Music
I Musicanti Will Perform Works by Shostakovich and Glinka in the Programme  ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, 3 September

I Musicanti Will Perform Works by Shostakovich and Glinka in the Programme ‘Alexandra and the Russians’, 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/08/2017 10:48 AM

A mixed instrument international but London-based  chamber music ensemble, I Musicanti, will perform Shostakovich and Glinka.  Two classics of Russian chamber music for piano and strings, with their triumphal introductory piano chords, contrast with a mysterious exploration of the lowest (and the not so low) string sounds. The programme also features the first of four […] Read More

Events, Film
VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/08/2017 9:42 AM

Between 5 and 10th September an London will host the Open City Documentary Festival. Among other films and film-makers participating in the festival’s programme will be Vitaly Mansky with four of his internationally acclaimed documentary films. Ukrainian-born Vitaly Mansky is one of Russia’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers. Over the course of his career, mansky has […] Read More

Events, Reviews
Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 17/08/2017 9:00 AM

There are many summer festivals in the world with their own style and reputation: some focus on certain periods and styles, others present variety of art forms. Verbier Festival undoubtedly stands out among them. What makes it special is the combination of certain components: the ambience of the Verbier village, Festival’s prestige, its educational aspects and […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Writing Wrongs: From Personal Politics to Being a Political Prisoner.Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Cosey Fanni Tutti in Conversation, 13 September

Writing Wrongs: From Personal Politics to Being a Political Prisoner.Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Cosey Fanni Tutti in Conversation, 13 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/08/2017 10:34 AM

Frieze Academy organises series of events prior to the art fair. The event “From Personal Politics to  being a political prisoner” features artist and avant-garde musician Cosey Fanni Tutti and artist, musician and Russian political activist Maria Alyokhina — both of them have faced opposition to their beliefs. Alyokhina was the founding member of Pussy […] Read More

Events
Conference: The Kino-Eye of the Revolution. Centre Pompidou, 20 December

Conference: The Kino-Eye of the Revolution. Centre Pompidou, 20 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/08/2017 3:06 PM

Kino Klassika presents a collaboration with the Centre Pompidou to celebrate the publication of a new French edition of Dziga Vertov’s writings, with a day of talks, lectures by a panel of Vertov specialists and a screening of Enthusiasm in Paris on December 20th. Dziga Vertov, Le Ciné-Œil de la Révolution. Écrits sur le cinéma […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
Olga Tobreluts  New Mythology, Kunsthalle, Budapest, 6 September – 12 November

Olga Tobreluts New Mythology, Kunsthalle, Budapest, 6 September – 12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/08/2017 9:49 PM

The exhibition New Mythology presents three creative periods of Russian artist Olga Tobreluts from between 1995 and 2017. Tobreluts’s art took a radical turn in the early 1990s, when she shifted from painting to computer graphics, complemented by photography and 3D modelling. Through her efforts to portray the human body by means of 3D modelling, […] Read More

Exhibitions, News
Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/08/2017 12:12 PM

This autumn the British Museum organises an intriguing new exhibition in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. The exhibition is dedicated to an ancient culture that was buried in the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years and bears the title Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia. It will trace and reveal the history of these powerful […] Read More

Books, Reviews
Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 09/08/2017 11:10 AM

Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.” (A tip from the family themselves is to pronounce it as ‘Na-BOAK-ov’, where ‘BOAK’ rhymes with smoke.) For those curious about Nabokov himself, Robert Golla’s collation of interviews by Nabokov in Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov […] Read More

News
Theremin Academy at Oxford with Lydia Kavina, Bate Collection, Oxford, 25 – 28 August

Theremin Academy at Oxford with Lydia Kavina, Bate Collection, Oxford, 25 – 28 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/08/2017 3:56 PM

The Theremin workshops in Oxford, organized by Lydia Kavina in cooperation with the Faculty of Music of the University of Oxford, and domiciled at the Bate Collection, have already a years long tradition. But from this year on, thanks to the generosity of the Bate Collection director Andrew Lamb, we are happy to extend the […] Read More

Events, Film
ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22,  31 August

ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22, 31 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/08/2017 1:54 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to present A poet in Russia is not just a poet, a series of three summer film screenings dedicated to the fate of Russian writers during and after the Revolution with director Roma Liberov. The third and final film in the series explores the lives of Ilf and […] Read More

