Who Tells Whom About What

Who Tells Whom About What
Czech Embassy

Zone 2 - Notting Hill + Holland Park

30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY, UK




23 Jun - 31 December


Outdoor exhibition on the fence of the Czech Embassy
26 - 30 Kensington Palace Gardens, London W8 4QY
Free access 24/7

PRIVATE VIEW: Wednesday 22 June 2022, 6.30 - 9 pm
Free entry, registration necessary

David Böhm & Jiří Franta
The leading Czech artists David Böhm and Jiří Franta, an artistic duo since 2006, explore in their work the relation between drawing, performance and conceptual art. Known for drawing and painting on walls in galleries as well as in public spaces, Böhm and Franta present their distinctive perception of the world – their views on society, politics, the art scene, and mass media as well as their own feelings. In their “illustrations,” they often play with multiple meaning and irony, commenting on the life of the human community. They were finalists for the Jindřich Chalupecký Award, the top Czech award for visual artists up to the age of 35, in 2009, 2010 and 2012 and have received multiple awards for their books, the most recent one being the Illustrator of the Year Award at the Czech Grand Designs 2022 for their book City for Everyone; A Manual of Urbanism for Beginners.

'When we thought about the concept of the exhibition, the venue was key. We wanted to use the location of a busy London road to offer a visually juicy social commentary. To do so we‘re using large-scale images which will be hung on the fence of the Czech Embassy on Bayswater Road, and detailed narrative city models, exhibited inside the nearby Czech Centre gallery, which provide more explanatory ‚footnotes‘ to the images. Kind of like a dream which continues into the waking.'

The exhibition is part of the Kensington + Chelsea Public Art Trail 2022 and the Street Meets (mural) Art global project, part of the Czech Centres' 2022 EU Presidency Programme.

global project created to mark the Czech Republic’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

Organized by the Czech Centre London and LUSTR Festival of Illustration, Prague, the largest illustration exhibition in the Czech Republic.

In collaboration with the Kensington + Chelsea Art Week and the London Festival of Architecture. Supported by the Czech Embassy in London.