Open Call for Art Omi and Kunsthalle Praha Visegrad Fellowship until 30th November 2019!
In cooperation with Kunsthalle Praha, Art Omi (USA) establishes a fellowship for an artist in residence from the Visegrad region and extends the open call deadline. Find out how to apply.
JARO VARGA’S RESIDENCY AT LONDON DELFINA FOUNDATION IN PHOTOGRAPHS
Slovak artist, curator and lecturer Jaro Varga recently stayed in London for the Delfina Foundation artist in residency program as one of the three artists and curators supported this year by Kunsthalle Praha, Česká centra/Czech Centres & Arts and Theatre Institute. Along with some photos, Jaro briefly describes his international experience.
WE VALUE DIVERSITY AND SUPPORT EXCHANGE OF OPINIONS
Can you tell me something about your professional background? What does it mean for you to be the Chief Curator of the newly-emerging Kunsthalle Praha?
After studying art history in France, I worked for many years as head of the art gallery at the French Institute in Prague. I’ve been living in the Czech Republic for twenty-five years now. Looking back, I realize how fortunate I have been to witness this exceptional time in the history of this country. I’ve observed the various phases of the post-communist period, which have influenced the evolution of the art scene. I remember that at the beginning of the 1990s the scene was rather experimental and local, and then gradually began to vary, professionalize and take on an international character. Read more