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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…
Michelangelo & Sebastiano

Michelangelo & Sebastiano

London,National Gallery15 Mar - 25 Jun
★★★★★ The Times, Mail on Sunday ★★★★ The Telegraph, The Guardian, Evening Standard Explore the extraordinary relationship between two great Italian masters, Michelangelo and Sebastiano del Piombo, who found common ground in the fiercely competitive world of High Renaissance Rome. Having met in Rome in 1511, as Michelangelo was finishing his decoration of the Sistine Chapel ceiling, Sebastiano and he became friends and began collaborating artistically. Their meeting sparked a remarkable 25-year friendship and partnership; yielding outstanding works of art that neither could have created without the other – against a backdrop…
Geta Brătescu. The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space

Geta Brătescu. The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space

London,Camden Arts Centre7 Apr - 18 Jun
Visionary artist Geta Brătescu (b. 1926), a pivotal figure in the history of post-war Romanian art and Romania’s representative for this year’s Venice Biennale, is celebrated at the Camden Arts Centre with a major exhibition that spans a lifetime of creation through media as diverse as performance, textiles, collage, print-making, installation and film. The project, entitled ‘Geta Brătescu. The Studio: A Tireless, Ongoing Space’, is set up by the Camden Arts Centre in association with Museum of Fine Arts, Ghent, with…
Shifting Landscapes

“Shifting Landscapes” at Sophia Contemporary

London,Sophia Contemporary Gallery28 Apr - 23 Jun
Sophia Contemporary is proud to present Shifting Landscapes, a group show of contemporary American artists exploring abstraction through painting, photography and sculpture. Featuring six artists – Afruz Amighi, Iva Gueorguieva, Herman Mejia, Amir Nikravan, Holton Rower and Hannah Whitaker – the exhibition reflects on the evolving nature of American art. Casting a light on the diversity of contemporary approaches to abstraction, the works explore the artists’ impact on the landscape of art and American culture, across generations and disciplines. Sophia…
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Premier of Alexandra Badea’s ‘The Pulverised’

London,Arcola Theatre2 May - 27 May
The Romanian Cultural Institute are proud to support the extensive Arcola Theatre run of Alexandra Badea‘s eye-opening drama, a piercing portrait of globalisation and its multifaceted effects. Following an impressive production at the National Theatre of Strasbourg, where it won the prestigious Grand Prix de la Littérature, ‘The Pulverised’ arrives to the UK with a new English translation by Lucy Phelps and the imaginative staging of Romanian director Andy Sava. A quality assurance officer from France, a call centre manager…
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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Greatness in Stone: ‘Architecture and Royalty’

London,Romanian Cultural Institute10 May - 9 Jun
One of the enduring ways by which the Romanian Monarchs have expressed their majesty and attachment to their realm was by erecting impressive edifices that have forever impacted Romania’s built environment. Iconic and majestic, these beautiful constructions remain, to this day, a testament of greatness and good taste.  The opening of the exhibition ‘Architecture and Royalty’, followed by the projection of the documentary ‘Royal Residences in Romania’ (narrated by academician Răzvan Theodorescu) and a conversation with professors Augustin Ioan and…
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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.
Pavla and Lucia Sceranková: Surface Tensions

Pavla and Lucia Sceranková: Surface Tensions

London,Pump House Gallery25 May
The first major UK exhibition of new and existing pieces by Pavla and Lucia Sceranková brings together a body of work reflecting the constellations of visual, material and conceptual references that inform their practices. Highly responsive to context, the sister duo have developed the show in response to the unique architecture of the Pump House Gallery and its setting in Battersea Park. Pavla Scerankova’s sculptural installations and video-performances are characterised by minimalism, subtle humour and sensitive relation to their surroundings, playfully…
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Brutalist Paris Map

London,Institut français in London25 May
Join architectural critic Robin Wilson and artist-photographer Nigel Green for a talk about the best examples of awe-inspiring, futuristic, concrete buildings in Paris. Marking the publication of Brutalist Paris Map they will take us through their work compiling the most striking examples of Brutalist architecture in the French capital.
Black Bread

Pa negre / Black Bread

London,Birkbeck University of London1 Jun
  The film Black Bread is a 2010 Catalan-language drama written and directed by Agustí Villaronga, based on the homonymous novel by Teixidor with elements of two other works by him, Retrat d’un assassí d’ocells and Sic transit Gloria Swanson. Instituto Cervantes, in collaboration with Instituto Ramon Llull, Catalan Observatory-LSE and CILAVS-BirkbeckIn Catalan, present a screening of Black Bread. The film is in Catalan and Spanish with English subtitles. After the screening, Prof. Paul Preston and translator Peter Bush will discuss…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Alexis Jenni

Hay-on-Wye ,Hay Festival2 Jun
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. We invite you to meet Alexis Jenni,  a French novelist whose debut, The French Art of War, won the Prix Goncourt. He talks to TV and Radio producer Francine Stock as part…
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Barefoot Opera and Opera Prelude’s Young Singers

