Dance, Theatre
Sunday at The Savoy, Classical and Contemporary Ballet Gala, Savoy Theatre, 28 January

Sunday at The Savoy, Classical and Contemporary Ballet Gala, Savoy Theatre, 28 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2018 9:52 AM

Kristallin Productions presents Sunday at The Savoy and brings an internationally acclaimed group of dancers to perform some of the world’s most loved solos, pas de deuxs, and excerpts from classical and contemporary choreographic works at The Savoy Theatre. It is a classical and contemporary gala featuring Iana Salenko (Staatsballett Berlin),  Igor Tsvirko and Evgenia Savarskaya of […] Read More

Opportunities
Vacancies: Art Researcher and Digital / Social Media Marketing Assistant – Russian Art

Vacancies: Art Researcher and Digital / Social Media Marketing Assistant – Russian Art

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2018 3:00 PM

An emerging online gallery specialised in Russian Art is looking for a part-time (30 hours per week) Art Researcher and a part-time (30 hours per week) Digital/Social Media Marketing Assistant who will be able to work from home. They are looking for a native or bilingual Russian speaker, preferably with previous relevant experience. Unfortunately, the gallery […] Read More

Interviews, Talks and Events
Non-Historians Overheard. Boris Akunin in Conversation with Mikhail Zygar, Bush House, 24 January

Non-Historians Overheard. Boris Akunin in Conversation with Mikhail Zygar, Bush House, 24 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2018 2:05 PM

Another discussion of the “Overheard” series will be on history and future of Russia On January 24, 2018, the famous writer Boris Akunin and author of  a 2017 best-selling book  The Empire Must Die  journalist Mikhail Zygar will meet in London to discuss the historical development of Russia and the situation in the Russian society. […] Read More

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News
Paris and the Russian Avant-Garde Study Tour with Dr. Natalia Murray, 27 -28 March

Paris and the Russian Avant-Garde Study Tour with Dr. Natalia Murray, 27 -28 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/01/2018 3:20 PM

Inspired by the acclaimed recent exhibition Icons of Modern Art. The Shchukin Collection at the Louise Vuitton Foundation, this study trip will explore the fascinating interplay that existed between French and Russian art in the first two decades of the twentieth century. The variety of ways in which so many Russian artists, both men and women, succeeded […] Read More

Music, Research
Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

BY Anna Lumbroso POSTED 18/01/2018 10:31 AM

Alexander Borodin was one of the rare talents to master two vocations: chemistry and music. A naturally gifted composer and a brilliant scientist, he was a member of ‘The Mighty Handful’, a group of composers dedicated to celebrating Russian heritage through their music. Unfortunately, he is not that well-known in the West. Time to breach this gap! […] Read More

Film, Talks and Events
Close Up: Andrey Zvyagintsev Film Retrospective,  BFI London, 1 – 22 February

Close Up: Andrey Zvyagintsev Film Retrospective, BFI London, 1 – 22 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/01/2018 11:00 AM

Don’t miss the BFI’s tribute to Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev this February. Highlights range from his astonishing debut The Return to Leviathan – winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Best Film Award – to his most recent achievement Loveless which Peter Bradshaw described as an “eerie thriller of hypnotic, mysterious intensity” in The Guardian. To enjoy two tickets for the […] Read More

Interviews, Talks and Events
LEONID PASTERNAK AND HIS DAUGHTERS, AS TOLD BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 24 JANUARY

LEONID PASTERNAK AND HIS DAUGHTERS, AS TOLD BY HIS GRANDCHILDREN, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 24 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/01/2018 9:06 AM

An evening with the descendants of the Pasternak family, talking about the lives and work of artist Leonid Pasternak, father of Boris Pasternak, and his daughters Josephine and Lydia, who lived in England for most of their lives after emigrating with their father in 1921 to Berlin, and coming to England in the 1930s. Boris […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY – A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY’S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”, Pushkin House, 23 January

VLADIMIR VYSOTSKY – A CELEBRATION OF THE 80TH ANNIVERSARY OF VYSOTSKY’S BIRTH: “SATIRICAL VYSOTSKY”, Pushkin House, 23 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/01/2018 10:52 AM

