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Current Affairs 27.11

Red Star over Russia, A revolution in visual culture 1905-55

Until 18th February 2018

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution, a rebellion which created hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy. The Russian Empire had became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. The Tate’s exhibition focuses on the collection of the photographer and graphic designer David King, who worked for The Sunday Times in the 1970s when he created his collection of propaganda posters, prints and photographs. The show includes work by El Lissitzky, Gustav Klutsis, Dmitri Moor, Aleksandr Deineka, Nina Vatolina and Yevgeny Khaldei.

Tate Modern


Neequaye ‘Dreph’ Dsane, ‘You Are Enough’ series

'You Are Enough' is a series of portraits painted across London by Dreph, which pay tribute to his friends and family who he wants to celebrate and show appreciation to the amazing things they do for their communities and society at large, ‘You Are Enough’ is primarily about empowerment of women, and serves as a reminder to us that striving to be our authentic self is sufficient. Dreph sees these women as a constant source of inspiration for himself, and the many lives that they touch, and so has celebrated them in these amazing portraits.

Throughout London, see map on Website


Two Decades, British Printmaking in the 1960s and 1970s

Nov 29th, 2017 – Jan 6th, 2018

Marlborough Fine Art has represented the world renowned modern masters in Contemporary Art since 1946. Two Decades – British Printmaking in the 60s and 70s features works by Barbara Hepworth, Allen Jones, R.B. Kitaj, Henry Moore, Victor Pasmore, John Piper, Graham Sutherland and Joe Tilson.

Marlborogough Fine Art


Library and archive show and tell: Illustrated letters from the archive

1 December 2017 at 12.30–13.30, 1 December 2017 at 13.30–14.30

Letter to friends and family from artists are often embellished with images, some of the works they were working on, some of their surroundings and what was going on around them, and even simple doodles. This talk looks at illustrated letters from the Tate archive, from Dora Carrington to Walter Sickert and Stanley Spencer.

Tate Modern


Protest in Movement: Marching in the Modern City

Monday 27 November 2017 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This lecture looks at the symbolic and strategic functions of marches in modern and contemporary collective action, their representations and iconic status in the public imagination. It will ask why protestors still resort to this action in the era of social media and ‘clicktivism’. The lecture will also consider continuities and changes in protesting. Ilaria Favretto is Professor of Contemporary European History within the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Kingston University. Her research focuses on protest and social movements in modern and contemporary Europe

KC Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art


12 Days of Christmas Exhibition, 25 November - 21 December, 2017

Tanya Baxter Contemporary showcases some of the most exciting international contemporary art. The show will showcase Mark Quinn, Tracey Emin, Francis Bacon, Sacha Jafri and Alan Davie.



What Punk does to Art History / What Art History does to Punk

Monday 4 December 2017, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In the second half of the 1970s, punk rock became widespread all over Europe, with sounds, but also images, clothes and attitudes. Even though punk objects and images can be seen as documentation of the music scene, this helped acquire an artistic status to punk rock. This lecture will explore punk art and objects through art historical methods. Éric de Chassey is director of the French National Institute of Art History (INHA) and professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at the École normale supérieure in Lyon, France. He has published extensively on the arts and visual culture from the 20th and 21st centuries as well as curated numerous exhibitions, in France and the rest of the world.

KC Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art


But we are Still Here

Every Thursday–Sunday at 12.00–18.00, 16–26 November 2017

The conversation invites you to voice your ideas and experiences, and consider how culture is produced in our everyday behaviours and activities. This conversation is framed by a series of photographs by Heather Agyepong creating a thought-provoking installation. This conversation asks you to contribute further questions in response, exchange ideas and share experiences as well as participating in a diverse range of activities from zine making to poetry, performance to workshops.

Tate Modern

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