Krzysztof Wodiczko exhibit opens in PragueMar 01, 2013
“Out/Inside(rs),” a comprehensive show of the work of Krzysztof Wodiczko (professor in residence of art, design and the public domain), opened last week at DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague. The exhibit is the artist’s first in the Czech Republic and includes documentation of his projections on public buildings throughout the world as well as examples of his social designs, such as Homeless Vehicle and Alien Staff.
For the last forty years, the central themes of Wodiczko’s work have been war, conflict, trauma, memory, and communication in the public sphere. He combines art and technology with a critical approach to address socially relevant issues and marginalized communities that usually receive little attention. Out/Inside(rs) is also the name of a new work created for the exhibition, presenting videos of Roma children from the Šluknov Spur, the site of demonstrations by neo-fascist groups against the Roma community which traumatized the Roma children. The videos are projected onto statues of historical Czech figures borrowed from the National Museum.
The exhibition, which runs through May 6, will also include a publication devoted to Wodiczko’s work and Roma issues embedded in a wider context of cultural, social, and political issues in Czech society. Read more about the exhibit.