Events, Music, News
KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/08/2017 10:12 AM

A mesmerising night of intoxicating scents, sights and flavours from the Caucasian mountains. Join  KinoVino Kaukasis to explore a beautiful cuisine prepared for you by one of the most vibrant chefs on current food scene – Olia Hercules. Olia exploded the food world several years ago with her debut cookbook “Mamushka” and her second culinary […] Read More

Events
Live performance: No God, No Master, Female, Calvert 22, 16 August

Live performance: No God, No Master, Female, Calvert 22, 16 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/08/2017 10:42 AM

Artist Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki’s performance inspired by Japanese flower arranging, Pre-Raphaelite painting and haiku To accompany The Calvert Journal‘s travel report of photography from East Asia, Go East, you’re invited to a special performance and a premiere of new video work by one of the project’s featured artists, Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki. 無神 (Mushin) 無師 (Mushi) 女性性 (Joseisei) (No God; No Master; Female) […] Read More

Events
Visit to Marevna’s Collection, Athelhampton House, 15 September

Visit to Marevna’s Collection, Athelhampton House, 15 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/08/2017 10:26 AM

Russian Art + Culture is delighted to invite you to our new art tour. Please, join us for the exclusive visit to Athelhampton House to explore the only private art collection of Marevna’s paintings in the UK  on Friday, 15th September. This is a whole day visit to Dorsetshire to the charming Tudor manor, once frequented by […] Read More

Music
Anna Netrebko Stars in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in Salzburg, 6 August Onwards

Anna Netrebko Stars in Giuseppe Verdi’s Aida in Salzburg, 6 August Onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/08/2017 11:05 AM

A famous Russian operatic soprano Anna Netrebko is soon to shake foundations during the Salzburg Festival in Verdi’s Aida — the new collaboration with Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat who has been appointed opera’s artistic director. Tatyana van Walsum designed the costumes for the production. Riccardo Muti will conduct the Vienna Philharmonic. Some 15 years […] Read More

Events, Music
Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/08/2017 10:57 AM

Shot through with noble melodies and orchestrated by Dm. Shostakovich, Mussorgsky’s ‘national music drama’ weaves a darkly tangled political web in which Russia herself is the casualty. Caught between reformists and continuity, the nation struggles to find peace, and the conflict leads only to death in the opera’s shattering climax. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC […] Read More

Interviews, Music
A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

A Memorable Decade with London Philharmonic Orchestra. Interview with Vladimir Jurowski

BY Matteo Morelli POSTED 31/07/2017 10:37 AM

Russian-born Vladimir Jurowski is one of today’s most sought-after and dynamic conductors, who also acts as the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the celebrated London Philharmonic Orchestra. As the LPO website informs, a wide selection of Vladimir Jurowski’s live recordings with the Orchestra  was released on its LPO Label, including Rachmaninoff’s Symphony No. 3 and Symphonic Dances; Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies 1, 4, […] Read More

Music, News
The New Generaton Festival of Classical Music in Florence, 31 August – 3 September,

The New Generaton Festival of Classical Music in Florence, 31 August – 3 September,

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/07/2017 11:39 AM

Florence has a new classical music festival. Named The New Generation Festival, it was christened by “The Times” as  “the Glyndebourne of Italy”. The festival features performances from the world’s finest leading young musical talents. Very soon we are going to publish an interview with one of them — a young but super-talented soprano singer […] Read More

News
Rosamund Bartlett Discusses Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Imperial College Union, 6 August

Rosamund Bartlett Discusses Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, Imperial College Union, 6 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/07/2017 6:42 PM

Writer Rosamund Bartlett discusses Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina prior to its performance later on the same day, Rosamund Bartlett is a cultural historian with expertise in Russian literature, music, and art.  She has a particular interest in European Modernism, opera, and the intersection between politics, history and the arts, and has lectured on these subjects at universities and […] Read More

Music, News
Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

Conductor Gianluca Marciano and Violist Maxim Novikov Launch a New Festival of Classical Music in Lerici, Italy, 25 August – 8 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/07/2017 11:45 AM

Set on the famous coastline of the Golfo dei Poeti, the seaside town of Lerici and the neighbouring Cinque Terre have been a magnet for poets and composers alike, from Shelley, Byron and Lawrence to Wagner. Conductor Gianluca Marciano launches a new festival of music and poetry in his home town, with a programme inspired by the sea and the […] Read More

