Exhibitions & street art a part of Czech cultural season in London
Czech Open 2012 is a cultural season in London that began last month and will last through to August, also during with the summer Olympic Games. Organised by the Czech Centre in London, the season offers a variety of programmes in the borough of Islington, including an exhibition called Coal and Steel and Disorient Express which is set to open, and a street art project being worked on now by two Czech and British artists.
“2012 is of course very significant: the Olympic Games are bringing a lot of opportunities for cultural institutions to present their artists. London is going to be one large community of arts and sports. The Czech Centre is also involved and preparing a programme celebrating sport, the arts and the human spirit, if you like.”
If we talk about Czech Open 2012 it was launched in March and last through August: what are some of the things we can hope to see?
“Some of the programmes or events are already on view: we have about 15 locations and about 11 flagship projects. It’s a season that is covering visual arts, films, street art, architecture and design. At the moment we are working hard on an exhibition that opens on Thursday that brings together Czech and British contemporary artists. The work they are exhibiting refers to Modernism, steam engines and a shared fascination with trains.
There is also the street art: one of those taking part is the Czech artist Pasta Oner (his professional name)...