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Program

26 Sep 2014 19:00 - 22 Nov 2014

The Worst of Martin Zet - Your Country Needs You

Rocks, jukebox and performance, this exhibition of works by the beloved and reviled – yet world-renowned – artist, sculptor, performance artist and creator of short experimental films features a cross-section of his work, presented as “the worst of Martin Zet”: heavy sculptures and nearly all his film work, presented using the profane technology of the karaoke jukebox. This festive occasion is also marked by the first public London release of his book The Suicide of the Image. Its limited edition was confiscated immediately after being printed in 2006.

Open Wednesday to Saturday 12 - 6 pm

Opening: Friday 26 September, 7 pm


Video from the opening of the exhibition and Martin Zet's live performance ‚Indiscrimate Censorship‘ 
Divus London on 26th September.

More about the exhibition
More about Martin Zet
http://martin-zet.com/


Video from The Worst of Martin Zet: Your Country Needs You in Divus Prague, 5 Sep - 26 Oct 2013

This event is kindly sopported by Techo



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The average life of mammals is 800 million heartbeats. In human terms, that's 19 years. If we didn’t live so long, the human world would be a delightfully unambiguous place. Nineteen — that's exactly the age when bright black and white vision begins to soak up grey nuances,* as one slowly becomes pliable, caving in to compromise.


'To mature into the age of reproduction, to beget children and die. Children raising children — this is exactly what "mature" educators are scared of the most. I take great pains to return to a state of consciousness in which the recognition of what is really important (fun, love, friendship, sex) and distinguishing right and wrong (which some adults assert doesn't exist) is the most natural possible thing. And dealing with something other than what you want is just wasting time.

A general and also a personal problem is that I am living longer than what I was made to** (and if there were no doctors, it would be just those 19 years).' 

Excerpt from The Suicide of the Image.


The Leaf marble sculpture at The Worst Of Martin Zet show in Divus Prague


Pity Car or the Ascension of Škoda 105 L, Prague, June 16, 2001


Black News Performance






 

Venue:

DIVUS London, Enclave 5, 50 Resolution Way, London SE8 4AL

Date

From: 26 Sep 2014 19:00
To: 22 Nov 2014

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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