“Nike socks in Adidas shoes”: Artist organizes national Collection of Bad Habits

The leading Czech artist Kateřina Šedá has recently launched an online database where anyone can submit bad habits. The symbol of the National Collection of Bad Habits is a two-tailed Czech lion holding a mobile phone in its paw. As of this week, the database is also accessible in English, with German and Ukrainian versions soon to follow.

“She washes the dishes before she puts them in the dishwasher”; “You are in the Czech Republic, so speak Czech”; “When I eat, I put my knee under my chin.” These are just some of the “vices” posted on the online database of bad habits, created by the internationally renowned Czech conceptual artist Kateřina Šedá.

The National Collection of Bad Habits is part of her project CELEJ VON, which celebrates the 200th anniversary of the birth of Gregor Johann Mendel, the founder of genetics. Kateřina Šedá explains:

“I did some research and I found out there was very little awareness of who he was. Many school children thought he was a YouTuber, a footballer or an actor.

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Author: Ruth Fraňková