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Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

London ,Tate Modern10 May - 10 Oct
Tate Modern presents the UK’s first major retrospective of Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti for 20 years Celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman, Giacometti’s distinctive elongated figures are some of the most instantly recognisable works of modern art. This exhibition reasserts Giacometti’s place alongside the likes of Matisse, Picasso and Degas as one of the great painter-sculptors of the twentieth century. Through unparalleled access to the extraordinary collection and archive of the Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti, Paris, Tate Modern’s ambitious and wide-ranging exhibition…
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Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

London,Victoria & Albert30 May - 18 Feb
Discover how Cristóbal Balenciaga’s exquisite craftsmanship and innovative designs shaped modern fashion This exhibition examines the work and legacy of influential Spanish couturier Cristóbal Balenciaga, with over 100 pieces crafted by ‘the master’ of couture, his protégées and contemporary fashion designers working in the same innovative tradition.  
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Serpentine Pavilion by Francis Kéré

London ,Serpentine Pavilion23 Jun - 8 Oct
The Goethe-Institut London is proud to be supporting the Serpentine Pavilion 2017, designed by Diébédo Francis Kéré. The Berlin-based architect from Burkino Faso has designed a bold, innovative structure that brings his characteristic sense of light and life to London. Inspired by the tree that serves as a central meeting point for life in his home town of Gando, Francis Kéré has designed a responsive Pavilion that seeks to connect its visitors to nature – and each other. An expansive roof,…
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Jean-Pierre Melville Season

London,Cine Lumiere25 Aug - 1 Oct
A master of the Film Noir à la française, Jean-Pierre Melville is celebrated through this season presented on the occasion of his centennial. Reflecting the broad array of his talent, this selection of films includes Melville’s mythic and stylish Le Samouraï, Le Doulos shown on a restored print and his first feature Le Silence de la mer, which will be introduced by Laurent Grousset, president of the Jean-Pierre Melville Foundation, on Saturday 16 September. Season presented in collaboration with the Jean-Pierre Melville Foundation and the BFI,…
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Chalton Gallery presents BYZANTIA HARLOW: DUPLICATE

London,Chalton Gallery1 Sep - 16 Oct
Chalton Gallery is pleased to present the solo exhibition of Byzantia Harlow: Duplicate (No one will drink the water of your well if you yourself do not drink it). The exhibition uses the metaphor of sustenance from an impure source to question what is genuine and what is artificial – whether truth really matters when both can give pleasure. Can a contaminated source of water be purified enough to maintain life through rituals involving stolen gestures? The mirrored movements an…
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Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas at the Folkestone Triennial

Kent,Creative Foundation2 Sep - 5 Nov
Creative Foundation is delighted to announce details of the artists taking part in the fourth edition of Folkestone Triennial, one of the UK’s most ambitious art exhibitions. This year triennial features Lithuanian artists Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas. Nomeda and Gediminas Urbonas have designed a Folk Stone Power Plant (working title) to stand behind the Town Hall in the ancient Market Place. The stone is inspired by the writings and drawings of Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859) the polymath founder of bio-geography, geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring,…
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Future Fictions

London,The Assembly Point7 Sep - 14 Oct
Future Fictions is an exhibition exploring the different effects of digital capitalism in everyday life. The show will present new and recent mixed media works by Pakui Hardware, Joey Holder, Core.Pan and Viktor Timofeev. The exhibition will be open to the public until the 14th of October. The artists will investigate and challenge the effect of automation and algorithms on digital lives and existence. They will address the making of objects and production of performances under the rules of digital…
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Red Naomi by Radek Brousil

Glasgow,16 Nicholson Street8 Sep - 29 Oct
Taking it’s title from Red Naomi, one of the most popular roses exported from Kenya to Europe, and celebrated for its “high petal count, improved longevity and resistance to transport”, Radek Brousil’s project deals with the symbolism and impact of our fondness for flowers. It circulates freely around Glasgow botanical gardens glass house and its marble sculpture of a ‘Nubian Slave’, touching on the Czech textile company VEBA and its textile designs for the African market, Naomi Campbell and the…
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Markéta Othová and Aleksandra Vajd

