Exhibitions, News
Artist & Sculptor Dashi Namdakov Installs ‘Guardian of Baikal’ For The Moscow Biennale 2017. Experience Parallel Worlds through Virtual Reality, 19 September – 18 January

Artist & Sculptor Dashi Namdakov Installs ‘Guardian of Baikal’ For The Moscow Biennale 2017. Experience Parallel Worlds through Virtual Reality, 19 September – 18 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/09/2017 4:19 PM

Dashi Namdakov, the Russian sculptor and artist based in London, has created a monumental sculpture to be installed on an island at Lake Baikal. ‘Guardian of Baikal’ is a large bronze sculpture more than seven meters high concepted in his UK studio in Hertfordshire. The installation is a modern representation of traditional nomad and shaman mythologies, connected […] Read More

Talks and Events
THE SECRET TWENTIES: BRITISH INTELLIGENCE, THE RUSSIANS AND THE JAZZ AGE. WITH AUTHOR TIMOTHY PHILLIPS, 26 SEPTEMBER

THE SECRET TWENTIES: BRITISH INTELLIGENCE, THE RUSSIANS AND THE JAZZ AGE. WITH AUTHOR TIMOTHY PHILLIPS, 26 SEPTEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/09/2017 3:39 PM

At the height of the hedonistic Jazz Age, many in British society became convinced that they were under attack from the new Soviet state. Still reeling from the Russian revolution of 1917, disturbed by the development of militant workers movements at home, and deeply paranoid about the recent wave of Russian immigration to the UK, […] Read More

News
THE RUSSIA SEASON, The Sainsbury Centre, 14 October – 11 February 2018

THE RUSSIA SEASON, The Sainsbury Centre, 14 October – 11 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/09/2017 12:27 PM

In October 2017, to mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Sainsbury Centre will stage the Russia Season contrasting Russian art and life, before and after the Revolution. Royal Fabergé explores the extraordinary production and glittering saga of Fabergé, the leading artist-jewellers during the decades preceding the First World War. A highlight will be the Sandringham animals illustrating the naturalistic genius of Fabergé which so appealed to […] Read More

Books, Research, Talks and Events
Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/09/2017 9:08 AM

This book describes the famine, engineered by Stalin in 1932-33, that was meant to destroy Ukraine. It begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine. Published at a moment when Russia […] Read More

Film, Music, Theatre
The 1917 Russian Revolution. Here & Now. 30 September and 2 October at Brunel Museum

The 1917 Russian Revolution. Here & Now. 30 September and 2 October at Brunel Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/09/2017 6:00 PM

Bunin condemned it; Mayakovsky praised it; Dostoyevsky foreshadowed it, and John Reed reported on it. A unique cast of prominent British and Russian-speaking actors and musicians under the direction of our guest from Moscow Michael Umanets explore the effects of the revolution on artistic imagination across different genres: folklore, literary texts by Fyodor Dostoyevsky (Demons), Vladimir […] Read More

Film, Reviews
GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 20/09/2017 4:49 PM

“Is this a real border?”, Mansky asks the Ukrainian border control officer aboard his long-distance sleeper train. Aptly setting the scene from its opening, the 2005 film carries with it a thorough investigation into the notions of ‘home’, ‘homeland’, and ‘family’. To delve deeper into the topic of belonging, Vitaly Mansky ventures on a journey […] Read More

Dance, Music
Sir Simon Rattle To Conduct Stravinsky Ballets at the Barbican, 21 September

Sir Simon Rattle To Conduct Stravinsky Ballets at the Barbican, 21 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 7:49 PM

An authority on Stravinsky, Sir Simon Rattle continues the 2017/18 season opening celebrations with three of the composer’s revolutionary ballets. Stravinsky sent shockwaves through classical music in the 20th century. His first three ballets – The Firebird, Petrushka and The Rite of Spring, all composed between 1911 and 1913 – brought a new and frenzied sense of rhythm, so […] Read More

Research, Talks and Events, Theatre
DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 2:55 PM

