Discovering the Works of David Cerny in Prague

Discovering the Works of David Cerny in Prague

Author: Julianna Barnaby

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Ready to explore a different side of Prague? It’s time to discover the public sculptures of its most controversial artist, David Černý.

It was difficult to look away from the mesmerising silver head. Unlike your bog-standard statue, this one was split into tens of lateral slices, each one rotating at a different pace and often in different directions. The overall effect was of something solid rendered liquid – the shifting movements bringing together and then unforming the subject’s face in a play on identity and perspective. 

Whatever I’d expected from the historical city of Prague, I was sure that this was not it. In fact, I can tell you exactly what I’d expected: golden stonework and medieval towers, rich food and heavy beers, not a tongue-in-cheek oversized rotating head of Franz Kafka, one of the city’s most famous past inhabitants.

Date: 01/15/2021
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