Music
Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Opera in Concert by Cambridge Philharmonic, Cambridge, 16th December

Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin, Opera in Concert by Cambridge Philharmonic, Cambridge, 16th December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/12/2017 1:25 PM

From the grandeur of the Imperial St. Petersburg, Lensky, an idealistic young poet, travels to the countryside to visit his sweetheart Olga. He is accompanied by the arrogant, foppish Onegin. Onegin quickly draws the attentions of Olga’s sister Tatyana, but tensions soon rise after he coldly rejects her advances and is then accused of seducing […] Read More

Exhibitions
DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGEI TCHOBAN, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna, Until 19 January 2018

DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGEI TCHOBAN, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna, Until 19 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/12/2017 10:53 AM

The exhibition features a set of drawings by Russian architects collected by the architect and collector Sergei Tchoban and shown for the first time in France. At the end of 2011, the Beaux-Arts de Paris had unveiled to the public another aspect of his collection, pertaining to the period of Neoclassicism. The drawings currently exhibited in Paris testify to […] Read More

Opportunities
Opportunity: Book cataloguer and sales person, Shapero Rare Books

Opportunity: Book cataloguer and sales person, Shapero Rare Books

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/12/2017 2:00 PM

Shapero Rare Books is a rare bookshop and gallery in Mayfair, London and they have a full-time position in Russian and Eastern European department. Duties will include cataloguing and collation of rare works, research, sales, customer support and some administrative duties. The successful candidate will need to have some experience of social media as they will be […] Read More

The World Magazine
Art Market, Reviews, Russian Art Week
DIVIDED BY DEINEKA. MACDOUGALL’S OUTGUN SOTHEBY’S IN SOVIET SHOWDOWN

DIVIDED BY DEINEKA. MACDOUGALL’S OUTGUN SOTHEBY’S IN SOVIET SHOWDOWN

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

OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT SURVEYS AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS DURING RECENT RUSSIAN WEEK IN LONDON. THERE WAS AN UNWONTED SURFEIT of Soviet Art during Russian Week – 100 lots of it sprinkled through MacDougall’s five-hour sale, and a whole catalogue of the stuff at Sotheby’s. Alexander Deineka (1888-1965) was the go-to man. Only Christie’s, of the […] Read More

Dance
The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, The London Coliseum, 25 February

The Russian Ballet Icons Gala, The London Coliseum, 25 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/12/2017 10:00 AM

  The Russian Ballet Icons Gala is an annual multimedia experience in London, organised by Ensemble Productions since 2006. Every one of these special events has celebrated Russia’s legendary ballet school whilst paying tribute to its iconic dancers. The 2018 Gala will again be a fascinating display of Russian classical ballet repertoire and contemporary masterpieces […] Read More

Music, Reviews
Forget character development, sit back and enjoy the fun: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve

Forget character development, sit back and enjoy the fun: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve

BY Robert Hugill POSTED 13/12/2017 5:00 PM

A folk-inspired shaggy dog story, in a performance full of charm and verve Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote over a dozen operas, but they still only rarely crop up in the UK. His opera Christmas Eve, based on a Gogol story, was staged by English National Opera in 1988 but has not been seen much since so […] Read More

News
KRASNOYARSK-BORN ARTIST ALEXEY MARTINS WINS THE RUINART ART PATRONAT GRANT

KRASNOYARSK-BORN ARTIST ALEXEY MARTINS WINS THE RUINART ART PATRONAT GRANT

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/12/2017 1:03 PM

The House of Ruinart, Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair and Cosmoscow Foundation for Contemporary Art are delighted to announce the winner of the 2017 Ruinart Art Patronat grant, emerging Russian artist Alexey Martins. The Ruinart Art Patronat grant will allow Martins to execute his proposed Black Diptych (Black Forest and Black Sky) project that will […] Read More

Performance Art, Theatre
SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW, 18 December 2017 – 4 January 2018

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW, 18 December 2017 – 4 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/12/2017 10:29 AM

The multi-award-winning international sensation is back due to popular demand for Christmas 2017, having delighted audiences in over 80 cities globally including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.  Experience a joyous dream-like world that touches both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breath-taking blizzard that leaves […] Read More

Film, Talks and Events
Arctic Convoys Weekend. Film Screening Followed by Q&As with British War Veterans, Cambridge, 16 December

Arctic Convoys Weekend. Film Screening Followed by Q&As with British War Veterans, Cambridge, 16 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/12/2017 10:41 AM

