Artists: Louise Ashcroft, Marlene Haring, Richard Hards, Russell Hill, Vesta Kroese, Lina Lapelyte, Harry Lawson and Amelia Newton Whitelaw

Curated by Anna Clifford and Miloslav Vorlíček

Addendum[On the Shortness of Life]is the second installment of an exhibition project promoting exchange between the Royal College of Art, London (RCA) and the Academy of Fine Arts, Prague (AVU).

The first iteration of the exhibition took place at Red Gallery in September 2013, where site-specific interventions, new works and performances by RCA artists were presented alongside works from the 2013 graduate show at the AVU. Professor Rittstein, Head of Painting at the AVU, and seven Czech artists travelled to London to install the exhibition in conversation with the students from the Fine Art and Curating Contemporary Art departments at the RCA.

The dialogue established is continuing towards the exhibition at Galerie AVU, for which the RCA artists and curators will travel to Prague to produce the exhibition in situ. This is being treated as a further experiment encouraging dialogue between individual practices and aiming to make tangible elements of the conversations surrounding the project’s development.

The Academy of Fine Arts in Praguewas established in 1799 by a decree passed by Emperor Franz I. In the first years it has offered schools of painting and drawing and later were added specialized fields from graphics, sculpture, architecture, restoration studios to new media and intermedia studios at present. The Academy offers Master's and Doctor's Degree, maintaining an average of 330 students in 18 studios headed by Czech leading artists and has generous historic ateliers spaces. AVU intensely and intently cares about the development of talents their students or visiting undergraduates.


The Royal College of Artis the world's most influential postgraduate university of art and design. Specialising in teaching and research, the RCA offers the degrees of MA, MPhil and PhD across the disciplines of fine art, applied art, design, communications and humanities. There are over 1,300 masters and doctoral students and two hundred professionals interacting with them, including scholars and leading art and design practitioners, along with numerous distinguished visiting professors and tutors, specialists and advisors.


Galerie AVU, U Akademie 4, Prague, 170 22

Preview: 15 October 2013, 19:00 – 21:00

Open: 16th – 31st October 2013, 10:00 – 18:00 Mon – Fri

free admission


Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 10:00 to Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 18:00