An evening of conversation celebrating the life, work and exceptional influence of Russian theatre director, actor and producer Vsevolod Meyerhold. When the Bolsheviks took power in Russia in October 1917 the young theatre director was the radical, star pupil of the great Stanislavski. Meyerhold’s productions were shaking up classical theatres and his plans for actor […] Read More

Exhibitions
ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: NOT EVERYONE WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE FUTURE. 18 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 at Tate Modern

ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: NOT EVERYONE WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE FUTURE. 18 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 at Tate Modern

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 10:00 AM

The Kabakovs are amongst the most celebrated artists of their generation, widely known for their large-scale installations and use of fictional personas. Critiquing the conventions of art history and drawing upon the visual culture of the former Soviet Union – from dreary communal apartments to propaganda art and its highly optimistic depictions of Soviet life […] Read More

Talks and Events
RUSSIAN ART AND EXILE – COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1917 REVOLUTION. 10 October at Pushkin House

RUSSIAN ART AND EXILE – COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1917 REVOLUTION. 10 October at Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/09/2017 12:00 PM

To accompany the Pushkin House pavilion on Bloomsbury Square by architect and artist Alexander Brodsky, titled 101st km – Further and Everywhere, that opens 18th October and commemorates the centenary of the  October revolution, BBC Radio3 is holding a Free Thinking discussion on the topic of creativity and exile in Pushkin House, London’s leading centre of Russian culture. It […] Read More

Art Market
THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. GLITTERING COSMOSCOW NAILS ITS INTENTIONS TO THE MAST

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH. GLITTERING COSMOSCOW NAILS ITS INTENTIONS TO THE MAST

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 15/09/2017 9:00 AM

A CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR in a neo-Classical trade-hall begun under Catherine the Great. Sounds crazy. Looks stunning. Cosmoscow ran September 7-10 in Gostiny Dvor, two minutes’ walk from Red Square, and across the road from the Stary Anglisky Dvor (Old English Court) granted to London’s Muscovy Company by Ivan The Terrible in October 1555. On […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, Milton Court Concert Hall, 22 September

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, Milton Court Concert Hall, 22 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/09/2017 7:10 AM

The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus are led by renowned Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky and chorus master David Vinden on 22 September for a programme of two celestial choral works inspired by Shakespeare: Nicolai’s ‘Mondchor’ Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. The concert also features Elgar’s famous musical sketches, Enigma Variations, a colourful collection of musical caricatures inspired by the composer’s friends. […] Read More

Interviews, Talks and Events
Diana Vishneva to Speak about Art and Fashion, September 22

Diana Vishneva to Speak about Art and Fashion, September 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/09/2017 9:22 AM

The talk will be hosted by the famous editor and journalist Aliona Doletskaya. She will interview onstage Diana Vishneva, the Mariinsky Ballet prima, and Tatiana Parfionova, the founder of the Tatiana Parfionova Fashion House. They will explore the ways art influences fashion, and fashion fuels art. The candid conversation will be conducted in Russian with […] Read More

Exhibitions, Research, Talks and Events
SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/09/2017 9:21 AM

ShadowMemory is a new digital art project launched by the GRAD Gallery, which is to be premiered at the Forth Industrial Ural Biennial, which marks the launch of GRAD’s new commissions programme showcasing artists’ visions both in the UK and internationally. ShadowMemory, curated by Katya Sivers and Elena Sudakova, explores new territories for contemporary art, […] Read More

Books, Talks and Events
“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/09/2017 10:33 AM

Geraldine Norman has published two books about the Hermitage 20 years apart. “The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum” came out in 1997 and “Dynastic Rule: Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage” in 2016. Her lecture will trace the extraordinary changes in the museum over this period and how they came about: expansion, with a […] Read More

Talks and Events
What Happened in 1917?: Fashion and the Revolution

What Happened in 1917?: Fashion and the Revolution

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

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is hosting a series of lively debates throughout 2017 on the lasting impact of the “ten days that shook the world”. The What Happened in 1917? series has brought together leading UK scholars and theorists with their counterparts from across the New East for […] Read More