Glasgow,Street Level Photoworks9 Sep - 5 Nov
The two critically acclaimed artists explore the medium of photography in very different but equally striking ways. Markéta’s large scale minimalist black and white images and Aleksandra’s experiments with photographic paper and colour complement each other in their first ever joint exhibition. Part of Czech Season in Scotland 2017 in colaboration with Street Level Photoworks
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Joseph Conrad Bike Tour

London,Southwark Tube Station9 Sep - 30 Sep
Family fun tracking Joseph Conrad’s footsteps on bicycle An exciting opportunity to take part in a bike tour tracking Joseph Conrad’s footsteps in London! Tours will take place on four Saturdays in September (9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th) to mark the Conrad Year 2017 celebrations. The Polish Parliament proclaimed the year 2017 the Year of Conrad to commemorate the Heart of Darkness’ author’s 160th birthday on December 3rd. Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski A.K.A. Joseph Conrad was born in 1857 to the…
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A Journey Through French Cinema

London,Cine Lumiere15 Sep - 28 Sep
Voyage à travers le cinéma français 190 mins in French with EN subs FRA | 2015 | dir. Bertrand Tavernier, with Bertrand Tavernier, André Marcon | doc A must for film lovers, this documentary charts the history of French cinema from the 1930s to early 1970s. Delving into French classics and including interviews from Jean Renoir, Claude Sautet, Jean-Luc Godard, Louis Malle and François Truffaut, Bertrand Tavernier explores the films that inspired him and showcases long lost movies that he…
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Ultramarine: The Sea as Political Space at Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

Berwick,Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival20 Sep - 24 Sep
Part of Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2017, the ‘Ultramarine’ series invites us to consider the sea as producing a wet ontology—a term coined by sociologist Philip Steinberg—which emphasises a world of fluidities, a place forever in formation. Curated by Ilona Jurkonytė, Artistic Director of Kaunas International Film Festival, Lithuania, the series brings new depth to our understanding of the sea as a place where global politics play out. Filmmakers included in the series: Kamal Aljafari, Forensic Architecture, Jean-Luc…
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In Between

London,Cine Lumiere20 Sep - 30 Sep
Bar Bahar 102 mins in Hebrew & Arabic with EN subs PSE/ISR/FRA | 2016 | dir. Maysaloun Hamoud, with Mouna Hawa, Sana Jammelieh, Shaden Kanboura Winner of the Young Talents Award in the Women in Motion selection in Cannes this year, In Between follows the lives of three strong, independent minded Israeli- Palestinian women sharing an apartment in Tel Aviv. Away from the constraints of their families and enforced tradition, they find themselves ‘in between’ the free and unfettered lives they’re aspiring…
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Melancholia, a Sebald variation

London,King’s College London21 Sep - 10 Dec
An exhibition organised by John-Paul Stonard and Lara Feigel Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I remains one of the foundational images of European art. The winged figure of genius slouches despondently; the hourglass shows time hastening to its end. Five centuries later, this became the mood of that archetypal melancholy European, W G Sebald. There is the rootlessness of exile and displacement in The Emigrants; the disappearance of old Europe in Austerlitz; the ruins of the bombed cities in On…
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London Spanish Film Festival

London,Cine Lumiere21 Sep - 24 Sep
Join us on a journey across Spanish cinema! From clammy and gripping thrillers to hilarious comedies, seasoned directors comeback to debut films, all in all, expect glam, thrill and fun with the Spanish Film Festival! ¡Qué bien! More info here  
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Exhibition: A Selection of Works of Turkish Calligraphy

London,Yunus Emre Enstitüsü London22 Sep - 13 Oct
This exhibition focuses on Turkish Calligraphy and includes forty works from the collection of the Albaraka Turk Participation Bank in Istanbul. While calligraphy is an independent art on its own, its beauty is dressed by the art of illumination. Born centuries ago in Central Asia, the Islamic art of manuscript illumination developed through the stylization into abstract motifs of plant and animal forms. These are painted with gold ink and various pigments, thus they acquired superb colors. The illumination on…
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Sisters From Another Mister at Depford X Festival

