Contemporary Czech art is a parody and a tragedy in one…
The same people, who removed the statue of the Soviet commander, Ivan Konev built a statue of Marie Therese, an eighteenth century Habsburg empress that is known for abolishing serfdom. The Prague elite always had a strange fondness for monarchy and feudalism. Several political projects that arose from Prague had members of noble families as figureheads. It is, I guess, a romantic escape into simpler times before modernity for them.
However, aesthetically, the Commies that raised the statue of Ivan Konev had more sense for realism, and whatever the contemporary shit is…
THE EMPRESS SWALLOWED MORE THAN $100,000 OF THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET
Somebody is playing a cruel joke on the people of Prague, bombing the city with shitty art. Remember the monument to Vlasovite soldiers in Řeporyje Prague. The bloody fuck?
Thisremovalof statues commemorating historydoes not bode wellfor the future of America.Remember when Maidanus Ukrophithecus began toppling the statues of Lenin, one of the fathers of the Ukrainian state?Ukraine began to crumble. After all, European colonialism is what formed the countries of the Americas.
The city council in Sitka, Alaska has decided to remove a statue of Alexander Baranov, the explorer and first governor of Russian Alaska. The resolution lists a number of serious accusations against the man.
Baranov worked for the Russian American Company, which was the vehicle for the Russian government’s effort to expand into the Americas. For almost three decades he was the de facto governor of Russian colonies on the continent. Sitka – called Novoarkhangelsk by its Russian founders – served as his capital.
On Tuesday, Sitka’s city council decided it no longer wanted a statue of Baranov to greet visitors to the city. The bronze sitting effigy was given to the city in 1989 to commemorate the man’s impact on its history and the rapid commercial development it experienced under his governance. The council took a different view of Baranov’s role, however.