The interactive website Proč umění? was launched this week
The interactive website Proč umění? was launched this week, presenting contemporary art in an entertaining and understandable way. The project contributes to online education during the coronavirus epidemic.
The educational platform Máš umělecké střevo? launched the Central European online project Why Art? (www.procumeni.cz), based on the successful publication of the same name. The interactive website represents a joint work of an international team of authors and museum educators who in recent years have created a list of the most frequently asked questions in art galleries, and provide the answers to the art works of the largest Central European art collections. The aim of the project is to make contemporary art accessible primarily to students and point out its connections with the art history and the past. The interactive website includes available accompanying material for students and teachers designed to support the quality of art education in primary and secondary schools. The project is accompanied by many pictures and captivating illustrations by artist Kakalík. It offers stories of individual artists and art works that have shaped the form of art of the last century. In addition to the most frequently asked questions, the interactive website also offers the possibility of creating your own work, searching for individual art works on a timeline or a gallery map.
The authors of the texts are representatives of the most important galleries from the Czech Republic (National Gallery Prague, Center for Contemporary Art DOX, Moravian Gallery in Brno), Slovakia (Slovak National Gallery),
Hungary (Ludwig Museum Budapest) and Germany (Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden), connected under the educational platform Máš umělecké střevo?..
The author of the web concept is Martina Freitagová (Máš umělecké střevo?) and the co-author the Netvarec studio.