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Breaking the Rules: The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900 – 1937

9 November 2007 – 30 March 2008

Events (January 2008)

Talks, films, discussions, comedy, music and more: celebrating the spirit of the European Avant Garde 1900-1937
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Ukrainian Panfuturism and Constructivism

Tuesday 8 January 2008

Breaking the Rules logoDiscover more about Breaking the Rules by coming along to a gallery talk given by one of the exhibition's curators.

This talk is given by Olga Kerziouk, Slavonic and Eastern European Collections. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Spaces are limited. These talks are not seated.

Event time: 12.30 – 13.00
Location: In the Breaking the Rules Exhibition
Price: free
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An evening for the Themersons

Wednesday 9 January 2008

The Themersons, from www.themersonarchive.comA celebration of the eclectic genius of Stefan and Franciszka Themerson, including film, music, readings and discussion. From 1930 the Themersons collaborated on experiments in photography and film, and became highly active pioneer members of the Polish cinematic Avant-Garde. Their early works combined an innovative use of photograms, photography and photo-collage techniques. In later years they moved to Britain, becoming better known for their books for children, as painters, publishers and theatre designers.

Presented in association with LUX and the Polish Cultural Institute
www.polishculture.org.uk
www.lux.org.uk

Event time: 18.30 – 20.00
Location: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £6.00 (concessions £4)
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The Czech Avant Garde: Devetsil and Karel Teige

Tuesday 15 January 2008

Breaking the Rules logoDiscover more about Breaking the Rules by coming along to a gallery talk given by one of the exhibition's curators.

This talk is given by Susan Halstead, Slavonic and Eastern European Collections Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Spaces are limited. These talks are not seated.

Event time: 12.30 – 13.00
Location: In the Breaking the Rules Exhibition
Price: free
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Georgia and the Avant Garde

Saturday 19 January 2008

Georgian flagAvant Garde art flourished in the Caucasian republic of Georgia.

A talk by Levan Khetaguri is followed by the films My Grandmother (Kote Mikaberidze 1929) and Salt for Svaneti (Mikhail Kalatozishvili 1930), set in the wild and remote mountainous region of Svaneti.

Event time: 14.30 – 18.30
Location: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £7.50 (concessions £5)
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France – Italy

Tuesday 22 January 2008

Breaking the Rules logoDiscover more about Breaking the Rules by coming along to a gallery talk given by one of the exhibition's curators.

This talk is given by Chris Michaelides, Romance Languages Collections. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Spaces are limited. These talks are not seated.

Event time: 12.30 – 13.00
Location: In the Breaking the Rules Exhibition
Price: free
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The Czech Avant Garde: Devetsil and Karel Teige

Tuesday 22 January 2008

Breaking the Rules logoDiscover more about Breaking the Rules by coming along to a gallery talk given by one of the exhibition's curators.

This talk is given by Susan Halstead, Slavonic and Eastern European Collections. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Spaces are limited. These talks are not seated

Event time: 18.00 – 18.30
Location: In the Breaking the Rules Exhibition
Price: free
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Russian Futurism and Constructivism

Tuesday 29 January 2008

Breaking the Rules logoDiscover more about Breaking the Rules by coming along to a gallery talk given by one of the exhibition's curators.

This talk is given by Peter Hellyer, Slavonic and East European Collections. Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. Spaces are limited. These talks are not seated.

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Blast: London's dynamic art vortex

Tuesday 29 January 2008

Blast magazine, July 1915The most thrilling British response to the continental Avant Garde was led by Wyndham Lewis and his follow Vorticists, especially in the notorious Blast magazine. Vorticism was a particularly British movement, and though short lived, it enjoyed a vigorous reputation.

Richard Cork is art critic for the New Statesman, an art historian and curator

Event time: 18.30 – 20.00
Location: Conference Centre, British Library
Price: £6.00 (concessions £4)
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