Guest Writer|09.01.2012

Scholastika: New School versus Old School

The Czech Republic’s ‘first private art academy’ — the brainchild of conceptual artist Evžen Šimera and Ondřej Brody, half of the “conceptual neo-dadaistic artistic couple” Brody and [Kristofer] Paetau — is to open early this year. The artist want to apply their iconoclastic and contrarian tendencies to the teaching of art at Scholastika, to be housed within an iconic building, already home to renowned artists and designers like Maxim Velčovský and Umělec magazine.