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September 2016
Free
  • First major commission of Alicja Kwade in Whitechapel Gallery

    Whitechapel Gallery

  • September 28, 2016 11:00 pm to June 25, 2017 6:00 pm
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  • 77-82 Whitechapel High Stree E1 7QX
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    ‘Alicja Kwade’s (b.1979, Katowice, Poland) new installation presents astronomical data exploring our position in the universe. 28 September 2016 – 25 June 2017, 11am – 6pm Whitechapel Gallery 77-82 Whitechapel High St London E1 7QX FREE Bronze casts of giant vertebrae accompany a film inspired by NASA data of extrasolar meteors, referencing the cataclysmic event believed to have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs. At the centre of the space, a large mobile of 24 electronic star maps hangs from…

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2017May 2017
Free
  • EXHIBITION: Tibor Hajas – ‘Action Works’

    Austin Desmond Fine Art

  • May 19 to June 30
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  • Pied Bull Yard, 68/69 Great Russell Street, WC1B3BN
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    ‘Austin / Desmond Fine Art is delighted to announce a solo exhibition of vintage works by perhaps the most radical of the Hungarian Neo-Avant-Garde artists, Tibor Hajas. The show is part of a two part collaboration with Vintage Galéria, Budapest and coincides with this year’s Venice Biennale, Viva Arte Viva curated by Christine Macel, where Hajas has been selected to exhibit. The exhibition at Vintage Galéria will concentrate on conceptual texts and contact sheets, whilst the exhibition at Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London…

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  • EXHIBITION: Hynek Martinec: The Birth of Tragedies

    Paraffin

  • May 25 to July 15
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  • 18 Woodstock St. W1C 2AL
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    ‘Opening times: Tue–Fri 10–6, Sat 12–5. Or by appointment. Hynek Martinec’s second exhibition at Parafin develops his work’s ongoing engagement with art history and his search for visual connections between diverse historical moments. Martinec’s paintings and drawings explore ideas about time, history, reality and spirituality, often appropriating imagery from vintage photographs and the Old Masters, and these new works have been developed in response to an invitation from the National Gallery in Prague to respond to the museum’s Baroque collection. The…

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  • EXHIBITION: Florica Prevenda’s ‘Facebook Obsession’

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • May 26 to September 8
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘Ahead of the summer season, the ‘Brâncuşi’ Gallery at 1 Belgrave Square sets the scene for a new exhibition entitled ‘Facebook Obsession’ and signed by Florica Prevenda, one of Romania’s most original contemporary artists. Comprising a selection of striking collage works that speak about identity and relational challenges in the context of technologically mediated communication, the exhibition will be opened by the artist herself, with a revealing journey through her work. “In ‘Facebook Obsession’, human faces and shapes built from overlapping unities and…

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  • EXHIBITION: The Poetry of Detritus Tatiana Wolska & David Raffini at l’etrangere

    l'etrangere

  • May 26 to July 15
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  • 44a Charlotte Road EC2A 3PD
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    ‘David Raffini is French and Tatiana Wolska Polish, they both studied at Villa Arson in Nice and now live in Brussels. Wolska revives recycled, found materials for her sculptures and they are very beautiful, sensual in their abstract, biomorphic forms. Wolska has won prestigious awards and has been widely exhibited in France, she had a big presentation at Palais de Tokyo in 2014. We will also have on view her works on paper that similarly to her sculptures have intensity,…

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June 2017
£20-£39.50
  • La Strada – UK Tour Sally Cookson’s stage adaptation of the cult Fellini film starring Bart Soroczynski

    The Other Palace

  • June 2 to July 8
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  • 12 Palace St. SW1E 5JA
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    ‘With great pleasure we’d like to alert you to a very special performer in a very special show, currently on tour and shortly due in London. Sally Cookson’s universally well received stage adaptation of the cult Fellini film, La Strada, is currently mid-tour in the UK playing Bristol, Leeds, Exeter, Birmingham, Salford and Sheffield before settling into The Other Palace (formerly the St James’ Theatre) for a London run 30th May – 8th July. Bart’s central performance as The Fool,…

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Free but booking essential
  • LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE: Spaces of Memory, Spaces of Heritage

