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

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: MELNIKOV/LE CORBUSIER, ENCOUNTER AT LA VILLA SAVOYE, 15 April – 17 September

EXHIBITION: MELNIKOV/LE CORBUSIER, ENCOUNTER AT LA VILLA SAVOYE, 15 April – 17 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 12:02 AM

This exhibition of photographs was organized by the Centre for National Monuments, the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow) and the State Melnikovs Museum (Moscow), and is featured in the programme of the Month of Photography. The exhibition aims to promote a visual dialogue between the world-renown works of the Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov with […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Russian Artist Sasha Frolova Holds her Show Inflandia in Amberg, Germany, 29 April onwards

EXHIBITION: Russian Artist Sasha Frolova Holds her Show Inflandia in Amberg, Germany, 29 April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/04/2017 10:42 PM

After having her solo exhibition at the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, an exceptionally gifted artist Sasha Frolova opens her new show  Inflandia at the Luftmuseum in Amberg,  Germany, on 29th April. The sculptures of Russian artist Sasha Frolova are kind of eccentric: small and gigantic figures are made of brightly coloured latex and cause […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Ernst Neizvestny Retrospective May, Galleri Astley, Sweden, May 14 to July 16

EXHIBITION: Ernst Neizvestny Retrospective May, Galleri Astley, Sweden, May 14 to July 16

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/04/2017 10:31 PM

Neizvestny’s work is all about humans’ ability to endure, about humans’ pain but also of our strength. His works can never be harmonious, peaceful or rounded because it is about a never ending struggle”. It was these words written by Torsten Bergmark in the late 60’s, published in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, that […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Postponed Futures at GRAD Gallery, 26 April onwards

EXHIBITION: Postponed Futures at GRAD Gallery, 26 April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:46 PM

GRAD, in collaboration with waterside contemporary, is proud to present Postponed Futures, an exhibition that offers an alternative perspective on early twentieth century Ukrainian avant- garde practices through the lens of contemporary Ukrainian art. Curated by Kiev-based artist Nikita Kadan, the exhibition includes historical works by twentieth century masters Oleksandr Bohomazov, Vasyl Ermilov, Maria Synyakova […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: SOVREMENNIK/ CONTEMPORARY Commemorative Exhibition to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow, 27th April onwards

EXHIBITION: SOVREMENNIK/ CONTEMPORARY Commemorative Exhibition to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow, 27th April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:40 PM

Pushkin House’s new show explores the legacy of the 1950-60s period through the history of Moscow’s legendary and internationally renowned theatre Sovremennik, or ‘Contemporary’, now marking its’ 60th anniversary. The exhibition features works by Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Pivovarov, Oleg Vassilev, Pavel Pepperstein, Olga Chernysheva, Vladimir Yankilevsky, and others, along with newly commissioned art […] Read More

Books, Research, Reviews
BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BY James Van de Pette POSTED 14/04/2017 7:31 PM

Given the seductive appeal of the Russian Revolution (at least for British audiences) it is perhaps peculiar that so few novelists, with the notable exception of Penelope Fitzgerald and The Beginning of Spring, have sought the streets of Moscow in 1917 as the backdrop to a romantic tale. Few though could be more qualified in […] Read More

Music
CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:28 PM

The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performs an all-Rachmaninov programme in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday 21 May, the sixth concert in the Orchestra’s annual BMW LSO Open Air Classics series, free and open to all. Rising star pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the LSO performing Rachmaninov’s famous Rhapsody on a […] Read More

Exhibitions
A Giant Fabergé Egg for Wales. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

A Giant Fabergé Egg for Wales. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 2:26 PM

It took 22 Cardiff students 13 days to create an “egg-stra” special creation – one giant Fabergé egg which will soon go on display in the capital. The giant egg, created by students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is inspired by one of the iconic Carl Fabergé’s eggs but instead features scenes […] Read More

Events
TALK: RULES OF ELEGANCE: RUSSIAN AND BRITISH DANDYISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY, 24 April at the Pushkin House

TALK: RULES OF ELEGANCE: RUSSIAN AND BRITISH DANDYISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY, 24 April at the Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/04/2017 1:21 AM

The dandy was a fashionable male of the 19th century who achieved social influence by displaying distinctive elegance. But what were the specific ‘rules of elegance’ defining dandyism? What was the difference between national variants of dandyism? In her talk Dr Olga Vainshtein will interpret the dandies’ code of elegance as a system combining fashion, […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
Kollektsia! – The Final View

