On-line Symposium: "Chalupecký in the World"

On-line Symposium: "Chalupecký in the World"

Joining the conference was possible via live stream ONLINE through the event on our Facebook page. Record of the conference can be found on our YouTube channel HERE.

What is the meaning of art? Does this meaning change when we cross state borders or political systems? What happens if art exceeds its own definitions?

On Friday November 27, we hosted an international online symposium examining the work of Jindřich Chalupecký (1910-1990) in an international context, challenging his work with that of similar personalities working in Central Europe during the same era.

Event schedule:
– 14:00 Introduction
– Tomáš Pospiszyl (Academy of Fine Arts in Prague): Jindřich Chalupecký in the duality of his domestic and foreign interests
– 14:30 Ieva Astahovska (Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art): Valdis Āboliņš and his creative legacy in context of cultural relations between West and East during Cold War period
– 14:50 Magdalena Ziolkowska (Andrzej Wróblewski Foundation): “Perhaps, even today, we do not deal with art”. On Jerzy Ludwiński’s philosophy of art
– 15:10-15:30 Break
– 15:30 Zuzana Wagner (National Gallery Prague): Jindřich Chalupecký and his activities in Italy
– 15:50 Tomáš Glanc (Universität Zürich): Russian vector of Chalupecký
– 16:10 Anežka Bartlová (Academy of Fine Arts in Prague): Availability and Unsolved Problems of Art
– 16:30 Discussion
– 17:00 End of program

The local part of the symposium was held at the Governor's Palace (Moravian Gallery in Brno), situated in the environment conceived by artist Julie Béna (in collaboration with the National Theater in Brno). Béna later shooted a video performance on the site interpreting Chalupecký's character from the view of a 21st century female artist. 

This symposium is part of the long-term project "The World of Jindřich Chalupecký," in which the Jindřich Chalupecký Society is engaged in researching, completing the store of archival materials, and curatorial and theoretical work connected to the prominent Czech theorist and curator Jindřich Chalupecký. The project focuses mainly on the remaining legacies of Chalupecký’s life and work, including the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, established in 1990.

Project Partner: Moravian Gallery in Brno, Brno City Hall
The event is supported by the National Theater Brno and FFA BUT.