ARTSEMESTER Winter 2018
Opening night: Wednesday 24th January 2018 at 7pm
Runs from 25th January to 30th January 2018
The entire UMPRUM building at Náměstí Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1
Open daily from 10am to 6pm
The 2017/2018 academic year has reached its halfway point and the students of UMPRUM will again present their mid-term work to the public. The results of the final exams and semester work will fill the entire building of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague as part of the traditional Artsemester exhibition.
The final exam and semester projects are not just an academic exercise. The students are asked to respond to current social topics, choose a theme of their choice or create original work together with various companies. Some of the projects have been inspired by this year’s 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, while others have been created in collaboration with companies, including Škoda Auto, VW, Baťa, Preciosa, Nimco and Tescoma. In many cases the assignments are geared specifically towards planned exhibitions.
“It’s not enough to simply create something; it needs to be presented well. This year we will present our work at several important international events: the Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design will present its final exam work and semester projects at the prestigious BGFU Fashion Week in Tokyo; the Studio of Architecture III will present their work at Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan this spring; the Studio of Glass will showcase their work at London Design Week in September; and the Studio of Concept – Object – Meaning (K.O.V.) are invited to an exhibition in the Netherlands. Samples of this work as well as initial concepts for these upcoming exhibitions will be presented at Artsemester,” says Jiří Pelcl, vice-rector for external relations and international collaboration.
The Artsemester exhibition will be displayed throughout the whole school and runs until 30th January 2018. It will be followed by an exhibition showcasing a selection of final exam work and semester projects called “Architecture at UMPRUM”. This exhibition will take place at Adolf Loos-designed Villa Winternitz, marking UMPRUM’s recent signing of a partnership memorandum with the institution.