News
Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016) at Calvert 22, 9 June

Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016) at Calvert 22, 9 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/05/2017 8:37 PM

Calvert 22 Foundation and MUBI are delighted to present the London premiere of Oleg y las raras artes (Oleg and the Rare Arts) as part of New East Cinema, the programme of contemporary cinema from the New East curated by The New Social. Director Andrés Duque will join the viewers via Skype after the screening for a […] Read More

Art Market, News
Sotheby’s Marks 10 Years in Moscow with an Exhibition at the Rumyantsev Museum

Sotheby’s Marks 10 Years in Moscow with an Exhibition at the Rumyantsev Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/05/2017 5:41 PM

This spring, Sotheby’s celebrates 10 years of its official presence in Moscow with a remarkable exhibition: the art lovers will have a chance to see the highlights from June Sales of Russian Art Revealed & over 40 artworks acquired by Russian private collectors in past Sotheby’s auctions and exhibited alongside. This show is expected to provide insights into private collections formed in today’s  […] Read More

Events
PANEL DISCUSSION: Émigrés from Revolution, 5 June at the British Library

PANEL DISCUSSION: Émigrés from Revolution, 5 June at the British Library

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/05/2017 11:00 AM

With Katya Galitzine, Dominic Lieven, Martin Sixsmith and guests At least a million people, and probably many more, became exiles from Russia during the Revolution and its aftermath. They spanned all classes and included landowners and nobles, Cossacks and the military, dispossessed businessmen and Imperial officials, intellectuals and artists such as Stravinsky, Nabokov and Chagall. […] Read More

Bonhams
Art Market
RUSSIAN ART WEEK JUNE 2017: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS. By Simon Hewitt

RUSSIAN ART WEEK JUNE 2017: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 22/05/2017 9:00 AM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt expertly peruses catalogues of the forthcoming sales and gives his recommendations to collectors and art investors while also analysing the general situation on the Russian art market. MacDougall’s ‘Our strong private treaty sales over the last nine months encourage us to be optimistic about the forthcoming Russian auctions’ declares William MacDougall, […] Read More

Art Market
Russian Art Week Guide, June 2017

Russian Art Week Guide, June 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/05/2017 10:00 PM

And now, just hot off the press, our new Russian Art Week Guide which will help you find your own way through the maze of events, descending upon us as an avalanche within a weeks’ time! You will find the expertly opinion of Simon Hewitt about the upcoming Russian Art auctions along with their schedule; the interview of Natasha […] Read More

Dance
I HAVE A DREAM. INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA BY NK BALLET FOUNDATION, 18 June

I HAVE A DREAM. INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA BY NK BALLET FOUNDATION, 18 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2017 10:09 PM

This gala is a must for all ballet and dance fans and will star internationally renowned dancers from the world’s best ballet companies and young rising stars, performing a variety of well-loved and new dance pieces. It will be one of the ballet events of the year. All profits will go to the NK Ballet […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions, Reviews
WINGS OF PRAYER OR DESPAIR? AMBIGUOUS RUSSIA OVERSHADOWS VENICE BIENNALE. BY SIMON HEWITT

WINGS OF PRAYER OR DESPAIR? AMBIGUOUS RUSSIA OVERSHADOWS VENICE BIENNALE. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 19/05/2017 3:25 PM

VIVA ARTE VIVA! is the slogan of this year’s Venice Biennale. Sounds upbeat, tutti frutti and full of joie de vivre. The Russian Pavilion is anything but. In a coup of breathtaking audacity even by his own flamboyant standards, Pavilion Curator Semyon Mikhailovsky, Rector of the St Petersburg Academy, exploits the 1917 Revolution to slam […] Read More

Art Market, Exhibitions
Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2017 3:08 PM

The artist Alexey Firsov is not a novice in London. He has already had series of his exhibitions here, one having taken place at the Riflemaker gallery. This time, it is the Arthill gallery which showcases series of new, fresh works by the artist. The title of the new exhibition is‘Cross Country’. Alexey Firsov names himself a […] Read More

Interviews
Interview with Russian Art Collector and Art-Dealer Maxim Bokser.

