Over the months of May and June, students from six programmes presented their work across four exhibitions and one cinema night. Each exhibition was themed, curated and marketed by student teams who were responsible for selecting modes of delivery, promotional graphics, teaser trailers, budgets, and devising publicity campaigns.
Following were the exhibitions for 2021.
After two years of intensive work this show was the culmination for final year Master’s students of Fine Art and Future Design. The graduates collaborated and shared ideas to unite and present an impressive interdisciplinary show in the Postgraduate Art Studio exhibition spaces of Pragovka. The official exhibition opening was on the 17 June for graduating students and their guests, the exhibition was then open to the public from Friday 18 until Sunday 20 June. Exhibition walk through can be viewed here, and images from the exhibition opening here.
On Friday 28 May, final year Graphic Design students gave a public presentation of their work.
Venue: Bishops Court Campus, Biskupsky dvur 6, Prague 1
Visit last year’s Happily Ever After exhibition.
Ines Borao, 2021
On Thursday 3 June, sixteen final year Fine Art Experimental Media students opened their exhibition 'Reflection in a pond' over two floors at the Bishop's Court Campus in Prague 1. They also launched a printed catalogue to further showcase their art.
Turning inwards at times when the outside is disconnected. We, as artists, are finding connections in times of crisis. Focussing on ourselves and our practice, within the boundaries of an uncertain outside.
Resembling Narcissus finding his reflection in a steady pond, we too now see the self. Taking photos of ourselves, asking questions about our own perceptions, our own clarity of mind. We take a closer look to converse with ourselves, in an effort to expose a new stage of clarity and resolvedness.
Ultimately everything becomes the subject of self-reflection. The self —as a catalyst for exploration, development and creation— now becomes a steady agent and driver in our worlds. A world that is ever changing, developing and growing.
Our work exists within a context of multiple, overlapping, and intersecting narratives, where there is an undeniable sense of urgency in our creation, our consumption, our conversation. On these still waters, we find our reflection. But disturbing the surface now allows us to refract the perspective and find new directions.
Plus, visitors got to take part in a participatory performance!
Anthony Tsang invited visitors to take part in his participatory performance where he invited visitors to choose things that they didn't need from a range of objects that he had collected. We buy things all the time, and most of our choice is not because you absolutely need it, but because you like it or you are attracted to it. But how do you know the things you are attracted to actually suits you?
Venue: Bishops Court Art & Design Studios, Biskupsky dvur 6, Prague 1
Visit last year’s cometomy.house exhibition.
On Wednesday 9 June, final year Creative Media Production students created the FIRST PCU Cinema Night in the history of the lockdown.
Guests heard and saw exciting projects covering drama, horror and documentary films, as well as a podcast series. All work reflected important issues in today’s world. 🌎
Students in the Foundation programme had their final online exhibition, and a livestream presentation of their work that you can view here to Facebook on June 11th.
Utopia. A perfect world, a perfect society. Is it possible to ever create such a thing?
But maybe that’s what being an artist is about - taking something impossible and making it a reality, at least in our minds, hearts, and canvases.
We students at Foundation Diploma in Art, Design, and Media Practice tasked ourselves with trying. Each of us chose a topic connected to social responsibility, and challenged our minds and imagination while trying to come up with a solution. Our projects show one (or more) problems that our society faces every day, but this time with a happy ending. Or, at least, a happy start (if happy endings aren’t your thing😄). Something that all of us can do to get closer to that Utopia, step by step. And we sincerely hope that we will inspire you to start creating our utopias with us! ❤️
Devany, Eileen, Grant, Karen, Nastya, Niki, Nimai, Teri, Valery (Foundation students and dreamers)
Visit last year’s Patient F exhibition and the Foundation programme's weekly Friday Show exhibitions here.
Nastya Moiseenkova, 2021