PODE BAL: PODE BAL

The Czech group Pode Bal was founded in 1997 and their work grew out of a critique of visual communication. The group has re-policized the art scene, and has been significantly engaged in discussion centered around drugs and the law, parliamentary election, taboo problems related to the eviction of Germans after the Second World War, and the critique of art institutions. The group has realized many projects in public places and media. (East Art Map - A (Re)Construction of the History of Art in Eastern Europe), , A skewered Marlboro ad featuring a hookah-smoking man bore the legend: "Pode Bal warns that smoking nonstate-owned drugs can damage your freedom." (New York Times) , , Disney gave Pinocchio Jimi Cricket to be his conscience. The Czech Republic has Pode Bal. (The Prague Post) , , Pode Bal combines fashion and socio-political commentary: a black-and-white Palestinian head scarf embroidered with the Hermes logo; a curved Middle Eastern dagger with a Swiss Army knife handle; a sleek lightbox photo of a woman in a white burqa, with one eye exposed where the fabric is cut in the shape of a Nike swoosh. (Art in America),
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The Czech group Pode Bal was founded in 1997 and their work grew out of a critique of visual communication. The group has re-policized the art scene, and has been significantly engaged in discussion centered around drugs and the law, parliamentary election, taboo problems related to the eviction of Germans after the Second World War, and the critique of art institutions. The group has realized many projects in public places and media. (East Art Map - A (Re)Construction of the History of Art in Eastern Europe)

A skewered Marlboro ad featuring a hookah-smoking man bore the legend: "Pode Bal warns that smoking nonstate-owned drugs can damage your freedom." (New York Times)

Disney gave Pinocchio Jimi Cricket to be his conscience. The Czech Republic has Pode Bal. (The Prague Post)

Pode Bal combines fashion and socio-political commentary: a black-and-white Palestinian head scarf embroidered with the Hermes logo; a curved Middle Eastern dagger with a Swiss Army knife handle; a sleek lightbox photo of a woman in a white burqa, with one eye exposed where the fabric is cut in the shape of a Nike swoosh. (Art in America)


Jan Kavan (part of the Malík Urvi series), electrostatic transfer on canvas, 100 x 120 cm, 2000*Zimmer Frei, installation project and public space intervention, part of the international exhibition of political art Politik-um / New Angagement, Gallery and courtyard of Prague Castle, May 2002*Serial Sniper, public space installation, part of Billboart Gallery Europe, Bratislava, Slovakia, 2003**Burka Nike (part of the series Converse), Cprint, variable size, 2005, installation view at the exhibition Ballkünstler in Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, Germany, 2006 **Pode Bal members Petr Motyčka and Michal Šiml, painting Nazi symbols near Charles Bridge, still from a Czech TV report, Prague, 2005**

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