Great Dialogue

Karel Nepraš

Karel Nepraš - Great Dialogue
In the late 1950s, Karel Nepraš’ work depicts dialogue. At odds with this term, however, his sculptures are a parable of failing communication skills as a sarcastic reaction to the social situation. In Great Dialogue, figures with megaphones for faces, sitting opposite one another, demonstrate both an inability to communicate and the futility of their efforts to understand one another. The figures’ distinct red colour and rendering as skeletons are typical of Nepraš’ assemblage sculptures dating from the second half of the 1960s.
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measurements: height 145 cm
width 190 cm
depth 83 cm
material: laminate, metal, wire, textile, varnish
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inventory number: P 5327
gallery collection: Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art
licence: copyrighted work

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