Vladimir Vysotsky was a singer, songwriter and actor who had an immense and enduring effect on Russian culture. He became widely known for his unique singing style and for his lyrics, which featured social and political commentary often expressed in humorous and down-to-earth language. He was also a prominent stage and screen actor.  He gave voice […] Read More

Music, Reviews
Undeservedly Neglected: Rimsky-Korsakov Romances From Sergey Rybin, Anush Hovhannisyan, Yuriy Yurchuk

Undeservedly Neglected: Rimsky-Korsakov Romances From Sergey Rybin, Anush Hovhannisyan, Yuriy Yurchuk

BY Robert Hugill POSTED 15/01/2018 3:00 PM

Lesser known parts of Rimsky-Korsakov’s repertoire reveal themselves in this valuable recording. There is one song on this new disc from Stone Records which is familiar, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Rose enchants the Nightingale; I think I first heard it performed in the 1970s by Cathy Berberian. But the remainder of the disc is remarkably new territory. Pianist Sergey Rybin, together […] Read More

Talks and Events
THE PARADOXES OF TRUST: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND SOVIET SOCIETY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 January

THE PARADOXES OF TRUST: THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION AND SOVIET SOCIETY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/01/2018 9:45 AM

Generalised social trust is essential for the peace and prosperity of any society. It was under serious strain in Russia, as the 1905 revolution revealed. In 1917-21 the new Soviet Government deliberately destroyed or fatally weakened most of the symbolic systems & institutions which earlier had sustained at least a limited measure of social trust: […] Read More

Music
ROS, Rite of Spring and Harold in Italy, St John’s Smith Square, 27 January

ROS, Rite of Spring and Harold in Italy, St John’s Smith Square, 27 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/01/2018 3:30 AM

The first ever opportunity to hear one of Berlioz’ most personal and heartfelt works played on the astonishing instrument which inspired the work. It is a very rare instrument, which may well have belonged to Berlioz or Paganini. Made by one of London’s finest luthiers Barak Norman, the gran viola is mid way between viola and […] Read More

Dance
Romeo and Juliet by Alexey Ratmanski, Live from Moscow,  21 January

Romeo and Juliet by Alexey Ratmanski, Live from Moscow, 21 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/01/2018 12:10 PM

Screening of a brand new production of Romeo and Juliet for the Bolshoi Ballet,  broadcast live by satellite from Moscow, will be run in more than 1,700 cinemas in over 60 countries: over 35 countries will take part in the live broadcast from Moscow on Sunday January 21. RATMANSKY’S NEW PRODUCTIONChoreographer and former artistic Director of the […] Read More

Art Market
Imperial Russian Heirlooms to go on Sale with the Berdyaev Samovar at Doyle, New York, 31 January

Imperial Russian Heirlooms to go on Sale with the Berdyaev Samovar at Doyle, New York, 31 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/01/2018 10:00 AM

On January 31, 2018, Doyle New York holds its next auction of Russian Works of Art. Showcased are more than 135 lots of Fabergé, icons, silver, bronzes and memorabilia from private collections across the United States.   Highlighting the sale is property from the descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas […] Read More

Art Market, Exhibitions
Contemporary Russian Art Charity Exhibition and Auction, Rossotrudnichestvo, 16 – 21 January

Contemporary Russian Art Charity Exhibition and Auction, Rossotrudnichestvo, 16 – 21 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/01/2018 12:55 AM

Immediately after the New Year holidays, between 15 and 21 January, the auction house “Litfond” and the Rossotrudnichestvo office in the UK will hold a charity exhibition of modern Russian art in London. The event will take place in support of the London School of Russian Ballet in London. Official opening of the exhibition will […] Read More

Music, Performance Art
From Russia with love: Russian Mariinsky Theatre Virtuoso Viktor Korotich Performs , St Martin-in- the-Fields Church, 22 January

From Russia with love: Russian Mariinsky Theatre Virtuoso Viktor Korotich Performs , St Martin-in- the-Fields Church, 22 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/01/2018 6:50 PM

