A new publication ‘Choreographic moment in contemporary art’ has been released
The book deals with the occurrence of choreographic mechanisms and actual dance in visual art over the past few decades. It is a result of Viktor Čech’s long-time research within the field which included both publishing of numerous texts and launching exhibition projects.
In the works of many contemporary artists, these interdisciplinary crossovers are often connected with the reflection on analogic moments from the past, especially the 20th century avant-garde movements. At the same time, they are distinctive of the current development in action art, in which issues such as a structured movement system and the staging and appropriation of dance forms as a means of expression became key moments. The bool also focuses on the broader artistic and historical context, to which this phenomenon is closely linked (especially on the previous evolution of the 20th century art) and also on the questions associated with dance and choreography theory and their historical development. The central point of the publication is choreography in its original sense which is “dance-writing”, and how this mechanism manifests itself in today’s art.
The book was created within the PhD programme Visual Communication at the Faculty of Art and Design of the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem.
The launch of the new book will take place on 27 September 2019 at 6pm at ArtMap Bookstore (18 Vojtěšská St., Prague 1).
Viktor Čech (born 1980 in Tábor) is active in the fields of art criticism, curatorship and contemporary art theory. Besides writing for multiple journals (Artalk.cz, Art & Antiques, Flash Art, A2 and others), in his curator projects Čech devotes himself to physicality, performativity, and choreographic structures. He also analyses these issues from the point of view of a 20th century art historian which also results in his critical and theoretical activities overlapping with the fields of contemporary dance and experimental theatre. (Artlist.cz)
Source: Art Institute – Theatre Institute