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 | 05/07/2016

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 | 30/06/2016

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Power and Architecture Part I at Calvert 22


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

Exhibition Review: Dóra Maurer at White Cube Gallery


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
Ilya Repin, a detail from The Zaporozhian Cossacks write a letter to the Sultan of Turkey

Exhibition Event: Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky (until 26 June 2016)

‘A programme of special events including talks, tours, workshops and an international conference complements the exhibition [for further details please click on the right-hand image] All events are free except where indicated. Places are limited and available at the Gallery on a first-come, first-served basis. For charged events you can book tickets online, call 020 7306 0055…

Robin Ashenden | 13/05/2016 (1)

RCI EVENT: ‘Brâncuși: The British Connection’, reviewed by Jo Varney

There are 18 Romanian Cultural Institutes around the world and on Friday 19th February, from London to Paris to Berlin, all simultaneously celebrated the birthday of one of Romania’s national heroes– Constantin Brâncuși. Born in 1876, Brâncuși was a sculptor who displayed almost unparalleled virtuosity in the way he controlled and reduced forms: eventually liberating…

Jo Varney | 26/02/2016
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‘I Served the King of England’ (Delfina Foundation) reviewed by Julia Secklehner


‘I Served the King of England’ at Delfina Foundation was intriguingly described as an artistic exploration ‘of the artist’s persona, individuality, role-play and alter ego’. In fact, the ‘live exhibition’ resembled a kind of cabaret, comprising short-film screenings, live music, artistic performances and a mock talk-show with the fictional character Rose Pantopon, played by Julie…

Julia Secklehner | 25/02/2016
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Exhibition: ‘Recount Me Always Anew’ reviewed by Julia Secklehner


Entering the front room of the space, we step back in time and place to a not-too-distant communist past: there’s a shopfront, framed by mostly empty shelves, save for big jars of pickled cabbage and smoked sausages, and a series of stacked up postcards announcing the exhibition. The facilities for a shop are there (it’s an…

Julia Secklehner | 08/02/2016