Interview with Russian Art Collector and Art-Dealer Maxim Bokser.

BY Natasha Butterwick POSTED 17/05/2017 2:33 PM

Maxim Bokser, the renowned Moscow-based collector is soon launching his inaugural catalogue “Bokser. Kollektsia” which features works on paper from his private collection at the eponymous  exhibition “Bokser. Collection” at the ”Nashi Khudozhniki” (i.e. Our Artists) gallery between 25 May – 23 July in Moscow. Some items from his collections will also be displayed in London […] Read More

Events
Talk: Imagine Moscow: Contemporary Projections at the Design Museum, 2 June

Talk: Imagine Moscow: Contemporary Projections at the Design Museum, 2 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/05/2017 10:00 AM

In conjunction with Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution the Design Museum hosts an evening of talks and presentations in collaboration with The Architectural Association School of Architecture and Plakat Platform. What to expect To coincide with the exhibition Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution, the Design Museum has collaborated with The Architectural Association School of Architecture […] Read More

Exhibitions
STYLE AND PANACHE AT BONHAMS SHOW OF ERTÉ’S DESIGNS FOR GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA, 22-26 May

STYLE AND PANACHE AT BONHAMS SHOW OF ERTÉ’S DESIGNS FOR GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA, 22-26 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/05/2017 10:12 PM

90 superlative set and costume designs conceived by the Russian artist Erte for the legendary 1980 Glyndebourne Opera production of Der Rosenkavalier will be on display this month at Bonhams London saleroom at 101 New Bond Street. Harmony and Opulence: Erte and Der Rosenkavalier runs from 22 -26 May. The exhibition is being curated by the […] Read More

Theatre
John Cooper Will Re-Interprete Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground Onstage, 30 May – 11 June

John Cooper Will Re-Interprete Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground Onstage, 30 May – 11 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/05/2017 12:57 PM

`Dostoyevksy!   He’s good stuff.  He makes you think.  I do a lot of thinking . . . . but in London 2017  . . . thinking is out of fashion.`         John Cooper takes Dostoyevsky’s  `Underground Man` from nineteenth century St Petersburg and transposes him to contemporary London where he is faced with a society obsessed […] Read More

Art Market, Exhibitions
The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/05/2017 1:45 AM

A Russian gallerist, Marina Shtager, opens up her new space for experimental projects in London with Too Much as Not Enough exhibition. Artist, curator, dealer, provocateur and polymath Marcel Duchamp is a Pandora of art history for some, and John the Baptist of modern and contemporary art for the others. Among many disruptions of the […] Read More

Reviews
TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING REVIEW, by Milan Tessler

TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING REVIEW, by Milan Tessler

BY Milan Tessler POSTED 13/05/2017 10:45 AM

Last weekend, the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) rolled into New York for its second splash in America. As with the Old Masters edition in late October 2016, the Maastricht-based art fair again found a formidable home in the Park Avenue Armory. This time, however, the fair invited galleries to represent the very finest of […] Read More

Art Market
Early Petrov-Vodkin To Feature in MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction, 7 June

Early Petrov-Vodkin To Feature in MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction, 7 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/05/2017 10:12 AM

MacDougall’s 7 June Russian Art Auction features an early work by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin: Portrait of an African Boy.  He painted the masterpiece in 1907 during a two-month trip to Algeria and Tunisia. This expressive, rather intimate image of a child was created during the artist’s visit to Biskra, a town in northern Algeria. Petrov-Vodkin’s Tunisian […] Read More

Events, Film
Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/05/2017 9:27 AM

Russian director Yuly Fait will make his first visit to the UK end of May this year. Yuly Andreevich is a talented and until recently often overlooked director working in an offbeat neo-realist style. He was also a close friend of Gennady Shpalikov and Andrei Tarkovsky.  He is now a very lively 80 year old, a charming […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
Review: Dual Perspectives: St Peterburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. By Eleanor Hemming

Review: Dual Perspectives: St Peterburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. By Eleanor Hemming

BY Eleanor Hemming POSTED 11/05/2017 4:24 PM

Following its success in Moscow last year, Dual Perspectives has come to the St Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, where you will be able to visit until the fourth of June. As part of the UK-Russia year of Science and Education, this exhibition showcases the works of two men who were both […] Read More