A one-off chance to watch a series of short films created by Cambridgeshire schoolchildren with the help of with Independent Film Trust) about the Arctic Convoys and their role in World War II: the teams of ships that sailed through the Arctic from the UK to Russia delivering life-saving supplies. This project involved schoolchildren from local […] Read More

News, Research
MEDIEVAL RUS’ AND ITS NEIGHBORS. Proposals for Monographs Welcome

MEDIEVAL RUS’ AND ITS NEIGHBORS. Proposals for Monographs Welcome

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/12/2017 7:39 PM

The series intend to publish books, both new research in English and translations of monographs and sources in other languages that cover the early history, literature, archaeology, art and culture of the lands that were previously the territory of the former Soviet Union. The series will employ a broad interpretation of the medieval period by […] Read More

Talks and Events
THE DMITRIEV AFFAIR, Pushkin House, 19 December

THE DMITRIEV AFFAIR, Pushkin House, 19 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/12/2017 12:42 PM

Yuri Dmitriev, a Gulag researcher, who had been locating and exhuming the mass graves of Stalin’s victims since 1980-s, was arrested  on 13th December 2016 and imprisoned on trumped-up charges. His trial started in June 2017 and is still going on. The Dmitriev affair will be discussed by lawyers and human rights activists. The event […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
Margaret Watkins, Leningrad and Moscow 1933, Pushkin House, Until 9 February 2018

Margaret Watkins, Leningrad and Moscow 1933, Pushkin House, Until 9 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/12/2017 4:09 PM

Margaret Watkins (1884 -1969) is an outstanding photographer of Canadian Scottish descent who was unknown for most of her lifetime, and until some 40 years after her death when gallerist  and journalist Joe Mulholland discovered her archive of several thousand negatives.  The Margaret Watkins exhibition, showcasing her photographs from Moscow and Leningrad 1933. This is her first retrospective in […] Read More

Music
Russkaya Capella Lunchtime Christmas Concert , Renfield St Stephens Parish Church, 16 December

Russkaya Capella Lunchtime Christmas Concert , Renfield St Stephens Parish Church, 16 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/12/2017 10:59 AM

On 16th December, Russkaya Cappella offers its festive programme of  Russian Orthodox Liturgical music and, extracts of classical literary works by Russian poets interspersed with Russian Christmas music.   Russkaya Cappella, Scotland’s Russian choir is one of the few choirs in the UK specializing in Russian choral music. We are a mixed chamber choir with […] Read More

Music
Flute and Piano Recital, Rossotrudnichestvo, 11 December

Flute and Piano Recital, Rossotrudnichestvo, 11 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/12/2017 2:45 PM

Musicians Pavel Mansurov (flute) and Alexander Karpeyev (piano) will present a new winter programme of works by Bach, Mozart, Rachmaninoff etc. Programme Bach – B minor suite, Mozart – Rondo in D Rachmaninoff – Elegie, Saint-Saens – Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Read More

Books, Talks and Events, Theatre
LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN IN CONVERSATION WITH ROSAMUND BARTLETT: REFLECTIONS ON THE RUSSIAN SOUL, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 13 DECEMBER

LESLEY CHAMBERLAIN IN CONVERSATION WITH ROSAMUND BARTLETT: REFLECTIONS ON THE RUSSIAN SOUL, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 13 DECEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/12/2017 12:50 AM

This is going to be the event marking the launch of two enlightening new books on Russian culture from distinguished historians Lesley Chamberlain and Rosamund Bartlett – Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution and The Russian Soul: Selections from A Writer’s Diary Lesley Chamberlain’s Arc of Utopia: The Beautiful Story of the Russian Revolution offers a […] Read More

News
Russian Singer Contributes to the UNESCO International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017

Russian Singer Contributes to the UNESCO International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2017

BY Zoé Isle de Beauchaine POSTED 08/12/2017 12:30 AM

UNESCO Artist for Peace and Emeritus of the Russian Federation, pop singer and actress Zarifa Mgoyan, known as Zara, has a long-standing commitment to charities and programmes helping people with disabilities. Her main goal is to involve children with disabilities (those, who are visually impaired and hard of hearing) in artistic activities and to raise awareness […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times.*Gosha Ostretsov to Open New Exhibition in Paris, 9 December 2017 – 19 January 2018

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times.*Gosha Ostretsov to Open New Exhibition in Paris, 9 December 2017 – 19 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/12/2017 12:01 AM

