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Dec 13, 2005 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague – Yesterday and Today

Lecture by Prof. Jiří Pelcl, Rector of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm, Czech Center New York

 

 

Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague – Yesterday and Today

 

 

Lecture by Prof. Jiří Pelcl, Rector of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic

 

 

Tuesday, December 13, 6:30 pm

CZECH CENTER NEW YORK

 

                       

On the occasion  of 120th anniversary of the foundation of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, its Rector, Prof. Jiří Pelcl, will give the lecture on the history and contemporary status of this prestigious art school in the Czech Republic.

 

The school will be presented by more then hundred art, design and architecture works of its students displayed during this session.

 

Our guest of honor, Petr Sís, famous artist and a former student of the Academy of Arts, will receive the honorary medal of Academy from Prof. Jiří Pelcl.

 

 

Please RSVP if planning to attend at 212-288-0830, press #1 for the CZECH CENTER and then dial #6.

 

 

 

Prof. Jiří Pelcl

Rector of Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic

After Jiří Pelcl completed his architectural studies at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague he worked mainly on projects in the field of interior design. His creative work concentrated more and more on furniture design and he started to design for commercial companies and cooperatives in the furniture industry. He worked in England in 1983 and 1984, where he continued his studies in furniture design at the Royal College of Arts in London. After his return he devoted himself to his own creative design working on various public interiors.

In 1987 he founded the Atika art group, and concentrated his activities on creating individual items of furniture and organizing exhibitions. With Atika he participated in 14 exhibitions both home and abroad. In addition to his project activities he was actively engaged in theory of design, published and gave guest lectures at universities at home and abroad. In 1990 he set up his own studio, Atelier Pelcl, where in addition to furniture design he produced architectural studies and industrial design. He became a registered architect of the Czech Chamber of Architects. In 1990 he designed the interiors of Prague Castle for President Václav Havel. He became involved in the newly constituted Association of Interior Architects and published and edited the Interior & Design bulletin (1992–93). In 1992 he participated in setting up the first Czech gallery specializing in design – Galerie Genia Loci where he served as a director from 1992 to 1994. Since 1997 he has been the Head of the School of Architecture and Design at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. In 2003 he has become professor and rector at the same institution.

Jiří Pelcl`s creative work was exhibited at more than twenty one-man exhibitions and is represented in the collections of the Museum of Applied Arts in Prague, the Gallery of Moravia in Brno and in private collections in Germany, France, Holland, Belgium, Italy, Austria, Sweden and the USA.  Jiří Pelcl's design work has been mentioned in more than fifty titles of specialized periodicals as well as in several books.

For more information please visit: www.pelcl.cz

The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design

(Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová, VŠUP)

 

The School of Decorative Arts (Uměleckoprůmyslová škola, UPŠ) was founded in Prague in 1885, in the spirit of the ideas of Gottfried Semper. At the time of its founding, the School was the first and only state art school in the Czech lands. The main task of the School of Decorative Arts was “to educate forces skilled in the arts for the purposes of art industry, and to train teachers' forces for the purposes of education in the fields of arts and crafts and for the purposes of teaching drawing at high schools.” The body of professors was selected from among the most prominent personalities of Czech culture. With the change of law in 1946, the School gained new status and, accordingly, a new title as well – the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (Vysoká škola uměleckoprůmyslová, VŠUP).

 

Today, it is involved in numerous international projects, expands its education program in the field of both free and applied arts and, last but not least, has launched its own editorial series of art publications and new exhibitions. The Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design of today is composed of five departments containing 23 studios focused on architecture, design, life-style design, free art and graphic arts. The sixth department is devoted to education in the field of art history and aesthetics.

 

For more information please visit: www.vsup.cz

 

 

 

Venue:

321 East 73rd Street
NY 10021 New York
United States

Date

Dec 13, 2005 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Organizer:

České centrum


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