Svědectví. Ženským hlasem / Testimonies. In a Female Voice

The publication Testimonies. In a Female Voice summarizes the outputs of the course at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design during the winter and spring semester 2010/2011 initiated by PATTERNS Lectures. The book is a collection of twelve interviews with Czech and Slovak women artists and art historians.

The interviews capture opinions and life paths of women coming from different generations. Among them is also the last interview with Jitka Válová, an interview with the professor Milena Bartlová or with the internationally recognized Serbian curator Bojana Pejić. Other interviewees were Ilona Németh and Veronika Bromová who represented Slovak and Czech Republic at the Venice Biennale. Futhermore the book contains interviews with respected artists and pedagogues Margita Titlová, Milena Dopitová and Michaela Thelenová. The answers of the women of the younger generation, like for example Martina Pachmanová, Lenka Klodová, Jana Štěpánová or Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová, demonstrate that the role of gender in their work and views of art becomes more prominent.