Project 365: Day 275 – Through David Cerny’s Prague


2nd April 2015 – Prague, Czech Republic

The Pilsner Urquells had numbed my senses
But they still persevered, and I found David Cerny.
Where they were insulted, I was intrigued,
And I followed him on his own Prague journey. 
in utero, prague, czech republic, david cerny

I really want to crawl back into an embryo – In Utero sculpture in Prague, Czech republic

This is becoming a long walking trip. My 2 friends have no signs of resting, and I am following them around Prague.

But there was someone I met really interesting today. David Cerny is like the Banksy of Prague, only with sculptures. Not a stranger to controversies, Cerny is famous for his works like ‘the piss’ at Franz Kafka museum, the infamous ‘Brownosing’ sculpture, and babies on the television tower. But he was most notorious for the Entropa, a map of the European union which he created before, replacing countries with stereotypes prevalent about them.

One of his most poignant sculpture is, the ‘In Utero’. A 20-feet tall stainless steel beauty. And I didn’t know the symbolism when I first saw it, but here is the catch. You can climb into the statue! I mean, from the bottom. Like literally entering an embryo again.

Don’t we all want to do that some time?

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About Abhi Surendran

Abhi quit his corporate job, and decided to immerse himself in travels, photography, occasional periods of bankruptcy, and copious amounts of insanity. He is currently working on a book of his experiences, and a dream road trip through South Asia. Both in a haphazard fashion. He blogs at Iamnothome and you can also catch him at times on Facebook and twitter.

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