The Czech Center will prepare a series of exhibitions by contemporary Czech and international artists that will be presented on the windows of the building at 1109-1111 on Madison Avenue where the permanent mission of the Czech Republic to the UN in New York is located. The aim of the project is to address the broad public that walks by on this luxurious avenue and to use this space for a dialogue of artists with the public.
We hope that the WINDOWS ON MADISON will offer a space for contacts and exchanges between Czech and American art communities and become another attraction on the Museum Mile.
The first project poses the question “What is the future of the future? ” and confronts passersby with the statement “Yesterday we dreamt about the future, today the future dreams about us”.
The project originated in collaboration between the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague, which recently organized the exhibition The Future of the Future, and the New York group of architects, designers and scientists called Terreform One. Two windows on Madison Ave. display Terreform’s designs for future means of transportation in New York City and other big cities, such as the SOFT Jetpack and the SOFT Blimp Bumper Bus.