lecture & discussion
Academy of Arts, Achitecture and Design
Náměstí Jana Palacha 80
Prague, Czech republic
Guillaume Désanges (born in 1971, lives in Paris) is an art critic and a curator. Member of the editorial board of Trouble, he collaborates with the magazines Exit Express and Exit Book (Madrid). In 2004, he worked with Thomas Hirschhorn (the 24h Foucault project, and Musée Précaire Albinet) and organized the Exhibition Pick-Up at Public>, Paris (with Martin Arnold, Omer Fast, Bertrand Georges, Joseph Grigely, Thomas Hirschhorn, Claude Lévêque, Dominique Petitgand, Beat Streuli). He also teaches at Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Clermont-Ferrand (F) and is general secretary of the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers.
François Piron (b.1972) is a paris-based art critic and curator. He is co-director of Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers and founder and board-member of Trouble journal. He teaches theory and art history in the National Art School of Lyon. In 2005, he has curated the exhibition Invisible Script (A Letter to Morel) at W139 art centre, Amsterdam, and has been advisor for Altadis company collection, for which he curated an exhibition at Palais de Tokyo, Paris. He has recently edited and published the first monographic books of Atlas Group (Lebanon) and Boris Achour (France), and has contributed to the main monographies of artists Scoli Acosta (USA), Ibon Aranberri (Spain) and Dora Garcia (Spain-Belgium).
Jiří Ptáček (1975) studied theory and history of art at the University of Palacky in Olomouc (1995-2001). Since 2006 he has been editor in Chief of the Umělec/Artists magazine.
Francois Quintin (1967) since 2000 has been director of FRAC Champagne-Ardenne. In between 1994 – 2000 he worked as Curatorial Assistant at the Foundation Cartier in Paris. He has curated and co-curated numerous exhibitions and, is an author of catalogue texts (Thomas Demand, Janaina Tschape and others)
Vít Havránek (1971) is a theoretician and organizer based in Prague. Since 2002 working as a project leader of the initiative for contemporary art tranzit. He worked as a curator for the National Gallery in Prague and Municipal Gallery, Prague. He lectures in contemporary art at the Academy of Applied Arts, Prague. He has curated and co-curated number of exhibitions, wrote texts and has been editor of books and catalogues.
Series of discussion has been arised on the ocassion of the exhibition NATURalia – Collections sans frontires /galerie Futura/ and has been organised in collaboration between: tranzit – Institut Francais de Prague – Futura gallery - FRAC.
The series of discussions will continue on
19.01.06 - producing and display
and 13.02.06 - production and the public space.