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EXHIBITION REVIEW: Brâncuși – the Unknown Portrait: marooned at the Star Gallery

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This year marks the 140th birthday of Constantin Brâncuși (1876-1957), perhaps the best-known Romanian artist of his time. To commemorate the life and work of the modernist sculptor, artist Raluca Popa has created a series of works exhibited at Europe House’s 12 Star gallery. The selection is small, comprising only eight works that should show…

Julia Secklehner | November 1, 2016
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PREVIEW: Made in Prague Arts Festival, London 5 Nov – 2nd Dec 2016

 20th Made in Prague Festival 2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the Made in Prague Festival. To celebrate this special jubilee we have decided to put together an eclectic mix of films, theatre, art and music that we feel passionate about and want to share with our London audience.  The varied programme also gives us…

Robin Ashenden | October 31, 2016
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HUNGARY 60: 1956 – Whose Revolution Exactly? A CEEL exclusive by writer and poet George Szirtes

Writer and poet George Szirtes left Budapest as a child-refugee in 1956. Now, surveying the country 60 years later, he finds a Hungary not so different from the one he left.  _______________________________________________________ Just about now, every year, Hungarians commemorate the outbreak of the Uprising of 1956. This year is special. It is the sixtieth anniversary.…

George Szirtes | October 21, 2016
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EXHIBITION REVIEW: John Sadovy – ‘Freedom First – the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in Pictures

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Freedom First is one of many events currently in London to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, when student protests against Soviet occupation transformed into a violent uprising, killing over 3,000 people and forcing more than 200,000 Hungarians into exile. Given that many of these refugees found a new home in…

Julia Secklehner | October 21, 2016
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Let there be light! György Jovánovics at the Mayor Gallery

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György Jovánovics is a sculptor who’s dedicated a half century of his life to plaster, and the Mayor Gallery now presents his first solo show in London – The Relief, From White to Black. The gallery space on the second floor, different from the storefront ones, feels more friendly and intimate. The walls display different…

Anett Gecov | October 19, 2016
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CONCERT REVIEW: ‘Jazz from the Playing Card Factory’ – Sorin Zlat and his Trio

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Jazz certainly isn’t the type of music that would come to mind for most people on hearing the names ‘Rimbaud’ and ‘Verlaine’. This feeling of surprise persisted throughout the duration of the evening at Kings Place, with Sorin Zlat as composer and pianist, Andrew Trim on the drums and Michele Montolli on the bass. There…

Andreea Scridon | October 17, 2016
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ROUNDTABLE PREVIEW: ‘Children of the Revolution – British Writers of Hungarian Origin’ (20 October 2016)

Thursday 20 October 2016, 6.30pm Monnet Room, Europe House 32 Smith Square, London SW1P 3EU ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION Children of the Revolution  – British writers of Hungarian origin Monica Porter, Tibor Fischer and Nick Barlay Historian: Dorottya Baczoni Moderator: Robin Ashenden To mark the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the Hungarian Cultural Centre organizes…

Robin Ashenden | October 14, 2016
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Beáta Hock Lecture: Agents and Provocateurs and After

On Friday 7 October Central, Southeastern and Eastern European Art Centre hosted its first event this academic year at the Courtauld Institute of Art and invited Dr Beáta Hock to give a lecture dedicated to her seminal 2009-2010 exhibition ‘Agents and Provocateurs’. Titled ‘Agents and Provocateurs’ and After the lecture described how the idea for…

Denis Stolyarov | October 11, 2016