One of the world’s most thrilling operatic baritones, Viktor Korotich, is performing a unique solo concert in London this January, during a rare break from the stage at the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. The prize-winning Russian singer, who has toured Europe with the Mariinsky Opera, presenting peerless performances of leading roles in Verdi’s […] Read More

Theatre
Pretend & Prepare: Taking Shakespeare and Pushkin Into Prison

Pretend & Prepare: Taking Shakespeare and Pushkin Into Prison

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/01/2018 4:30 PM

London Shakespeare Workout is a charity best known for taking Shakespeare into prisons both in the UK and Internationally. As part of their 20th-anniversary celebrations, they set up a new project (LUP) at HMP Pentonville wherein they bring drama students in as part of their core study to work with prisoners. This came about as a result of […] Read More

Interviews, Music
Staging “Fiery Angel in Glasgow”. Interview with Philip White, Head of Opera at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Staging “Fiery Angel in Glasgow”. Interview with Philip White, Head of Opera at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

BY Svetlana Zvereva POSTED 10/01/2018 10:37 AM

This interview is a record of the  conversation between the two members of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland who trained the students for the premiere of Prokofiev’s “Fiery Angel” in Glasgow in December 2017. Musicologist and Russianist Svetlana Zvereva who worked with the student vocalists on Russian pronunciation talks with the Head of Opera at […] Read More

Opportunities
Vacancy: Art Fair Assistant Intern for TEFAF Maastricht

Vacancy: Art Fair Assistant Intern for TEFAF Maastricht

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/01/2018 1:07 PM

James Butterwick is looking for an intern who is enthusiastic about Russian and Ukrainian Avant-Garde, international work, private collections and exhibition placements. The successful candidate will be representing James Butterwick Gallery at Europe’s most prestigious art fair, TEFAF Maastricht. The internship is from 8th to 18th March 2018. Desired skills and experience: Interest/background in the […] Read More

Music
GAMMA MAJORIS ENSEMBLE – RUSSIAN SERENADE CD LAUNCH CONCERT, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 19 JANUARY

GAMMA MAJORIS ENSEMBLE – RUSSIAN SERENADE CD LAUNCH CONCERT, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 19 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/01/2018 11:19 AM

Gamma Majoris is a London-based ensemble whose concert programmes showcase the individual and combined talents of four established soloists to present classical music in a new way. The ensemble’s name derives from the star Gamma Ursae Majoris and is also the term for ‘major scale’ in Russian (гамма – scale, мажор – major). The ensemble will perform a diverse […] Read More

Film
Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky, ICA, London, 5 – 14 January

Retrospective Andrei Tarkovsky, ICA, London, 5 – 14 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/01/2018 12:00 PM

Thirty one years since his death, Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1987) remains one of the highest examples of cinema of all times. ICA Cinema presents a full retrospective of his works to pay homage to his free spirit and boundless genius. An outsider and isolated artist, Tarkovsky’s vision of cinema was rooted into the idea of films […] Read More

Music
Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux Performed by Pianist Victor Maslov, St James’s Sussex Gardens, 13 January

Rachmaninoff’s Études-Tableaux Performed by Pianist Victor Maslov, St James’s Sussex Gardens, 13 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/01/2018 10:48 AM

Études-Tableaux With his Études-Tableaux Rachmaninoff continued down the path that Chopin and Liszt had already set out on with their concert etudes: the most demanding technical tasks are presented in the form of expressive character pieces. Rachmaninoff composed two cycles, each originally with nine Études-Tableaux; however, shortly before Opus 33 went to print, he removed […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews
Interview with Marat Guelman, Curator of Art Riot Show at the Saatchi Gallery

Interview with Marat Guelman, Curator of Art Riot Show at the Saatchi Gallery

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/01/2018 1:51 PM

Today we are publishing our concluding interview in the Art Riot series. Russian collector, gallerist, curator and art -manager Marat Guelman is a respected veteran of the Russian art scene. He first came to prominence and became internationally known during  his years in office as Director of PERMM contemporary art museum in Perm. Prior to that, in […] Read More

