Studio focused in the spring semester on an open form of learning via two thematic workshops, which included collaboration with the studios of affiliated schools – the Viennese and Prague academies of fine art. The exhibition of end of term work therefore reflects in part the experience of a joint study residence in Zlín.
Graphic Design and New Media is the studio headed by the graphic designer Petr Babák. The students were given a total of 21 assignments – from processing the letter A, through a set of snapshots, up to reworking the space and function of facebook.
Film titles for the ANIFILM International Festival of Animated Film – Třeboň 2014, the 120th Anniversary of the Invention of Cinematography and an ad for the Bio OKO cinema with the slogan “Visit the cinema!!” will be presented in the Studio of Film and TV Graphics.
In the spring semester the students of the Architecture Studio I benefited from the tuition of the celebrated German architect of Czech origin Professor Ivan Reimann. The students drafted plans for a series of town houses for a gap in the street Thorstrasse in Berlin’s dynamically developing Mitte district. This semester Jindřich Smetana and Josef Čančík end their posts as heads.
The Painting Studio presents artistic pieces based on the students’ own thematic self-assignments.
ARTSEMESTR Spring 2014
Opening: 11 June 2014 at 6 p.m.
Exhibition runs from 12 – 16 June 2014
Open daily 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Artsemestr is a regular presentation of the work of students of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague for the wider public. Fir the students, Artsemestr represents one of the most important periods of their course. The projects they exhibit here encompass their most valuable term work and so they offer the public an exceptional opportunity to witness the visions and idea, materials and processes that are most crucial for the students at the present time.
The wide range of studios and their individual specialities (architecture, design, fine art, graphics and applied arts) present a wide spectrum of means of expression and the show is therefore a comprehensive and varied display of contemporary young creativity in the fields of art and applied design.
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About the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague was established in 1885. Throughout its existence it has ranked amongst the highest quality educational institutions, which is evidenced by the large number of successful alumni who are respected experts with a prestige that transcends the boundaries of the Czech Republic.
The school is divided into six departments – Architecture, Design, Fine Arts, Applied Arts, Graphic Arts and History of Art and Aesthetics. The individual departments are further broken down into specialist studios led by distinguished personalities.