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"L’Europe des Artistes" is a cultural project on an unprecedented scale: this is a multi-faceted research project unfolding into conferences, events, exhibitions, and publications, dedicated to young contemporary European artists.

This third thematic evening takes place on 21 March at Astrup Fearnley Museet and looks at the young art scene in the Czech Republic. Artist Pavel Sterec and critic and curator Marketa Stara will make brief presentations of their subjective views on the Czech contemporary art.

"On emerging narrative(s) of the Czech art scene"

The lecture will give an overview of contemporary art practice in the Czech Republic, with a specific focus on the youngest and emerging generation of artists. With examples of particular artists, key works and exhibitions, it will try and define the nature of the Czech art-scene while framing it in a historical and socio-political context.

Markéta Stará (b. 1985) is a critic and curator currently based in Prague. Among other she has been publishing with ARTFORUM, ArtMargins, A2 and Flash Art CZ/SK. Since 2012 she is a curator at Center for Contemporary Art DOX in Prague where she focuses on the practice of the youngest generation of artists.

Pavel Sterec (b. 1985 in Prague) studied in Brno, Prague, and Vienna, and graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague (AVU), where he studied under Vladimír Skrepl, Jiří Kovanda, Zbigniew Libera and Pawel Althamer.Currently, he is pursuing a PhD on an educational turn in art in Central and Eastern Europe at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (VŠUP).

The conference is generously supported by the Czech Republic Embassy in Oslo.


About "L’Europe des artistes"

"L’Europe des artistes" is designed and developed in close collaboration, and over several years, by major European art institutions: Astrup Fearnley Museet in Oslo, Beyeler Foundation in Basel, LVHMs Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris, and by the curator Hans Ulrich Obrist.

The project "L’Europe des artistes" will result in a major exhibition bringing together artists from all over Europe, which will be presented from the year 2014 in the institutions that initiated it before travelling to other museums in Europe and the world.

This exhibition will be preceded by – and prepared through - a series of conferences that will start from the beginning of 2013 and will continue until the first opening of the exhibition in 2014. This program consists of thematic evenings to be held every two months during the years 2013 and 2014 in the different partner institutions. These evening lectures will be the first public manifestation of the project "Europe of artists".

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