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Hear Russian artist Alexandra Sukhareva in conversation at London’s ICA

23 May 2017 · Russia
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Pseudomorphosis (detail), Alexandra Sukhareva, 2017. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: E. Rogalev

On Friday 26 May Russian artist Alexandra Sukhareva will be in conversation with Kasia Redzisz, Senior Curator at Tate Liverpool, at the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London.

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So close so far: video initiative invites artists to contribute memories of Yugoslav wars

22 May 2017 · Bosnia and Herzegovina · Croatia · Kosovo · Macedonia · Montenegro · Serbia · Slovenia
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Double Life, Sanja Iveković, 1975-6. Image: So Close So Far / Facebook

So Close So Far, a project centred on personal memory and narrative, has launched a call to action for artists to share their experiences of the Yugoslav wars.

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Tretyakov Gallery to get third Moscow campus

19 May 2017 · Moscow · Russia
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(Image: Max Pixel)

The State Tretyakov Gallery is already high on the must-see list for most visitors to the Russian capital, and now the iconic gallery is expanding its offering further — art enthusiasts can look forward to the Tretyakov opening its third Moscow campus in 2019.

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Street artists take over Croatian city of Vukovar

17 May 2017 · Vukovar · Croatia
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  • Bloomorphosis, Juandres Vera. Image: VukovArt / Facebook

  • Take me to the bridge, Filip Mrvelj. Image: VukovArt / Facebook

  • The unexpected guest, Nikolaj Arndt. Image: VukovArt / Facebook

  • I’ll be back later… I think, Eduardo Relero. Image: VukovArt / Facebook

  • The Owl, Cuboliquido. Image: VukovArt / Facebook

  • Twisted road of Artists, Alex Maksiov.  Image: VukovArt / Facebook

Over the past two weeks the streets of the eastern Croatian city of Vukovar have been transformed by street artists from around the world, as part of the VukovART festival.

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Bucharest Art Safari opens on Friday

17 May 2017 · Bucharest · Romania
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Grey Floor, Laurian Popa, 2016. Image: Art Safari Bucharest / Facebook

Art Safari, Romania's biggest art event, opens on Friday in Bucharest.

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Follow of the week: heartwarming illustration from Ukraine

16 May 2017 · Kiev · Ukraine
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Is your Instagram feed overdue an injection of warmth? Follow @vskafandre, a Ukrainian illustrator whose drawings went viral last year.

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Baptism by fire: Belarusian artist Jura Shust on myths and science in Moscow

15 May 2017 · Moscow · Belarus · Russia
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  • Newton’s Cenotaph, Baptism by Fire, Jura Shust, ISSMAG gallery

  • Spirit Intoxication, Baptism by Fire, Jura Shust, ISSMAG gallery

  • Spirit Intoxication, Baptism by Fire, Jura Shust, ISSMAG gallery

  • Baptism by Fire, Baptism by Fire, Jura Shust, ISSMAG gallery

Tomorrow Baptism by Fire, the first solo exhibition by Belgium-based Belarusian artist Jura Shust in Russia, opens at Moscow's ISSMAG gallery.

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London’s Delfina Foundation launches open call for eastern European artists

10 May 2017
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Image: Collecting as Practice, Delfina Foundation, Facebook

London's Delfina Foundation is inviting eastern European artists to apply for a twelve-week residency, in partnership with Gaia Art Foundation.

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Tak: Polish feminist avant-garde artist Natalia LL at Photo London

9 May 2017 · Poland
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Image: Natalia LL / Roman Road / Facebook

East London's Roman Road art space will present works by Polish feminist avant-garde artist Natalia LL at this year's Photo London.

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Follow of the week: a fresh take on the Polish poster tradition

9 May 2017 · Warsaw · Poland
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Gosha Rubchinsky illustration from the portrait poster series. Image: @wieteszka_illustrations/Instagram

A bright comic book style is a trademark of Warsaw artist Andrzej Wieteszka.

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