Svědectví. Ženským hlasem / Testimonies. In a Female Voice

Author: Zuzana Štefková
Publisher: Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague
Content: 345 pages
ISBN: 978-80-86863-44-3
Year: 2012

The publication Testimonies. In a Female Voice summarizes the outputs of the course at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague 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 from different generations. Among them is also the last interview with Jitka Válová, an interview with Professor Milena Bartlová and with internationally recognized Serbian curator Bojana Pejić. Other interviewees were Ilona Németh and Veronika Bromová who represented the Slovak and Czech Republics at the Venice Biennale. The book also contains interviews with respected artists and pedagogues Margita Titlová, Milena Dopitová and Michaela Thelenová. The answers of the women of the younger generation, for example Martina Pachmanová, Lenka Klodová, Jana Štěpánová, Anetta Mona Chişa and Lucia Tkáčová, demonstrate that the role of gender in their work and views of art is becoming more prominent.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.