Interviews, Music, Research
Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 28/07/2017 11:40 AM

We continue the publication of interview with Svetlana Zvereva. Svetlana Zvereva is co-Musical Director of Russkaya Cappella, a chamber choir based in Glasgow and specialising in Russian Orthodox liturgical music, folk song and art song. Russkaya Cappella produced a season of concerts in June 2017, Music from the Time of the Earthquake, which featured recently […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/07/2017 6:19 PM

See the first UK exhibition by award-winning Russian documentary photographer Sergey Ponomarev, featuring more than 60 unforgettable colour photographs from two recent bodies of work. ‘Assad’s Syria’ offers a rare insight into what life was really like for people living in Government-controlled areas of Syria in 2013-2014. ‘The Exodus’ captures the determination, endurance and suffering […] Read More

Exhibitions, Music
Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/07/2017 1:46 PM

Bone Music is an exhibition examining a unique episode in postwar Soviet history. From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, inventive Soviet music lovers made illegal copies of banned music on used X-ray film. Their recordings were not limited to Western jazz and rock-n-roll, but also featured Russian émigré music, as well as popular […] Read More

Events, Theatre
The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/07/2017 12:00 PM

If you think Chekhov is boring – think again as the new staging of his plays by Reece Theatre will bring two short comedies from this Russian writer which will make one cry with laughter. The two classic comedies by Anton Chekhov, The Bear and The Proposal may be two short plays set in Victorian […] Read More

Events, Film, Lecture, Music
Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/07/2017 10:31 AM

Composers and producers Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason lead a performance of their music for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris, accompanied by video manipulations by Brian Eno and Nick Roberton. Having previously worked together on the score for The Deep (2012), Frost and Bjarnason have combined their backgrounds in classical and electronic composition for Sólaris. […] Read More

Events, News, Theatre
The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/07/2017 12:21 PM

Gypsies or Roma…. Who are those people? Where do they come from? Where are they going after centuries of being wandered the Earth? Their history is full of mystical moments. Why their music is so beautiful, dancing is magnificent just like when you are looking at the fire and the songs are soulful, so people […] Read More

Events, Music
Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/07/2017 11:50 PM

Celebrated Greek-Russian Perm-based conductor Teodor Curentzis and his ensemble MusicAeterna will be opening Salzburg Festival on Sunday, 23rd July, with Mozart’s Requiem — the final and unfinished masterpiece of the Austrian composer. Few musical works are as steeped in legend as Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626. Commissioned anonymously by the eccentric count Franz […] Read More

Featured Project, Interviews, Music, Research
Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 21/07/2017 3:59 PM

In June 2017 a rare piece by Alexander Kastalsky, Requiem for Fallen Brothers, which had laid forgotten for many decades, was performed by Russkaya Capella in Glasgow. The choral work was composed in 1917. The Russkaya Cappella is a unique musical Russian-British collaboration, a mixed chamber choir with a wide repertoire drawn from Russia’s rich musical heritage, sadly unfamiliar […] Read More

Events, Lecture
How did the Russian Revolution change world history? British Library, 4 August

How did the Russian Revolution change world history? British Library, 4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/07/2017 10:15 AM

The Soviet Union, established following the Revolution, lasted until 1991, and as a superpower exerted a huge influence across the world. The Communism it propagated inspired revolutions and underpinned regimes in every continent, and to this day, countries such as China, North Korea and Cuba remain dominated by quasi-socialist ideologies. Almost every major war or power struggle bears relation […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today, British Library, 3 August

Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today, British Library, 3 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/07/2017 12:03 PM

Discover contemporary Russian fiction with Boris Akunin, Alisa Ganieva, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik Our love of the Russian classics means we often overlook the wealth of contemporary fiction available in English, from crime to science fiction, from all parts of the Russian-speaking world. Authors Alisa Ganieva, Boris Akunin, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik discuss […] Read More

Exhibitions, News
The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris to Hold the Morozov Art Collection Show in 2020.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris to Hold the Morozov Art Collection Show in 2020.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 19/07/2017 10:40 PM

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris  seems to be busy building cultural bridges between France and Russia. On 18th July plans for yet another blockbuster show were announced: this time French and Russian art  from the collection of  two famous early 20th century Russian patrons Mikhail and Ivan Morozov. The show will include works by […] Read More