Music
SHOSTAKOVICH: PIANO & THEREMIN, Pushkin House, 15 September

SHOSTAKOVICH: PIANO & THEREMIN, Pushkin House, 15 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/09/2017 9:34 AM

Brilliant Japanese pianist, Maki Sekiya, presents a recital that juxtaposes two Shostakovich piano sonatas with Russian contemporary pieces. ‘Yarilo’ by Moscow-trained composer, Nikolay Korndorf, is one of the great classics of Russian contemporary keyboard music. Maki will be joined for the pieces by Yusopova and Popoff by the exceptional theremin player, Lydia Kavina, for an […] Read More

Exhibitions, Interviews, Talks and Events
Olga Tobreluts: With Return to Antiquity, Ancient Mythology Will Also Come Back.

Olga Tobreluts: With Return to Antiquity, Ancient Mythology Will Also Come Back.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 09/09/2017 1:19 PM

The Hall of Art in Budapest, also known as Kunsthalle, has recently launched its new exhibition season with The New Mythology – a solo show featuring works by Russian artist Olga Tobreluts.  It is the artist’s first collaboration with the museum which has been made possible through the active support of the Ural Vision Gallery from Yekaterinburg. The […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art opens on 19 September

7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art opens on 19 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/09/2017 11:22 AM

Main Project: Clouds⇄Forests Curator: Yuko Hasegawa (Japan) Curatorial assistant: Seiha Kurosawa (Japan) Dates: 19 September 2017 – 18 January 2018 Opening of the Main Project: 18 September 2017 Venue: New Tretyakov Gallery (The State Tretyakov Gallery, 10, Krymsky Val, Moscow) Participants of the Main Project: 52 artists from 24 countries Geography of the participants of the […] Read More

Exhibitions, Performance Art, Talks and Events
V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/09/2017 9:31 AM

Renowned Russian artist Vadim Zakharov (b. 1959, Tajikistan) presents an evening of exhilarating and subversive performance taking inspiration from the book Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music, by Stephen Fry. From composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka (1911) to Marcel Duchamp’s Bottle Rack (1914), Zakharov conceives a humorous journey across time and history, old and […] Read More

Art Market
Bahraini Artist Balqees Fakhro Exhibits At Cosmoscow 2017

Bahraini Artist Balqees Fakhro Exhibits At Cosmoscow 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/09/2017 4:09 PM

Art Bahrain Across Borders (ArtBAB), the Kingdom of Bahrain’s international art fair is pleased to announce its participation at the Cosmoscow International Art Fair, which will be held at the Historic Market Building from 8th to 10th September 2017. At stand D7, Balqees Fakhro, one of the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading artists, will be represented […] Read More

Music
The Multi-Story Orchestra: STRAVINSKY RITE OF SPRING. 9 September

The Multi-Story Orchestra: STRAVINSKY RITE OF SPRING. 9 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/09/2017 10:00 AM

The Multi-Story Orchestra first performed in Peckham in 2011. Ever since that inaugural performance of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring they’ve been wanting to play this monumental work again – and thanks to the amazing team at Selfridges and Bold Tendencies that’s been made possible. This time you’ll also get your own personal tour of this […] Read More

Art Market
Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, 8-10 September

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair, 8-10 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/09/2017 10:00 AM

Cosmoscow International Contemporary Art Fair is soon to launch its opening, celebrating its fifth anniversary in the year 2017. Cosmoscow will take place at the historical commercial centre Gostiny Dvor between 8 – 10 September, supported by strategic partner Credit Suisse and jewellery partner Garrard. The Fair marks its 5th anniversary with a new Colloborations […] Read More

Music
St Elisabeth Convent, Russian Orthodox Monastic Choir Concerts, London, 22-24 September

St Elisabeth Convent, Russian Orthodox Monastic Choir Concerts, London, 22-24 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/09/2017 10:00 AM

The concerts of the St Elisabeth Convent Monastic Choir introduce the tradition of Russian Orthodox religious chanting,  which emerged from the unity of  monastic life, worship and serving the fellow neighbour. The programme of each concert is presented in two sections. The first part consists of church hymns based on ancient chants, celebrated for their […] Read More

