ARTSEMESTR Summer 2018
Created: 7. 6. 2018 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

ARTSEMESTR summer 2018

Preview: Wednesday 6 June 2018 from 7 p.m.
Dates of event: 7 June – 10 June 2018
Venue: Throughout the UMPRUM building at the address: nám. Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

free admission


From 6 to 10 June, the Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague will once again be opening its doors to the public and presenting the work of its students from the 2017/18 summer semester. An exhibition of semester and final exam projects from across the entire school, ARTSEMESTR summer 2018 will fill the school from the ground floor to the attic.

The work that visitors will see here will be more than diverse. Every studio will offer at least one theme. The Studios of Architecture have this year been inspired by Prague and its large public buildings, such as the Parliament Building, or by London’s Philharmonic Hall. Scented with coffee and assignments inspired by it, the Studios of Design have been enchanted by inflatable structures, the mechanics of machines and sex robots.

The Studios of the Department of Fine Arts offer more than just a free field of activities and free assignments. How do students deal with assignments such as “Error and Working with Failure”, “Inheritance of Shapes” or “Inspiration”? And the Studio of Sculpture, which for its “Apartment” project has rented an apartment that, among other things, it interconnects with its own studio using computer games, proves that the event is not only concerned with “traditional works of art”.

This year, the Department of Applied Arts has primarily dealt with large projects overlapping the two semesters, whether it is the Studio of Textile Design with its “From Aš to Už/horod” project inspired by family companies which were present at the origin of the First Czechoslovak Republic, the “Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message” project of the Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design, “Colours of Transparency” of the Studio of Glass or “Artificial Intelligence” of the Studio of Fashion Design, which transcends the traditional concept of clothing design and applies modern technology to it. 

The Studios of Design will not only delight lovers of books, magazines, quality graphics and films. Projects on the theme “Visual Alphabet”, the 7th issue of Deleatur magazine, Department edition, and the “Movement Manifest”. will be presented. Among other things, the Studio of Film and TV Graphics shows us what the preparation of the animation of its films looks like.

 “This year, we have decided to support Artsemestr with a non-traditional programme at the UM Gallery. People will be able to see for themselves that our school does not only train graphic artists, architects, designers and artists, but people with much wider interests and an overlap into other fields”, says professor Jiří Pelcl, Vice-Rector for Communication and International Relations, describing the accompanying programme at the UM Gallery. The project “Hang the DJ!” (UMPRUM Summer Hits Radio From the Bong) will fill the gallery with audiovisual experiments, concerts and a DJ production by UMPRUM students.


Studios and Themes

The Studio of Architecture I – Apartment on Václavské náměstí in Prague
The Studio of Architecture II
– Prague, a European City
Studio of Architecture III
– London Philharmonic Hall
Studio of Architecture IV
– Architecture and Democracy, Parliament Building
Studio of Industrial Design
– 1st year – objects characterising a select group of specified properties – Dynamics + Progressivity + Exceptionality; Nobility + Dignity + Conservativeness, 2nd year – turning a mechanism into a functional coffee grinder prototype, 3rd and 5th years – Home Greenhouse – Rehabilitation and Respiratory Aids. Final project: “SEXBOT – Sex Robot”
Studio of Furniture and Interior Design
– “Art of Swissdent”; “Inflatables” – a product using inflatable structures. Final project: proposal for an installation complying with the installation manual for a determined place
Studio of Product Design
– “Trashmade” – recycling of electronic components, Mechanical – an examination of mechanical principles whose output is to be “movement”. Final project: “Nespresso”: coffee set, supplementary items and interior elements for representing a coffee shop
Studio of Sculpture
– “Apartment” – an apartment rented from the Prague City Gallery will be interconnected with the UMPRUM studio by way of computer games created by UMPRUM students. In addition, it will also serve as a space for a sculptural installation
Studio of Painting
– free assignment on the theme “Inspiration”
Studio of Intermedial Confrontation
– “Inheritance of Shapes”. Final project: “Frame and Framework”
Studio of Photography
– projects based on the studio publication on the history of the Studio of Photography “The Source” (Pramen) – Connecting the Studio’s Past and Present. Theme - “Error – Failure and How to Continue Working with It”. Final project: free choice of theme
Studio of Glass
– “Colours of Transparency” – free and applied glass objects
Studio of Ceramics and Porcelain
– Exploration and research of Czechoslovak manufacturers of ceramics and porcelain. Final project: “Shine and Misery of Ceramics Producers and Manufacturers” – searching for the legacy of Czechoslovak ceramics and manufacturing
Studio of Concept – Object – Meaning (K.O.V.)
– Free choice of object or series of jewellery on the theme “Future”. Final project: a reaction to or paraphrasing of 20th Century Sculptor – 2-3 works of a smaller size
Studio of Fashion Design
– Redesigning intelligent clothing for EKG scans. Final project – presentation of multimedia research of the project “Artificial Intelligence” defining fashion as an interdepartmental platform.
Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design
– “Power of Identity: Memory Fashion Message”
Studio of Textile Design
– Project “From Aš to Už/horod”, “Iconic Variable Pavilion – implementation of 1:1 textile structures
Studio of Illustration and Graphics
– Book “Visual Alphabet” – own theme in alphabetical order and free choice of graphics on the theme “Searching”. Final project: “Seven Day Diary” – intensive week-long self-exploration
Studio of Type Design and Typography – Department magazine “Deleatur” issue No. 7. Final project – posters and promotions
Studio of Graphic Design and Visual Communications
– “Department Edition”, “Catalogue for the Studio of Textile Design” and the “Development of Computer Games”. Final project: create an emoji of monumental size
Studio of Film and TV Graphics
– authorial film – preparation of animation (scenes, puppets, etc.)
Studio of Graphic Design and New Media
– “Movement”. Final project: “Movement Manifest”