Articles By Irene Kukota

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Women of the Russian Revolution, British Library, 10 July

Women of the Russian Revolution, British Library, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/07/2017 3:13 PM

The Women’s Battalion. Producing propaganda. Organising strikes. Many narratives of the Russian Revolution highlight the actions of key men, but what about the women? Historian Catriona Kelly, filmmaker and actress Dolya Gavanski and Natalia Budanova from the Courtauld Institute of Art talk to BBC journalist Lucy Ash about the women of the Russian Revolution. The […] Read More

Beauty and talent will save the world! Ballerina Natalia Ossipova and Painter Svetlana Cameron Join Forces in Aid of the Gift of Life Foundation.

Beauty and talent will save the world! Ballerina Natalia Ossipova and Painter Svetlana Cameron Join Forces in Aid of the Gift of Life Foundation.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/07/2017 10:00 AM

The world-famous ballerina Natalia Ossipova, Principal of the Royal Ballet, and portrait artist Svetlana Cameron teamed together to produce an exquisite work of art – a portrait of Natalia– due to be put up for charitable auction in aid of the foundation Gift of Life. The portrait is part of a money-cannot-buy experience lot which […] Read More

Silent Auction In Aid of the Charity Gift of Life. Bid by 14 July to Win Ballet and Backstage Tour with Vladimir Shklyarov at ROH.

Silent Auction In Aid of the Charity Gift of Life. Bid by 14 July to Win Ballet and Backstage Tour with Vladimir Shklyarov at ROH.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2017 11:30 AM

BID BY 14 JULY AND SECURE THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE AN EVENING OF BALLET WITH VLADIMIR SHKLYAROV, A ROYAL OPERA HOUSE GUEST ARTIST AND A PRINCIPAL OF THE MARIINSKY BALLET You and a guest will be treated to tickets to one of the great performances of the Mariinsky Ballet starring Vladimir Shklyarov at the Royal […] Read More

Igor Lamba Stars In “Those Were the Days”. A Solo Performance and Concert In Memory of the Chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky, 6 July

Igor Lamba Stars In “Those Were the Days”. A Solo Performance and Concert In Memory of the Chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky, 6 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/07/2017 4:43 PM

The famous Russian actor and mime Igor Lamba gives only one single performance in London. The solo performance is a reverent tribute to the Russian cabaret singer Alexander Vertinsky who was famous as singer and composer before, and especially, after the revolution. Gradually, the complex peripeties of the destiny of this Russian cabaret star unravel […] Read More

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/07/2017 10:10 AM

Conducted by the great Yuri Temirkanov, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites audiences to two special evenings under the shadow of the Acropolis. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya will be presented on 6 July, followed by internationally renowned, 25-year-old Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández’s performance of P. I. […] Read More

Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/07/2017 11:51 AM

A landmark masterpiece in the history of cinema and arguably the greatest silent film ever made, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin will be shown at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, during which time the Athens State Orchestra will be performing live Dmitri Shostakovich’s music. Five Shostakovich symphonies (4, 5, 8, 10 and 11) will accompany Eisenstein’s […] Read More

Written by Sergei Dovlatov (Roma Liberov, 2012), Calvert 22,  July 27

Written by Sergei Dovlatov (Roma Liberov, 2012), Calvert 22, July 27

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/07/2017 4:30 PM

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

ALICE GROWS UP: RUSSIAN EMIGREES AND THE MAKING OF A STYLE ICON. A TALK BY KIERA VACLAVIK, July 18

ALICE GROWS UP: RUSSIAN EMIGREES AND THE MAKING OF A STYLE ICON. A TALK BY KIERA VACLAVIK, July 18

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/06/2017 10:26 AM

From Iya Grigorievna de Gay in the 1930s to Natalia Vodianova in the early 2000s, the Russian emigree has left her own inimitable stamp on Carroll’s child heroine. This talk explores the decisive role played by Russian emigrees in drawing fashion inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, touching on reasons why Russians are attracted to Alice, […] Read More

TALK: HOPE, TRAGEDY OR MYTH? HOW DOES MODERN RUSSIA SEE THE REVOLUTION?

TALK: HOPE, TRAGEDY OR MYTH? HOW DOES MODERN RUSSIA SEE THE REVOLUTION?

