Culture Calendar w/c 18th June
What: Beatriz Milhazes in conversation with Susan May
Where: White Cube Bermondsey
When: Monday 18th
Milhazes’ work was a constant reference for one of The Tung team during his time at art college; a fact that makes tonight’s talk with her at White Cube even more exciting. It’s free and if you don’t mind missing the first half of England v Tunisia, take this opportunity to here a master in Brazilian modernism explain her craft. Although Milhazes’ work is likely to appeal to the more eclectically inclined, the expertly struck balance between delicate printmaking and vibrant painting can surely be enjoyed by all.
What: Refugee Week: Choose Love
Where: Second Home (Spitalfields and Holland Park)
When: Monday 18th - Friday 22nd
To mark the 20th Refugee Week, shared workspace Second Home are collaborating with Help Refugees to create a mega programme of events to celebrate creative and positive responses to the issues surrounding mass migration.
Mon 18th, Libreria, 12.45 - Libreria Language Labs, an initiative in collab with ELATT to help refugees and migrants improve their English and employability skills.
Mon 18th, Second Home Holland Park, 7pm - Ai WeiWei’s Human Flow screening
Wed 20th, Second Home Holland Park, 7pm - Creative & Positive Responses to the Refugee Crisis, a panel discussion celebrating the artists, performers and charity groups who continue to spread messages of love, unity and generosity.
18th - 22nd, Second Home Holland Park - Imad’s Syrian Kitchen Takeover, serving different Syrian specialities in the courtyard cafe all week.
What: Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2018
Where: Royal Academy
When: Monday 18th - 19th August
The RA Summer Exhibition is an event The Tung team always look forward to come the warmer months. It’s an intense experience as the curation is extremely congested and going from artwork to miniscule print in their tiny leaflet is a strain on the eyes but the exhibition consistently gives a platform to emerging artists and that’s something to be revered. We’re going to ignore the Banksy farce (and the even more farcical response by the RA) as attending this exhibition allows you to get almost your entire summer art fix at one venue, in one sitting.
What: Frida Kahlo - Making Herself Up
When: Monday 18th - 4th November
Head over to the V&A to get up close and personal with a collection of artefacts and clothing belonging to the iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. After Kahlo died, her husband, the muralist Diego Rivera, locked up all her possessions in her house and there they remained untouched for 50 years. This is the first time these pieces — medical corsets, jewellery, accessories, photographs and letters — have been exhibited outside of Mexico, alongside self-portraits featuring many of the costumes.
What: One For Sorrow
Where: Royal Court Theatre
When: Wednesday 20th - 11th August
During an attack on London, 20-year-old Imogen joins a campaign offering refuge to victims. Before her family have even had a chance to have a reasonable discussion, John is at their door. He is different to them. He isn’t what they expected. And although they’d never admit it to themselves, he isn’t necessarily what they want.
Writer Cordelia Lynn returns to the Royal Court after making her debut in 2015 with Lela & Co. This is one you’re not going to want to miss.
What: Agnès Varda Salon: Political, Personal and Playful
Where: BFI Reuben Library
When: Wednesday 20th
Agnès Varda has a particularly strong eye for portraying social movements, various cultures and overlooked communities. How do her personal, social commitments and her ethnographic aesthetic inform her fiction work?
Freelance film writer and Reel Good Film Club founder Grace Barber-Plentie, curator and creative producer at Birds Eye View Films Jo Duncombe, and academic Ros Murray (King’s College London) will join together in a discussion about how Varda presents her political views with a playful edge, chaired by writer So Mayer.