2 June 2014

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Seminar: Takarazuka – A Hundred Years of Song and Dance

The Takarazuka Revue Company, one of the largest theatre groups in Japan, features an all-female cast that specialises in either a “male role” or a “female role” in the musicals, stage dramas and dance revues. Showcasing a wide range of genres, it has attracted a mass audience of mostly female followers, resulting in tickets sales […]

2 June 2014

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Artist talk: Seiichi Hayashi in conversation with Ryan Holmberg

Seiichi Hayashi is an award-winning multi-disciplinary artist. After beginning his career as an animator at Toei Studios in 1962, Hayashi became a leading figure in the vibrant avant-garde cultural scene of late 1960s and early 1970s Tokyo. As a regular contributor to the legendary alternative manga magazine Garo, Hayashi became renowned for pioneering new territory in the […]

2 June 2014

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Seminar: One Place After Another

What can periodical international contemporary art projects actually share? The last 15 years has seen a proliferation of large-scale international recurrent exhibitions of contemporary art across the globe. Looking at UK only, 2014 sees the presentation of the Liverpool Biennial, third Folkestone Triennial, and in Japan the fifth Yokohama Triennial and inaugural Sapporo International Art […]

2 June 2014

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Playwright Talk: Toshiki Okada

Toshiki Okada, playwright, director and founder of the company chelfitsch, is considered to be one of the most exciting talents of his generation in the world of Japanese theatre. Writing and directing all of chelfitsch’s productions, Okada has received awards for his works worldwide, including the prestigious 49th Kishida award for playwrights for his 2004 play Five […]

30 May 2014

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Roundtable Projects CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

ROUNDTABLE PROJECTS  is an open platform aimed at developing a collaborative network of interests and opportunities for the Romanian community in the UK. We invite applicants to submit proposals for projects they find interesting and relevant to the Romanian community. We are also open to applications coming from non-Romanians, as long as a Romanian connection exists. […]

30 May 2014

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Saadi Youssef

The Mosaic Rooms and Banipal are pleased to present a special launch of a seven-volume publication of the Collected Poetical Works of Saadi Youssef. Saadi Youssef was born in Iraq and is considered one of the most important contemporary poets in the Arab world. Following his experience as a political prisoner in Iraq, he has […]

30 May 2014

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More out of curiosity

This football World Cup season, join curator Ali MacGilp and Cairo based Irish artist Ronnie Close for a screening and discussion about his recent film work that focuses on Egyptian “Ultras” football fans. They will be joined by Mohamed Badawi the leader of the Ultras. One of the key players in the political debate in […]

29 May 2014

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no.w.here Summer School 2014 ‘The Right to Play Oneself’

DATES: 8 week full-time course, 23rd June – 15th August 2014 VENUE: no.w.here -1st floor, 316-318 Bethnal Green Road, London, E2 0AG + off-site PRICE: £1,000 per participant (members rate)* £1,300 per participant (non members rate) PARTICIPANT LIMIT: 22 no.w.here’s summer school The Right to Play Oneself is an 8-week programme that builds on our reputation as a vital community […]

29 May 2014

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Walking Tour ‘From old to new – Painting in East London’

Walking Tour with Michael Owens of London Urban Visits “From old to new – Painting in East London” Sun 1st June 2014 2pm – 3.30pm  An exploration of one of London’s least known but most talked about areas-to-be –the Lower Lea Valley and the fringes of the Olympic Park, where east London’s past and future collide. […]

28 May 2014

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Slit-Scan/Pinhole Photography Workshops

Inspired by ‘The False Memory Archive’ A.R. Hopwood Slit-scan and pinhole photography creates abstracted ‘false’ images based not on one moment in time, but many. Objects are distorted and sometimes appear several times in the same photograph, like elements in a confused recollection that are recreated and jumbled by the mind. Aside from these direct […]

26 May 2014

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Artist Talk with Tetsuya Noda

