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MeetFactory’s ‘Slav Squatting’ Makes Art of Slavic Stereotypes

In one form or another, the stereotype of the “squatting Slav” has likely made its way to your social media feed over the past few years. Wearing an Adidas tracksuit, smoking cigarettes, and swilling cheap vodka or cheap beer, the loitering Slav meme is—as most memes are—perhaps best left unexplained.

 
 
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Non-fiction examination of Czech…

The prestigious Magnesia Litera Award for the Czech book of the year has gone to a work called Opuštěná společnost or…

 
 
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Metallica surprise Czech fans with cult…

Prague has seen many memorable concerts over the years by international artists and a few which were legendary. This…

 
 
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British contemporary art exhibition in…

Art lovers in Prague can now appreciate non-conformity in a remarkable exhibition featuring contemporary avant-garde…

 
 
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Artist Kateřina Šedá aims to restore…

Český Krumlov is one of the country’s top destinations. However, extreme levels of tourism have forced locals out of…

 
 
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Overhaul of national anthem proposed…

Is it time to give the Czech national anthem an update? The Czech Olympic Committee has just unveiled a number of new…

 
 
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Actress Catherine Deneuve receives…

The celebrated French actress Catherine Deneuve, one of the best-known names in international cinema, has received a…

 
 
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Movement and dance theatre tells…

On August 25th, 1968, just four days after Russian tanks rolled through Czechoslovakia to crush the Prague Spring…

 
 
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“Permanent traveller” Koudelka returns…

A huge exhibition of work by the world-renowned Czech photographer Josef Koudelka has just opened in Prague. Entitled…

 
 
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2018 Febiofest promises emerging…

Prague’s biggest film event, Febiofest, gets underway on Thursday evening. The festival will deliver more than 160…

 
 
 
 
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