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Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

April 28 - August 29
British Library,
96 Euston Rd
London, London NW1 2DB United Kingdom
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Witness a world disrupted, shocked and changed forever From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the first communist state, this definitive exhibition takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on. With rarely seen items from both sides of the conflict – from a first edition of the Communist […] Find out more »
£7 - £18

Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern

May 10 - October 10
Tate Modern,
Bankside
London , SE1 9TG United Kingdom
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Alberto Giacometti at Tate Modern
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 […] Find out more »
£12

Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion

May 30, 2017 - February 18, 2018
Victoria & Albert,
Cromwell Road
London, SW7 2RL
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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.   Find out more »
Free

‘The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable’

June 23 - August 20
Calvert 22,
22 Calvert Avenue
London, E2 7JP United Kingdom
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‘The future is certain’, according to an old Soviet joke, ‘it’s the past which is unpredictable’. The exhibition reflects on the ways history is written and the inevitability with which the past reasserts itself in the future. Bringing together works from nine artists and collectives, The Future is Certain is an economy of ideas and artworks as […] Find out more »
Free

Kihnu – The Isle of Women

July 19 - September 15
12 Star Gallery, Europe House,
32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Kihnu - The Isle of Women Photographs by Jérémie Jung
Photographs by Jérémie Jung Kihnu, an Estonian island in the Gulf of Riga, situated an hour’s ferry ride away from the coast, has thanks to its women retained a culture that has cemented its position as part of UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage since 2003. This unique European and Baltic culture is thus now […] Find out more »
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Facebook Obsession: An Evening with Artist Florica Prevenda

May 25 | 10:00 am - September 8 | 5:00 pm
Romanian Cultural Institute,
1 Belgrave Square
London, SW1X 8PH United Kingdom
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Ahead of the summer season, the ‘Brâncuşi’ Gallery presents a new exhibition entitled ‘Facebook Obsession’  by Florica Prevenda, one of Romania’s most original contemporary artists. Comprising a selection of striking collage works that speak about identity and relational challenges in the context of technologically mediated communication, the exhibition will be opened by the artist herself, with […] Find out more »

Serpentine Pavilion by Francis Kéré

June 23 | 8:00 am - October 8 | 5:00 pm
Serpentine Pavilion,
Kensington Gardens
London , W2 3XA United Kingdom
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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 […] Find out more »
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