GRADUATE EXHIBITION 2017
Opening night: Tuesday 13th June 2017 at 7pm
Open from 14th June to 19th June 2017
The entire UMPRUM building (Náměstí Jana Palacha 80, Prague)
Open daily from 10am to 6pm
In keeping with tradition UMPRUM students present an exhibition of their graduate work, rounding off both the summer semester and the academic calendar. The exhibition features graduate work by final-year students of the Fine Arts at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague.
A celebration of work by final-year students, the end-of-year graduate exhibition showcases how students have honed and developed their skills over the course of their studies at UMPRUM in preparation for future independent practice. While some have gained experience from internships and trips abroad, others have taken part in domestic and international exhibitions. The exhibition is a reflection of everything the students have learned throughout their time at the school and demonstrates their readiness in anticipation of their future careers.
This year, the final-year work of 56 Bachelor’s and 75 Master’s students will be presented throughout the school building. Individual introductions and descriptions will accompany each project.
A little preview of what to expect!
Among the impressive range of work on show, Elena Fialková from Architecture Studio IV looks at the openness and accessibility of Prague Castle. Her classmate Kateřina Krupičková, in her work TON and the City, reflects on the urbanisation of cities as exemplified by the regeneration of a selection of TON factory buildings. Petr Bureš from Architecture Studio II in his work The Prague Exhibition Grounds: An Imprint for Riyadh documents how, following the Jubilee Exhibition in 1891, the model for the tallest building of the future was outlined at the Prague Exhibition Centre.
In partnership with UMPRUM library, Daniel Šmíra from the Graphic Design and Visual Communications Studio creates a digital library model for viewing digitised historical volumes. Inspired by simulation theories, Jakub Spurný from the Type Design and Typography Studio presents his own sci-fi game-book Lines of the Labyrinth in which the character is the reader. Representing the Film and TV Graphics Studio, Magdalena Kvasničková and Pavla Baštanová present their fantasy film Hypnagogia, a classic cartoon set in the Nordics.
Helena Todd from the Glass Studio, whose work is based on the morphology of historical chandeliers and the car engine, presents her collection of pendant “shoulder” lights inspired by the luxury sports car, the Pagani Huayra. Mia Jadrná, a student of the Fashion Design Studio, revives the long-forgotten technique of art protis. Manufacturing her own fabric from textile scraps collected from various fashion studios and workshops, she re-creates her own clothes.
Other projects to look out for include Dead City by Iveta Bradáčová from the Painting Studio, a project based on a series of paintings from Český Krumlov, and the installation Fan by Anna Ročnová from the Sculpture Studio, in which she experiments with materials using natural and artificial processes.
“I’m delighted to see the development of UMPRUM’s students across the board and take pride in their achievements at various competitions. I believe that the rounded education they receive at UMPRUM gives them the ability to apply what they learn in preparation for future practice in their respective fields. This year’s graduate exhibition again proves that we are on the right path,” says Prof. Jiří Pelcl, Vice-Rector for Communications and International Relations.
Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80, Prague 1
Matěj Bílek (Bachelor) – UMPRUM (back of the school)
Lucie Jestřábíková – Loading Train Station Žižkov, Jana Želivského 2, Prague 3
Veronika Přikrylová – Altán Gallery Klamovka, Klamovka Park, Prague 5
Anna Ročňová – Hunt Kastner Gallery, Bořivojova 85, Prague 3
Lucie Rosenfeldová – ETC Gallery, Sarajevská 16, Prague 2
Kateřina Palešníková – UMPRUM, Room 413
Intermedia Art Studio
Andrew Jan Hauner – UMPRUM, Room 411
Vojtěch Novák (bachelor’s thesis) – UMPRUM, Drawing Room 313
Natalie Drtinová (KTDU), Markéta Kosinová, Ladislav Kyllar, Marie Lukáčová, Andrea Mykisková, Michaela Munzarová; Anna Pospíšilová (Bachelor) + Erasmus students – Prague Market Hall in Holešovice, Hall 17
Jonáš Strouha –Nau Gallery, Kubelíkova 1089/22, Prague 3
Ceramics and Porcelain Studio
Linda Vondrová (Bachelor) – main staircase on the 3rd floor (corner)
Textile Design Studio
Ondřej Trnka –Prám Studio, Čerpadlová 536/4, Prague 9 – Vysočany
Fashion and Footwear Design Studio
Agáta Zapotilová, Kateřina Hynková, Filip Jakab, Pavlína Miklasová, Lenka Vacková, Miroslava Jadrná – factory in Holešovice Dělnická 63, Prague 7