Music, Reviews
“The Fiery Angel” by Sergei Prokofiev has Flown into Glasgow for the First Time

“The Fiery Angel” by Sergei Prokofiev has Flown into Glasgow for the First Time

BY Svetlana Zvereva POSTED 04/01/2018 10:45 PM

On December 3rd 2017 one of the best Russian operas of the XX century – The Fiery Angel by Sergei Prokofiev – was performed in Glasgow for the first time. A concert performance of the opera was staged by Scottish Opera and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Held at the Glasgow City Halls, it has become […] Read More

Talks and Events
A VISION OF THE APOCALYPSE: DECODING ST BASIL’S CATHEDRAL, RED SQUARE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 17 JANUARY

A VISION OF THE APOCALYPSE: DECODING ST BASIL’S CATHEDRAL, RED SQUARE, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 17 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/01/2018 9:40 PM

In a lecture for Pushkin House, historian and specialist in Moscow history Sergei Nikitin will demystify this architectural masterpiece and symbol of Russia, built in 1561 by Ivan the Terrible. He will ask – where do the brightly coloured, eastern forms of St Basil’s Cathedral come from, built in the middle of what was once a […] Read More

Books, Talks and Events
DWELLING AND RHYTHM IN ARCHITECTURE: AN EVENING DEDICATED TO CONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECT MOISEI GINZBURG, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 16 JANUARY

DWELLING AND RHYTHM IN ARCHITECTURE: AN EVENING DEDICATED TO CONSTRUCTIVIST ARCHITECT MOISEI GINZBURG, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 16 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/01/2018 12:38 PM

This event will be a celebration of the first ever English publication of Moisei Ginzburg‘s Rhythm in Architecture (1922) and Dwelling: Five Years’ Work on the Problem of the Habitation (1934). Alexei Ginzburg, grandson of the architect, will talk about the books, his grandfather’s theory, and the ongoing restoration of seminal Constructivist building – Narkomfin – […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews
Art Riot. Interview with the Blue Noses Group.

Art Riot. Interview with the Blue Noses Group.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 30/12/2017 9:54 PM

We continue our series of interviews with artists represented at the ART RIOT: POST-SOVIET ACTIONISM running at the Saatchi Gallery. Blue Noses (Alexander Shaburov and Vyacheslav Mizin) are notorious for their “hooligan improvisations”. Their shows  are “a symbiosis of prefab concepts and pure improvisation. By using humor and the grotesque, the artists mimic all the trends of […] Read More

Music, Theatre
Russian Orthodox Christmas Concert with Soprano Maria Veretenina, The Dormition Cathedral, 8 January

Russian Orthodox Christmas Concert with Soprano Maria Veretenina, The Dormition Cathedral, 8 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/12/2017 4:17 PM

A coloratura soprano and harp will be heard together. The concert will be presented by the soprano Maria Veretenina and the harpist Nina Mishchenko. Music of European and Russian composers will be heard: the masterpieces by Bach, Handel, Saint-Saens, etc. This concert will be performed in support of the development of the Musical School « […] Read More

Books, Reviews
“Un Génie Incomparable. Faberge: From St. Petersburg to Sandringham” by Ian Collins.

“Un Génie Incomparable. Faberge: From St. Petersburg to Sandringham” by Ian Collins.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 29/12/2017 3:35 PM

The festive season — a time of family celebrations and exchanging of gifts — is upon us. In this manner, nothing seems more appropriate than perusing through the The Royal Fabergé  exhibition catalogue in search of some inspirations. Luckily, the exhibition running now at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in Norwich, UK, provides us with […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
‘In search of the ‘Scythians’: The Art and Culture of the Early Nomads of Siberia and Central Asia’  by Dr Konstantin Chugunov, Cambridge, 11 January

‘In search of the ‘Scythians’: The Art and Culture of the Early Nomads of Siberia and Central Asia’ by Dr Konstantin Chugunov, Cambridge, 11 January

