Slip Knot

Excerpt from the recently published book by Louis Armand, Breakfast at Midnight. Chapter IV. Kafkaville. Blake is a pornographer who photographs corpses. Ten years ago, a young man becomes a …

Three Sisters

“The stories in Ken Nash’s brilliant collection The Brain Harvest lay bare the sparks and idiosyncrasies of an exceptional mind. Each new story is distinct and memorable in its jewel-like …

The sound of silence and the new nationalism

On the occasion of the 17th of November commemoration the Czechs could also hear their President, attempting to interpret or rather to misuse the historical content of the event. Causing …

The Slavic Atomic

The Czech President Klaus expressed his incomprehension regarding the Austrian distaste for nuclear energy. Austria has not only refused to use nuclear sources but also has been active on international …

Political Animal

Pavel Vošický is nearly unbearably political creature and a lot less an „artist“ in a conventional sense. He didn´t want to exhibit his works because he didn´t believe that his …

V. Klaus, E. Filipi or K. Schwarzenberg?

If something is called double-track, it mostly implies that it is hard to coordinate. Czech foreign policy is usually double-track. The Ministry of External Affairs says one thing, the President …

Less is a bore* and more too

Until the end of September you‘ll have an opportunity to meet the Jagiellonian Europe of the dawn of modernity in Kutná Hora. Unfortunately, it’s not the only illuminating exhibition Václav …

Normalization 2012

In the spring of 1990 the Civic Forum had already been ruined as well as the November “revolution”. However, we did not yet know it. Those of us who suspected …

Big trouble with little islands

All the western press seems to be surprised by the intensity of disputes between China and Taiwan on one side and Japan on the other side. These disputes relate to …

Antonín Kratochvíl’s Homelands

Antonín Kratochvíl’s exhibition, entilled Homelands, was held at Prague’s Leica Gallery up until September 9, lt was prepared by photo editor scott Thode from Kratochvíl’s home agency Vll. Thode summarized …

Jan Koblasa’s Retrospective

Jan Koblasa’s retrospective in the Riding School at Prague Castle ended at the end of July. After 21 long years we could see a broad range of work of one …

Geometer of peripheries

Photographer Jan Reich did not live to see the large retrospective of his photographs at Prague Castle. His work was closely connected to Prague and the Czech landscape and you …

Pussy Jesus Riot

Moscow has liked to call itself the Third Rome for centuries and to fulfil such an ambition everything has to be done. Building an empire is one thing, rebuilding it …