A cut-out from reality in the minimal space of vitrine; in this case a working space in Open Space, presented by the Brno artist David Možný. In an international context he is famous for his music videos and frequent reflections on urbanism, interior design, social dystopia and the DIY phenomenon.
It is the second time that ScreenSaverGallery, an experimental exhibition space, has appeared on computer screens in the festival press centre. Thanks to this event, the exhibition Animation Beyond Animation will take place not only at PAF, but also on-line all over the world. Ironically this time screen saver makes artistic strategies and visual processes animate.
The ceremonial presentation of the award for artists older than 35 years. The Award is presented as a gesture by younger artists’ and theorists’ to acknowledge artists of the older generation. The laureate for 2015 is Vladimír Havlík. This year’s finalists are: Zbyněk Baladrán, Milena Dopitová, Jaromír Novotný, Jiří Surůvka and Dušan Zahoranský.
exhibition, curator – Lumír Nykl
Lumír Nykl: Units of an objective, artificial and artistic environment are usually listed in the description of a work as material preconditions in a submissive status towards the eventual whole. Human experience may appear in a different way if we interpret these (e.g. Perspex, banana, Anna SLama, ABS plastics, stuccoed console, De Long, load covering, wooden joist) as Latour litany.
U příležitosti vystoupení Vladimíra Havlíka, který předá štafetové ocenění Umělec má cenu, zahraje též hudebně-performativní kvarteto Ostrý zub. Laureát Havlík tak po ceremoniálu stane na pódiu znovu, tentokrát jako frontman svérázného undergroundového uskupení.
Since 2012 PAF has been in cooperation with the New York fashion designer Alexander Campaz. He has made designer T-shirts (2012) and scarves (2013) for PAF; in both cases their designs developed from the graphics of the current year of the festival. This year Campaz has prepared a new and unique artistic project – an exclusive collection of designer T-shirts Infinity + 1 in a limited edition.
The Attic of Konvikt will host four exhibitions this year – Infinity + 1 by the fashion designer Alexander Campaz; PAFScreenSaver: Animation beyond Animation in the exhibition space of the ScreenSaverGallery; Marq Delond and Anna Slama’s exhibition Sandbox Frontex Litany; the American artist Jonathan Monaghan’s exhibition Escape Pod. A reception will take place on the occasion of the vernissages.