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Mads Holm: About Common Ground

Mads Holm: About Common Ground

London,Embassy of Denmark18 Mar - 17 Mar
This year’s winner of the Danish Embassy Art Prize, art photographer Mads Holm, will be exhibiting his work at the Danish Embassy in London. Holm has previously studied photojournalism in New York, but has moved away from journalistic photography towards more artistic work where his photographs serve as personal reflections of reality; something he has been cultivating at Glasgow School of Art since 2013. To make an appointment to see the exhibition, please use the contact information provided.

Luc Tuymans: Glasses

London,National Portrait Gallery4 Oct - 26 Mar
A display of portraits of sitters wearing glasses made and selected by the internationally renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans. Since the 1970s Tuymans has been preoccupied with how we perceive people and things. His work, with its use of found images and photographs and its meditations on history and memory, makes the banal striking, in this case the everyday phenomenon of spectacles, which are now so ubiquitous as to go almost unnoticed.

Josef Frank

London,Fashion and Textile Museum28 Jan - 7 May
Explore the work of designer and artist Josef Frank (1885-1967) in the first-ever UK exhibition of his textiles. The Austrian-born architect moved to Sweden in 1933, where he developed his colourful brand of modernism, working with Estrid Ericson on furniture, glassware, lighting and interior design ideas. Together they redefined what is regarded as Swedish Modern. This exhibition in association with Millesgården, Stockholm highlights Frank’s vibrant fabric designs for Svenskt Tenn alongside a number of his previously unknown watercolours.
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London,Embassy of the Slovak Republic10 Feb - 9 Mar
The Embassy of Slovakia is pleased to invite you to experience an exhibition by artist Ena Bán. RESTART presents what this emotionally empty “official“ world marked by unforeseeable changes associated with ever-accelerating technological development needs. Ena Bán creates images spontaneously – collages, reinterpretations of art and adverts: The Spring of Love, Pleasure, The Use of Delight, Do not Leave Children Unattended!, Don’t underestimate your feeling, By-Product, “Extraplate” for Refugees. Ode to Joy… Ena Bán, whose birth name is Lena Lešková – Bubánová,…

AMBIT – Inside Terrain Vague

London,Umlaut Space10 Feb - 27 Feb
‘Inside Terrain Vague’ is another edition of the ongoing project series ‘Another Spot to Visit’, a collaboration between Sophie Staub and Roland Brauchli, through which they explore questions in design and art. Expanding the idea of uneven ground and undefined spaces within the urban context to a more general reflection about the idea of an open state of possibilities and its role in the process of design, Sophie Staub and Roland Brauchli have curated an interior that invites the notion…
Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty

Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty

Bath,The Holburne Museum11 Feb - 4 Jun
The Holburne Museum is proud to announce the UK’s first exhibition devoted to the Bruegel dynasty, including recent attributions for two paintings from the Museum’s own collection. Bruegel: Defining a Dynasty unravels the complex Bruegel family tree, revealing the originality and diversity of Antwerp’s famous artistic dynasty across four generations through 35 works, including masterpieces from the National Gallery, Royal Collection Trust, the National Trust, the Fitzwilliam Museum, the Ashmolean Museum and the Barber Institute of Fine Arts. A key…

Black Hole Generation: The Kings are Back

London,The Dot Project12 Feb - 27 Feb
The first London exhibition Black Hole Generation (B.H.G.) features Martin Lukáč from Slovakia and David Krňanský and Julius Reichel from Czechia. The Kings are Back is an exhibition of Black Hole Generation’s examination of contemporary culture and its propensity to overload us with visual stimulation. The exhibition features twelve new paintings and six prints from Krňanský, Lukáč and Reichel. The paintings suggest much but disclose very little. Although visual clues lie within the canvases – arrows that point to something…

Alfred Basbous: Modernist Pioneer

London,Sophia Contemporary Gallery17 Feb - 24 Mar
Lebanese sculptor Alfred Basbous will be the subject of a mini-retrospective. Focused on the aesthetic principles of shape, movement, line and material, his sculptures display a deeply ingrained sincerity and a search for the essence of beauty. Working in the tradition of sculptors such as Auguste Rodin, Jean Arp and Henry Moore, Alfred Basbous explored the potential of noble materials such as bronze, wood and marble to express the sensuality and purity of the human form. This aversion towards frivolous…
There is Only You – Czech Fashion at IFS 2017

