DSC Gallery

David Černý | Black Hole

27/10/2016 - 29/11/2016

The exhibition of a provocative and in all aspects the most talked about Czech artist David Černý, Black Hole, showed his current and so far not exhibited works.

In the first room there were relief portraits of scientists produced with an interesting technique from polymeric materials. The head of Stephen Hawking was a huge success in sale to a private collector on the Start contemporary art fair in the Saatchi Gallery in London. The portraits of J. Robert Oppenheumer and Wernher von Braun, the creators of atomic and carbon bomb, reminded the potential of human intelligence that can lead to mass destruction. The space was then completed with the portrait of a skull, related to the theme of death, and stainless steel head of Thinker.

In the interconnecting room there were exhibited the moving legs of Emil Zátopek, whose motto “if you can not, go on” inspired David Černý in the creation for the Czech centre on the Olympics Games in Rio. Then in the back room, there were placed sculptures of the rear of a horse with propellers that were installed in the spirit of a dark aircraft hangar. With this work the author again wanted to sarcastically criticize the social events and political situation and so confirmed his reputation of provocateur and rocker.