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**KINOTEKA 2019** Interview with Marlena Łukasiak, Kinoteka’s Artistic Director and Producer

This week, the 17th Kinoteka Polish Film Festival opens in London and Belfast. The festival will include a Stanisław Lem retrospective at the Barbican, the new film Ether from the renowned Krzysztof Zanussi and a celebration of new female filmmakers at the BFI Southbank, including Olga Chajdas’s award-winning LGBT romance Nina. The festival will close with a…

Rebecca Bell | 05/04/2019
People around a fire, Spitafields Market, London 1976, later print Marketa Luskacova born 1944 Presented by Tate Members 2013 and forming part of Eric and Louise Franck London Collection

Exhibition Review: Markéta Luskačová at Tate Britain (Spotlights) – “leaving an important sense of the connectedness of human experience”

The Markéta Luskačová exhibition at Tate Britain, part of the Spotlights programme, invites the visitor into moments between waiting and watching, action and pause. The black and white photographs are arranged frieze-like in an ongoing passage around the room. From pilgrims to street musicians and holiday makers, the people that populate Luskačová’s work are often…

Rebecca Bell | 26/03/2019
Lada Semecká, Flow V (2015) Fused Glass, 78x86x3 cm. Photo© Štěpánka Stein

Glass Rituals: Galerie Kuzebauch at Collect 2019 (Saatchi Gallery London) – ‘showing the possibilities of contemporary Czech glass’

Galerie Kuzebauch’s exhibition for Collect 19 challenges the perception that Czech glass is a male domain, normally associated with figures like René Roubíček, Václav Cigler and Bořek Šípek. International fairs from the 1950s to 1970s also cast a long shadow. The collaborative work of Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová often dominates in the British and…

Rebecca Bell | 05/03/2019