Saturday saw the annual Olomouc Museum Night commence with a highly anticipated opening ceremony in front of its Museum of Modern Art.
This year the event was attended by artist David Černý who revealed his latest work, a mechanical moving sculpture, that dangles from the museum facade, slowly creeping along its ledge.
Entitled “Thief,” (in Czech Lupič) the sculpture features a typical Černý flourish, a distorted face poking out of the robber’s sack.
The work depicts an art thief attempting to heist a sculpture by fellow artist Karel Nepraš; the statue also speaks, panting and cursing. The voice is supplied by musician David Koller.
For additional photos of the opening and a behind-the-scenes look at the installation see the Muzeum umění Olomouc Facebook page.
The prolific Černý debuted another creation, an interactive sculpture called Trifot, last year for the opening of Prague’s Czech Photo Centre.
Another Černý project, Pink Tank 91, made headlines this Saturday as well when a group of military activitists attempted to deface the installation, currently parked in Brno, with green paint.