Exhibitions
All Icons Are False: the New Exhibition by British Artist Alexander James, 19 – 30 May

All Icons Are False: the New Exhibition by British Artist Alexander James, 19 – 30 May

BY Paul Carey-Kent POSTED 10/05/2017 5:22 PM

Between 19th  and 30th May the British artist Alexander James is opening his statement exhibition of new works in London for the first time in four years since relocating back to London from working in Russia & Siberia. For three decades James has tirelessly explored the painterly mechanics of water as his primary medium. In collaboration with D-Contemporary Gallery […] Read More

Events, Music, Reviews
SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

BY Iva Novakova POSTED 10/05/2017 12:11 PM

What could be a better place in London than the British Library to resurrect a revolutionary atmosphere of 1917 Russia and retrospectively reflect on the world-changing events of the period! A brief encounter with Lenin alias Jacob Richter, together with the architectural features of the Entrance Hall – its monumental scale with whitewashed and bricked walls resembling […] Read More

Exhibitions, Theatre
Voices from Chernobyl. New Theatre Play Based on Work by Svetlana Alexievich. UNTIL 13th May.

Voices from Chernobyl. New Theatre Play Based on Work by Svetlana Alexievich. UNTIL 13th May.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/05/2017 2:57 AM

This narrative by Svetlana Alexievich – the recent Nobel prize winner in literature, translated by Keith Gessen, tells about how an explosion destroys a reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Station. As the government tries to cover up the catastrophe, people carry on with their lives as if nothing had happened, all the while inhaling radioactive waste […] Read More

Reviews, Theatre
Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden) by the Sovremennik Theatre.

Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden) by the Sovremennik Theatre.

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 09/05/2017 12:00 PM

This new tour of the Sovremennik theatre in London also meant the premiere of  Erich Maria Remarque’s Drei Kameraden on London stage with brilliant performances by Alexander Khovansky and Chulpan Khamatova.   Some things never get old: love, death, friendship, and an inspiring story. The Moscow theatre Sovremennik included the novel ‘Three Comrades’  into the repertoire of their […] Read More

Events, Research
An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/05/2017 11:37 AM

A well-known in Russia writer and historian Edward Radzinsky will be giving a talk in London on 16th May and will invite the listeners to go over the pivotal events in the Russian history, step by step,  all over again. It is not just an academic lecture — it is some kind of a meditation on […] Read More

Exhibitions
I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times. Gosha Ostretsov in Venice, 9 May – 30 June

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times. Gosha Ostretsov in Venice, 9 May – 30 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/05/2017 7:08 AM

The exhibition «I’ve been abducted hundreds of times» is a journey conceived by Russian artist Gosha Ostretsov and his curator Simon Njami. It will take place at Palazzo Nani Bernardo from May 9 to June 30, 2017. «I’ve been abducted hundreds of times» is a hallucination, a heterochrony, and archaeology of the future. Using the […] Read More

Events, Research
The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/05/2017 6:13 PM

There will be a one-day conference a conference on 10 May, entitled: ‘The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two.’ It will be held in QMUL Arts One, G. 19 starting at 9.30 am. Below is the programme of the conference. 9.50 — Introductory Remarks — Dr Jeremy Hicks, QMUL Panel […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
SOVREMENNIK/THE CONTEMPORARY: A HISTORY OF ONE OF MOSCOW’S LEADING THEATRES FROM AN INSIDER. 8 May

SOVREMENNIK/THE CONTEMPORARY: A HISTORY OF ONE OF MOSCOW’S LEADING THEATRES FROM AN INSIDER. 8 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/05/2017 5:49 PM

Pushkin House invites everyone for the evening with Yevgeniya Kusnetsova, associate artistic director of Sovremennik Theatre. Kuznetsova will tell the history of the theatre, since its formation in 1956. Yevgeniya Kuznetsova is Sovremennik‘s associate artistic director. She is a graduate of the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema. She completed a post-graduate at the State […] Read More

Reviews, Theatre
BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV: THE ART OF POETIC MEMORY.

BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV: THE ART OF POETIC MEMORY.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/05/2017 5:20 PM

From the cultural perspective, London is an extremely privileged city: the delights it enjoys are unprecedented. Brodsky/Baryshnikov show is one of such rare artistic feasts available to the local litterati. It is a rare occasion when two geniuses so harmoniously meet. What makes it even more precious to the Russian public is the fact that it […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
US AND THEM. NOVIKOV & NAZARENKO NAIL IT IN PARIS. BY SIMON HEWITT

US AND THEM. NOVIKOV & NAZARENKO NAIL IT IN PARIS. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 05/05/2017 10:53 AM

The colourful exhibition HE+SHE, featuring works by Tatyana Nazarenko & Igor Novikov, opened at Galerie Shchukin, just off the Champs-Elysées, on April 27 and runs until June 14. Our International Editor Simon Hewitt reports. When Igor Novikov and Tatyana Nazarenko married in July 2014, glamorous images of their celebratory boat-trip along the River Moscova floated […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL. JAN FABRE SAILS FROM THE NEVA TO THE GRAND CANAL. BY SIMON HEWITT

DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL. JAN FABRE SAILS FROM THE NEVA TO THE GRAND CANAL. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 04/05/2017 9:00 PM

Belgian artist Jan Fabre blitzkrieged St Petersburg this Winter with an exhibition that attracted crowds and controversy. He told our International Editor Simon Hewitt that his next show – at the Venice Biennale – will be spiritually different. Jan Fabre never stops. His 200-work show at the Hermitage, Рыцарь Отчаяния – Воин Красоты (Knight of […] Read More

Exhibitions
Masterpieces from the Louvre of the Kyzyklum Desert at the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Until 10th May.

Masterpieces from the Louvre of the Kyzyklum Desert at the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Until 10th May.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 03/05/2017 4:02 AM

“Why does the exhibition lasts so little? ” — I asked the curator of the exhibition Anna Chudetskaya when attending to the preview of the “Treasures of Nukus” at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art in Moscow. “No, you have to look at the situation exactly the other way round” — retorted Chudetskaya. — […] Read More

Exhibitions
Dual Perspectives: Second World War Drawings by Architect-Veterans from Russia and Britain’

Dual Perspectives: Second World War Drawings by Architect-Veterans from Russia and Britain’

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/05/2017 12:31 PM

They were not personally acquainted, but there are fascinating parallels in the stories of their lives. They both went through the trauma of war and shared a passion for art. In 2017 the Honoured Architect of the Russian Federation, Pavel Ivanovich Afonin, would have turned 97, and the accomplished architectural illustrator from the United Kingdom, […] Read More

Events
Talk: What Happened in 1917? – Organising the Masses: Media and the Russian Revolution, 4 May at Calvert 22

Talk: What Happened in 1917? – Organising the Masses: Media and the Russian Revolution, 4 May at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/05/2017 10:00 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is hosting a series of lively debates about the lasting impact of the “ten days that shook the world”. What Happened in 1917? will bring together leading UK scholars and theorists with their counterparts from across the New East for critical explorations of the legacy of the Russian Revolution and […] Read More

News
AN EVENING WITH MARAT GUELMAN. TRUSTING MAN’S JOURNEY, FROM MOLDAVIA TO MONTENEGRO. Pushkin House, 4 May

AN EVENING WITH MARAT GUELMAN. TRUSTING MAN’S JOURNEY, FROM MOLDAVIA TO MONTENEGRO. Pushkin House, 4 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/05/2017 12:12 PM

Marat Guelman is a Russian collector, gallery owner and art manager, who has been behind some of the most important art initiatives connected to Russia in the last thirty years. Marat Guelman was born in Chisinau on 24 December 1960. His father is writer and playwright Aleksander Isaakovich Guelman. He finished school № 34 of […] Read More

Music
Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/04/2017 9:29 PM

Alexander Gavrylyuk, piano Part of International Piano Series Alexander Gavrylyuk, winner of the 2005 Arthur Rubinstein Competition, makes his debut in the International Piano Series. De Telegraaf calls Alexander Gavrylyuk ‘one of the great discoveries of the past decade’. Please note change of programme. His recital begins with an imposing piano transcription of Bach’s Toccata […] Read More

