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Touching 1989: Reflections & Recollections | OPEN CALL

30 years ago, the events of 1989 redrew the political map of Europe, affecting the lives of millions. Looking at those historical moments and their aftermath from today’s perspective what role did the year 1989 play in your life? Do you have an experience or a memory of 1989? Maybe you immigrated to the UK, maybe you have family memories, maybe you have another story to tell. WHATEVER IT IS, WE WANT TO HEAR IT!

14 Sep 2019    |    22 Sep 2019

Rony Plesl: Sacred Geometry

Internationally acclaimed Czech designer Rony Plesl creates a unique glass installation inspired by the idea of Sacred Geometry, a universal language organizing all visible and invisible reality according to basic geometrical principles. The three identical hexagonal glass tree trunks are an artistic expression of this system. Contrasting to their pure minimalist structure is a glowing forest made of uranium glass that emanates a sublime green fluorescent light, reminding us at the same time of branches and flames. In this way, the installation as a whole pays tribute to the key components of glass making – fire and wood.

30 Sep 2019    |    28 Oct 2019

Czech Innovation Expo

The interactive exhibition using cutting-edge technology and bringing back history as much as it reveals the new tech trends.

19 Sep 2019    |    22 Sep 2019

Czech design at London Design Fair

The United Crafts of Bohemia exhibition presents a curated selection of Czech brands representing a high-quality of craftsmanship that speaks to the countries heritage. Organised by the business agency Czech Trade and co-financed by Ministry of Industry and Trade, the pavilion will showcase a mix of glass, lighting, furniture and technology from leading brands.

24 Sep 2019    |    25 Sep 2019

A Certain Kind of Silence at Raindance Film Festival

A "stylish Eurothriller" from debutant Czech director Michal Hogenauer about a young woman who is unwittingly drawn into a sinister cult-like group and has to decide whether to preserve her integrity or conform to a lifestyle that is utterly alien to her.

17 Sep 2019    |    13 Oct 2019

IKON Research Residency: Kateřina Šedá

The Ikon gallery will host Czech conceptual and social artist Kateřina Šedá while she undertakes research in Birmingham towards her major project for the gallery which will take place in the autumn of 2020. Her residence follows a previous visit in 2017 when she focused on the local canal network, especially as it cut through Ladywood, a central city district characterised by a large transient population of refugees and asylum seekers.


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