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October 2019

The Lecture Series ART-EXIT: 1939 A VERY DIFFERENT EUROPE

October 17 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
12 Star Gallery, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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"Collar the lot!" Artists, Aliens and Aspects of Internment in Britain with Professor Charmian Brinson of Imperial College London,  Professor Fran Lloyd of Kingston University, Dr Rachel Pistol of King's College London and Dr Julia Winckler of the University of Brighton, Chaired by Monica Bohm-Duchen, Creative Director: Insiders/Outsiders Festival These four linked short talks present different aspects of the often-overlooked British internment crisis of 1940. Charmian Brinson discusses how cultural activities managed to flourish behind barbed wire, particularly in two very different…

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The Lecture Series ART-EXIT: 1939 A VERY DIFFERENT EUROPE

October 7 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
12 Star Gallery, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Jankel Adler and Josef Herman: Friends, Orphans, Refugees with David Herman and Glenn Sujo David Herman is the son of the Polish refugee artist Josef Herman. He was a television arts and talks producer for 20 years and for the last 15 years has been a freelance writer, specialising in Jewish culture and refugees. Glenn Sujo regards the dizzying migrations of family precedent — Odessa, Krakow, Berlin, Buenos Aires, Caracas — with both delight and dismay. Dartington Hall, the Slade and Courtauld Institute…

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The Lecture Series ART-EXIT: 1939 A VERY DIFFERENT EUROPE

October 3 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
12 Star Gallery, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Art treasures that defied Nazi Terror. The story of Alfred, Tekia and Hans Hess and their passion for German expressionism. Franz Marc, Rote Frau, 1912, © New Walk Museum and Art Gallery, LeicesterAlfred and Tekla Hess, 1928, © Stadtrachiv Erfurt Simon Lake was Curator of Fine Art 2005 - 2019 at Leicester Arts & Museums Service, home to the UK's prnicipal international collection of early 20th century German Expressionist art. Between the wars the Hess Collection was considered the greatest…

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September 2019

Curatorial tour of the exhibition ‘ART-EXIT: 1939 A Very Different Europe’

September 10 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12 Star Gallery, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Curatorial tour of the exhibition 'ART-EXIT: 1939 A Very Different Europe' by Rachel Dickson September 10, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, Westminster London,  SW1P 3EU United Kingdom  £10 Join us for the exhibition tour by the curator Rachel Dickson. This exhibition shines a spotlight on a very different Europe in 1939 and the forced journeys made by many of central Europe’s most distinguished, talented and pioneering artists, who escaped tyranny in…

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August 2019

Curatorial tour of the exhibition ‘ART-EXIT: 1939 A Very Different Europe’

August 21 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
12 Star Gallery, 32 Smith Square
London, SW1P 3EU United Kingdom
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Curatorial tour of the exhibition 'ART-EXIT: 1939 A Very Different Europe' by Sarah MacDougall August 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm 12 Star Gallery, Europe House, 32 Smith Square, Westminster London,  SW1P 3EU United Kingdom  £10 Join us for the exhibition tour by the curator Sarah MacDougall. This exhibition shines a spotlight on a very different Europe in 1939 and the forced journeys made by many of central Europe’s most distinguished, talented and pioneering artists, who escaped tyranny in search…

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July 2019

Curatorial tour of Jankel Adler’s exhibition by Rachel Dickson

July 4 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Join us for the exhibition tour by curator Rachel Dickson Rachel Dickson (MA, Courtauld Institute), Head of Curatorial Services, has curated for Ben Uri since 2002 and is jointly responsible with Sarah MacDougall for the exhibitions, publications and research. Rachel has a research specialism in the two waves of Jewish artists who immigrated to Britain in the last 150 Years, co-editing and contributing to numerous publications accompanying Ben Uri exhibitions. She has also presented academic papers in the UK and…

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June 2019

David Herman: Jankel Adler and Josef Herman

June 24 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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David Herman, son of the artist Josef Herman, will be talking about the Polish Jewish artist, Jankel Adler, and his close friendship with Josef Herman in Glasgow during the war. Friends from pre-war Poland, Adler and Herman were reunited as refugees in Britain and found very different ways of reinventing themselves as artists in exile. buy tickets Jankel Adler: Mother and Child, 1941, Oil and sand on board,Private Collection © DACS 2019

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Jankel Adler — private view

June 4 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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The first museum exhibition of Jankel Adler's works in Britain since the Arts Council memorial show in 1951 will open in London on 3 June. It is presented on the seventieth anniversary of his death, co-curated by Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall of the Ben Uri Research Unit for the Study of the Jewish and Immigrant Contribution to the Visual Arts in Britain since 1900 (BURU). See press release for full description.

