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EXHIBITION REVIEW: ‘AutopsiA – Thanatopolis’ at the Horse Hospital

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Exhibition AutopsiA – Thanatopolis takes place at The Horse Hospital and briefly presents the aesthetics of mysterious AutopsiA – a group founded in the late 1970s in London by an anonymous band of artists and musicians who later brought its activities to a small town in Serbia, before relocating to Prague during the break-up and…

Denis Stolyarov | November 22, 2016
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EXHIBITION REVIEW: ‘Once upon a time…’ – Children’s book illustrators from Hungary

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“And what is the use of a book, – thought Alice – without pictures and conversations? ” (Lewis Carroll: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland) Most children would presumably agree with Alice here. Our first encounters with pictures often happen on our parents’ laps while we’re looking at books. Colourful drawings illuminate stories and feed our imagination.…

Anett Gecov | November 18, 2016
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PLAY POLAND PREVIEW: Exhibition of Polish Film Posters

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Play Poland, the Polish film festival taking place across the UK in November 2016, has not only in recent years deepened UK audiences’ knowledge of Polish film, but has a website designed to provide insight into different aspects of movie making in Poland throughout the late 20th century. This includes a virtual exhibition platform about…

Julia Secklehner | November 17, 2016
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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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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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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
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The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists

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The Romanian Cultural Institute in London is hosting, for the second consecutive year, The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists. The theme is the celebration of Shakespeare’s life and work, 400 years after his death. This year’s artists are different from last year’s but the format stays the same: an exhibition-cum-sale. The artists – Anna…

Camelia Ciobanu | September 30, 2016
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EXHIBITION REVIEW: CEE Art at the Start Art Fair (Saatchi Gallery)

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The third edition of Start Art Fair was held from 15th to 18th September, in the prestigious Saatchi Gallery, in a favorable environment which felt more like an exhibition than a market place. The fair was brought to life by Prudential Eye Programme, a scheme to nurture emerging artists, focussed primarily on the Asian region. …

Anett Gecov | September 25, 2016