Events, Lecture
LEWIS CAROLL IN RUSSIA AND RUSSIA’S CAROLL, Pushkin House, 28 July

LEWIS CAROLL IN RUSSIA AND RUSSIA’S CAROLL, Pushkin House, 28 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/07/2017 11:38 AM

Lewis Caroll’s books have always had great resonance in Russia, and been a major source of inspiration. What is less well known is that Carroll also knew Russia – it was the destination of his one and only trip out of Britain. Celebrated Moscow historian Alexander Mozhaev will talk about Carroll’s journey to Moscow, St.Petersburg […] Read More

Dance, Music, Research, Theatre
BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/07/2017 9:00 AM

Ballet-opera Liturgie was first conceived by Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes collaborators while carousing with the Italian Futurists and Igor Stravinsky. First formed in Paris in 1909, the Ballets Russes cultivated an international reputation that attracted stellar collaborations between figures across the worlds of dance, music, design and fashion: from Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau […] Read More

Opportunities
The Malevich Society: Call for 2017 Grant Applications

The Malevich Society: Call for 2017 Grant Applications

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/07/2017 11:00 AM

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2017 grant applications.   The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work. In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his […] Read More

Exhibitions, Theatre
The Bakhrushin Museum Mounts the  Comprehensive Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe Exhibition, Moscow, until 27 August

The Bakhrushin Museum Mounts the Comprehensive Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe Exhibition, Moscow, until 27 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/07/2017 12:27 AM

Between 20 June and 27 August, 2017, the A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum in Moscow runs the exhibition Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe. Aristarkh Lentulov can be considered a major innovative experimentator artist on the Russian avant-garde scene of the first half of the 20th century. A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum mounted the exhibition  Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe to celebrate […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Lenin on the Train: Catherine Merridale and Viv Groskop, British Library, 25 July

Lenin on the Train: Catherine Merridale and Viv Groskop, British Library, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/07/2017 1:25 PM

In Lenin on the Train, Catherine Merridale tells the extraordinary, gripping, funny story of Lenin’s return from exile in Switzerland to war-torn revolutionary Russia, a last desperate gambit dreamt up by Germany to try to destabilise its enemy and win the war, and how it shook the world. Catherine Merridale’s books include Night of Stone, […] Read More

Events, Featured Project
Moscow-Based Cardboardia Project Tours Around the UK with Labs and Performances

Moscow-Based Cardboardia Project Tours Around the UK with Labs and Performances

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/07/2017 2:00 PM

Cardboardia Project is arriving to Ramsgate. There it will be organising its Cardboardia Marine Laboratory for Ramsgate Festival on 18th July.  Personages of Cardboardia (artits from Russia and the UK) will stay in residence at Arts in Ramsgate prior to their manifestations at Ramsgate Festival. Local artists are hereby invited to become Cardboardia personages and join […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 14/07/2017 12:00 PM

Moscow Biennale under new management AS.  Urals Industrial Biennial lures International Artists to EkaTerinburg.  Заоблачные леса (‘Forests beneath the Clouds’) is the ecological-sounding theme of this year’s 7th Moscow Biennale, which takes place at the Manezh from September 15–October 28. ‘It’s between the forest and the clouds that new meanings and masterpieces are created’ explains […] Read More

Dance, Music
The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

The Mariinsky Ballet Opens Its New Season with Don Quixote, 24 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/07/2017 10:30 AM

The Mariinsky Ballet opens its London season with the company’s sparkling production of Petipa and Gorsky’s exuberant classic, Don Quixote. Set in romantic Spain, the plot unfolds as the love between Kitri and Basilio is challenged by the fruitless attempts of Kitri’s father to engineer a more lucrative match for his unwilling daughter. The excitement, […] Read More

News
Russian British Art Historian Igor’ Golomshtok dies in London at the Age of 88

Russian British Art Historian Igor’ Golomshtok dies in London at the Age of 88

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/07/2017 11:55 PM

On 12th July Igor Golomshtok, well-known Russian British art historian, died at the London hospital. He was 88 years old. Golomshtok was born in Tver. His father, engineer Naum Kojak, came from the family of Crimean Karaites. He was arrested in 1934, and his son was given the name of his mother. Igor graduated from […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Pr. Richard Sakwa. Dynamic and Сontradictions of Russian Foreign Policy, 27 July