London,Deptford X Festival22 Sep - 1 Oct
Sisters From Another mister is a jointly authored artistic identity of Milda Lembertaitė (’87,Klaipėda, Lithuania) and Amelia Prazak (‘87, Vira Gambarogno, Switzerland). As a collective, they work with a free-wheeling practice employing gender play, witty sculptural forms, musical interludes and video works. Humorous scenarios function as a pretext for more complex personal and public topics and critical positions. Their approach to technology is a bodily and emotional one: the use of video as an extension of the physical self.
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Editorial Galaxia, 67 Years of Literature in Galician

London,Instituto Cervantes London26 Sep
Talk with Francisco Castro, Xavier Alcalá and Sarah Burne James The Galaxia publishing house, founded in 1950, is the oldest one in Galicia. It publishes in Galician – not only works written in this language, but also the great contemporary classics of English Letters. Writers Francisco Castro and Xavier Alcalá, together with the translator from Galician into English, Sarah Burne James, will present to the British public the meritorious work of Galaxia and its incidence in Galician society. Francisco Castro (Vigo…
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Miguel Araújo at the Barbican

London,Barbican Centre28 Sep
Miguel Araújo, a prolific singer and songwriter known for combining Portuguese music styles with classical and contemporary musical instruments have scheduled his first major UK concert at The Barbican on 28 September. Even when performing to large audiences, Miguel Araújo’s music always has a certain intimate quality to it – the delicate sound of his guitar imbued with the power to lift the soul. Here he is joined by six of Portugal’s best musicians; respected masters of their respective instruments,…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Orbita

Hull,Hull City of Culture30 Sep
In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new and challenging views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel, as we bring authors to the UK and share their stories and experiences. Latvian poetry collective Orbita read and perform their work, dedicated to dialogue between various creative media and cultures. Presented as part of Contains Strong Language Festival, a major new national spoken word and…
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Cyprus Short Film Day London 2017

London,The May Fair1 Oct
Cyprus Short Film Day is an annual event celebrating Cypriot short film in London, held under the auspices of the Cypriot High Commissioner, Mr. Euripides L. Evriviades. Behaviours, habits, gestures, prejudices, beliefs and norms that have traditionally been linked to masculinity are explored and challenged in this year’s selection of award- winning short films by Cypriot filmmakers and UK-born filmmakers of Cypriot origin. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers. The event is organised by the Cyprus High Commission UK…
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The Story of Aphrodite

London,The British Museum (BP Theatre)2 Oct
Historian and broadcaster Dr Bettany Hughes presents a special screening of her landmark documentary The Story of Aphrodite. The film investigates the archaeology of the goddess’ birthplace in Cyprus. Join us to a fascinating journey into Aphrodite’s surprising origins, her enduring ability to inspire and excite successive generations across the millennia, and question your assumptions about the goddess of love. Held under the auspices of the High Commissioner of Cyprus Euripides L. Evriviades in the presence of the Permanent Secretary of the…
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Leonor Antunes: the frisson of the togetherness

London,Whitechapel Gallery3 Oct - 9 Apr
Opening on 3 October 2017, the Whitechapel Gallery’s new site-specific commission by Portuguese artist Leonor Antunes (b.1972, Lisbon) is the artist’s first solo exhibition in a public gallery in the UK. Antunes creates sculptures that respond to the architectural and historical context in which they are presented. Her works often reference overlooked figures in the history of Modernism, particularly female architects, artists and designers including Anni Albers, Ruth Asawa, Lina Bo Bardi, Eileen Gray and Greta Grossman. Examples of traditional…
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Screening: The Mexican Suitcase

London,King’s College London3 Oct
The Mexican Suitcase (2011) is a Spanish-Mexican documentary film directed by Trisha Ziff. The film tells the story of the 4,500 negatives taken by the prestigious photographers Robert Capa, Gerda Taro and David “Chim” Seymour during the Spanish Civil War. These files remained for a long time in unknown whereabouts, until they were recovered in Mexico City in the 70s. The film also reveals the role played by Mexico during the Civil War and the support offered to the Spanish Republic…
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