ARTSEMESTR winter 2019
Exhibition opening: Thursday, January 24th, at 7 pm
The event is taking place: January 25th – January 29th, 2019
Location: The entire building of UMPRUM, nám. Jana Palacha 80, Praha 1
Open: Daily 10am – 6pm
In January, before the official display of semester and final projects, at UMPRUM there is creating happening basically non-stop. Nervousness and the tempo of work increase before critique day, and students are finishing their final assigned projects. How well they did in this year's semester, visitors can see for themselves starting on the 25th until the 29th of January at ARTSEMESTR winter 2019.
The exhibition ARTSEMESTR should show, how students are on track gradually improving and preparing to be independent designers, architects, and graphic artists. It demonstrates how they are able to take on a variety of assignments, manage the technical aspects of projects, work with classmates, and clients outside of school. Students will present to the public their semester projects, that students were solving during the course of the entire semester, along with final projects, which they work on completely independently within a limited timeframe. Frequently, semester projects and finals assignments blend and complete one another.
This semester, assignments were very diverse and touched on various areas. We can mention the project by the Studio of Fashion Design which prepared a special collection for the exhibition Zika and Lída Arscher in the Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague. The Studio of Type Design and Typography focused in on the appearance of Czech banknotes and designed their own series, the Studio of Film and TV Graphics continued to develop creative cooperation with the project Paměti národa (Memory of Nations). Not absent was the opportunity to work with concrete clients, the Studio of Product Design were designing elements for a private spa for the company Gessi, the Studio of Furniture and Interior Design once more proposed exterior and interior designs for a vacationing Inn in Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise). The Studio of Fashion and Footwear Design continues its successful collaboration with Baťa and is preparing a collection of shoes to select only a few from that will be produced and sold around the world. This year, for the first time, will be presented the work of the new Studio of Photography II focusing on applied photography. This year's students photographed the 2018 Designblok showcase which ensured materials for the Designguide catalog. In addition, they worked on the FEAT a student magazine project.
The work of all studios can be viewed at the school until Tuesday the 29th of January. During this time UMPRUM will become one big gallery, individual installations will be located in the studios, corridors and in other premises of the building.