There is Only You – Czech Fashion at IFS 2017

London,Somerset House17 Feb - 21 Mar
“The map is not the territory. There’s no organisation. There’s only you.“ – These words describe the main theme of the exhibition of emerging young Czech designers who are coming to London to exhibit their work at the International Fashion Showcase 2017. They hope to retain the enormous achievement of their predecessors who won the Country Award for the best presentation at the IFS 2016. Held at the Somerset House, between 17 – 21 February 2017, the exhibition titled There’s…
Craft of Film Barbican Melancholia

The Craft of Film

London,Barbican Centre22 Feb - 28 Feb
Have you ever wondered why a film looks, sounds, makes you feel the way it does?  We’re highlighting ten cinematic crafts that are key to a film’s success – from directing to acting to cinematography – with a week of outstanding European films, and extended ScreenTalks and masterclasses, to shine a light on the extraordinary skills and teamwork needed to bring a motion picture to the screen. During these events, film experts talk about their craft, giving us a deeper…
Transfashional Lab Opening Event

Transfashional Lab

London,Austrian Cultural Forum London27 Feb
Ahead of London Fashion Week, Austrian Cultural Forum of London presents an exhibition exploring the intersection between fashion and art. Featuring artists and designers from Austria, Poland and the UK the exhibition explores the ways in which art and fashion can shape new positions and contribute to current social, economic, cultural and environmental debates. The pieces on display are more than just wearable and functional items; they can be seen as tools for reflection, experimentation and self-expression. The exhibition, conceived…
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Orbits: a panel discussion with Entire Theatre Company

London,European Bookshop27 Feb
You’re invited to a panel discussion at the European Bookshop with the writer, director and cast members of the play Orbits. When stars collide. Created by The Entire Theatre Company, Orbits plays at the Drayton Arms Theatre from 21st February – 11th March, Tuesdays – Saturdays, 8pm. The panel discussion is free, but reservations are requested. Please e-mail sms@esb.co.uk  with your reservation. Orbits follows the planet-sized egos of left wing German playwright Bertolt Brecht and Hollywood film star Charles Laughton as they negotiate…
"Alois Nebel" + Screen Talk with Tomáš Luňák

“Alois Nebel” + Screen Talk with Tomáš Luňák

London,Barbican28 Feb
The Barbican hosts a screening of director Tomáš Luňák’s film, “Alois Nebel” (Czech Republic/Slovak Republic/Germany, 2011, 84 min), as a part of The Craft of Film series. We’re delighted to be joined by Luňák for a talk after the screening, hosted by Jonathan Hodgson. Luňák’s dark and atmospheric film is adapted from a comic book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99, uses rotoscope animation to transpose the striking visuals of the original to the screen. A reduced palate of black,…

Bizet’s Djamileh: The Unexpected Wagnerite

London,Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall28 Feb
Inside the Score with Lewis Gaston (conductor)  “Bizet: The Pioneer in the Shadows” – 3 part lecture series (bookable individually) Accompanied each week by two of Opera Prelude’s young singers and Laurie O’Brien (piano) Georges Bizet (1838-1875) sits amongst the romantic heroes, not as a character from an opera but as a composer forever the victim of circumstance, misfortune and an early death. Despite the steadfast place Carmen holds within the repertory, Bizet died before the opera achieved the fame…

Alois Nebel + Screen Talk with Tomáš Luňák

London,Barbican Centre28 Feb
1989 in the Sudetenland near the Czech-Polish border. Alois Nebel is a solitary train dispatcher who becomes haunted by the region’s violent history whenever the fog crawls into the mountainous area. Director Tomáš Luňák’s dark and atmospheric film, adapted from a comic book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99, uses rotoscope animation to transpose the striking visuals of the original to the screen. A reduced palate of black, white and grey, a distinctly noirish flair and an eerie score…
SiM 2016/2017 Screening: Seven Sisters Indoor Market

SiM 2016/2017 Screening: Seven Sisters Indoor Market

London,LSE28 Feb
Spanish in Motion starts a new phase in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes Londres. Our first activity will be the screening of The Seven Sisters Indoor Market by Klearjos Papanicolaou and Marios Kleftakis (95’, 2016, English and Spanish with English subtitles), followed by a Q&A on the issues raised by the film with the filmmakers and Pr. Cathy Mcllwaine. The Seven Sisters Indoor Market (also known as El Mercado de Pueblito Paisa) is a feature-length documentary depicting contemporary London in the midst of…
Contemporary French Theatre: a Perspective

