Vol 2, No 4
31 January 2000
E V E N T S:
Coming Up in the UK
Andrew J Horton
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National Film Theatre, South Bank, London
New prints, archive rediscoveries and talks by international experts make this two-month Lang retrospective a truly impressive project. Lang's film's cover a range of subjects, but he will be remembered most for his distopian vision of the future Metropolis (1925) and his early contribution to film noir.
Karel Teige was a leading figure in the Czech avant garde. His influence covered art, literature, design and architecture, through his writings and his work as an active artist himself. Destroyed by Communism, a new book and series of events in London aim to revive interest in his important influence.
Karel Teige: Avant-garde typography and surrealist collage
An exhibition of Teige's graphic design works.
Karel Teige: Modernist architecture and avant-garde typography
Lecture on Teige with a slide presentation, given by Rostislav Å vÃ¡cha of the Prague Institute of Art and History and Paul BÅ±chler, professor of design at Manchester University. Admission is GBP 5.50 or GBP 4.00 to RIBA members.
Trapese Artists, Neon and the Wild West
Subtitled "Karel Teige and the poetry of the everyday revolution," this event will encompass a seminar on VÃtÄ›slav Nezvil and discussions and readings of poetist works.
Czech Culture in the UK
The Czech Cultural Centre in London has a full calender of Czech events in the UK. Look here if you want to see a full calendar of Czech related events in London.
The Witman Boys by JÃ¡nos SzÃ¡sz
Freudian study of two boys trying to overcome the death of their father. Beautifully shot in the UNESCO-protected town of BanskÃ¡ Staivnica in Slovakia and representing a new trend in contemporary Hungarian cinema. Click here for a Kinoeye review.
Barbican Centre London
All the Clocks are Clouds: The music of GyÃ¶rgy Ligeti
Award-winning film by Leslie Megahey about the modernist Hungarian composer with a sense of humour. Amongst Ligeti's pieces is one for a hundred metronomes.
Pierre Boulez conducts the London Symphony Orchestra in a concert of 20th-century Hungarian music, including a world-premiere of a specially commissioned work by Peter EÃ¶tvÃ¶s, Ligeti's violin concerto and BartÃ³k's The Wooden Prince.
Hungarian Culture in the UK
Check out the website of the Hungarian Cultural Centre in London. As well as listing events of international importance, the site also carries details of their support network for Hungarian au pairs working in the UK and Catholic mass in Hungarian.
Look here if you want to see a full calendar of Hungarian events in the UK.
Polish Culture in the UK
Check out the website of the Polish Cultural Institute in London.
Look here if you want to see a full calendar of Polish events in the UK.
Romanian Culture in the UK
There is the website of the Romanian Cultural Centre based in London. Click here if you want to see a their diary page.
If you are a Romanian academic or student working in the UK or have links to Romanian studies you might be interested Romanul's site. It aims to give wider support to educational, scientific and cultural issues and has pages devoted to the Romanian community's acitivities in the UK. Click here to have a look.
Amazons of the Avant Garde
For those who enjoyed the Barbican's grand Russian extravaganza of passion and experiment, Romance and Revolution, earlier this year, here is the female counterpart to the art section of it. These female pioneers are not remembered as often as their male counterparts, but their artistic spirit was no less revolutionary.
Orator and The Seventh Bullet
A rare opportunity to see an Uzbek double-bill; one contemporary film and one classic. Both films though are set in the 1920s and make use of the stunning natural scenery in the region.
Compiled by Andrew J Horton
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