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Lukáš Likavčan

Civilization at the Crossroad: Co-Curated by Lukáš Likavčan

Lukáš Likavčan and Pavel Sterec curate Civilization at the Crossroad: Engineers of Scientific-Technical Revolution at FUTURA gallery, Prague (4 December 2018–17 February 2019), reflecting on research done by philosopher Radovan Richta and his team in the 1960s and “a new Czechoslovakian socialism.” In addition to historical documents and media, the exhibition includes works by artists: Filip Cenek, Anetta Mona Chisa, Jano Doe a Michal Cáb, Isabela Grosseová, Filip Hauer, Marie Lukáčová, Václav Magid, Max Máslo, Vojtěch Märc, Jan Šerých, Jiří Skála, Jan Šrámek, and Lucia Tkáčová.

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