Tel Aviv

  • installation date: October 27, 2015
  • address: Tel Aviv-Yafo, Izrael
  • photo (c) Pavlína Šulcová / Václav Havel Library

The Václav Havel’s Place on the campus of Tel Aviv University was presented by a Czech delegation headed by Minister of Culture Daniel Herman and the designer of the untraditional place of memorial, architect Bořek Šípek. The event was part of this year’s commemorations of the 25th anniversary of the renewal of diplomatic ties between the CR and Israel. 

Diary entry for 10 July 2005, To the Castle and Back

„I’ve run away. I’ve run away to Hrádeček. I’m here alone and I feel uneasy. Everything reminds me of the decades I’ve been through in this place. I like it here. It’s my refuge, my existential home, but again and again I realize there’s no going back, and that by now I’m not the same person I was when I wrote my plays, prepared my experimental meals, threw light-hearted parties, and organised secret dissident meetings. I’m older, sicker, wearier.“

Václav Havel:
Diary entry for 10 July 2005, To the Castle and Back, 2006

Havel—Prigov and czech experimental poetry