Kollektsia! – The Final View

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/04/2017 4:19 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt has been reporting on Russian Contemporary Art since 2007, travelling from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the process. Here he delivers his judgment on the juggernaut Pompidou Centre exhibition Kollektsia! Contemporary Art in the USSR & Russia 1950-2000 that has just closed in Paris after a six-month run. The opening of […] Read More

Events
TALK: RASPUTIN with Writer Douglas Smith, 25 May, The Traveller’s Club

TALK: RASPUTIN with Writer Douglas Smith, 25 May, The Traveller’s Club

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/04/2017 12:00 AM

RASPUTIN” by Douglas Smith has recently been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for best biography.  We are lucky to have him speak for The Galitzine-St Petersburg Trust on 25th May. A series of lectures marking the year of the Russian Revolution will cover various facets of this world changing event.  All tickets will […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
REVIEW: Elena Marttila by Andrew Spira

REVIEW: Elena Marttila by Andrew Spira

BY Andrew Spira POSTED 05/04/2017 12:00 AM

In the 1920s when Revolutionary idealism was at its most intense, it became commendable to uphold that not just ‘picturesque landscapes’ and ‘society portraits’ but all art was a bourgeois indulgence. Image-making, it was maintained, should not be for pleasure, which was superfluous to the requirements of life, and it was certainly not about self-expression […] Read More

Events
An Open Studio with Alexander James! A Unique Event with Experimental Artist and Russophile, 6 April

An Open Studio with Alexander James! A Unique Event with Experimental Artist and Russophile, 6 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/04/2017 12:00 AM

On 6th April, there wil be an open studio with Alexander James between 16.00 and 20.00. In 2015 Alexander worked on an artistic project in Siberia, Russia. He also carries out exchange projects with Russian artists. Alexander is founder of the Distil Ennui Studio. The Distil Ennui Studio was formed in 1990. James works by exploring the […] Read More

Events
TALK: RA Architecture: A New Communal: БЫТ – Way of Life, 10 April

TALK: RA Architecture: A New Communal: БЫТ – Way of Life, 10 April

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

A panel discussion on Soviet communal living will take place on 10th April between 18.30 and 20.00 p.m. at the Geological Society of London. What can we learn from the communal living aspirations of post-revolutionary Russia? Byt (or БЫТ) is a Russian term that encompasses daily life, domesticity and lifestyle. After the 1917 Revolution, architecture […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths, at the British Library, 28 April Onwards

EXHIBITION: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths, at the British Library, 28 April Onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/04/2017 12:00 AM

From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the first communist state, this definitive exhibition takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on. With rarely seen items from both sides of the conflict – from a first edition of the Communist Manifesto to anti-Bolshevik propaganda – this is a […] Read More

Dance, Film
Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/03/2017 12:00 AM

The 16-17 season of the Bolshoi Ballet in cinema season comes to an end with A Hero of Our Time, the 30th ballet broadcast live from the Bolshoi to cinemas worldwide. This new work can only be seen on the Moscow stage, with Yuri Possokhov’s choreography, music by Ilya Demutsky and libretto by Kirill Serebrennikov. […] Read More

Books, Events
THE 5TH PUSHKIN HOUSE ANNUAL BOOK PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY & DINNER, 7th June

THE 5TH PUSHKIN HOUSE ANNUAL BOOK PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY & DINNER, 7th June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, now in its fifth year, rewards the very best non-fiction writing on Russia.  Worth £5,000 to the winner, the Prize was created to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate about the Russian-speaking world.  The prize is for a book published in English, but translations from other languages, including of course […] Read More

Events
Joint Lecture by Renowned Curators Konstantin Akinsha and Elena Sudakova on Lenin’s Mausoleum at the Design Museum on 4th April

Joint Lecture by Renowned Curators Konstantin Akinsha and Elena Sudakova on Lenin’s Mausoleum at the Design Museum on 4th April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 4 April the contemporary Russian art gallery GRAD is organising another talk at the Design Museum. Join art historian Konstantin Akinsha and Director of Grad Gallery Elena Sudakova to examine the death of Lenin and its impact on Russian Design in the second Imagine Moscow lecture. The October Revolution represents one of the most significant […] Read More

Dance, Interviews, Theatre
INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 29/03/2017 12:00 AM

Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The show will be arriving to London for the first time this May.  I.K.  How would you describe Brodsky/Baryshnikov in one sentence? Mikhail Baryshnikov. A poetic journey What made you say “yes “ to participating in Brodsky/Baryshnikov project staged […] Read More

Art Market
The SOVKOM Auction “Russian Art of the XXth Century” to Take Place on 30th March.