Pr. Richard Sakwa. Dynamic and Сontradictions of Russian Foreign Policy, 27 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/07/2017 10:19 AM

This talk draws on Richard Sakwa’s forthcoming book “Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order”(Cambridge University Press 2018). When George Orwell coined the term ‘cold war’ for an article in Tribune in October 1945, he could hardly have imagined that 70 years later we would still be discussing whether the term was the right […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
Wild	Flowers: A Group Exhibition in London Featuring Russian Artists, 20 July – 16 September

Wild Flowers: A Group Exhibition in London Featuring Russian Artists, 20 July – 16 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/07/2017 1:00 PM

Narrative Projects gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition Wild Flowers (wildness is contextual!) curated by Carlos Noronha Feio. The exhibition brings together eighteen international artists from different generations who work in a number of different mediums. Each work chosen by Noronha Feio for the show examines the motif of the flower. This exhibition […] Read More

Events, Music, News
Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 6:00 PM

Evgeny Kissin was born in Moscow in October 1971 and began to play by ear and improvise on the piano at the age of two. At six years old, he entered a special school for gifted children, the Moscow Gnessin School of Music, where he was a student of Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who has remained […] Read More

Events, Music
Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 9:00 AM

Arseny Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens (1919–1923) is a sonic legend, a gigantic public event that was impossible to record or to transmit. Text scores and some articles by its creator—an eccentric author, composer, researcher, and inventor—are all that remain. Symphony of Sirens is a beautified translation, the original title, Symphony of Factory Horns, refers to the steam powered timekeepers of […] Read More

Events
Conference at the British Library: Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, 10 July

Conference at the British Library: Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/07/2017 9:32 AM

What did H G Wells and Sylvia Pankhurst find on their visits to the first Communist state? What was it like being brought up in a Communist family in Britain following the events of 1917? Join writer and broadcaster David Aaronovitch alongside historians and archivists to uncover the effect of the Revolution on British socialists. […] Read More

Events, Lecture
Revolutionary Railroad: The Trans-Siberian 1891 – 1920, British Library, 21 July

Revolutionary Railroad: The Trans-Siberian 1891 – 1920, British Library, 21 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/07/2017 5:24 PM

Join the lecture on the longest and greatest railway in world’s history. The subject of battles and overtaken by troops, the world’s longest railway has a difficult past. Built to solidify Russia’s hold over its eastern territory, it was the cause of the Russo-Japanese war of 1904 – 5 and played a key role in […] Read More

Art Market, Research
JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 1:30 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt looks back on four events with a Russian flavour from a busy first month of Summer   SET FAIR FOR VILNIUS Vilnius, just 20 miles from the Belarus border, may seem an unlikely place for an international art fair and, when ART VILNIUS was first staged in 2009, Vilnius was […] Read More

Dance, Events
Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/07/2017 12:15 PM

Ekaterina Krysanova, Semyon Chudin, Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov of the Bolshoi Ballet with students of London Russian Ballet School For one night only, London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) will continue its collaboration with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre, bringing ballet and classical music to young people in London. 700 children from Lambeth, Brent, South […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions, Research
ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 9:00 AM

Our International  Editor Simon Hewitt presents the exclusive RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour that will take place 14-20 September 2017 My friend William MacDougall likes to say that Russian Contemporary Art offers the best value for money to be had in the saleroom. I couldn’t agree more. The biggest problem is that so few […] Read More

Film, Lecture
THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 26 JULY

THE STRANGE STORY OF SOVIET MUSIC ON THE BONE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 26 JULY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/07/2017 3:44 PM

Join musician Stephen Coates and photographer Paul Heartfield of the X-Ray Audio Project in a special evening ahead of the opening of their exhibition Bone Music at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. In the Soviet Union during the cold war era, the music people could listen to was ruthlessly controlled by the State. But a secret and […] Read More

Events, Research
Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/07/2017 10:36 AM

Convenor: Sarah J Young Deadline for abstracts: 4 August 2017 From Notes from Underground to The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s work confronts the consequences of the socialist and materialist ideologies that were taking hold in Russia and beyond, and seeks alternatives in forms of spiritual renewal and ethical action that – however reactionary some of his later publicistic writing […] Read More

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