Art Market
Artist Olga Lomaka Opens Up her Contemporary Art Gallery in London

Artist Olga Lomaka Opens Up her Contemporary Art Gallery in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/04/2017 5:20 PM

Despite the gloom and doom of recent years, when so many galleries in London had to close down, it is a pleasure to watch this tendency countered and witness a gallery opening. And it is a double pleasure to realise that the newly established gallery is launched by Olga Lomaka —  a London-based artist with […] Read More

Music
Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:35 PM

The final appearances of Russkaya Cappella in Glasgow during the 2016-17 season will follow this June. This commemorative programme  is tied up to the centenary of the Russian revolutions. There will be two successive concerts given by the ensemble On Saturday 10 June at 13.00 at Renfield St Stephen’s Church, Bath Street, lasts approximately 45 minutes. […] Read More

Events, Music
Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:06 PM

This night of radical sound and silent film is directed by Gabriel Prokofiev with the superb musicians of the Renegade Orchestra. Echoes of Russian classical music greats are cut with sonic experimentation and electronica, reflecting the remarkable avant-garde experimentation of a century ago, alongside a screening of the 1927 film The End of St Petersburg […] Read More

Books
Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 4:43 PM

Oriental dancers, ballerinas, actresses and opera singers the figure of the female performer is ubiquitous in the cinema of pre-Revolutionary Russia. From the first feature film, Romashkov’s Stenka Razin (1908), through the sophisticated melodramas of the 1910s, to Viskovsky’s The Last Tango (1918), made shortly before the pre-Revolutionary film industry was dismantled by the new […] Read More

Art Market
Art Bahrain Across Borders 2017: An Ukrainian Perspective. By Oleg Olenev.

Art Bahrain Across Borders 2017: An Ukrainian Perspective. By Oleg Olenev.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 4:20 PM

  Bahrain Art Across Borders (BAAB), a major new arts initiative designed to showcase Bahraini art for a global audience. In 2016 it announced its selection of 17 artists  who took their works to be exhibited in London in April. BAAB is a project of Art Select (brand of Art and Spice), the art investing and […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
PAVILION OF RUSSIA AT THE 57th Biennale. THEATRUM ORBIS COMMISSIONED AND CURATED BY SEMYON MIKHAILOVSKY, 13 MAY – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

PAVILION OF RUSSIA AT THE 57th Biennale. THEATRUM ORBIS COMMISSIONED AND CURATED BY SEMYON MIKHAILOVSKY, 13 MAY – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 12:45 AM

Theatrum Orbis, a new exhibition conceived and created for the Russian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, features artists Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group and Sasha Pirogova alongside contemporary Russian composers. The exhibition title – translated as ‘Theatre of the World’ – takes its name from Abraham Ortelius’ atlas published in Antwerp in 1570. Marking an […] Read More

Events
The Fashion Revolution at The Design Museum, 2 May

The Fashion Revolution at The Design Museum, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/04/2017 8:00 PM

Join cultural historian David Crowley to examine the legacy of the Soviet avant-garde in fashion and film design in the second part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series. What to expect The October Revolution represents one of the most significant moments in our architectural and design history. Now one hundred years on, this lecture series […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, “TRAVELS IN HOLY RUSSIA WITH TEMPLE GALLERY”, RUSSIAN HOUSE OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE, 19 – 26 MAY

EXHIBITION: Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, “TRAVELS IN HOLY RUSSIA WITH TEMPLE GALLERY”, RUSSIAN HOUSE OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE, 19 – 26 MAY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/04/2017 2:32 AM

This unusual exhibition is organised by the Temple gallery. It features works of two gifted photographers, Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, who travelled to Russia with a well-known British collector of icons and founder of the Temple gallery Richard Temple. This exhibition also remarkably demonstrates  how an Englishman/ or any Westerner can have such […] Read More

Music, Theatre
THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/04/2017 1:18 PM

Time Zone Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed masterpiece is touring in  England and Denmark this year. We are delighted to celebrate the start of our tour with a special performance at the Russian House of Culture and Science on 22nd May at 8pm.  “Villainy and genius can never be compatible?“ The opera […] Read More

