Dystopian realism, (DIS, Max Göran, Jakub Choma, Sarah Lüttchen, Agnieszka Polska, Jonáš Strouhal, Dušan Zahoranský). Foundation and Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. Kurzor Gallery. Prague, 2020.
Overview Fact, (Ursula Biemann, John Bock, Harun Farocki, Julia Gryboś a Barbora Zentková, Michal Machciník, Susan Schuppli, Roman Štětina). Foundation and Centre for Contemporary Art, Prague. Kurzor Gallery. Prague, 2020.
Objects in Love with Humans
Objects in Love with Humans. (artist: Hynek Alt, Mark Dion, Klara Hobza, Margarita Maximova, Sharon van Overmeiren, Jasmin Werner) Lucie Drdova gallery. (FOAF – Friend of a Friend, festival) Praha, 2019.
Stranding the present, Detective Search for a Shared World
Stranding the present, Detective Search for a Shared World (2020) / Dystopian Realism, How to Learn through Capitalism and Dark Futures (2022), two books from my pop-philosophy series. Photo from Collective Contract exhibition by FRAG collective with modular electronic setup.
Class of Interpretation
Class of Interpretation, Educational platform curated together with Boris Ondreička (2018-).
Václav Janoščík (Czech Republic) is a pedagogue, theorist and curator currently teaching at Academy of fine Arts (AVU) and Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (UMPRUM). He curates and publishes extensively, focusing on expanding art into gaming, technology or experimental and collaborative practices. He focuses on political ecology, philosophy of technics and media, the democratisation of contemporary art or thinking, and gaming.
During his residency at Delfina Foundation, Václav intends to extend his research on art education and arts relationship to gaming. He engage with art academies based in London to get a sense of how art is being taught in the city, and also to see through which social issues or theoretical footing art is being bound, what are the institutional and students expectations, and what conditions, political or cultural, are being reproduced or invented.
Václav has edited several volumes on problems of contemporary thinking ranging from new materialism, speculative realism, acceleration, future and media theory, including: Object, 2015 [CZ]; Reinventing Horizons, 2016; Mind in Terrain, 2018 [CZ]; and Back to the Future (2019) [CZ]. His own books are: Nonsleeping (2018) [CZ] – giving highly personal account of social acceleration or abstraction; Straining the Contemporary, Detective Search for Shared World (2020) [CZ]; and Dystopian Realism, How to learn through capitalism and dark futures (2022) [CZ] – trying to reinterpret and weaponise pop-culture.
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