    Romanian Cultural Institute

  • June 21 10:00 am to June 30 5:00 pm
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  • 1 Belgrave Square, London, SW1X8PH
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    ‘Exhibition Preview & Talk: Wednesday 21 June, 7pm. The exhibition is open until 30 June, Monday to Friday between 10 am – 5 pm The London Festival of Architecture, a citywide celebration of international built environment, now in its 10th year, provides the perfect setting for a showcase of the finest conservation projects in Romania. The exhibition, which opens at the RCI gallery, is accompanied by a conversation with architect Vlad Sebastian Rusu, the author of the major restoration works at…

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£15 (£12)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Panel Discussion with Djurdja Bartlett, Artemy Troitsky & Alex Kan: Alternative Fashion of the 1980s in USSR

    Pushkin House

  • June 23 6:45 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Alternative Fashion of the 1980-s in USSR One of Kino’s most characteristic features was their impeccable visual style. Explosion of avant-garde fashion and style was a part of overall youth energy and creativity liberation characteristic of Gorbachev’s Perestroika in the USSR. In this panel fashion historian Djurdja Bartlett, music critic Artemy Troitsky and cultural historian Alexander Kan will explore most vivid manifestations of avant-garde fashion and style in new Soviet art of the 1980s.’ (PH)

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  • Poetry reading by Bulgarian poet Aksinia Mihaylova

    Bulgarian Cultural Institute

  • June 23 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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  • 188 Queen's Gate, London, SW75HL
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    ‘BCI London cordially invites you to the poetry reading by Bulgarian poet Aksinia Mihaylova on 23 of June at 7 pm., in “Sofia” Gallery. Aksinia will present her favorite poems from two of her poetry collections – “Unbuttoning the Body” and “Switching Mirrors”. Some of the poems will be presented in English so that the English-speaking audience can get acquainted with the work of the famous Bulgarian poet. Mihaylova is the author of several poetry books, including the award-winning “A…

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£20
  • DASH EVENT – Late at the Library: The Storming of the Library

    British Library

  • June 23 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
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  • 96 Euston Road NW1 2DB
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    ‘Play your part in recreating the drama, part theatre spectacle, part mass participation, part film-set, this thrilling event is inspired by the extraordinary agit-prop Revolutionary Festivals staged in Petrograd in 1918-20. With designs by avant-garde artists and huge casts, the original re-stagings attempted to celebrate and even out do the original events, and were a great inspiration to film makers such as Eisenstein. Join us for an evening of performance, music, film and spectacle accompanied by the turbo-punk energy of…

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Free
  • EXHIBITION: Aleš Čermák at Gasworks Summer Open Studios

    Gasworks

  • June 24 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm
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  • 155 Vauxhall Street SE11 5RH
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    ‘Drop by and get to know the visiting artists at this free event offering London audiences a unique opportunity to see, hear about and discuss the research and work-in-progress that the artists have been developing over the past three months. Featuring Aleš Čermák (Czech Republic), Claudia Pagès (Spain), Ieva Kraule (Latvia), Minja Gu (South Korea). Open Studios 12-6pm Artist Talks 4pm Czech artist Aleš Čermák has been selected for Czech Centre London Residency at Gasworks which runs till 26 June…

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Free
  • DASH ARTS DACHA: A Weekend in the Summer of 1917

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 24 12:00 pm to June 25 12:00 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Summer has arrived in our Dacha at Rich Mix, shortly after the abdication of Tsar Nicholas 11, in the year of 1917. The Popov Family are spending a weekend in their Dacha in Vyritsa, several hours outside Petrograd as chaos reigns in the city.’

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£12 (£10)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: The Moscow Art Theatre’s Screening: ‘The Cherry Orchard’

    Pushkin House

  • June 24 2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘First produced in 1904 at The Moscow Art Theatre under the direction of Konstantin Stanislavsky, this production of Anton Chekhov’s classic tale of cultural futility, starring Russian stage and screen legend Renata Litvinova, is more relevant today than it was over a hundred years ago. Adolf Shapiro’s interpretation asks the question, where would the characters of this play live today years after their cherry orchard has been cut down? The answer, which lies in the material world created by set…

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£48 including dinner
  • OGNISKO Midsummer Night Dinner & Dance

