David Černý

Artist

Czechia

David Černý is primarily known for his controversial installations and provocative sculptures which can be seen both in the Czech Republic and abroad. His work is often an open critique of society, as was his first publicly acknowledged installation of a car with legs, Quo Vadis, symbolizing the mass exodus of East Germans through the still-communist Czechoslovakia in 1989. His further work includes the pink-colored tank, the upside-down horse sculpture in the Lucerna Palace, crawling babies on the Žižkov Television Tower, and Entropa, the latter being probably the most controversial one – an installation for the Czech Presidency of the Council of the European Union, where each country is represented by its stereotype. Mr. Černý has graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and has received several prizes for his work, including the Jindřich Chalupecký Award in 2000.

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