This exhibition is a travelling project started this summer in Venice. I’ve  Been Abducted Hundreds of Times is both a hallucination game and an archeology of the future, which develops in the form of a scenario, whose components enter into dialogue, complement or contradict each other. They are relics of the Soviet world, archives, interstellar […] Read More

Film, Talks and Events
Gennadii Shpalikov and the Cinema of Impossibility: Auteurism, Cinephilia and Politics from VGIK to Lenfil’m, SSEES, 11 DECEMBER

Gennadii Shpalikov and the Cinema of Impossibility: Auteurism, Cinephilia and Politics from VGIK to Lenfil’m, SSEES, 11 DECEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/12/2017 3:47 PM

Alex Graham (UCL SSEES) will speak on the following topic: Gennadii Shpalikov and the Cinema of Impossibility: Auteurism, Cinephilia and Politics from VGIK to Lenfil’m Gennadii Shpalikov was a unique literary talent and widely considered the most promising young screenwriter of his generation, until a change in political epochs coincided with a desperate personal unravelling to precipitate […] Read More

Performance Art, Talks and Events
A Feminist Perspective on Dmitri Prigov’s Manifesto, Calvert 22, 12 December

A Feminist Perspective on Dmitri Prigov’s Manifesto, Calvert 22, 12 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/12/2017 10:11 AM

Join this panel discussion exploring the recent history of feminism in Russia and its perspectives on art with the curator of Calvert 22 Foundation’s exhibition Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action Elizaveta Butakova-Kilgarriff, the co-editor of the new book Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing Elena Zaytseva, feminist art critic Katy Deepwell, and artists Maria Kapajeva and Natalia Mali. “Where are our hands, in which our future lies?” asks […] Read More

Interviews, Research
LIVING MEMORIES: ANDREEA MIRONESCU ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN LITERATURE

LIVING MEMORIES: ANDREEA MIRONESCU ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN LITERATURE

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 06/12/2017 3:27 PM

This October, Yale University Press has released in English the translation of one of the most compelling novels on the Armenian Genocide, written by a Romanian author with Armenian origins, Varujan Vosganian. The Book of Whispers was originally published in 2009 and soon after it gained international recognition due to its translation in more than […] Read More

Music
Vladimir Ashkenazy and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Sheldonian Theatre, 9 December

Vladimir Ashkenazy and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Sheldonian Theatre, 9 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/12/2017 10:00 AM

The Orchestra’s patron, Vladimir Ashkenazy, returns to Oxford following a captivating concert of Brahms last season. Continuing this season’s Russian focus, both Rachmaninov and Shostakovich feature once again, here with Concertmaster Natalia Lomeiko as soloist for Shostakovich’s thrilling first violin concerto followed by Rachmaninov’s powerful Symphony No. 1. The concert will open with Nimrod Borenstein’s […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews, Performance Art
Oleg Kulik: The Art of Riot

Oleg Kulik: The Art of Riot

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/12/2017 11:33 PM

We invite you to watch our newly released video interview with Russian actionist artist Oleg Kulik — one of the major figures of Russian actionism, whose art and filmed performances are important components of the Art Riot exhibition. His art and documented performances are currently on view there. Oleg shares his own view of the […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
Russkaya Capella, Celebratory Concert, Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, 7 December

Russkaya Capella, Celebratory Concert, Glasgow University Memorial Chapel, 7 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/12/2017 3:01 PM

Russkaya Capella, famous for their recent reanimation of Kastalsky’s work, is soon to give Christmas series of concerts. The first one in a row is the Celebratory Concert, commemorating 100 years of teaching Russian at the University of Glasgow. The programme of the concert will consist of the Russian Orthodox liturgical music, readings from literary […] Read More

News, Talks and Events
Britain and the Russian Revolution, Marx Memorial Library, 7 December

Britain and the Russian Revolution, Marx Memorial Library, 7 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/12/2017 2:49 PM

A talk with With Professor Mary Davis. Continuing the theme of the previous talks delivered on the subject, this time the lecture will be on the impact Russian Revolution gave to the socialist and workers’ movement in the UK Read More

Film, Research
Constructing a New Russia with Visual Imagery

Constructing a New Russia with Visual Imagery

BY Alexandra Lunn POSTED 04/12/2017 8:25 PM

Imagine a world without posters, adverts, screens, cameras and iphones. Imagine a place where meaningful relationships and community come first. Publishing your life through a lens is a surreal, abstract and incomprehensible idea. Welcome to Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Industrialisation had positive and negatives effects on Russia. It created wealth, jobs, […] Read More