Exhibitions, Music, Performance Art, Talks and Events
Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/09/2017 12:00 PM

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents the installation Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), 1986, by pioneer conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Russian-born and American-based, today they are recognised as among the most significant international artists to have emerged in the late 20th century. Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music) is a historic installation, first exhibited […] Read More

Research, Talks and Events
Conference. Art and Ideology. 100 years Since the October Revolution, Athens, Panteion University, 3-4 November

Conference. Art and Ideology. 100 years Since the October Revolution, Athens, Panteion University, 3-4 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/09/2017 3:00 PM

The October Revolution is a landmark both in the history of Russia and whole world history of the 20th century. The span between 1917 and  2017 is a good reason for reflection upon and critical reading of the past, while major questions arise about the present. Why is the Russian Revolution still relevant for us? How can […] Read More

Books, Reviews
A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 01/09/2017 11:47 AM

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) has long been considered to be the founder of Russian literature and one of Russia’s greatest writers. In A Short Life of Pushkin, Pushkin’s life and works are explored within the historical and political context of early nineteenth-century Russia. It begins with a brief introduction of Pushkin’s ancestors before examining Pushkin’s […] Read More

Music
Bold Tendencies and the London Adventist Chorale: STRAVINSKY SYMPHONY OF PSALMS. 3 September

Bold Tendencies and the London Adventist Chorale: STRAVINSKY SYMPHONY OF PSALMS. 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/09/2017 11:20 AM

An extraordinary one-off performance will be held at the Old Selfridges Hotel, featuring a 44-piece orchestra and the renowned London Adventist Chorale. Written in 1930 for the Boston Symphony, Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms is acknowledged to do strange and wonderful things with the symphonic form. The relationship he creates between chorus and orchestra is unique. […] Read More

Books, Talks and Events
AN EVENING WITH HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF: A WILD AND BAREFOOT ROMANOV. 30 OCTOBER

AN EVENING WITH HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF: A WILD AND BAREFOOT ROMANOV. 30 OCTOBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/08/2017 3:40 PM

Marking the publication of HH Princess Olga Romanoff’s memoirs in early October this year we are joined by the author to discuss her life, upbringing, and experience of life in Britain. Princess Olga is the daughter of the eldest nephew of Tsar Nicholas II. The book has been published to coincide with the centenary of […] Read More

Dance, Talks and Events
Russian Debutante Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 4 November

Russian Debutante Ball, Grosvenor House, Park Lane, 4 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/08/2017 10:41 PM

PATRON HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF One of the most anticipated annual events in London’s cultural and social calendar, the Russian Debutante Ball is taking place for the fifth time on November 4, 2017. Famous artists, cultural professionals, businesspeople and everyone who is passionate about Russian culture and history will come together at the imposing Grosvenor […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism, HKW Berlin, 1 September — 3 October

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism, HKW Berlin, 1 September — 3 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/08/2017 1:26 PM

HKW in Berlin starts the new art season with a bang by tackling the ideas of Russian Cosmism in philosophy and art. Russian Cosmism was a movement that called for material immortality and resurrection, as well as travel to outer space. It developed out of the spirituality of nineteenth-century Russia and a strong fascination with […] Read More

Research, Talks and Events
Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/08/2017 12:58 AM

Andrew Spira explores the work of the painter Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin on whom earlier this year he gave a talk for the Royal Academy Exhibition ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932.’ Andrew is an independent art historian,  writer and curator.  His book ‘The Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-Garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition’ was published in 2008. The […] Read More

Performance Art, Talks and Events
Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/08/2017 12:00 PM

The Tyran (Sergej Korsakov) and the Minister of Education (Olesya Kandalintseva) of Cardboardia in collaboration with the UK Cardboardia Hidden Agent (Charlotte Smith) and other Characters are back to hit the UK roads in search for new members of Cardboardia!  Below are the new dates of their events taking place in the UK this September. Anyone […] Read More

Film, Talks and Events
Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/08/2017 1:00 PM

