ARTSEMESTR Summer 2019
Created: 3. 6. 2019 from Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová v Praze

ARTSEMESTR Summer 2019


Vernissage: Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at 7 pm

Date of Event: June 6th - June 9th, 2019

Location: The entire building of UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80/3, Praha 1

Open daily: 10am - 6pm. On Saturday, June 8th, within the framework of the Prague Museum Night, the building will be open until 1 am.


Free Entry



For someone half a year's anticipation for an upcoming exhibition, for someone else intense work from morning to night. Brought on by ARTSEMESTR, a presentation of semester and finals projects from the students of the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design (UMPRUM) in Prague. This time ARTSEMESTR will be on display from Thursday, June 6th to Sunday, June 9th through the entire building of UMPRUM.

 ARTSEMESTR is not only an exhibition but also proof and an evaluation of continuous work within a given semester. Both long-term topics and short-term assignments are presented. A total of 23 accredited studios and visiting artist ateliers will be presented at ARTSEMESTR in summer 2019.

 “ARTSEMESTR summer 2019 is the first time I can watch from the position of rector. I am particularly pleased that reciprocally various studios are able to deepen their cooperation. This is one of the things that makes our school unique,” says the new rector of UMPRUM prof. Jindřich Vybíral.

 Visitors can look forward to an infinite scale of different topics and works. Project collaborations worth mentioning are for example "Puppet Theater", where the Studio of Furniture and Interior Design and the Studio of Illustration and Graphics joined forces. The year-long project by the Studio of Textile Design, which combines the original craft tradition of processing glass beads with new technologies and textile work, ties together projects by the Studio of Fashion Design. The fashion design students prepared a collection from originally printed fabrics of their classmates. The results of the Glass Studio to the theme of "Still Life" were again welcome objects for the creative collaboration with the Studio of Photography II.

 The Studio of Graphic Design and Visual Communications dedicated the development of the ABC's, the Studio of Concept – Object – Meaning (K.O.V.)  among other things, will exhibit a collection of mini architecture cast in bronze and the Industrial Design Studio will present a new cabin for the Petrin cable car. This time, the Architecture department focused on selected locations of different cities - the Studio of Architecture I created designs for Jihlava, the Studio of Architecture IV designed for Český Krumlov and the Studio of Architecture II brought the urban concept of the Smíchov's railway bridge to the foreground. The Fine Art departments were left in many cases with unlimited space for creativity without restrictions.

 One of the plans of Rector Jindrich Vybíral is for the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design (UMPRUM) to have more openness with the public. Recently, guided tours are included in the ARTSEMESTR program. For those who would like to see final and semester projects with guided commentary, they are prepared as part of the Prague's Museum Night program.

Studios and themes

Studio of Architecture IArchitectural projects for the city of Jihlava
Studio of Architecture II1) Smíchov's railway bridge in the foreground - urban concept, 2) Landscape festival Ostrava - design and build workshop (in cooperation with the Department of Architecture of the Technical University in Ostrava and Sami Rintala)
Studio of Architecture IIIPost-Anthropocene - Buildings Without People - exploring iconic industrial buildings of the 20th century and designing a new interpretation of industry, logistics, and storage in the Post-Anthropocene, a time when machines replaced human work
Studio of Architecture IV
Český Krumlov / R O Z H R A N Í - model and visual view of the city including understanding its problem and a proposal of approach to the solution - city market, Ambit zone, hotel Vyšehrad, swimming pool, gymnasium, parking garage, house on the square.
Studio of Industrial Design
A series of team tasks: an insulin pen, a magnetic bicycle pump, an ergonomic bicycle pedal, an electronic office assistant, a social ambient lamp, a jukebox, a clay modeled composition on the arrogance of X humility // Final: a cabin for the Petrin cable car
Studio of Furniture and Interior Design
Puppet Theaters (cooperation with the Studio of Illustration and Graphics), cooperation with Brokis on Brokisglass // Final: Collaboration with Brokis on Brokisglass
Studio of Product Design
a place of reverence
Studio of Sculpture
– The artist in times of crisis
Studio of Painting
free topic // final: free project, choosing the topic itself is understood to be a fundamental creative act
Studio of Intermedia Art
– The semester was conceived as a free work platform, in which students realized their creative possibilities // final: theme selected by students
Studio of Photography
– This semester studio meetings were held only in complete darkness, resulting in free assignments
Studio of Glass
Theme "Still Life" - Analysis, Research, and Essay // Final: The phenomenon of the "Still Life". Cooperation with the Studio of Photography II
Studio of Ceramics and Porcelain
– Projects proposals for the brick factory Brispol // final: project theme Ritual
Studio of Concept – Object – Meaning (K.O.V.)
Mini cast bronze architecture // final: "Sculpture for the landscape of the human body" / testimony in the author's jewelry
Studio of Fashion Design
A fashion collection made from the printed materials of students in the Studio of Textile Design
Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design
Ethical Message - a fashion collection responding to the unsustainability of mass clothing production
Studio of Textile Design – Czech Craft is Here - a project organized in cooperation with the Czech producer of glass beads Preciosa. Linking original craft practices and new, modern bead processing technologies in context with textile creation.
Studio of Illustration and Graphics
– puppet theater - prototype of a briefcase theater including puppet design for a specific game (cooperation with the Furniture and Interior Design Studio) Illustration for adventure literature // final: two-color linocut on the theme of classical landscape
Studio of
Type Design and Typography – Four Visiting Teachers, Topics: 1) Metro (Rostislav Vaněk); 2) Book (Zuzana Lednická); 3) What you lack in the studio (Bosák + Jansa); 4) Letterpress Workshop (Rick Griffith) // final: What have you learned in this semester?
Studio of
Graphic Design and Visual Communications – ABC book, development of VR games
Studio of Film and TV Graphics
– film exercises on the theme of Dance // Final: performances from the event "reviving the seasonal cinema in Český Šternberk - film jingles, supporting films, posters, etc."
Studio of Graphic Design and New Media – Individual projects such as Collectible Resources, Ants Project GL2020, student status outside of the institution, Bipolar Fantasy, Neural Networks or visual style for Output audio gallery etc. // final: PRESENTATION
Studio of Photography II
short-term assignments on various topics such as photography and the representation of glass, and at the same time interpretations of the text and proverbs, "Freedom" and "Inspiration of the 1980s" // final: "Freedom" and "Inspiration of the 1980s"; work will be displayed in the drawing room, 3rd floor, room no.
Studio of Visiting Artist
– Visiting artist Nina Beier, a Danish sculptor living in Berlin, with her students she was interested in and dealt with such topics as the "Biography of Objects" and "The Shame"