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Jankel Adler — A ‘Degenerate’ Artist in Britain 1940-1949

June 3 2019 - July 22 2019
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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The first museum exhibition of Jankel Adler's works in Britain since the Arts Council memorial show in 1951 will open in London on 3 June. It is presented on the seventieth anniversary of his death, co-curated by Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall of the Ben Uri Research Unit for the Study of the Jewish and Immigrant Contribution to the Visual Arts in Britain since 1900 (BURU). See press release for full description. Exhibition open daily 11am to 5pm from 3 to 16 June and the following…

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May 2019

Dr Peter Cannon-Brookes on Czechoslovak figurative sculpture

May 20 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr Peter Cannon-Brookes on Czechoslovak figurative sculpture Monday 20th May 7-8pm (Doors open from 6.30pm for exhibition viewing) Art historian and Consultant Curator for The Franta Belsky and Irena Sedlecka Studios, Dr Peter Cannon-Brookes leads an informal discussion on the subject of Czechoslovak figurative sculpture focussing on key examples by Franta Bělský, Irena Sedlecká and Anita Mandl on the display at Ben Uri as part of current exhibition, Czech Routes. General Admission- £10 plus VAT/ Concessions- £7 plus VAT https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-peter-cannon-brookes-on-czechoslovak-figurative-sculpture-tickets-60113711730

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Tereza Busková and Mila Fürstová in conversation with Tereza Porybná

May 16 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tereza Busková and Mila Fürstová in conversation with Tereza Porybná Thursday 16th May 7-8pm (Doors open from 6.30pm for exhibition viewing) Multidisciplinary contemporary artists Tereza Busková and Mila Fürstová discuss their fascinating and varied practices in conversation with former Director of the Czech Centre in London, Dr Tereza Porybná using examples on display at Ben Uri as part of current exhibition, Czech Routes. General Admission- £10 plus VAT/ Concessions- £7 plus VAT To book go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tereza-buskova-and-mila-furstova-in-conversation-with-tereza-porybna-tickets-60113649544

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Dr Glenn Sujo on Yehuda Bacon

May 13 2019 @ 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Dr Glenn Sujo on Yehuda Bacon Monday 13th May 7-8pm (Doors open from 6.30pm for exhibition viewing) Artist, art historian and Senior Faculty member of the Royal Drawing School, Dr Glenn Sujo recalls meetings and conversations with the Czech-born, Israeli artist-survivor Yehuda Bacon and uncovers a treasury in the archive. In conversation with Head of the Ben Uri Research Unit (BURU), Sarah MacDougall. General Admission- £10 plus VAT/ Concessions- £7 plus VAT To book go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dr-glenn-sujo-on-yehuda-bacon-tickets-60113595382

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Dr Tereza Stehliková: ‘Trieste In-between states’ short film screening and talk

May 8 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr Tereza Stehliková: 'Trieste In-between states' short film screening and talk Wednesday 8th May  7-8pm (Doors open from 6.30pm for exhibition viewing) Cross disciplinary artist and academic, Dr Tereza Stehliková introduces and presents her short film, Trieste: In-between states, 2016, an impressionistic documentary inspired by a conversation with John Berger and intertwined with excerpts from Deborah Levy’s short story, Swallowing Geography. She will also discuss collaborative book project, Railtracks, 2011, a sensual and exploratory dialogue between John Berger and Anne Michaels…

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April 2019

Dr Jana Barbora Burešová on Dorrit Dekk

April 29 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr Jana Barbora Burešová on Dorrit Dekk Monday 29th April 7-8pm (Doors open from 6.30pm for exhibition viewing) Exile studies academic, Dr Jana Barbora Burešová presents the work of Czechoslovak graphic designer and illustrator, Dorrit Epstein, also known as Dekk. A great admirer of the photomontagist, John Heartfield, Dekk often used collage in her design and advertising work for clients that included London Transport, British Rail and the Post Office Savings Bank as well as P&O, Penguin Books and Tatler…

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Opening Celebration for Czech Routes ‎exhibition

April 9 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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October 2018

Opening Night – ’50 Acquisition Highlights since 2001’

October 30 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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An exhibition of acquisition highlights from the Ben Uri Collection including master works by Chagall, Soutine, Grosz, Auerbach, Bomberg, Epstein, Gertler, Herman, Levy, Quintero, Rosenberg and Wolmark. All have been acquired in the past 17 years by Ben Uri though the generous assistance of The Art Fund, V&A Purchase Grant Fund, HLF, and many philanthropic supporters and artists.

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August 2018

Bomberg Curatorial Tour: 15 August

August 15 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us this summer for a Curatorial Tour of Bomberg, a major survey of the artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the artist’s death.  Tickets for tours are £10 (inclusive of entry fee). Friends of Ben Uri Gallery go for free. Book tickets here.

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Bomberg Curatorial Tour: 7 August

August 7 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us this summer for a Curatorial Tour of Bomberg, a major survey of the artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the artist’s death.  Tickets for tours are £10 (inclusive of entry fee). Friends of Ben Uri Gallery go for free. Book your ticket here. 

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July 2018

Bomberg Curatorial Tour: 25 July

July 25 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Join us this summer for a Curatorial Tour of Bomberg, a major survey of the artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the artist’s death.  Tickets for tours are £10 (inclusive of entry fee). Friends of Ben Uri Gallery go for free. Please book your ticket here.

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June 2018

Opening Night – Bomberg: Touring Exhibition

June 21 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ben Uri Gallery, 108A Boundary Road, off Abbey Road, St John's Wood
London, St John's Wood NW8 0RH United Kingdom
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Ben Uri curators Rachel Dickson and Sarah MacDougall have curated this major survey of the artist David Bomberg (1890-1957) in recognition of the 60th anniversary of the artist’s death. A variation of the exhibition first launched at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester last October 2017 and then toured to the Laing Gallery in Newcastle in February 2018. The exhibition of some 40 major works, including some hitherto unknown and never exhibited important examples, will be on show from the 21st June…

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