Spark, the Russian Revolution Centenary Committee’s festival of revolutionary film, takes place at two of London’s most renowned independent cinemas: the Phoenix and the Rio. The festival takes its name from the Russian revolutionary newspaper Iskra (Spark). It features classics of early Soviet cinema by Vsevolod Pudovkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Esfir Shub. Warren […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION.  AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION, 7 September – 11 October

METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION, 7 September – 11 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/08/2017 11:36 AM

A new insightful and highly original project will be opening at the Pushkin House early this Septermer. This project is a collaborative effort between the house curator of the Pushkin House Olga Jürgenson and curators from the Trtyakov Gallery Kirill Svetlyakov and Nikolay Smirnov.   The project will feature such young Russian and international  artists […] Read More

Music, Talks and Events
Russian ‘Titan of the Piano’ Boris Berezovsky is to Perform in Dublin  In Aid of ChildVision

Russian ‘Titan of the Piano’ Boris Berezovsky is to Perform in Dublin In Aid of ChildVision

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/08/2017 10:30 AM

Russian Superstar pianist, Boris Berezovsky, is rescheduled to perform September 10th @ 8:00pm, at the National Concert Hall. Boris Berezovsky previously became stranded in the South of France, following his Opening concert at the world’s most prestigious Piano Festival – La Roque-d’Anthéron and was unable to travel to Dublin in time for the recital, due […] Read More

Talks and Events, Theatre
FAITHFUL RUSLAN & FLYING AFTER AN IDEAL. INTERVIEW WITH HELENA KAUT-HOWSON.

FAITHFUL RUSLAN & FLYING AFTER AN IDEAL. INTERVIEW WITH HELENA KAUT-HOWSON.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 23/08/2017 10:34 AM

This powerful new stage adaptation of Georgi Vladimov’s cult novel  that marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, will be directed by internationally acclaimed theatre and opera director, a master of European drama, Helena Kaut-Howson, whose adventurous, passionate and imaginative productions, including Uncle Vanya and Sons Without Fathers (Chekov) with the Belgrade Theatre, have led […] Read More

Talks and Events
The Bust of the First Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to Be Installed at the Science Museum, London, 30 August

The Bust of the First Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to Be Installed at the Science Museum, London, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/08/2017 10:49 AM

This August, the Science Museum Lates is partnering with the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World to explore all things space. There will be a live webcast featured from Tomorrow’s World gallery. As part of these series  and within the framework of the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, on 30 August 2017 there the opening ceremony of […] Read More

Film
Eisenstein’s October with the London Symphony Orchestra, 26 October in Barbican

Eisenstein’s October with the London Symphony Orchestra, 26 October in Barbican

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/08/2017 2:00 PM

26th October 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution – one of the most important events in 20th-century history, and one whose far-reaching consequences are still being felt to this day. On that date, the Kino Klassika Foundation presents a screening of Sergei Eisenstein’s 1927 cinematic masterpiece, October: Ten Days that Shook the World. […] Read More

Talks and Events, Theatre
Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, the Belgrade Theatre, 2- 16 September

Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, the Belgrade Theatre, 2- 16 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/08/2017 10:17 AM

1953, Josef Stalin is dead, and the inhabitants of prison camps across Russia are liberated. Ruslan is a beautiful, proud dog, bred solely to serve as a guard in these camps, but when he’s abandoned in a world without the clear structure and organisation he’s always known, how can he possibly adjust? Telling its story […] Read More

Exhibitions, Talks and Events
Dari and Zari Collections of Contemporary Russian Art, 11 – 29 September

Dari and Zari Collections of Contemporary Russian Art, 11 – 29 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/08/2017 1:36 PM

Zari Gallery is proud to present a collection of Russian art from Dari Collection. Dari Gallery was founded by a group of art collectors with the aim of finding young emerging talented painters in Russia and helping them with their growth, exploration and development as unique artists on international contemporary art scene. Zari Gallery will […] Read More

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

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

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

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

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

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

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

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

Reviews, Talks and Events
Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Books, Reviews
Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

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

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

Music, Talks and Events
Theremin Academy at Oxford with Lydia Kavina, Bate Collection, Oxford, 25 – 28 August

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

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

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

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