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.
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?