Petra Gupta: Craft as an invisible line through time and place

24. 11. 2022

On Thursday, November 24 at 5:00 p.m., the second lecture from the Let’s Talk Arts! series is waiting for you in the G18 gallery, prepared for you by the Arts Management studio. Petra Gupta Valentova has accepted our invitation.

Can’t you make it? Don’t worry, the lecture will be streamed online, and a recording will be available after the end. The entire afternoon will be held in English.

Who is Petra Gupta Valentova and what will we talk about?


Petra Gupta Valentova

Petra Valentova, Ph.D., is a conceptual and visual artist collaborating with craft people in Rajasthan, India, and blue-print workshops in Olešnice and Strážnice, Czech Republic. In the last few years, she has been working between Prague, New York, and Jaipur on craft-based art projects.

Craft as an invisible line through time and place

In an increasingly connected world, in times when we are facing many challenges such as global warming, skyrocketing production and consumption and growing inequality between people and societies, the world of craft and craftsmen becomes sometimes almost invisible. As the global population hit the 8 billion people milestone, and the topic of sustainability and stress on resources is becoming part of mainstream conversation, we need to talk more about what we can do as professionals. This lecture will focus on current tendencies in working with craftsmen and will touch on topics such as ethical work, cultural appropriation, and collaborative design. Craft is a bearer and chronicler of cultural identity and needs to be viewed as such. The lecture will be accompanied by examples of working with hand-block printers and dyers in India and the Czech Republic.



If you cannot make it to the G18 gallery, you can join us online at the Zoom platform.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 890 5534 8791
Passcode: PetraGupta

We are looking forward to see you!