DIPLOMA AND BACHELOR PROJECTS 2021
Hall 13 of the The Prague Market (Pražská tržnice), Bubenské nábř. 306/13, Praha – Holešovice
Thursday, June 17th, from 7 pm to 10 pm.
Friday, June 18th, until Monday, June 28th, 10 am – 6 pm.
While visiting, it is necessary to follow valid hygienic regulations against the spread of COVID-19.
For eleven days Hall 13, will be filled with Bachelor's and Master's theses projects of UMPRUM graduates. The Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague is exceptionally organizing the 2021 Diploma and Bachelor Projects exhibition outside of its building. Visitors will have the opportunity to see practically all works in one space.
The 2021 Summer Artsemestr exhibition's architectural concept connects to the previous design by Imrich Vašek and Shota Tsikoliya. The school was forced to move the exhibition from its usual location due to the relocation of the school's workshop facilities and the planned reconstruction of the historic building on Náměstí Jana Palacha.
This year, 111 students will graduate from Bachelor's and Master's studies in art disciplines. For recent graduates, the exhibition Diploma and Bachelor Projects is the final and one of the most important events of their studies. It is an opportunity to show how studying at UMPRUM has enriched their work and how they are ready to evaluate their talent and further develop it in subsequent practice.
The range of works and topics is again very rich. Artists and designers often implement projects here in cooperation with various companies or with the perspective of making a series production. Topics focus on matters that are pressing, such as sustainable development, ecology, and social responsibility, or try to meet market demands.
Student Marie Maláková from the Product Design Studio, for example, tried to fill such a "hole in the market" by designing a set of containers for home food fermentation. Adrian Jakub Zukowski also responded to the current development and demand for new things with a domestic extrusion recycling station for 3d printing filament, and Jakub Žanony with the design of a large-format DIY camera (both from the Industrial Design Studio).
Beginning graphic artists could also benefit from the work of Filip Kopecký from the Studio of Graphic Design and New Media. He created a handbook in which he uses his experience from meetings with clients and professional practice. He managed to unify the basic information for a successful career as a graphic designer and cooperation with clients.
Thanh Mai Tranová from the Studio of Film and Television Graphics presents an animated documentary Mezi regály (Between the Shelves), where she captures the adolescence of five young individuals within the setting of a convenience store. Jakub Bachorík from the Studio of Illustration and Graphics, who in the project NE-U-VĚ-ŘI-TEL-NÁ fantasmagorie deals with the phenomenon of conspiracy theories and the idea of what the world would look like if all conspiracies were true, and also responds to current events.
Adéla Koubová from the Studio of Architecture IV focused on the landscape in which we live. She focused on life in the Bohemian Paradise Protected Landscape Area and the possibilities and limits of construction in it. Nela Kuhnová and Karolína Vintrová from the Product Design Studio respond in their work to the specific needs of the Grandhotel Pupp in Karlovy Vary. Dávid Valovič from the Ceramics and Porcelain Studio in his work Na čom stojíš (What Are You Standing) on examines the geological changes of the landscape in his native Hrádek, Slovakia. The ascent is a 3-meter monument inspired by geological boreholes.
Worth mentioning is the work of Daniel Sviták from the Studio of Architecture III, Daniel managed with the help of computational design to develop a redesign of the iconic Panton chair, create coffee tables, and a vertically applied column construction.
Architectural design of the exhibition: Imrich Vaško, Shota Tsikoliya, Veronika Miškovičová
Production: Šárka Váňová
Graphic Design: Josefína Karlíková, and Matěj Vojtuš
Photography: Ondřej Kubeš, Samuel Petráš
The exhibition was created with the support of Prague City Hall.