– A dismal future that has already arrived…
at DOX in Prague!
An extensive new exhibition entitled BRAVE NEW WORLD, which opened in September in Prague at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, compares famous dystopian visions of the future as described in the novels of Aldous Huxley (Brave New World), George Orwell (1984), and Ray Bradbury (Fahrenheit 451), with the current social situation. The works of over twenty artists from around the world who deal with topics such as social monitoring, consumerism, and the world of the media bear the same warning message. Alas, they refer to a future that has already arrived.
The first part of the exhibition, entitled “Life in a Cage”, is inspired by George Orwell’s novel 1984 and its dismal vision of life in a dictatorship. The photographs, paintings, installations, and three-metre statues of dictators in this part of the exhibition reflect the ideological propaganda, fear, and terror infected by twentieth-century totalitarian regimes that were responsible for the deaths of tens of millions. At the same time, this part of the exhibition reminds us that even today, in the twenty-first century, there are still countries where Orwell’s vision is reality.
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