Opportunities, Research
Application for Artist Residency Programme in Torun, Poland, Open for Submission Until 15 December

Application for Artist Residency Programme in Torun, Poland, Open for Submission Until 15 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/12/2017 4:43 PM

Toruń Cultural Agency is pleased to invite overseas artists to participate in the annual Artist Residency Programme, aiming to encourage creative projects in the field of cultural education and other artistic community activities. Visual artists, dancers, musicians, writers, poets, literary translators and other creative souls are invited to submit an application and express their artistic potential in Poland. […] Read More

Talks and Events
Talk by Dr Natalia Budanova “Femininity and Revolution: women in early Soviet art, 1917-1932”, Trinity Hall Lecture Theatre, 5 December

Talk by Dr Natalia Budanova “Femininity and Revolution: women in early Soviet art, 1917-1932”, Trinity Hall Lecture Theatre, 5 December

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

On 8th March 1917 in war-torn Petrograd, marches and demonstrations took place, devoted to the International Women’s Day. This became one of the first major sparks that ignited the fierce fire of the Russian Revolution. In this talk, the art historian Dr Natalia Budanova will discuss how the changed role of women in the new […] Read More

Exhibitions, Research
The Russian Revolution and Its Impact on the Left in Britain, SSEES,  4 December to 8 December

The Russian Revolution and Its Impact on the Left in Britain, SSEES, 4 December to 8 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/12/2017 11:00 AM

SSEES is very pleased to have been loaned this exhibition on the impact of the Russian Revolution on Trade Unions and the Left in Britain by The TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library. On display in the Masaryk Senior Common Room from the 4-8th December. In the years following 1917, the aftershocks of the Russian Revolution […] Read More

Talks and Events
The Russian Revolution: Did Lenin Lead To Stalin?Brynmill Community Centre, 7 December

The Russian Revolution: Did Lenin Lead To Stalin?Brynmill Community Centre, 7 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/12/2017 10:00 AM

What is the point of capitalism? Right across the world people are starting to re-examine socialist ideas as an alternative to this barbaric and failing system. But every time they do they are lectured by academics, press barons and politicians who tell them. “Well socialism was full of nice promises but in fact it just […] Read More

Music
Russian Revolution Centenary Concert, Hinde Street Methodist Church, 8 December

Russian Revolution Centenary Concert, Hinde Street Methodist Church, 8 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/12/2017 5:24 PM

A commemoration of the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution in words and music incorporating eyewitness accounts of that turbulent time, including the writings of Arthur Ransome, with songs by Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky and others. With soprano Ilona Dominch, chosen by Opera Now 2014 as Top 10 high flyers, “new generation of sopranos who are destined […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
THE RARITIES OF SOVIET PIANO MUSIC, PUSHKIN HOUSE, December 7

THE RARITIES OF SOVIET PIANO MUSIC, PUSHKIN HOUSE, December 7

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

Pushkin House is proud to present a programme of rarely performed Soviet music. The pianist on the night is Pietro Bonfilio, a winner of numerous international piano competitions, having toured extensively in Europe and Asia. He specialises in the music of Dmitri Kabalevsky, whose Third Sonata and Preludes have recently been recorded for the Piano […] Read More

Music
UNESCO ARTISTS FOR PEACE, MAISON DE L’UNESCO, 4 DECEMBER

UNESCO ARTISTS FOR PEACE, MAISON DE L’UNESCO, 4 DECEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/12/2017 1:41 AM

Since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Disabled People has been celebrated annually across the world on December 3rd. This day is devoted to critical issues concerning the inclusion of people with disabilities, promotion of awareness  of various disability issues. It draws attention to the benefits of an inclusive and accessible society. United Nations […] Read More

Books, Film, Talks and Events
New Writings: Socialist spectatorship, Capitalist Spectatorship,  BFI Reuben Library, 4 December

New Writings: Socialist spectatorship, Capitalist Spectatorship, BFI Reuben Library, 4 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/12/2017 3:45 PM

As part of the BFI’s series profiling cutting-edge new work in film studies, John David Rhodes and Emma Widdis from University of Cambridge will  explore connections between their new books, Spectacle of Property: The House in American Film and Socialist Senses: Film, Feeling, and the Soviet Subject, 1917-1940. Both scholars are particularly interested in  how differ […] Read More

Music
THE FIERY ANGEL CONCERT PERFORMANCE In collaboration with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 3 December

THE FIERY ANGEL CONCERT PERFORMANCE In collaboration with The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow, 3 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/12/2017 2:00 PM

