Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Radio Prague Today 2.6.2013

Articles posted today

President-elect gets down to business

President-elect Miloš Zeman on Tuesday launched a series of high-level meetings with the country's political leaders. The talks are intended to set the framework for future cooperation and heal the rifts of a ruthless election campaign.

Barbies and barbarity: exhibition takes novel approach to post-war massacres of Germans

A new photography exhibition that gets underway in Prague on Thursday takes a novel approach to one of the thornier subjects in modern Czech history: the massacres that took place during the expulsion of millions Germans at the end of WWII. Photographer Lukáš Houdek has reconstructed some of those actual events – using Barbie and Ken dolls. Ahead of the opening of The Art of Killing, Houdek told me about how he prepared for the unusual project.