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7 Feb 2008 00:00 - 9 Mar 2008 00:00

Jasanský & Polák - Brussels Sprouts

Recently a group of photographers, perhaps inadvertently, revealed that the European Parliament is often almost completely empty, and the rest is just a Potemkin Village. Lukáš Jasanský and Martin Polák are a pair of sarcastic artists who could easily set up a TV channel to amuse even the most disenchanted and skeptical of intellectuals. It would broadcast in black-and-white, full of technical difficulties, with the two of them at the helm, having the most fun of all.


Why they decided to photograph art.


"That was the most abandoned stuff that we found. As we wandered around the building and into its’ various corners we began to discover artwork in the least likely of places. There was a strange variety of styles and forms from engaged, pro-European statues and reliefs to horrid samples of the international informal style. We figured out that art is what binds Europe together…bad art.  Bad art is the same everywhere. Perhaps this is why it’s represented in the Parliament. So we decided to photograph it."


From interview with Lukas Jasansky and Martin Polak, Umelec magazine 4/2007


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To: 9 Mar 2008 00:00



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