The SOVKOM Auction “Russian Art of the XXth Century” to Take Place on 30th March.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

The approaching SOVKOM spring auction will feature Russian art of the 20th century represented by 103 lots, comprising classical Russian pre-revolutionary art and works by the masters of the  socialist realism. Among the highlights of the upcoming auction are Yu. Klever, Sunset over the Swamps, 1898 and  Winter Landscape with Road, 1900s;  F. Rubo, Eastern […] Read More

Exhibitions, Reviews
Garage Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art – An Inclusive Revolution in Russian Contemporary Art. By Eleanor Hemming

Garage Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art – An Inclusive Revolution in Russian Contemporary Art. By Eleanor Hemming

BY Eleanor Hemming POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

From March 10th until May 14th The Garage Museum located in Moscow’s Gorky Park, is holding the Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art. Coinciding with a centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition brings together artists from across Russia, including the Crimea, and is the museum’s contribution to the centenary celebrations, looking forward into Russia’s present […] Read More

Music
London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells is the main work in this all-Russian concert. Written in 1913, Rachmaninov declared it his favourite of all his compositions. Its four movements brilliantly portray the glittering silver sleigh-bells, mellow golden wedding bells, clamorous brass alarm bells and mournful iron funeral bells on the journey from youth to the grave. […] Read More

Exhibitions
HRH Prince Michael of Kent Opens Exhibition of Young Russian Artists in London

HRH Prince Michael of Kent Opens Exhibition of Young Russian Artists in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/03/2017 12:00 AM

Video: HRH Prince Michael of Kent opens exhibition of young Russian artists in London @RSGovUK. pic.twitter.com/GsTABkNq8c — Russia in UK (@RSGovUK) 23 марта 2017 г. On 23rd March HRH Prince Michael of Kent attended the preview of the exhibition of Young Russian Artists. He then addressed the audience with a brief and encouraging speech in […] Read More

Music
THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/03/2017 12:00 AM

Arts organisations across Wales are putting together a season of performances and events for “R17” – the first collaboration of its kind, which capture the social and cultural explosion of the era, and Wales’ historic connections with the Russia of 1917. Russian Revolution will be a major presentation of three epic Russian themed works for […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin, 30 March onwards

EXHIBITION: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin, 30 March onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will launch its spring season with Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. The exhibition centers on a search for freedom of expression as the husband and wife team emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States on a life-long journey towards the contemporary art scene. Synergism will […] Read More

Events
EVENT: THE HERMITAGE FOUNDATION Gala Dinner, 27 APRIL

EVENT: THE HERMITAGE FOUNDATION Gala Dinner, 27 APRIL

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/03/2017 12:00 AM

This year’s Gala will be held in The Enlightenment Gallery, formerly known as The King’s Library, which was built between 1823 and 1827 and was the first part of the new museum building as it is seen today. The British Museum opened to the public in 1759, five years before the Hermitage. Throughout three centuries […] Read More

Research
Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the Present. By William Brumfield.

Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the Present. By William Brumfield.

BY William Brumfield POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

In the early 20th century the Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky invented a complex process for color photography. Between 1903 and 1916 he traveled through the Russian Empire and took over 2,000 photographs with the new process, which involved three exposures on a glass plate. In August 1918 he left Russia with a large part of […] Read More

Events, Research
CONFERENCE: The Museum After the Revolution. Friday 28 April — Saturday 29 April, at Calvert 22

CONFERENCE: The Museum After the Revolution. Friday 28 April — Saturday 29 April, at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, are pleased to present this two-day conference dedicated to museums and their collections in partnership with the European University at St Petersburg, UCL, The Vladimir Potanin Foundation, and Rich Mix. Friday 28 April, 5pm Keynote speech and evening reception at Calvert 22 […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions, Opportunities, Research
RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