London,Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall6 Jun
“A Sigh Becomes Song – Transforming Emotion” Jenny Miller, singer, director and founder of Barefoot Opera, returns to Opera Preludes to demonstrate the close relationship between instinct, emotional responses, everyday communication and the art of classical singing. With two brilliant young Opera Prelude singers, Jenny will take us through operatic examples from Monteverdi, Purcell, Mozart, Verdi and more to the present time, demonstrating how sighs, laughter, cries, and whispers translate into the gripping music-theatre that is the art of opera.…
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Destiny

London,Cine Lumiere9 Jun - 14 Jun
A young woman confronts the personification of Death, in an effort to save the life of her fiancé. Death weaves three romantic tragedies and offers to unite the girl with her betrothed, if she can prevent the death of the lovers in at least one of the episodes. Thus begin three exotic scenarios of ill-fated love, in which the woman must somehow reverse the course of destiny: Persia, Quattrocento Venice, and a fancifully rendered ancient China. Der Mude Tod / 116…
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Thames Plastic & the exploration of future dust

London,Somerset House10 Jun
London -based Spanish artist Maria Arceo’s work builds on her deep-rooted fascination for both, archaeology and oceanography. Her passion for water led her to seek human footprints on all kinds of aquatic environments. Beachcombing and mudlarking the river for links to past and future has led her to a new found obsession with the long-term impacts of plastic debris entering the city’s most immediate water environments: the Thames. With a focus on London’s river Thames, the project ‘Thames Plastic & the…
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On Track for Brexit?

London,LSE12 Jun
In the light of the General Election results, we will discuss the prospects for Brexit and its domestic political ramifications. Our two speakers have taken positions on Brexit distinct from their parties’ leadership. They will have a special insight into Brexit and party politics. Speakers: Neil Carmichael, Conservative Candidate for Stroud Baroness Jenny Jones, Green Party Member of the House of Lords Chair: Professor Tony Travers Venue: Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, LSE, 99 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF This event is free…
Master and Tatyana

Master and Tatyana

London,Cine Lumiere14 Jun
The Tbilisi police feasted him with wine. The thieves from Odessa used to come just to see him. He kept a live lion at home. He worked a lot and drank a lot too… Lithuanian photographer Vitus Luckus (1943-1987) is considered one of the most influential artists of his time by his contemporaries. Misunderstood and censored by the Soviet authorities, he disappeared into oblivion at the age of 43, when he jumped to death from his Vilnius apartment. With a…
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Entre ínsulas y penínsulas: A Brief, Bilingual Tertulia

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand21 Jun
Nine debut authors, students and alumni of University College London (UCL), present their original short stories in this cross-cultural, bilingual event. Sometimes, the shortest stories leave us thinking for the longest time. Entre ínsulas y penínsulas: haiku narrativo y otros microcuentos (Seville 2017) brings together fifty pieces of microfiction. These represent the creative efforts of a group of students who are mastering Spanish as a second language at UCL’s School of European Languages, Literature and Culture. Writing in the heart…
Music and Science: Perspectives & Relations

Music and Science: Perspectives & Relations

London,Instituto Cervantes London – new address off the Strand27 Jun
Join us for a fascinating evening of talks exploring the relationships between music and science. “HOW CAN WE HEAR MUSIC IN OUR MINDS?”   From the tune stuck in our head without consent to willingly ‘replaying’ in the mind that favourite piece, research on music imagery has been of great interest since the beginnings of Psychology of Music. Although it is a highly phenomenological process and there is still much to be elucidated, we will present some of the evidence that…
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg + Live Music

London,Cine Lumiere2 Jul
Guy and Geneviève are very much in love. When they find out that Guy must leave for a two-year tour of combat in Algeria, they share a passionate night. Pregnant and devastated by Guy’s absence, Genevieve must choose whether to wait for Guy or marry a wealthy diamond merchant. A visually intoxicating masterpiece, Demy’s musical with Michel Legrand’s memorable soundtrack won the 1964 Palme d’Or in Cannes. Preceded by live music and followed by a Q&A Les Parapluies de Cherbourg…
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International Equality

London,Institut français in London3 Jul
From the Oscars to the UK’s theatre landscape and museums’ exhibition programmes, gender equality is a widely debated topic in the national and international discourse of culture. Spanning different art forms, female Arab artists appearing in Shubbak speak about the creative impulses behind their work and what issues they face in the process of creating and presenting new works. Chaired by filmmaker Maysoon Pachachi (Iraq/UK), the discussion includes writer Rasha Abbas (Syria/Holland), actress & singer Norah Krief (France), visual artist…
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Water & Sugar

London,Cine Lumiere21 Jul - 27 Jul
A galaxy of cinema luminaries – from Ken Loach and Ettore Scola to Wim Wenders and Bernardo Bertolucci – pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo Di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles Di Palma’s extraordinary work for such directors as Elio Petri (The Assassin), Michelangelo Antonioni (Blow Up), and Woody Allen (Alice). Acqua e Zucchero: Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vita / 90 mins in Italian, English, French & Russian with EN subs ITA | 2016 |…
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European Writers’ Tour presents Orbita

Hull,Hull City of Culture28 Sep - 30 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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European Writers’ Tour presents Dulce Maria Cardoso

Birmingham,Birmingham Book Festival7 Oct
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. Portuguese writer Dulce Maria Cardoso talks with European Literature Champion Rosie Goldsmith about her novel The Return which tells the story of a young boy’s return to Portugal following the Angolan War…
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