Contemporary French Theatre: a Perspective

London,Institut français in London28 Feb
Meet four of today’s most acclaimed French playwrights, Rémi De Vos, Magali Mougel, Lancelot Hamelin and Adeline Picault, as they have plays published in English translations by Chris Campbell, Literary Manager of The Royal Court Theatre. This event marks the launch of The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary French Plays, a new collection published by Oberon Books. They will be joined by translator Chris Campbell. Campbell read English and French at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. He is the Literary Manager at…
Waddington Custot: Colour is

Waddington Custot: Colour is

London,Waddington Custot1 Mar
Waddington Custot is pleased to present ‘Colour is’, a group exhibition which focuses on the wide-ranging and sometimes contradictory investigations of colour by artists from the mid-twentieth century to the present. The exhibition draws together painting and sculpture from an international group of artists who consider colour central to their practice: Etel Adnan, Josef Albers, David Annesley, David Batchelor, Anthony Caro, Ian Davenport, Paul Feeley, Sam Gilliam, Peter Halley, John Hoyland, Donald Judd, Joseph Kosuth, Kenneth Noland, Hélio Oiticica, Yuko…
Cinema Made in Italy

Cinema Made in Italy

London,Cine Lumiere1 Mar - 5 Mar
Cinema Made in Italy returns to Ciné Lumière from 1 – 5 March 2017. This 7th edition of the festival brings a brand new array of cinematic delights, with an alluring line-up of recent Italian productions, including Q&A sessions with the film-makers. The lineup includes the following films: “7 Minutes”, “Ears”, “Pericle the Black”, “The Confessions”, “In Guerra per Amore”, “Slam”, “Pawn Streets”, “Vangelo”, and “I Was a Dreamer”. The five-day annual event is organised by Istituto Luce Cinecittà, in…
Susana Medina, Paul Louis Archer: Object Lessons

Susana Medina, Paul Louis Archer: Object Lessons

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand2 Mar
Screening, reading and discussion: an evening of objects, literature and gorgeous photography. ‘Susana Medina: Object Lessons,’ an audio-visual story by photographer Paul Louis Archer in collaboration with the author, has the power of objects at its core, the main theme of Medina’s critically acclaimed book, Philosophical Toys, and a subject Archer has skilfully explored in his visual work. After a reading and a screening, the photographer and writer will discuss their creative process as well as the collaboration which led…
Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience?

LSE European Institute: Britain, Brexit and the EU

London,Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building, LSE6 Mar
“Britain, Brexit and the EU: was this a love affair gone wrong or always an unhappy marriage of convenience?” There are umpteen explanations for the Brexit vote. Was it the banking crisis? Or was it Henry VIII? Or the shifting tectonic plates that cut us off from the continent in the first place? The story of Britain and the EU has been complicated, controversial and ultimately sad. Hear the story and bring your own tissues. LSE welcomes Sir Stephen Wall…
Carmen: the immortal legacy of Bizet’s short life

Carmen: the immortal legacy of Bizet’s short life

London,Royal Court Theatre7 Mar
“Bizet: The Pioneer in the Shadows” is a 3-part lecture series on Georges Bizet, accompanied each week by two of Opera Prelude’s young singers and Laurie O’Brien (piano). In this edition, we go inside the score with Lewis Gaston (conductor), accompanied by Rosie Clifford (mezzo) and Richard Dowling (tenor). In this last lecture of the series, we end with the composer’s signature piece, Carmen (1875). With the chorus on strike due to the difficulty of the opera’s music, an out…

Martinů in His Time – A Biographical Survey of the Early Recordings

London,Embassy of the Slovak Republic7 Mar
A lecture by Patrick Lambert, based on his latest book. The  writer, broadcaster and lecturer on music Patrick Lambert worked for BBC Radio 3 as a music producer for 25 years. He has a special interest in Czech music, particularly Janáček and Martinů. His conference papers on both composers have been published and in the early 1980s he devised a ground-breaking programme about Janáček’s Intimate Letters String Quartet. He will be illustrating his talk with some of the rare and…
Fashion and Cinema: Personal Shopper + Q&A

Fashion & Cinema: “Personal Shopper” + Q&A

London,Cine Lumiere8 Mar
As part of the Fashion & Cinema series, Institut français du Royaume-Uni is screening of Olivier Assayas’ 2016 film “Personal Shopper” on 8 March, followed by a Q&A with the film’s costume designer Jürgen Doering. The film is in English and French with English subtitles. Following their previous collaboration on the acclaimed Clouds of Sils Maria, Kristen Stewart reunites with director Assayas and costume designer Doering in an engaging and visually stunning psychological thriller. Maureen (Stewart) is an American girl living in…
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