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

Konstantin Chugunov, Senior Researcher of the State Hermitage, Leader of the archaeological expedition that has been working in Tuva for many years, and Keeper of the Collections of Antiquities of Siberia will give a lecture at the Pembroke College in Cambridge. The ongoing exhibition at the British Museum was inspired by archaeological findings of  K.Chugunov and his […] Read More

Books, Talks and Events
TATYANA VOLTSKAYA POETRY READING, Pushkin House, 9 January

TATYANA VOLTSKAYA POETRY READING, Pushkin House, 9 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/12/2017 10:00 AM

Tatiana Voltskaya is a prominent poet, essay writer and freelance journalist. Tatiana is the author of ten volumes of poetry.  “Arrow” («Стрела») 1994 ,  “Shadow” («Тень») 1998, «Cicada” («Цикада»)  2002, «Cicada» (London, Bloodaxe, 2006, «Trostdroppar», (Stockholm, 2009),  “Tatiana’s Letter” («Письмо Татьяны») 2011, “From the Varangians to the Greeks” («Из варяг в греки») 2012, “The Corner […] Read More

News
The Mikhailovsky Theatre Close-Up Photo and Video Project Features Its Leading Dancers

The Mikhailovsky Theatre Close-Up Photo and Video Project Features Its Leading Dancers

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/12/2017 1:46 PM

We suggest you make a pause and perhaps, leave the festive table for a moment, to follow the graceful movements of some leading Russian ballet dancers. The language of dance can tell any story, conveying subtle emotional overtones along with the dynamic development of thought. Every dancer is a storyteller, who inevitably adds their own individuality and world-outlook to the […] Read More

Books, Reviews
SLAUGHTERED GENIUS: Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor

SLAUGHTERED GENIUS: Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 26/12/2017 10:04 AM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt reviews Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor by Vita Susak. ALEXIS GRITCHENKO (1883-1977) – a Ukrainian artist who blossomed in Moscow but spent over half his life in France – hovers in the wings of 20th century art history. Vita Susak’s majestic appraisal of his life, writings and artistic output will surely […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews
Interview with Igor Tsukanov — Art Patron and Creator of the Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism Show

Interview with Igor Tsukanov — Art Patron and Creator of the Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism Show

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 24/12/2017 6:30 PM

Igor Tsukanov is Chairman and founder of the Tsukanov Family Foundation, collector of Russian Non-conformist and contemporary art, stood as the driving force behind the recent blockbuster exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Dubbed by an FT journalist as  the Russian banker who wants a museum, not a yacht, Mr Tsukanov stays true to his passion.  In […] Read More

Research, Talks and Events
IGOR GOLOMSTOCK MEMORIAL EVENING, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 11 JANUARY

IGOR GOLOMSTOCK MEMORIAL EVENING, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 11 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/12/2017 2:34 PM

The art historian Igor Golomstock, who died last July, was born on 11 January 1929, in the old Russian city of Tver.  Please join us to celebrate Igor’s life and work on what would have been his 89th birthday. Igor is best known for his Totalitarian Art (1990), the first serious study of the similarities […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews
These Horses and Riders Were Catalysts of Cultural Change: The British Museum Curator St John Simpson on Ancient Scythians

These Horses and Riders Were Catalysts of Cultural Change: The British Museum Curator St John Simpson on Ancient Scythians

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 22/12/2017 4:11 PM

  Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia  is the culmination of this year’s celebration of 1917 Russian Revolution and Russian art and culture in the UK.  The exhibition was organised by the British Museum in joint collaboration with  the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. It  simultaneously provides a glimpse into the enigmatic nomadic civilisation of the […] Read More

News
Dziga Vertov: The Cine-Eye of the Revolution at the Pompidou Centre

Dziga Vertov: The Cine-Eye of the Revolution at the Pompidou Centre

BY Zoé Isle de Beauchaine POSTED 22/12/2017 4:33 AM

Anyone who has ever watched the 1929 documentary Man with a Movie Camera doesn’t need the explanation why Dziga Vertov has revolutionised the history of cinema. The radical director, or coordinator, as he preferred to call himself, brought new ways of interpreting reality. Transforming the spectator’s perception of everyday life in order to transform life itself. […] Read More

