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.
In collaboration with the curator Lenka Střeláková and Gallery AMU in Prague, PAF is opening the retrospective exhibition OTHER VISIONS CZ (2007-2015) that will present the past nine years of the competition and a total number of 90 videos by Czech artists this summer.
PROGRAMME OF THE EXHIBITION UPDATED (Tue 12 – Sat 16 July, 2016)
LITR, a sales fair of authorial and artistic publications calls for independent publishers and artists who want to participate in its second edition, which will take place in Olomouc from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2016. The deadline for the admission of applications for a stand is August 10 2016.
LITR was initiated and is co-organized by PAF.
As in previous years, the current PAF selection of contemporary moving images, “Other Visions”, will find its way to the Luhačovice-based multi genre festival Luhovaný Vincent. It can be seen as a one channel projection in an installation loop from Friday 8th of July to Sunday 10th of July.
In the first half of May PAF visited the British capital. Possibilities of future cooperation and presentation of Czech art was discussed with ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts), LUX (Artists’ Moving Image) and Deptford Cinema. The future form of the year-long running activities of PAF were discussed as well.
Following the unexpectedly great success of XY's first issue, independent galleries in Olomouc joined again in 2016 for the second issue of the unique “XY – art walk with exhibition openings”.
The sequence of exhibition openings, performances, concerts and other surprise events took place on April 28 2016. Documentation.
On Thursday 24th May, 2016, the Prague gallery VI PER opened the exhibition Black Maria, conceived by the PAF Head Programmer Martin Mazanec. The installation of this exhibition project that presents diverse (non)standard architectural solutions for film screening was designed by Dominik Garajský.
On May 20, 2016 the artist Tereza Darmovzalová opened the 50th exhibition in Vitrina Deniska in the atypical role of curator. The opening of the Clover near Water exhibition by the performer Kateřina Konvalinová filled the alternative exhibition space on Denisova Street with beer, sausages and live music.
The largest show of Czech audiovisual art in Norway, two festivals of contemporary art, the commissioning of seven new artworks, a seminar for the general public in collaboration with the University. Those are just the highlights of the more than year-long project “Festivals of Live Cinema,” initiated by PAF–Festival of Film Animation, Olomouc.