‘Capturing Carpathia’ at the Romanian Cultural Institute, reviewed by Eugenia Ellanskaya

George Butler is a talented young illustrator, with a special focus on travel and current affairs. Having previously explored such hot subjects as the oil fields of Azerbaijan, soldiers in Afghanistan and the Syrian civil war, his latest exhibition at the Romanian Cultural Institute in London was dedicated to the lush region of Transylvania. This…

Eugenia Ellanskaya | 10/11/2014
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Robin Ashenden reviews ‘Lee Miller: Romanian Rhapsody’ at the Romanian Cultural Centre

For any more-than-casual visitor, it’s always interesting to see what others have made of Romania.  The country is like nowhere else in Europe – to a visitor it’s more hospitable, more generous, and, for all its bafflingly unspoken codes, apparently less hemmed in by rules and regulations. A note of the surreal hangs over everything:…

Robin Ashenden | 14/07/2014
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Jonathan Karstadt reviews Trafačka: Temple of Freedom at Red Gallery, Shoreditch

The Trafačka artistic collective have been running a countercultural art gallery in the Libeň district of Prague (once home to subversive Czech writer Bohumil Hrabal) since 2007. According to its website: “Trafačka is a creative space, a place for meeting and free expression. At Trafačka it is possible to follow the emerging trends in contemporary…

Jonathan Karstadt | 26/05/2014
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Robert Bereny: One of the Hungarian ‘Eight’

  “Tuesday 6 May, 7pm (Private view) Hungarian Cultural Centre 10 Maiden Lane, London WC2E 7NA Exhibition open: 7 May – 13 June Opening hours: Mon-Thur 10am – 5pm, Fri 10am – 2pm EXHIBITION One of The Eight – Róbert Berény Works from a private collection Curator: Gergely Barki”  (HUNGARIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE)

Robin Ashenden | 02/05/2014