News
Courtauld Institute of Art Invites Applications to MA Course in Russian Art. Deadline: 8 January 2018

Courtauld Institute of Art Invites Applications to MA Course in Russian Art. Deadline: 8 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/12/2017 3:21 AM

The Courtauld Institute of art  invites applications to its MA History of Art program, which in 2018 will feature the return of its special option ‘Contacts and Contexts in Russian Art, 1905–1953’.   Taught by Dr. Maria Mileeva  the course investigates Russian twentieth century artists crossing cultural and geographical boundaries, making contact with developments across Europe and America, […] Read More

Theatre
CELL MATES, HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, UNTIL 20 JANUARY 2018

CELL MATES, HAMPSTEAD THEATRE, UNTIL 20 JANUARY 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/12/2017 2:16 PM

Spies betray people. That’s what we do. It becomes a – a habit. Difficult to break – even when it’s not – not strictly necessary Wormwood Scrubs Prison, London, 1961. One of Britain’s most notorious double agents, George Blake, known to have worked for KGB, is serving a 42 year sentence – that is, until […] Read More

Music, Research
Russian Revolution in Music: 1917 and the Aftermath.

Russian Revolution in Music: 1917 and the Aftermath.

BY Anna Lumbroso POSTED 21/12/2017 9:26 AM

Russia experienced a period of cultural prosperity during the three decades leading up to 1917. Poetry went through what was called the ‘Silver age’ and with it music, dance and visual arts also flourished. Many of its strongest advocates had developed strong links in Europe, particularly France. With the arrival of the Bolshevik’s many of these close ties were severed and the […] Read More

Books, Talks and Events
Evening with the Cambridge Professor Irina Kirillova, Rossotrudnichestvo, 21 December

Evening with the Cambridge Professor Irina Kirillova, Rossotrudnichestvo, 21 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/12/2017 9:58 AM

The event is simultaneously a book launch and the evening of reminiscences, brought together by the main theme. “Encounters of an Old Emigre with Remarkable Russian People” will be the main theme of the event featuring the Cambridge Professor of the Russian Language and Literature  Irina Kirillova who launches her new book titled  “Encounters. Remarkable […] Read More

Exhibitions
The Unknown Russia: Photo Exhibition In Brussels Is Extended Till 28 December

The Unknown Russia: Photo Exhibition In Brussels Is Extended Till 28 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/12/2017 5:00 PM

The Unknown Russia photo exhibition at The Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Brussels is a unique journey to secret corners of Russia together with famous Russian travellers and photographers, Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov. Launched in Brussels on December 11th, the exhibition has attracted fans of Russia in spite of the snow showers and traffic that […] Read More

Art Market, Research, Russian Art Week, Talks and Events
Russian Art and Culture Helps Rediscover Works by Russian-Ukrainian Avant-Garde Artist Alexis Gritchenko

Russian Art and Culture Helps Rediscover Works by Russian-Ukrainian Avant-Garde Artist Alexis Gritchenko

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 18/12/2017 5:40 PM

On 28th November, the team of the Russian Art and Culture  celebrated the London launch of Dynamocolour  — the first monograph on the oeuvre of the Ukrainian-Russian avant-garde artist Alexis Gritchenko written by the art historian Vita Susak.  The event took place during the Russian Art Week at the Shapero Rare Books Gallery, in the immediate […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
INSOMNIA. POETIC SKETCH OF MARINA TZVETAEVA’S WORKS, ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO, 20 DECEMBER

INSOMNIA. POETIC SKETCH OF MARINA TZVETAEVA’S WORKS, ROSSOTRUDNICHESTVO, 20 DECEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/12/2017 1:40 AM

“One can instantly recognise in herself the beating of the real, not the bookish, life,” — once observed  poet and critic Vladimir Narbut when speaking about Marina Tsvetaeva.  And Vladislav Khodasevich, who witnessed her to be striving not for “the artistic but rather psychological certainty,” also remarked: “Her poetry tends to transform itself into a […] Read More

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

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

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