Tue, 07 Sept | St Albans


Collective gallery and Art Space proudly introduces you to a week of Taboo art in collaboration with the Bohemian Taboo project based in Czech Republic.
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

07 Sept, 18:00 – 14 Sept, 16:00
St Albans, 18 Holywell Hill, St Albans AL1 1BZ, UK

About the Event

Bohemia is the westernmost and largest historical region of Czech Republic. There is great history in erotic art in Czech Republic, Czechoslovakia or Austria-Hungary before. We give to the world such a great erotic artist as Egon Schiele, Alfons Mucha, Frantisek Drtikol, Jan Saudek, Toyen, Robert Vano, the first ever erotic movie in history was the movie Ecstasy by Gustav Machaty from 1933. Also, our present-days are full of sexual and erotic adventures. One of the adventure’s name is Bohemian Taboo Stories.

‚Bohemian Taboo Stories – Book about people, who do something sexy‘, is a book aiming to contribute to destigmatisation of taboo eroticism or human sexuality as well as to discourse on true moral values in a society where eroticism and sex usually appear as another issue, instead of dealing with the true problems. The book is a collection of twenty interesting stories of people from Prague, The Czech Republic, who found the courage to get to know themselves as well as their bodies and their true erotic needs and, in their profession or leisure time, chose a direction which eroticism and sex is, in one way or another, reflected, whether directly.

To be found in the Bohemian Taboo Stories book, are stories of people from the most varied spheres. From scientists working for the Laboratory of evolution sexology and psychopathology within the National Institute of Mental Health, historians, actors, artists, performers, writers, psychologists, photographers, sexual assistants to organizers of fetish events and many other.

The readers therefore have an opportunity to identify with some of those Stories which could show them a way to come to terms with themselves and to live in harmony with their inner disposition in a manner that would not lead to hurting others as well as themselves owing to barriers which they constructed within themselves as a result of social conventions and stereotypes and which do not allow them to live their lives fully or, worse still, make them feel traumatized by guilt or shame. They will also be able to gain a deeper understanding of people who are wrongly described as deviants and perceived as dangerous or at least strange. The aim of the Bohemian Taboo company is to open discussions about those topics, teach public about erotic art, help to create better education program and help individuals who are feeling frustrated by society.

It is also accompanied with illustrations and photographs and, in respect of content as well as graphic design, it is expected to be among the most interesting books on the book market in recent years. At the same time, the publishing of the book expected to be accompanied by discussions and pop-up exhibitions.

Founder Bohemian Taboo is currently processing numerous other themes and experiences of interesting people and new topics are constantly coming in. It is therefore very likely the book will have a sequel.

Although people whose stories are presented in the book come from or live in the Czech Republic, the theme in question is universal and relevant also within the international context, above all, within the transatlantic civilization. For this reason, we would like to translate Bohemian Taboo Stories in to English if we see your interest and support.

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