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

“Breaking News” at Open City Documentary Festival

In March last year, the president of the Czech Republic was preparing to announce whether or not he would be running for re-election, and the press were ready to cover his decision. The announcement, however, was to be made at a private event at Prague Castle and no reporters were to be admitted. Filmmaker Tomáš…

Julia Secklehner | 08/09/2018

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