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


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

EXHIBITION REVIEW: John Sadovy – ‘Freedom First – the 1956 Hungarian Revolution in Pictures


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

Let there be light! György Jovánovics at the Mayor Gallery


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

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

The Annual Salon of UK-based Romanian Artists


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

EXHIBITION REVIEW: CEE Art at the Start Art Fair (Saatchi Gallery)


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
Autumn in Carpathian

Dmytro Dobrovolsky: 20th Anniversary Exhibition – ‘a small delight’


An unsung London pleasure – steadily becoming an annual event – is an exhibition from the Ukrainian artist Dmytro Dobrovolsky. In accessible paintings which celebrate the minutiae of landscapes, Dobrovolsky – a distinctive presence at his shows with his mop-top hair, stripy t-shirts and laconic manner – gives us landscapes from Estonia, quaysides from Lerici…

Robin Ashenden | July 5, 2016

Exhibition Review: Barbora Kleinhamplová at Gasworks


The Czech artist Barbora Kleinhamplová’s studio was viewable by the public as part of Gaswork’s open day on Saturday, 25th June: letting visitors explore how its resident artists worked. Sited on the first floor of the gallery building, the studios are brightly-lit, small cubes with whitened brick walls – a blank canvas for creative work.…

Julia Secklehner | June 30, 2016