This is, perhaps, the most controversial of Prokofirev’s  works. Mystical, decadent and very Silver Age in spirit, it was cast into oblivion for many decades. Therefore, it is even more remarkable that the Orchestra of Scottish Opera and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland chose this rather challenging task of reviving it! Masochistic obsession, black magic, […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
Russian Winter Weekend Concert, London, Dorich House, 7 December

Russian Winter Weekend Concert, London, Dorich House, 7 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/12/2017 10:30 AM

Russian music performed by Alena Lugovkina (flute) and Anne Denholm (harp), and Russian poetry read by Susan Porrett, in the unusual and eclectic setting of Dorich House Museum, Kingston –  former studio home of the Russian sculptor Dora Gordine and her husband the Hon. Richard Hare, a scholar of Russian art and literature. Alena Lugovkina […] Read More

News
Kino Eye of the Revolution, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 20 December

Kino Eye of the Revolution, Centre Pompidou, Paris, 20 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/12/2017 5:32 PM

Kino Klassika launched a collaboration with the Centre Pompidou and the Vladimir Potanin foundation 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 (1930) in Paris on December 20th. Dziga Vertov, Le Ciné-Œil de la Révolution. Écrits sur le cinéma [The […] Read More

Exhibitions
Christmas Fundraising Charity Exhibition in London, Art For a Little Brave Heart, Rossotrudnichestvo, 1 December

Christmas Fundraising Charity Exhibition in London, Art For a Little Brave Heart, Rossotrudnichestvo, 1 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/12/2017 3:45 PM

BUY A PAINTING – SAVE LIFE OF A CHILD! Christmas Fundraising Charity Exhibition in London ‘ART FOR A LITTLE BRAVE HEART’ 100% proceeds from art-works sales go to charity ‘Gift of Life’ HELPING  CHILDREN  BEAT  CANCER We are lucky to have paintings from 28 internationally acclaimed artists on sale for charity prices in aid of […] Read More

Art Market, Reviews, Russian Art Week
BACKIN’ FECHIN: RUSSIAN ART ESCAPES FROM THE DOLDRUMS

BACKIN’ FECHIN: RUSSIAN ART ESCAPES FROM THE DOLDRUMS

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 01/12/2017 11:16 AM

Russian Auctions in London 27-29 November 2017: Statistical Summary BY SIMON HEWITT (INTERNATIONAL EDITOR) WITH TOTAL SALES OF £38m, up 65% on last June and the highest single-week total since 2014, the Russian auction market bounced back this November. TOTAL SALES LOTS OFFERED LOTS SOLD % SOLD TOTAL SHARE Sotheby’s 472 313 66% £14.24m 37.4% […] Read More

Music, News
Piano Explored: Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2, St John’s Smith Square, 6 December

Piano Explored: Dmitri Shostakovich Piano Concerto No 2, St John’s Smith Square, 6 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/11/2017 10:44 AM

‘The best lunch-break you’ve ever had.’   International Piano London Mozart Players return to St John’s Smith Square alongside Howard Shelley for a ‘Christmas special’. The ensemble’s Conductor Laureate reveals the hidden in-jokes and family stories behind Dmitri Shostakovich’s Piano Concerto No. 2, a birthday gift of hope and freedom written for his son, and […] Read More

Books, Research
Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives. New Book Release

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives. New Book Release

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/11/2017 12:45 PM

We are delighted to announce the release of a new publication, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives, edited by Louise Hardiman and Nicola Kozicharow. The book is available as an Open Access edition online (free of charge), as well as in other digital format and printed editions available for purchase from Open Book Publishers. […] Read More

Exhibitions
The Unknown Russia: A Unique Journey To Secret Corners Of Russia. Brussels, 11-19 December

The Unknown Russia: A Unique Journey To Secret Corners Of Russia. Brussels, 11-19 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/11/2017 12:00 PM

The Unknown Russia project is a unique journey to secret corners of Russia together with famous Russian travellers and photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov. Opening event: 11 December at 7pm at The Russian Centre Of Science And Culture in Brussels. During the ceremony the authors will tell more about their works and answer the questions (the […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews
RUSSIAN ART AND CULTURE LAUNCHES ITS OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

RUSSIAN ART AND CULTURE LAUNCHES ITS OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/11/2017 4:24 PM

