On Friday September 2 2016 three round-tables were held in GAMU, Prague, concerning issues related to moving images. Present were experts not only in curatorship, running galleries, the acquisition of art works and collection building, but also in the production and authorial creation of moving images of film and video. The themes for the tables were as follows: Events, Galleries and Public Collections.
The three roundtables were held at the close of the OTHER VISIONS CZ (2007–2015) exhibition. The exhibition maps out the history of the curated competition concerned with the production and presentation of films and videos produced in the Czech Republic. This competition began as part of the Olomouc-based festival PAF. Today, it is one of the possible ways to look at and catalogue the production of Czech moving images that are pervading cinematography as well as contemporary art.
The round-tables were divided into three thematic areas, which could indicate the possible cycle and existence of moving images after they’ve been produced.
9:30 am – 11 am Events
Host: Sylva Poláková
Typical experiences with screening in cinema halls and exhibiting in gallery spaces. Interventions of moving images into other public spaces can intersect and/or mutually enrich, criticize or even disturb each other.
In what ways can the setting of moving image presentation contribute to the formal content and institutional form of the presentation event?
The round-table guests are: art historian Terezie Nekvindová (Academic Research Centre of the Academy of Fine Arts – VVP AVU), pedagogues and visual artists Tomáš Svoboda (Academy of Fine Arts, Prague – AVU, tranzit) and Martin Blažíček (Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – FAMU), and curator and art theoretician Karel Císař (Academy of Arts, Architecture & Design in Prague – UMPRUM).
11:15 am – 12:45 pm Galleries
Host: Martin Mazanec
The position of the contemporary moving image in the international as well as Czech national context of contemporary and modern art galleries. The blurred boundary between the art work edition system and licencing the work. What does the collector actually own when purchasing the film or video?
The round-table guests were: private gallerist Katherine Kastner (HuntKastner), curator and representative of a private collection, Marika Kupková (TIC Gallery, Marek Collection), film production manager Dagmar Sedláčková (Master Film), and festival programme manager Andrea Slováková (IFF Jihlava, Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – FAMU).
1 pm – 2:30 pm Public Collections
Host: Matěj Strnad
The starting point for this round table is the experience of the Czech institutions responsible for public collections with the funds they manage and the presence of the moving image in their collections. For example, can the National Film Archive take care of the fine arts or, conversely, can the art museums take care of films?
The round-table guests are: the director of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art at National gallery in Prague, Milena Kalinovská, the head of the digitization and new media department at the National museum in Prague, Katarína Gatialová, the director of the National Film Archive, Michal Bregant, and the head curator at the Department of Fine Arts and the curator of modern and contemporary art collection at the Moravian Gallery in Brno, Ondřej Chrobák.
(symposium to the issues of the moving image)
Friday September 2 2016, 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Gallery AMU, Malostranské náměstí 12, Prague 1