This two-day art history and theory course explores the critical and lasting impact of the Russian Revolution on both artistic practice and individual artists, treating the Revolutionary period not as a historical curiosity but as a time of great innovation and lasting change. This two-day art history and theory course considers the cultural shifts, radical […] Read More

Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of  Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers, 23 March

EXHIBITION: Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers, 23 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

From 23rd  March onwards the  Russian Cultural Centre Rossotrudnichestvo will host the exhibition Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of  Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers . It will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Russian Arts Help charity and 5th anniversary of the Russian Cultural Centre Rossotrudnichestvo in London. The exhibition features paintings by twenty-five artists […] Read More

Film

Baklazanas Design Studio Releases a Video to Commemorate the 95th Anniversary of Shukhov’s Tower

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

Dizaino Studija Baklazanas (Lithuania, Vilnius) has created the colourful video The Great Utopia dedicated to the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Shukhov tower. It shows the delicate beauty and mathematical poetry of the world famous Shukhov radio tower designed by the architect and pioneering engineer Vladimir Shukhov, considered an icon of early 20th […] Read More

Events, Interviews
INTERVIEW: The Moscow Triennale Curators Share their Vision for the Russian Contemporary Art, its Major Trends and Future. By Katya Belyaeva.

INTERVIEW: The Moscow Triennale Curators Share their Vision for the Russian Contemporary Art, its Major Trends and Future. By Katya Belyaeva.

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 10th March of 2017, the very first triennale of contemporary Russian art launched at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. According to Kate Fowle (the chief curator of the museum), the triennale is the perfect chance to explore the artistic processes happening across Russia —  yes, this year, it is only Russian […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews
INTERVIEW: Imagine Moscow. Interview with Eszter Steierhoffer. By Katya Belyaeva

INTERVIEW: Imagine Moscow. Interview with Eszter Steierhoffer. By Katya Belyaeva

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 19/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 15 March, the Design Museum launched its exhibition Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution exploring the designs for six prospective architectural projects for Moscow submitted between 1920s and 1930s following, the Russian Revolution. These grandiose, sometumes utopian projects have never been built.  Katya Belyaeva spoke with the curator Eszter Steierhoffer about the exhibition and asked for her commentary. […] Read More

Events, Music
MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Hermitage Ensemble is a choir consisting of Russian vocal virtuosi from St Petersburg. The group have been performing their unique mixture of Orthodox chants and folk music, with some modern hits too, in churches across Europe for twenty years. Their sound has been described as “one moment like a Slavic barber shop quartet and the next like […] Read More

Music, Reviews
Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Within just a single week,  “Ensemble Productions” brought two absolutely stunning events to London. The first one — the superb celebration of classical music by maestro  Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra — took place on 8th March at the Barbican Hall. The orchestra gave their single performance in London to celebrate the International Women’s Day. […] Read More

Dance, Reviews
REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

The memories of the magical evening with Moscow Virtuosi had not yet faded away, when on 12th March another magnificent event organised by the Ensemble Productions took everyone by storm:  In the Steps of  the Ballets Russes. Icons of Russian Ballet  was a spectacular gala dedicated to the legacy of the legendary Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) […] Read More

Music
Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Acclaimed pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky returns to the Royal Over-Seas League with an exciting programme that includes one of the best loved works of the 19th century piano repertoire: Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Considered revolutionary, Mussorgsky’s cycle encourages the listener to imagine and transform music into vivid images. This enduring work inspired generations of […] Read More

Dance, Film
SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

For one evening, the Bolshoi principals take on a new challenge with audacity The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. A Contemporary Evening is an exception to the Russian company’s famous classical repertoire and will be broadcast live to cinemas worldwide on Sunday, March 19. For this one-time event, […] Read More

Events, Music
CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with  Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

It is a unique opportunity offering itself to listen to the famous violin player Patricia Kopatchinskaja performing at Wigmore Hall on Monday 27 March at 7:30PM. Patricia Kopatchinskaja is Wigmore Hall’s Artist in Residence this season, and presents three concerts crafted to show the versatility, curiosity and wide musical passions of a true pioneer among […] Read More

Events, Exhibitions
EXHIBITION: Zimmerli Announces Free Programs that Explore Representations of Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art

EXHIBITION: Zimmerli Announces Free Programs that Explore Representations of Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the campus community and general public to two free programs in conjunction with A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s. This is the first exhibition on a large scale to explore artists’ diverse creative approaches to the theme of the […] Read More

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