We are happy to announce the launch of our own YOUTUBE channel. Please, view our first video interview with James Seager, producer and co-director of Les Enfants Terribles Theatre. He shares his experience of working with Nadya Tolokonnikova and staging Inside Pussy Riot at the Saatchi Gallery.   Please, follow our series of interviews devoted to the […] Read More

Film
Charity Screening of the Film “VMayakovsky”, The Soho Hotel, 1 December

Charity Screening of the Film “VMayakovsky”, The Soho Hotel, 1 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/11/2017 2:39 PM

Director Aleksander Shein and actress Chulpan Khamatova will be presenting the director’s cut of VMayakovsky in London as a charity film screening in aid of the Gift of Life Foundation. On 1 December, The Soho Hotel in London will be hosting a charity film screening of VMayakovsky in aid of children with oncological illnesses in the Gift of […] Read More

Books, Talks and Events
THE EITINGONS – IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY-KAY WILMERS, Pushkin House, 5 December

THE EITINGONS – IN CONVERSATION WITH MARY-KAY WILMERS, Pushkin House, 5 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/11/2017 5:10 PM

London Review of Books editor Mary-Kay Wilmers as reveals her astonishing family history and shines new light on Russia from the October Revolution to the Cold War. Mary-Kay Wilmers first began exploring the history of her remarkable family twenty years ago and made many surprising discoveries along the way. The result is The Eitingons: a […] Read More

Film
MASTERCLASS WITH FILM DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER VALERY TODOROVSKY, Pushkin House, 25 November

MASTERCLASS WITH FILM DIRECTOR AND PRODUCER VALERY TODOROVSKY, Pushkin House, 25 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/11/2017 3:36 PM

Valery Todorovsky made a name for himself with crime melodrama set in Moscow, The Country of the Deaf. The film was entered into the 48th Berlin International Film Festival. His 2008 musical film, Hipsters, won the Golden Eagle Award and Nika Award for Best Film. From his earlier films, The Hearse, won the Grand Prix at Mannheim (1990), […] Read More

Art Market
BRAFA ART FAIR, BRUSSELS, 27 JANUARY – 4 FEBRUARY 2018

BRAFA ART FAIR, BRUSSELS, 27 JANUARY – 4 FEBRUARY 2018

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 23/11/2017 3:01 PM

The BRAFA, or the Brussels Art Fair, is one of the art and antiques sector’s top 5 fairs worldwide. It is organized every year by the nonprofit Belgian Antiques Fair Association. History of the Fair Created in 1956, it is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs which has been held for over […] Read More

Exhibitions
The Line of Flight Exhibition At Red Door Project Space, 1 December – 7 January

The Line of Flight Exhibition At Red Door Project Space, 1 December – 7 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/11/2017 11:00 AM

The new non-profit Red Door Project Space opens on the 1st of December in South Kensington. It is designed to be a meeting point for different cultural disciplines and is dedicated to supporting the creation of new contemporary practice through an ensuing  programme of exhibitions, commissions, events and artist development. Private view: December 1st, 2017, […] Read More

News, Performance Art
Santa Clowns: Fantastic Clowning Show, The Tabernacle Theatre, 26 November

Santa Clowns: Fantastic Clowning Show, The Tabernacle Theatre, 26 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/11/2017 9:27 PM

The much acclaimed show “That round thing/The Sunny Story” is coming back to London. This time,you are invited to welcome the upcoming new year with two most Wonderfull clowns ( Father Frost and Santa ) with a special and festive show for the most exciting time of the year! Get your crackers ready, put on […] Read More

Music
Russian Soul – Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Sviridov’s Russia Cast Adrift. In Memoriam.

Russian Soul – Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Sviridov’s Russia Cast Adrift. In Memoriam.

BY Robert Hugill POSTED 22/11/2017 4:16 PM

Unfortunately, it is a  very sad day today: a very talented, kind, intelligent, charming and thoughtful opera singer left us, having lost the battle to cruel and merciless brain cancer. Knowing of his diagnosis,  Dmitri kept on fighting until the very last moment, by participating in various charity concerts and actions, helping others, performing, recording… […] Read More

Exhibitions
Disrupting Propaganda: The Legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in Nonconformist Art from the Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, Until 18 February, 2018

Disrupting Propaganda: The Legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in Nonconformist Art from the Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, Until 18 February, 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/11/2017 11:25 AM

The promises of drastic change and a better life for the masses have fueled revolutions throughout history. But history also has demonstrated too often that not only are those ideals hastily abandoned, an even more repressive system replaces the previous one. The year 2017 marks the centennial of one such revolution: when the Bolsheviks, led […] Read More

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