Haag

  • installation date: November 9, 2014
  • address: Lange Voorhout, Haag, Holland
  • photo (c) Richard Mulder, Den Haag FM

Architect Bořek Šípek, the mayor of the Hague, Jozias van Aartsen, and the Czech ambassador to the Netherlands, Dr. Jaroslav Horák, took part in the unveiling of the Václav Havel’s Place, which was preceded by a commemorative event at the Hague’s Old City Hall. The memorial was placed in a park in the artistic quarter of the Hague in a street in front of the Theatre Diligentia. 

A Word about Words – samizdat essay

„The point I am trying to make is that words are a mysterious, ambiguous, ambivalent and perfidious phenomenon. They can be rays of light in a realm of darkness, as Belinsky once described Ostrovsky’s Storm. They can also be lethal arrows. Worst or all, at times they can be one or the other. They can even be both at once!“

Václav Havel:
A Word about Words – samizdat essay, July 25, 1989

Václav Havel’s Prague