Wednesday, 18 May 2016

‘Franz Kafka’s Head,’ by David Cerny



This moving statue by Czech sculptor David Cerny has Franz Kafka’s head staring straight at the Town Hall’s bureaucrats in Prague, a tribute both to the author and the longevity of his protest against what the sculptor calls “bureaucratic incompetence.”

Of course, Kafka was writing about more than just bureaucratic incompetence – as anyone who has read The Trial or seen Orson Welles’s  brilliant film would know.

But at the intersection of art and politics, the sculptor has achieved something rare, and important.

[Hat tip INSIDER art]


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