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A place for learning, creating and sharing

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Vas̄ulka Kitchen Brno provides the public with the opportunity to attend lectures, symposia, conferences, festivals, exhibitions, projections and performances to enhance local awareness of Vašulkas‘ work in the development of domestic and international collaboration with similar institutions, media artists, historians and curators of new art media. All of this is done with one aim: to support the contemporary art scene.

Vas̄ulka Kitchen Brno provides access to Vašulka's digital archive and mediatheque. In cooperation with Vašulka Chambre, of the Icelandic National Gallery, it takes care of archives, works of art and documentary materials by Vašulkas, continues to map and reflect their work, as well as the works of other artists from the field of video art and new media art. It also provides background for researchers, educators and curators, and initiates research projects.

Since the beginning of their creative career, Vašulkas have been collecting material relating to the activities of the founding generation of videoart. They collected works, instruments and texts of various kinds. Other artists, such as Peter Crown, David Dunn, Ralph Hocking, Sherry Miller, Phil Morton, Lynda Rodolitz, Jud Yalkut, and Gene Youngblood, contributed to their archive. Initially, the archives were built in their studios and dwellings, later these were moved on‑line. The on‑line archive of Vašulkas allows searching in digitized archival records. It contains photos, grant requests, schedules, letters, posters, programs, text conversations, exhibition catalogues, and video snippets. There are approximately 27,000 pages of documents in total.

Exhibition

Vašulka Kitchen Brno uses two rooms in the Brno House of Art for a permanent exhibition of Vašulkas‘ works, which are on permanent loan to the association. Visitors can view new prints from the Lucifer's Commission series (1977 to 2003) and the computer studies from the Triads series, dating from 2003. Both series were newly printed and exhibited at the Mystery of Memory retrospective exhibition at Špilberk Castle in Brno in 2016. Presented in a separate room, there is the installation Light Revisited - Noisefields, which is a spatial transformation of the video from 1974. The association acquired this work as a permanent loan from the Icelandic gallery BERG Contemporary, which represents Vašulkas.

Events

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Contact

Vašulka Kitchen Brno
Centrum umění nových médií

Dům Umění města Brna
The Brno House of Arts

Malinovského nám. 2a
602 00 Brno

Opening hours
Tuesday, Thursday
10:00 – 16:00
Admission free

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Supported through a grant provided by the Municipality of
the City of Brno's Cultural Committee.
VKB was kindly supported by a significant contribution
in the name of Dalibor Chatrny.