A new installation by LEIMAY: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya.

This installation is dedicated to Václav Havel and is presented by the New York Czech Center as part of their Václav Havel year celebration.

From Vaclav Havel speech at the Independence Hall, in Philadelphia, July 4, 1994.

“… In today’s multicultural world, the truly reliable path to coexistence, to peaceful coexistence and creative cooperation, must start from what is at the root of all cultures and what lies infinitely deeper in human hearts and minds than political opinion, convictions, antipathies, or sympathies – it must be rooted in self-transcendence. Transcendence as a hand reached out to those close to us, to foreigners, to the human community, to all living creatures, to nature, to the universe. Transcendence as a deeply and joyously experienced need to be in harmony even with what we ourselves are not, what we do not understand, what seems distant from us in time and space, but with which we are nevertheless mysteriously linked because, together with us, all this constitutes a single world. Transcendence as the only real alternative to extinction.”

Exhibition Dates: Sept 27 – Oct27
Opening Reception and Performance:
September 27, 2016, 6pm
A symposium organized by the The Vaclav Havel Library Foundation will follow the reception.

Closing Reception and Performance: October 27, 2016

Workshop with Shige Moriya and Ximena Garnica: October 25, 7pm to 9pm

Where: Czech Center New York Gallery
321 E 73rd Street 3rd Fl
New York, NY 10021

This LEIMAY show is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.

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