UK gallery hangs huge red boxers in Zeman protest reference

22-07-2018

A huge pair of red boxer shorts have been hung on the façade of the London art venue Red Gallery in support of Czech artists. The exhibit was created by the Prague art group Ztohoven, who were taken to court after placing similar outsized underwear on a flagpole at Prague Castle in protest at the policies of President Miloš Zeman.

Czech curator Jaroslav Krampol organised the outdoor exhibit in the UK capital, which Red Gallery has titled the ‘Aint No Politician Will Burn These Red Pants (sic). President Zeman recently burned a large pair of red boxers in a “happening” in Prague to which journalists had been invited.

Mr. Zeman’s spokesman said the red boxers were not a symbol of populism but a flag of spiteful “liberals” (his quotation marks).