Exhibitions
PROJECT/EXHIBITION: OBJECT No 1. The Cult of Lenin and Malevich’s Black Square reimagined at the 57th Venice Biennale, 13 May – 26 November

PROJECT/EXHIBITION: OBJECT No 1. The Cult of Lenin and Malevich’s Black Square reimagined at the 57th Venice Biennale, 13 May – 26 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/04/2017 6:56 PM

On the day of Lenin’s birthday we could not resist the temptation of  announcing a very intriguing project which will feature this year at the Venice Biennale. Object No. 1 is an unprecedented immersive installation that re-interprets one of the most prominent figures of the soviet era, Vladimir Lenin, on the 100th anniversary of the […] Read More

Events
LECTURE by Prof. Aleksey Lidov. Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: Two Matrices of Christian Imagery. St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 2 May

LECTURE by Prof. Aleksey Lidov. Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: Two Matrices of Christian Imagery. St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/04/2017 6:36 PM

On Tuesday, 2nd May Professor of Moscow State University, Fellow of the Russian Academy of Arts and currently a Christensen Visiting Fellow Aleksey Lidov will give an open lecture at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. The Lecture  Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: Two Matrices of Christian Imagery will take place within the programme of the Medieval […] Read More

Events
TALK: Russian Emigres in London from 16th Century Onwards. Talk by Natasha Dissanayake. Rossotrudnichestvo, 24 April.

TALK: Russian Emigres in London from 16th Century Onwards. Talk by Natasha Dissanayake. Rossotrudnichestvo, 24 April.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 3:25 PM

This is going to be an intersting illustrated talk by Natasha Dissanayake, author of the book  Russian Destinies in London which will also be presented at the event. Natasha traces Russian presence and Russian influence on the British Isles since 16th century and up to our present days. This book (and talk) are the results […] Read More

Events
TALK: CULTURE TREE: MOSCOW’S ZARYADYE PARK AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF PUTIN, Vladimir Paperny at the Pushkin House, 25 April

TALK: CULTURE TREE: MOSCOW’S ZARYADYE PARK AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF PUTIN, Vladimir Paperny at the Pushkin House, 25 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 2:44 PM

Vladimir Paperny will discuss the new project for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, based on his interviews with architects Elizabeth Diller and Charles Renfro, and will evaluate the park’s role in the political and aesthetic landscape of post-1991 Moscow under Mayors Yuri Luzhkov and Sergey Sobyanin (and Presidents Boris Yeltsin, Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin). The […] Read More

Music
Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 2:00 PM

Exclusive charity concert of stand-up comedy star Semyon Slepakov on 1 May at Under the Bridge in aid of Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn. Followed by drinks reception with the performer. Hosted by Chulpan Khamatova. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit children with cancer in Russian hospitals. Thanks to generosity of the sponsors, […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions, Music
Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 12:57 PM

A world-famous drummer and visual artist, Vladimir Tarasov will perform at White Space Gallery on Friday 21 April, 19.00. Introduced by Alexander Kan RSVP essential White Space Gallery at Cultural Dialogue. 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF “Vladimir Tarasov, a drummer of rare subtlety and cunning, takes sensual delight in the very touch of his […] Read More

Books, Events
Book launch & dance performance: The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia, Calvert 22, 18 May

Book launch & dance performance: The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia, Calvert 22, 18 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 7:30 PM

As part of The Future is Now: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is excited to host a dynamic evening of dance to launch the new book The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia by Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith (Bloomsbury Publishing). You’ll be introduced to the history of dance and movement among Russian avant-garde […] Read More

Exhibitions
V-A-C FOUNDATION AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PRESENT SPACE FORCE CONSTRUCTION, Venice, 13 May – 25 August

V-A-C FOUNDATION AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PRESENT SPACE FORCE CONSTRUCTION, Venice, 13 May – 25 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 12:00 PM

V-A-C Foundation is proud to present Space Force Construction, organised in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of V-A-C’s new Venetian headquarters. The Moscow-based foundation has organised regular  annual exhibitions in Venice since 2010. This year,  marking the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the new project Space Force Construction considers the […] Read More

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