Thursday, November 29, 2012

Artbanka Museum of Young Art

Artbanka Museum of Young Art (AMoYA) is housed in a shabby Baroque palace building in Prague, near the very old and beautiful Charles Bridge over the Danube. The staff are all bohemian 20-somethings and the art they champion is all anti-pretty. The last photo is of a David Cerny installation in the museum's courtyard. Cerny is well known in the Czech Republic for his large, politically charged work. The Lord of the Rings personifies the sacrifice required of gymnasts, I guess. Above that, a video shows a woman screaming, setting in motion a whirligig. Another video at the museum shows a woman singing; the description says the woman cannot afford beauty enhancements such as breast implants, so she sings in order not to be beaten.

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