Using imaginary city models with staged micro stories, leading Czech artists David Böhm & Jiří Franta draw on current social and political issues to explore the city not only as a place of neighbourhood and coexistence but also as a crowded and fragmented world, in which it is necessary to reconsider some of the basic ideas. Wouldn’t it be possible to organise the planet better? Who sustains whom? And can we find a way to stop living at the expense of future generations? Inspired by the exquisitely staged narrative paintings, familiar from the work of artists such as Pieter Brueghel, the artists’ own tableaux will be displayed as a large scale photo series in an outdoor exhibition on the fence of the Czech Embassy in London on busy Bayswater Road, while the models themselves will be exhibited in the gallery inside (open Tue - Fri 10 am - 5 pm).
PRIVATE VIEW: WEDNESDAY 22 JUNE 2022, 6.30 - 9 PM
All welcome, free entry, registration necessary:
With complimentary drinks
Organized by the Czech Centre London and LUSTR Festival of Illustration, Prague to mark the Czech Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Supported by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London. Part of the Kensington + Chelsea Art Week.
Image: David Böhm & Jiří Franta: Who Tells Whom About What, photo: Pavel Horák
26-30 Czech Embassy & Czech Centre, Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
An outdoor photographic exhibition on the fence of the Czech Embassy. An indoor exhibition of immaginary city models at the Czech Centre Gallery
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