Artist Talk with Tetsuya Noda Next in the ELP Artist Talk Series – Artist Talk with Professor Tetsuya Noda, June 8th Professor Noda is one of the world’s pre-eminent printmakers and a leading figure in Japanese contemporary design.He is well known for artworks that capture moments in daily life; neighbourhood scenes, his young daughter or […]

26 May 2014

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Fine Art Print and Book Sale

Join me and Be Fierce2 This a unique opportunity to oown a gorgeous piece of art work for the studio, home or for that someone special. Buy affordable prints including many that are signed limited edition prints and works fro my extensive back catalogue. Be Fierce2 is a fundraiser with proceeds going towards the creation […]

23 May 2014

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Deux Chevaux

Deux Chevaux is a live performance by William Mackrell consisting of two horses pulling a two-horse power car (Citroen 2CV) through the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster, stopping at nine local cultural landmarks on the 21st June 2014. The work challenges the interaction of human and mechanical power, questioning language’s ability to […]

22 May 2014

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Wave Craft of Distinction: Patrick Boothman

Patrick will be talking about his designs for sawboards and surfboards and demonstrating his pyrography at Oriel Q on Sat 14 June 2014. The event will start at 2pm. Admission is free! All welcome to attend…

21 May 2014

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Rainbow’s Gravity

London premiere of Mareike Bernien and Kerstin Schroedinger‘s Rainbow’s Gravity (2014), followed by responses from writers Esther Leslie and Marina Vishmidt. This event is co-presented with Electra. Rainbow’s Gravity (2014) is a cinematic study on the Agfacolor-Neu colour film stock made in Nazi Germany. Along its three layers of emulsion, the film digs deep into the escapist colourised landscape of this time and asks for […]

21 May 2014

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‘Ernst Kris in America’ Nellie Thompson

Ernst Kris enjoyed a distinguished career first as an art historian and then a psychoanalyst. Kris and his wife Marianne were close friends and associates of Sigmund and Anna Freud in Vienna. Fleeing from the Nazis to England, Kris helped arrange Freud’s antiquities at Maresfield Gardens. Fearing for their safety, the Kris family left for […]

21 May 2014

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The other side of silence: a creative response to the aftermath of the Holocaust

An evening of film and conversation Anne Karpf, author of ‘The War After: Living with the Holocaust’, in conversation with Caroline Pick, director of ‘Home Movie’. Caroline Pick is an artist, film-maker and former commissioning editor at the BBC and Channel Four. It took her more than 50 years to delve into the box of […]

21 May 2014

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Conference: THE CONSTRUCTION OF MEMORY

A conference in association with the False Memory Archive Speakers Professor Christopher French, Professor Dany Nobus, Dr. Fiona Gabbert, Professor Martin Conway and artist Sharon Kivland respond to Alasdair Hopwood’s False Memory Archive exhibition by reflecting on the nature of autobiographical memory. The conference will also ask how recent research has taken account of Freud’s work in […]

21 May 2014

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Memories are made of this… or are they? ‘False Memory Archive’ Aromatherapy Workshop

Memories are made of this… or are they?’False Memory Archive’ Aromatherapy WorkshopAre our memories ‘mis-remembered’? What is the impact of smell and emotion on memory recall and creation?”And suddenly the memory revealed itself. The taste was that of a little piece of madeleine which … my aunt Leonie used to give me, dipping it first […]

20 May 2014

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Junebum Park At Friday Late Korea, Victoria And Albert Museum

Hanmi Gallery is very pleased to present Junebum Park’s videos as part of a special Friday Late night event dedicated to Korean contemporary culture at Victoria and Albert Museum. The exhibition is created around the concept of the five senses: from soap pottery to bojagi sewing, poetry to straw chairs, and K-pop to experimental gastronomy, […]

20 May 2014

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The Mosaic Rooms

At this event architect and researcher Samia Henni will discuss the significance of Plan de Constantine, a national socio-economic modernization plan announced by General Charles de Gaulle in Constantine in October 1958, in which thousands of dwellings were built and a slew of terminologies were introduced such as: Modern Housing (Habitat Moderne), Muslim Housing (Habitat Musulman), […]

20 May 2014

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Jason Oddy: Concrete Spring

Jason Oddy’s photographs examine the relationship between mankind and built environment. In his new series, Concrete Spring, he explores the extensive but little-known Algerian work of celebrated Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer (1907-2012), a key figure in the evolution of modern architecture.

