Karel Štědrý at START art fair at Saatchi Gallery

Works by Czech artist Karel Štědrý will be presented at this year’s START art fair at the Saatchi Gallery by the BALART Gallery. Štědrý is a painter and co-founder of the art group OBR, whose early work was influenced by spray-painted street-art and the texture and vivid colours of children’s modelling clay. The display will…

Julia Secklehner | 13/09/2018

The Vagabond and the Princess: Patrick Leigh Fermor in Romania by Alan Ogden

Join celebrated author Alan Ogden for an evening of anecdotes, humour and epic storytelling as he shares new insights about the legendary Paddy Leigh Fermor and his travels in Romania. Starting with the ‘great trudge’ on foot through Romania in 1934 and ending in 1990 with his assignment for The Daily Telegraph following the fall of Ceausescu, The Vagabond and…

Julia Secklehner | 26/06/2018

Exhibition: ‘All the Rivers That Flow Through Me’ New Works by Míla Fürstová

Míla Fürstová’s intricately spiritual works explore intimate portrayals of the human soul, expressed through various artistic media. Her practice is complex and varied, including the use of mirrors and paper cut outs—often combining several processes in one piece of art. Míla’s recent journey into motherhood has influenced the new work exhibited at Eames Fine Art.…

Julia Secklehner | 14/06/2018

Haco + Tarnovski (Gurun Gurun): Qoosui European Tour 2018

apanese singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound artist, Haco, is joined by experimental Czech musician, producer and composer, Tarnovski, for European tour. “There are no hard and irrefutable surfaces, and throughout Haco’s dream-led ventures into space and sun and snow, reality never comes to curb the fantastical forms of what might be.” – ATTN:Magazine Sunday 10…

Julia Secklehner | 10/06/2018

The Prague Spring Through the Lens of Frank Carter

Displaying items from UCL SSEES Library Special Collections, the exhibition ‘The Prague Spring Through the Lens of Frank Carter’ depicts the resilience and bravery of ordinary Czechs and Slovaks during the era of political liberalization in 1968. The geographer Frank Carter captured the turbulent times of the former republic of the Eastern Bloc during his…

Julia Secklehner | 04/06/2018

Central Europe in Shorts

Discover Central Europe, this familiarly strange part of the world, through the best of recent animated and live action short films that are adorably self-ironic and inspiring. Here comes the V4: the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. CENTRAL EUROPE IN SHORTS 1 Central Europe Animated 90 mins 3 June 2018, 1 pm Book online…

Julia Secklehner | 03/06/2018

Ukraine: One Year to Presidential Elections: How to Rescue the Achievements of the Revolution of Dignity? Talk with Serhiy Leshchenko

Ukraine is at the crossroads: geopolitical, value-based and generational. Four after following the revolution of Kyiv’s Maidan, it boasts a list of achievements and a litany of failures. The discussion if the glass is half-full or half-empty, rages on. With just one year to go to the presidential elections, Ukraine stands up to new challenges:…

Julia Secklehner | 28/05/2018
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Event Review: Ukrainian 1930s avant-garde taking the stage in London – meet the team behind ‘Maklena’ and become part of the story!

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Armed secret police were everywhere during the dress rehearsal for Maklena Grasa – in the dressing rooms with the actors, in the wings and members of the notorious Cheka were crammed into every seat of the theatre. Written by Mykola Kulish in 1933, Maklena Grasa was seen as a deviation of Soviet Ukrainian culture by the Soviet…

Alison Miller | 25/05/2018