Speederman / 2014



David Černý

/CZ/ David Černý’s work is always widely discussed for the delicate topics it touches. It might be this controversial aspect that made Černý one of the best known Czech contemporary artists. His outdoor sculptures are or were part of the public space in Prague, but also Liberec or London. Černý’s work has been awarded many times, and in 2000 he won the prestigious Jindrich Chalupecký Award.  

Four-meter high Speederman sculpture depicts a naked figure of a superhero, visibly frozen in inhumanly fast motion. It may thus represent a metaphor for human evolution and aesthetic ideals of the human body, but also a commentary to the accelerated rythm of life in the current new technologies era.

Speederman was presented within the second issue of SIGNAL festival in a world premiere.