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/06/2017 10:17 AM

A disaster best forgotten; a moment in history that produced remarkable new ideas; a global event worthy of national pride? Our panel considers the different ways the Revolution and its legacy are regarded by the Russian government, among historians and writers, and by people of different generations. What aspects of the Soviet past are being […] Read More

Violinist Maxim Vengerov to Perform at the Sheldonian Theatre, 4 July

Violinist Maxim Vengerov to Perform at the Sheldonian Theatre, 4 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/06/2017 3:42 PM

Originally, it was expected that Lang Lang will perform on this date. However, due to the need of therapy, he had to cancel his concert .In place of Lang Lang’s Maxim Vengerov is going to perform the Brahms Violin Concerto. The second half of the original programme remains unchanged (Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 4). The programme […] Read More

The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 with Barbara Emerson, 10 July

The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 with Barbara Emerson, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/06/2017 12:00 PM

At the end of the Napoleonic Wars Anglo-Russian relations were relatively cordial. The Polish Revolution of 1830 that was brutally put down by Russia marked a turning point. After this the two countries were constantly at loggerheads. They were only once at war, the Crimean War, but were several times on the brink of hostilities. […] Read More

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/06/2017 10:59 AM

An exceptional pianist himself, Rachmaninov comprehensively explored works for the instrument and these works for two pianos are no exception with romantic melodies that stunningly reveal the piano’s the expressive possibilities. One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands […] Read More

The BSO Summer Concert of Classical Russian Music, 1 July

The BSO Summer Concert of Classical Russian Music, 1 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/06/2017 10:08 AM

Expect grand passions, tender moments, and melody after wondrous melody in a concert that features Tchaikovsky’s vivid 5th Symphony. We are delighted to have Tim Crawford as the soloist in a rare performance of the luscious violin concerto by the ‘Russian Mendelssohn’, Alexander Glazunov. A wonderful finale to our season. Despite still studying for his […] Read More

The Last Ones by Maxim Gorky, Jermyn Street Theatre, Until 1st July

The Last Ones by Maxim Gorky, Jermyn Street Theatre, Until 1st July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/06/2017 12:30 PM

Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Upstart presents the UK premiere of The Last Ones by Maxim Gorky. Translated by Cathy Porter. Directed by Anthony Biggs Designed by Cecilia Trono Lighting by Sherry Coenen Sound by Yvonne Gilbert Costumes by Gregor Donnelly Creative Producer Tom Mansfield My children, my babes, my last ones…  The euphoria of the 1905 revolution is […] Read More

London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/06/2017 4:55 PM

An evening of music inspired by the Art and Folk Music of Eastern Europe, journeying from Poland to the highlands of Armenia, through to Russia. The concert opens with Witold Lutosławski’s Little Suite. Then brilliant Armenian violinist Ani Batikian joins the London Phoenix Orchestra, conducted by Levon Parikian, in Aram Khachaturian’s exuberant Violin Concerto, a […] Read More

Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:43 PM

Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov,  whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of […] Read More

Culture and Revolution IV: Photography and Film, British Library, 29 June

Culture and Revolution IV: Photography and Film, British Library, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:33 PM

The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the last of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on photography and film. Rosamund Bartlett is a leading authority on the cultural history of Russia. Best known for her acclaimed […] Read More

Bruun Rasmussen Sets a New World Record for the Russian 16th Century Icon from Zeiner-Henriksen Collection

Bruun Rasmussen Sets a New World Record for the Russian 16th Century Icon from Zeiner-Henriksen Collection

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:12 PM

We are delighted to announce the results of the Bruun Rasmussen auction in Copenhagen and are most happy that we have also contributed towards the success of the sale. Below are the results of the auction, which will undoubtedly be good news to many icon dealers. The auction of Zeiner-Henriksen collection held by Bruun Rasmussen […] Read More

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Performs Rachmaninov at Cadogan Hall, 28 June

Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra Performs Rachmaninov at Cadogan Hall, 28 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/06/2017 3:06 PM

Rachmaninov’s Symphony No.3 was first performed in London in 1937, conducted by Sir Thomas Beecham for his new London Philharmonic. Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra brings this work of ‘superb Russian melancholy’ to life, conducted by Martin André. The concert also features Stravinsky’s Symphonies of Wind Instruments (1920 version) and Copland’s Clarinet Concerto, performed by Hannah […] Read More

Arseny Avraamov’s Avant-Garde Symphony of Sirens Goes Contemporary at Documenta 14 in Athens

Arseny Avraamov’s Avant-Garde Symphony of Sirens Goes Contemporary at Documenta 14 in Athens

BY Kseniia Klimova POSTED 23/06/2017 3:00 PM

Among the most significant landmarks of the Documenta 14 art exhibition running this year simultaneously in Athens (8 April -16 July) and in Kassel (10 June – 17 September), one could mention the stand  dedicated to Arseny Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Historically, the idea of creating […] Read More

Alexandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum Will Give Lecture at the V&A in September

Alexandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum Will Give Lecture at the V&A in September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/06/2017 12:16 PM

Alexandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum recounts how Russian Design has changed since its first steps at the beginning of 1920s to the post-war period as the country rose from the ashes of destruction. Also on the agenda – how exchanges of experience with international organisations, the first of which was the British […] Read More

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/06/2017 10:51 AM

See the exhibition through a musical lens A unique opportunity to hear the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition brought to life with music. Working closely with the collection and Performing the Jewish Archive, composers and musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music have composed new works inspired by the objects on display. These […] Read More

Strains of Revolution. Part I,  The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution. Part I, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2017 6:46 PM

Enjoy free music in the Entrance Hall Hear the Library filled with the sounds of Jewish music performed from artefacts that survived the Revolution, as well as new commissions inspired by the items on display in the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition. Members of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds choir come together with musicians composers […] Read More

Design and the Russian Revolution: Alice Rawsthorn, British Library, 27 JUNE

Design and the Russian Revolution: Alice Rawsthorn, British Library, 27 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2017 9:30 AM

Alice Rawsthorn discusses the initial impact and enduring influence of the Russian Revolution on design, architecture and fashion: from the role of the Constructivist artist and designer László Moholy-Nagy in revitalising the Bauhaus in the mid-1920s to the recent emergence of a new wave of social and humanitarian designers. Alice Rawsthorn writes about design in […] Read More

Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History, British Library, 27 JUNE

Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History, British Library, 27 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/06/2017 6:49 PM

Before the live performances in the Entrance Hall at 17.00, Michael Berkowitz, Professor of Modern Jewish History, UCL, gives a keynote address about Jews and the Revolution entitled Anarchism, Jews — and photography? Opposition and alternatives to Bolshevism. He is joined by Stephen Muir, Lisa Peschel and Simo Muir to discuss the work of Performing […] Read More

Culture and Revolution III: Literature and Drama, British Library, 22 JUNE

Culture and Revolution III: Literature and Drama, British Library, 22 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/06/2017 7:00 PM

The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the third of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on literature and drama. Rosamund Bartlett is a leading authority on the cultural history of Russia. Best known for her acclaimed […] Read More

Russian Masterworks: From Rakhmaninov to Shostakovich, 21 JUNE

Russian Masterworks: From Rakhmaninov to Shostakovich, 21 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/06/2017 5:45 PM

An evening of Russian masterworks conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. The heroic grandeur of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto acts as a beguiling prequel to Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Courting political rehabilitation with one hand while mocking it with the other, one journalist famously and ambiguously dubbed the Symphony a ‘Soviet artist’s practical and creative answer to just […] Read More

The Romanovs: Simon Sebag Montefiore, British Library, 20 June

The Romanovs: Simon Sebag Montefiore, British Library, 20 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/06/2017 3:22 PM

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals a world of unlimited power, ruthless empire-building and palace conspiracy, with a global cast […] Read More

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO,  20 June

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO, 20 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/06/2017 9:18 AM

Experience the passion, magic and drama of Tchaikovsky in a concert full of some of his most celebrated works, including the incomparable Piano Concerto No.1, performed by the young and internationally acclaimed Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu, exquisite extracts from the enormously popular The Nutcracker, and a thrilling 1812 Overture firework finale – all conducted by the RPO’s Permanent Associate […] Read More

Saved from Oblivion: Songs by the Russian Composer Nikolai Golovanov Performed by the Bolshoi Soloist Igor Golovatenko, 17 June

Saved from Oblivion: Songs by the Russian Composer Nikolai Golovanov Performed by the Bolshoi Soloist Igor Golovatenko, 17 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/06/2017 11:50 PM

Would you like to discover a new name in the history of Russian music which had been cast into oblivion and then rescued from it? Learn of someone you might have never heard before? And listen to new musical pieces performed by a leading soloist of the Bolshoi Theatre? Then you definitely should go to this […] Read More

Greece Meets the Russian Avant-Garde

Greece Meets the Russian Avant-Garde

BY Kseniia Klimova POSTED 11/06/2017 3:15 PM

On May 10, 2017 a musical evening with the Transcription Ensemble took place in the Athens Concert Hall Megaron. The group itself was formed in 2007, her members being Christos Grimbas (cello), Nikolaos Zafranas (piano) and Yorgos Kandylidis (violin). The group became popular among the Greek audience as well as outside Greece. Educated at internationally […] Read More

ART HISTORIAN ROSALIND BLAKESLEY WINS FIFTH PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE

ART HISTORIAN ROSALIND BLAKESLEY WINS FIFTH PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/06/2017 11:58 PM

Our whole team wholeheartedly congratulates the art historian and curator Rosalind Blakesley who has won the fifth annual Pushkin House Russian book prize for her work The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881. Her book, published by Yale, was selected by a panel of five distinguished judges from a shortlist of six strong contenders. […] Read More

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