What's an a-political artist to do?
April 9, 2004 7:01 PM Subscribe
frilly pink tanks, babies climbing TV towers
, and the president feeding slops to the director of the national gallery out of giant asses
. Why, this could only be the NEA gone awry!
Actually, it’s Magic Prague
, the land of Franz Kafka
and Milan Kundera
, and the artist, like the dissidents of past generations, would rather not do political art , political art
. His latest sculpture ridicules the perverse situation in which the country finds itself post Havel: a place where right-wingers like President Klaus
and national gallery director Milan Knížák— a past collaborator with secret police, and worse, completely idiotic and banal performance artist
— prosper and rub shoulders at the expense of those with a conscience and good taste. Like David Cerny
This isn’t the freshest post, but I’ve been waiting to join Mefi for a long time, and today is the first day I can post.