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Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths

London,British Library28 Apr - 29 Aug
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 Manifesto to anti-Bolshevik propaganda – this is a unique chance to understand the lesser-known personal stories behind the events that changed the world.
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Goethe at LUX Resident Artist 2017: Liz Rosenfeld

London ,Goethe-Institut London1 May - 31 Jul
Liz Rosenfeld is the first artist in residence for the newly established Goethe at LUX Residency. Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin based artist utilizing disciplines of film, video and live performance, to convey a sense of past and future histories. Rosenfeld is invested in concepts of how history can be queered and experienced through the moment and the ways in which it is lived and remembered. She explores how we identify ourselves with in/out community and social poly-relationship configurations. During the…
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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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Facebook Obsession: An Evening with Artist Florica Prevenda

London,Romanian Cultural Institute25 May - 8 Sep
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 a revealing journey through her work. More about Florica Prevenda and her ‘Facebook Obsession’ here. Free entry: Please confirm your attendance on Eventbrite.
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‘The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable’

London,Calvert 2223 Jun - 20 Aug
‘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 well as historical facts and records that refuse to disappear on their own.
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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,…
Kihnu - The Isle of Women Photographs by Jérémie Jung

Kihnu – The Isle of Women

London,12 Star Gallery, Europe House19 Jul - 15 Sep
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 officially acknowledged and protected. Whereas Kihnu’s men – for the most part sailors and fishermen – brought innovation and novelty to the island, the women,…
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