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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 | 11/10/2016
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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 | 30/09/2016
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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 | 25/09/2016
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Dmytro Dobrovolsky: 20th Anniversary Exhibition – ‘a small delight’

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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 | 05/07/2016
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Exhibition Review: Barbora Kleinhamplová at Gasworks

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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 | 30/06/2016
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EXHIBITION REVIEW: Power and Architecture Part I at Calvert 22

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The world over, architecture has always been, and will likely always be, a potent manifestation of a society’s power, influence and above all, aspiration. Across the post-Soviet world, people today live with the legacies of grand monuments and high-rise cathedrals of Modernism that signified the grand ambitions of rulers past. Calvert 22’s Power and Architecture…

Jo Varney | 29/06/2016
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Exhibition Review: Dóra Maurer at White Cube Gallery

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The White Cube Gallery is just what it says – a beautifully clean building of concrete and glass with a gallery, containing vast white walls. In such a cold and ‘arty’ environment, Dóra Maurer’s colourful abstractions really come to the fore: the show, which displays works by the artist spanning over 50 years – from the…

Julia Secklehner | 01/06/2016