Czech culture has a long tradition of specific humor that is not only funny, but also serves as a tool for expressing political and othervise oficially unacceptable thoughts. Irony, parody and mystification was excercised not only by classics like Jaroslav Hašek, but is often employed today. Contemporary Czech art is not rich in examples of straight forward activist art, but we can find severasl projects using humor and absurdity to awake social criticism. Filmmakers Vít Klusák and Filip Remunda in their ‘Czech Dream’, artist David Černý with ‘Entropa’ or generation of your street artists continue to combine humor and activism.

The lecture will be held in English.

‘À propos’ is a series of debates, lectures an meetings organized at WCM, which subjects are inspired by Polish Presidency 2011 of the Council of the European Union.