    Ognisko Polskie

  • June 24 7:30 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2PN
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    ‘On Saturday 24th June, Ognisko will hold its annual Midsummer Night Dinner and Dance in the Ballroom ( Noc Swietojanska ). Traditionally the occasion of St John’s Eve has always been marked in Poland. The evening begins at 7.30pm when guests will be greeted with a sparkling glass of prosecco. Entertainment will be provided by one of our regulars, the versatile Alexei, on the grand piano. A delicious two course meal will be served by Jan Woroniecki’s Ognisko restaurant, together…

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Free
  • MUSIC EVENT: An Audience with Wolodymyr Luciw

    The Ukrainian Cathedral Hall

  • June 25 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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  • Duke St. W1K 5BQ
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    ‘An audience with Wolodymyr Luciw, the man behind the great entertainer Tino Valdi. Event is presented by Eugene Nykolyszyn. Join to see musical & biographical film about Wolodymur Luciw and his long and glamorous music career in the UK and in Europe. Volodymyr Havrylovych Luciv, born 1929, is a Ukrainian bandurist and tenor. He learned to play the bandura from Hryhory Nazarenko in the Leontovych Bandurist Capella in Goslar, Germany. He completed his Conservatory music studies in 1957 in Rome majoring…

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£12 (£6)
  • ART EVENT: Miroslaw Balka and Joseph Rykwert in conversation Fragments: memory and conflict

    Geological Society

  • June 26 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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  • Burlington House W1J 0BD
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    ‘Acclaimed artist Miroslaw Balka and architectural historian Joseph Rykwert discuss the role that art and architecture play in shaping the politics of memory around conflict. Conflict leaves a mark upon cities, societies and culture that endures not only in the sensibilities of the generations living it, but also in the identities of those that follow. In the aftermath, memories of conflict continue to have great impact, frequently creating greater political awareness and engagement. Culture reflects the values of a society…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: FILM NIGHT – Screenings of “YAHHA” by Rashid Nugmanov and “ROCK” by Alexey Uchitel

    Pushkin House

  • June 26 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Short film “Yahha” Director: Rashid Nugmanov, 1986. Widely recognized as one of the most influential filmmakers and key political leaders in Central Asia, Rachid Nugmanov has directed only a handful of films, but two of them made cinema history, one of which is The Needle (1988). In Russian with English subtitles. Documentary film “ROCK”  Director: Alexey Uchitel, 1988.’ (PH) 

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  • Art Out of the Bloodlands Exhibition: A Century of Polish Artists in Britain

    Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

  • June 28 to September 17
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  • 108a Boundary Road, NW8 0RH
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    ‘Ben Uri is delighted to announce the second exhibition in its series on refugee and migrant artists, highlighting the Polish contribution in Britain over the last century. This focus is particularly apt as the community approaches its millionth citizen, the largest migrant group in Britain, and as Poland celebrates a century since it regained its independence as a nation state after 123 years. The exhibition will tell aspects of the story of the Polish community in Britain, and Poland’s recent…

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£45
  • OGNISKO Dining Club: Table 55

    Ognisko Polskie

  • June 28 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm
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  • 55 Exhibition Road, London, SW72PN
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    ‘The first meeting of the new Ognisko dining club, Table 55, will be held on Wednesday, 28th June, 2017 from 7pm. The cost will be £45 per person and payment will be required before the event takes place. The event will be held in the Salonik and as the space is limited the numbers able to attend will be limited to around 30. We have been able to arrange a speaker, James “Ox” van Often, a former NASA astronaut, who…

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  • DASH CAFE: The Revolution that Changed the World

    The Rich Mix Arts Centre

  • June 28 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road E1 6LA
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    ‘Our June Café, at the heart of our REVOLUTION17 year, will be a probing investigation into the gripping events of 1917 in Petrograd, the year of revolutions that changed the world: what exactly happened between the less known February revolution and the iconic October uprising. Located within the pop-up installation of the Dacha at Rich Mix, exciting conversation between special guests including Orlando Figes will be accompanied by film clips compiled by our friends Obskura, music and, as always, our brilliant…

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£7 (£5)
  • PUSHKIN HOUSE: Screening & Discussion: “ILFANDPETROV” with Director Roman Liberov

    Pushkin House

  • June 30 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm
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  • 5A Bloomsbury Square, London, WC1A 2TA
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    ‘Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov,  whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of the book  “One stored America” (as Little Golden America) and also visited Odessa, Moscow, Yaroslavl, Paris, added their film with revived paintings of the 1920s and…

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