September 11th: Czech Center New York preparing memorial events

Ahead of the 20th anniversary of the “9/11” terrorist attacks on the United States, the Czech Center New York along with other organisations is preparing a memorial programme for Thursday and Friday evening.

Part of the programme includes the multimedia project “Requiem 2021”, dedicated to the memory of victims. The project is directed by Anna Eva Kotyza, an American of Czech and Slovak heritage, and will be screened at the Bohemian National Hall, along with music by contemporary Slovak composer Juraj Filas.

An accompanying VR exhibition will feature virtual reality works by visual artist Markéta Gebrian, and artist Alex Dowis, an America’s Got Talent semi-finalist, both of whom are Czech-born.

“Requiem 2021” is being realised in cooperation with the Harmony Foundation and the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in New York.

Author: Brian Kenety