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

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

FILM: Miloš Forman: Black Peter (Černý Petr)

‘ Deptford Cinema and Czech Centre present one of the first films of Milos Forman. Peter is a 16 year old trainee at a supermarket, who has to look out for shoplifters when he would rather lie by the pool and look out for girls. Peter starts having problems at work when he doesn’t stop…

Julia Secklehner | 27/05/2018

Documentary: ‘Koudelka: Shooting Holy Land’ (Baram, 2015)

zech Photographer Josef Koudelka grew up behind the Iron Curtain and always wanted to know “what was on the other side”. Forty years after capturing the iconic images of the Soviet invasion of Prague in 1968, the legendary Magnum photographer arrives in Israel and Palestine. On first seeing the nine-meter-high wall built by Israel in…

Julia Secklehner | 27/05/2018

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: Tribute to Miloš Forman 1932-2018

Not many directors can boast two Best Picture OSCAR winners but Miloš Forman was so much more than the films he directed. As a result of his personal experiences, he injected his films with enormous tolerance, respect for humanity and a sympathetic eye for the underdog. So what better way to celebrate Forman’s life than…

Julia Secklehner | 21/05/2018

Hysteric Glamour: Book Launch

Czech artist duo Daniela and Linda Dostalkova present their new book Hysteric Glamour. Published by In Other Words and designed by OK-RM the book will be launched at the Offprint art publishing fair at Tate Modern. The two-act eco-drama proposes a postromantic, authentic way of knowing and caring for nature that requires a radical reconstruction…

Julia Secklehner | 18/05/2018

From asylum seeker to UK policeman: a talk by Petr Torak MBE

Born in Liberec in the Czech Republic to Roma parents; after several racially motivated attacks, the family moved to the UK and applied for asylum. He joined the Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a Police Community Support Officer in 2006 and two years later became a Police Officer. In 2010 Torak co-founded a community group COMPAS (see…

Julia Secklehner | 15/05/2018

Concert: Martin Kasík: Czech Idyllic Paths

Be prepared to immerse yourself in the idyllic, elegiac images of an Overgrown Path by Czech Janacek and subsequently awaken by the electrifying, energetic vibes of Slavicky. Last but not least, discover the subtle ramifications between Polish (Chopin) and Czech (Janáček, Slavický) Romantic repertoire. First-class pianist Martin Kasík will provide a superb rendering of both…

Julia Secklehner | 09/05/2018