Gavrilo Princip (Galerie im Weltecho, Chemnitz)

From 7 September until 4 October 2013, the gallery at Weltecho in Chemnitz presents the video installation “Gavrilo Princip” by the two Czech artists Jana Morkovska and Olga Alia Krulisova. In their work, they address the historic events of the assassination of the Austro-Hungarian heir apparent  Archduke Franz Ferdinand on 28 June 1914, in which his wife was killed, too. This assassination is regarded as trigger for a chain of events that led to the First World War.

When killing Franz Ferdinand, Pricip was not of full age; thus, he was not sentenced to death. Due to the dreadful prison conditions, he finally died in April 1918 in Theresienstadt/Terezín of bone tubercolosis. With a spoon he had scratched the following lines into the wall of his prison cell:

Our ghosts creep through Vienna and whisper
through the palaces and make the lords tremble.

The exhibition is part of a five-part series of exhibitions called “Skaut/Pfadfinder” (scout) on Czech contemporary art. Both artists live and work in Ústí nad Labem. The exhibition is curatd by Vendula Fremlova.


Gavrilo Princip
7 September until 4 October 2013

Galerie im Weltecho
Annaberger Str. 24
09111 Chemnitz

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