20 May 2014

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Algerian Supper Club

The Mosaic Rooms are delighted to continue our supper club programme with an Algerian Supper Club hosted by Chris Benarab of Azou Restaurant.

20 May 2014

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The Book of Gaza

Join us for a special evening with Gazan author Atef Abu Saif who will introduce this groundbreaking new publiations ‘The Book of Gaza’. This anthology features ten Palestinian writers translated into English for the first time. Atef will be joined by one of the contributing short story writers, Abdallah Tayeh. Bringing together ten of Palestine’s […]

20 May 2014

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Pépé le Moko – Film Screening

Pepe le Moko was selected by Algiers-based artist Amina Menia. It directly inspired her installation Sketches of Algiers 1, curated by Yasmina Reggad for aria and exhibited at 1:54 Contemporary African Art fair last year. Menia is fascinated by the film, as the birthplace of a new genre, film noir, which made an indelible mark […]

20 May 2014

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Perspectives on Algeria

Join us for a panel discussion on the issues facing Algeria today. The talk will both give context to Algeria’s past including its colonial history; reflect on what is happening today both socially, politically, economically and in light of the recent uprisings in neighbouring Tunisia and Lybia; and the challenges Algerian society faces looking towards […]

19 May 2014

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ZAP PRESENTS THE TOURING TALK, ‘THE A-Z OF SURVIVING AS AN ARTIST’

ZAP will be presenting  ‘The A – Z of Surviving as an Artist’ at Griffin Gallery Wednesday, 11 June 2014 6:30pm – 8:30pm Artists and curators, Annabel Tilley and Rosalind Davis discuss leaving art school and surviving, as well as the ins and outs of residencies, galleries, exhibitions, collectors, curating, teaching, tweeting, funding, marketing, portfolio careers and balancing […]

16 May 2014

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5 Under 30 competition for young photographers

This year is Daniel Blau’s second edition of the annual competition for young photographers 5 Under 30. Five winning photographers aged under 30 will be selected to participate in a group exhibition organised and publicised by Daniel Blau gallery. This is a unique opportunity for emerging artists to gain recognition through an internationally renowned gallery. The application […]

16 May 2014

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Embassy Gardens Open Day

Ballymore Group is celebrating Chelsea Fringe by opening their exclusive Embassy Gardens Marketing Suite to the public, enabling all to view the plans for the development and get a tour of the gardens by Landscape Architects Camlins. Across the weekend of 7th and 8th June, Ballymore will be hosting tours with leading experts from Camlins, […]

14 May 2014

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Professional Practice: Bosse & Baum in Conversation with Lauren Kelly

6.30pm-8.30pm Lana Bountakidou and Alexandra Warder, forming the curatorial collective Bosse & Baum, deliver immersive art installations, exhibitions and experiences of emerging contemporary art and support young art practitioners with their artistic practice. Bountakidou and Warder will be in the gallery this evening discussing their curatorial practice and highlighting upcoming projects as well as speaking […]

13 May 2014

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TALK: CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION – Richard Deacon RA and Isabel Vasseur

For the final talk in the CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION Public Art Behind the Scenes series, Turner Prize winning sculptor, Richard Deacon RA and Isabel Vasseur, pioneer of the Public Art movement of 1980s, will reveal how Nose to Nose, Beginning to End was commissioned and created. An enormous steel sculpture, this work was originally placed […]

13 May 2014

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TALK: CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION – Richard Wilson RA and Mark Davy, Futurecity

The second of three talks in the CONCEPTION EXECUTION RECEPTION Public Art Behind the Scenes series, Richard Wilson RA and Mark Davy, founder of Futurecity which specialises in art in the public realm and strategic cultural placemaking, presents Richard Wilson’s Slipstream, 2014for Heathrow Terminal 2.  At 70 metres long, Slipstream is the longest sculpture in […]