Controversial Sculptures by David CernyBy Village Mayor • May 8th, 2009 • Category: Architecture, Art, Latest Post, The Best of Village of Joy, Weird
Continuing our article series about the most creative artists in the world this time we present David Cerny from Czech Republic.
Wikipedia: “David Černý (born December 15, 1967 in Prague) is a Czech sculptor whose works can be seen in many locations in Prague. His works tend to be controversial. He gained notoriety in 1991 by painting a Soviet tank pink that served as a war memorial in central Prague. As the Monument to Soviet tank crews was still a national cultural monument at that time, his act of civil disobedience was considered “hooliganism” and he was briefly arrested.”
He also has a very bizarre website http://www.davidcerny.cz/). Well, happy viewing, and of course don’t forget to comment.
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Permanent Installation at FUTURA Gallery Prague
info: you climb a ladder and stick your head in the sculpture’s arse to see a video of two Czech politicians feeding each other slop to a soundtrack of ‘We are the Champions
material : mixed media
height 5.2 m (17.06 ft)
address: Holečkova 49, Prague 5, Czech Republic
“Nation for Itself Forever” (Narod sobe navzdy)
height: 10 meters high (32.81 ft) (somehow hard to believe, maybe the statue itself hangs in such height, correct me if I’m wrong)
more: to keep the statue it has been changed more or less due to fear of protests that the project is aimed at National Theater itself.
Two Proposals to Outdoor Metro Tunnel
info: in this moment the development of the project is very uncertain
Two Peeing Guys (Sculpture)
(image credits: Irwin)
info: ”The idea is disarmingly simple. Two bronze sculptures pee into their oddly-shaped enclosure.
While they are peeing, the two figures move realistically. An electric mechanism driven by a couple of microprocessors swivels the upper part of the body, while the penis goes up and down. The stream of water writes quotes from famous Prague residents.
Visitor can interrupt them by sending SMS message from mobile phone to a number, displayed next to the sculptures. The living statue then ‘writes’ the text of the message, before carrying on as before.” – Chaymation
height: 210cm (6.89ft)
address: Prague, Czech Republic
materiál : metal, foam, LED
height: 120 cm (3.94ft)
address: Czech Republic, Prague 1, Namesti U Sv. Anny, close to the Charles bridge in Stare Mesto
Car with Legs (Sculpture)
Svaty Vaclav (Sculpture)
Lucerna Palace’s central atrium is dominated by Czech sculptor David Černý’s dead horse ridden by St. Wenceslas. It is supposed to be an ironic twist on the St. Wenceslas statute in the square outside.
address: Wenceslas Square, Prague, Czech Republic
info: this sculpture, more often referred to as the Hanging man was first exhibited at the exhibition “Respekt 97” at the Villa Richter in the Prague’s Lesser Town. Later installed at the Czech Cultural Center in Berlin; Moderna Muset in Stockholm; National Theatre in London; and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in London.
dimensions: 233 x 60 x 45 cm (7.64 x 1.96 x 1.48 ft)
Zhizhkov TV Tower with Crawling Babies
Žižkov television tower is the highest tower in the Czech Republic, it was completed in 1992 and hosts an observation point, a restaurant and a TV transmitter.Possibly related posts: