Articles By Irene Kukota

ERIK BULATOV’S ‘FORWARD’ UNVEILED 26 MAY ON SOUTH TERRACE OF TATE BRITAIN

ERIK BULATOV’S ‘FORWARD’ UNVEILED 26 MAY ON SOUTH TERRACE OF TATE BRITAIN

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/05/2017 8:32 PM

Today, in commemoration of the centenary of 1917 Revolution in Russia, Tate Modern unveiled a monumental steel sculpture by the artist Erik Bulatov, installed on the terrace outside the gallery/ The work consists of the word ‘forward’ spelled out four times in Cyrillic letters, each standing ten feet high and arranged in a wide circle. […] Read More

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST YURI VASHENKO, CONDUCTED BY LIZA DIMBLEBY, Pushkin House, 2 June

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST YURI VASHENKO, CONDUCTED BY LIZA DIMBLEBY, Pushkin House, 2 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/05/2017 1:46 AM

Yuri Vashenko is the leading illustrator of Lewis Carroll in Russia today. In this conversation with writer and artist Liza Dimbleby, he will talk about his work with ‘Alice’ over the last forty years. His exhibition in Pushkin House ‘The Geometry of Nonsense,’ is made up of drawings and etchings responding to the original illustrations […] Read More

Teffi, Rasputin, Lenin: Author Vanora Bennett explores Teffi’s revolutionary memoirs with translators Robert Chandler and Irina Steinberg, Pushkin House, 30 May

Teffi, Rasputin, Lenin: Author Vanora Bennett explores Teffi’s revolutionary memoirs with translators Robert Chandler and Irina Steinberg, Pushkin House, 30 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/05/2017 1:00 PM

What did Russia’s best loved humorist in the run-up to 1917 make of the two men who encapsulated the extremes of the Russian revolutionary experience? Before Teffi, (aka Nadezhda Alexandrovna Lokhvitskaya) fled the October Revolution and made an émigré home in Paris, this witty, prolific and perceptive writer of poems, plays, stories, satires and journalism […] Read More

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Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016) at Calvert 22, 9 June

Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016) at Calvert 22, 9 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/05/2017 8:37 PM

Calvert 22 Foundation and MUBI are delighted to present the London premiere of Oleg y las raras artes (Oleg and the Rare Arts) as part of New East Cinema, the programme of contemporary cinema from the New East curated by The New Social. Director Andrés Duque will join the viewers via Skype after the screening for a […] Read More

Sotheby’s Marks 10 Years in Moscow with an Exhibition at the Rumyantsev Museum

Sotheby’s Marks 10 Years in Moscow with an Exhibition at the Rumyantsev Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/05/2017 5:41 PM

This spring, Sotheby’s celebrates 10 years of its official presence in Moscow with a remarkable exhibition: the art lovers will have a chance to see the highlights from June Sales of Russian Art Revealed & over 40 artworks acquired by Russian private collectors in past Sotheby’s auctions and exhibited alongside. This show is expected to provide insights into private collections formed in today’s  […] Read More

I HAVE A DREAM. INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA BY NK BALLET FOUNDATION, 18 June

I HAVE A DREAM. INAUGURAL FUNDRAISING GALA BY NK BALLET FOUNDATION, 18 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2017 10:09 PM

This gala is a must for all ballet and dance fans and will star internationally renowned dancers from the world’s best ballet companies and young rising stars, performing a variety of well-loved and new dance pieces. It will be one of the ballet events of the year. All profits will go to the NK Ballet […] Read More

Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2017 3:08 PM

The artist Alexey Firsov is not a novice in London. He has already had series of his exhibitions here, one having taken place at the Riflemaker gallery. This time, it is the Arthill gallery which showcases series of new, fresh works by the artist. The title of the new exhibition is‘Cross Country’. Alexey Firsov names himself a […] Read More

John Cooper Will Re-Interprete Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground Onstage, 30 May – 11 June

John Cooper Will Re-Interprete Dostoevsky’s Notes from Underground Onstage, 30 May – 11 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/05/2017 12:57 PM

`Dostoyevksy!   He’s good stuff.  He makes you think.  I do a lot of thinking . . . . but in London 2017  . . . thinking is out of fashion.`         John Cooper takes Dostoyevsky’s  `Underground Man` from nineteenth century St Petersburg and transposes him to contemporary London where he is faced with a society obsessed […] Read More

The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/05/2017 1:45 AM

A Russian gallerist, Marina Shtager, opens up her new space for experimental projects in London with Too Much as Not Enough exhibition. Artist, curator, dealer, provocateur and polymath Marcel Duchamp is a Pandora of art history for some, and John the Baptist of modern and contemporary art for the others. Among many disruptions of the […] Read More

TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING REVIEW, by Milan Tessler

TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING REVIEW, by Milan Tessler

BY Milan Tessler POSTED 13/05/2017 10:45 AM

Last weekend, the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) rolled into New York for its second splash in America. As with the Old Masters edition in late October 2016, the Maastricht-based art fair again found a formidable home in the Park Avenue Armory. This time, however, the fair invited galleries to represent the very finest of […] Read More

Early Petrov-Vodkin To Feature in MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction, 7 June

Early Petrov-Vodkin To Feature in MacDougall’s June Russian Art Auction, 7 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/05/2017 10:12 AM

MacDougall’s 7 June Russian Art Auction features an early work by Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin: Portrait of an African Boy.  He painted the masterpiece in 1907 during a two-month trip to Algeria and Tunisia. This expressive, rather intimate image of a child was created during the artist’s visit to Biskra, a town in northern Algeria. Petrov-Vodkin’s Tunisian […] Read More

Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/05/2017 9:27 AM

Russian director Yuly Fait will make his first visit to the UK end of May this year. Yuly Andreevich is a talented and until recently often overlooked director working in an offbeat neo-realist style. He was also a close friend of Gennady Shpalikov and Andrei Tarkovsky.  He is now a very lively 80 year old, a charming […] Read More

All Icons Are False: the New Exhibition by British Artist Alexander James, 19 – 30 May

All Icons Are False: the New Exhibition by British Artist Alexander James, 19 – 30 May

BY Paul Carey-Kent POSTED 10/05/2017 5:22 PM

Between 19th  and 30th May the British artist Alexander James is opening his statement exhibition of new works in London for the first time in four years since relocating back to London from working in Russia & Siberia. For three decades James has tirelessly explored the painterly mechanics of water as his primary medium. In collaboration with D-Contemporary Gallery […] Read More

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

BY Iva Novakova POSTED 10/05/2017 12:11 PM

What could be a better place in London than the British Library to resurrect a revolutionary atmosphere of 1917 Russia and retrospectively reflect on the world-changing events of the period! A brief encounter with Lenin alias Jacob Richter, together with the architectural features of the Entrance Hall – its monumental scale with whitewashed and bricked walls resembling […] Read More

Voices from Chernobyl. New Theatre Play Based on Work by Svetlana Alexievich. UNTIL 13th May.

Voices from Chernobyl. New Theatre Play Based on Work by Svetlana Alexievich. UNTIL 13th May.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/05/2017 2:57 AM

This narrative by Svetlana Alexievich – the recent Nobel prize winner in literature, translated by Keith Gessen, tells about how an explosion destroys a reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Station. As the government tries to cover up the catastrophe, people carry on with their lives as if nothing had happened, all the while inhaling radioactive waste […] Read More

An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/05/2017 11:37 AM

A well-known in Russia writer and historian Edward Radzinsky will be giving a talk in London on 16th May and will invite the listeners to go over the pivotal events in the Russian history, step by step,  all over again. It is not just an academic lecture — it is some kind of a meditation on […] Read More

The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/05/2017 6:13 PM

There will be a one-day conference a conference on 10 May, entitled: ‘The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two.’ It will be held in QMUL Arts One, G. 19 starting at 9.30 am. Below is the programme of the conference. 9.50 — Introductory Remarks — Dr Jeremy Hicks, QMUL Panel […] Read More

SOVREMENNIK/THE CONTEMPORARY: A HISTORY OF ONE OF MOSCOW’S LEADING THEATRES FROM AN INSIDER. 8 May

SOVREMENNIK/THE CONTEMPORARY: A HISTORY OF ONE OF MOSCOW’S LEADING THEATRES FROM AN INSIDER. 8 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/05/2017 5:49 PM

Pushkin House invites everyone for the evening with Yevgeniya Kusnetsova, associate artistic director of Sovremennik Theatre. Kuznetsova will tell the history of the theatre, since its formation in 1956. Yevgeniya Kuznetsova is Sovremennik‘s associate artistic director. She is a graduate of the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema. She completed a post-graduate at the State […] Read More

BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV: THE ART OF POETIC MEMORY.

BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV: THE ART OF POETIC MEMORY.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/05/2017 5:20 PM

From the cultural perspective, London is an extremely privileged city: the delights it enjoys are unprecedented. Brodsky/Baryshnikov show is one of such rare artistic feasts available to the local litterati. It is a rare occasion when two geniuses so harmoniously meet. What makes it even more precious to the Russian public is the fact that it […] Read More

Masterpieces from the Louvre of the Kyzyklum Desert at the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Until 10th May.

Masterpieces from the Louvre of the Kyzyklum Desert at the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Until 10th May.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 03/05/2017 4:02 AM

“Why does the exhibition lasts so little? ” — I asked the curator of the exhibition Anna Chudetskaya when attending to the preview of the “Treasures of Nukus” at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art in Moscow. “No, you have to look at the situation exactly the other way round” — retorted Chudetskaya. — […] Read More

AN EVENING WITH MARAT GUELMAN. TRUSTING MAN’S JOURNEY, FROM MOLDAVIA TO MONTENEGRO. Pushkin House, 4 May

AN EVENING WITH MARAT GUELMAN. TRUSTING MAN’S JOURNEY, FROM MOLDAVIA TO MONTENEGRO. Pushkin House, 4 May

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

Marat Guelman is a Russian collector, gallery owner and art manager, who has been behind some of the most important art initiatives connected to Russia in the last thirty years. Marat Guelman was born in Chisinau on 24 December 1960. His father is writer and playwright Aleksander Isaakovich Guelman. He finished school № 34 of […] Read More

Artist Olga Lomaka Opens Up her Contemporary Art Gallery in London

Artist Olga Lomaka Opens Up her Contemporary Art Gallery in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/04/2017 5:20 PM

Despite the gloom and doom of recent years, when so many galleries in London had to close down, it is a pleasure to watch this tendency countered and witness a gallery opening. And it is a double pleasure to realise that the newly established gallery is launched by Olga Lomaka —  a London-based artist with […] Read More

Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

Music from the Time of the Earthquake: Concert by Russkaya Capella, Glasgow, 10 -11 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:35 PM

The final appearances of Russkaya Cappella in Glasgow during the 2016-17 season will follow this June. This commemorative programme  is tied up to the centenary of the Russian revolutions. There will be two successive concerts given by the ensemble On Saturday 10 June at 13.00 at Renfield St Stephen’s Church, Bath Street, lasts approximately 45 minutes. […] Read More

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:06 PM

This night of radical sound and silent film is directed by Gabriel Prokofiev with the superb musicians of the Renegade Orchestra. Echoes of Russian classical music greats are cut with sonic experimentation and electronica, reflecting the remarkable avant-garde experimentation of a century ago, alongside a screening of the 1927 film The End of St Petersburg […] Read More

Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 4:43 PM

Oriental dancers, ballerinas, actresses and opera singers the figure of the female performer is ubiquitous in the cinema of pre-Revolutionary Russia. From the first feature film, Romashkov’s Stenka Razin (1908), through the sophisticated melodramas of the 1910s, to Viskovsky’s The Last Tango (1918), made shortly before the pre-Revolutionary film industry was dismantled by the new […] Read More

Art Bahrain Across Borders 2017: An Ukrainian Perspective. By Oleg Olenev.

Art Bahrain Across Borders 2017: An Ukrainian Perspective. By Oleg Olenev.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 4:20 PM

  Bahrain Art Across Borders (BAAB), a major new arts initiative designed to showcase Bahraini art for a global audience. In 2016 it announced its selection of 17 artists  who took their works to be exhibited in London in April. BAAB is a project of Art Select (brand of Art and Spice), the art investing and […] Read More

PAVILION OF RUSSIA AT THE 57th Biennale. THEATRUM ORBIS COMMISSIONED AND CURATED BY SEMYON MIKHAILOVSKY, 13 MAY – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

PAVILION OF RUSSIA AT THE 57th Biennale. THEATRUM ORBIS COMMISSIONED AND CURATED BY SEMYON MIKHAILOVSKY, 13 MAY – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 12:45 AM

Theatrum Orbis, a new exhibition conceived and created for the Russian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, features artists Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group and Sasha Pirogova alongside contemporary Russian composers. The exhibition title – translated as ‘Theatre of the World’ – takes its name from Abraham Ortelius’ atlas published in Antwerp in 1570. Marking an […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, “TRAVELS IN HOLY RUSSIA WITH TEMPLE GALLERY”, RUSSIAN HOUSE OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE, 19 – 26 MAY

EXHIBITION: Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, “TRAVELS IN HOLY RUSSIA WITH TEMPLE GALLERY”, RUSSIAN HOUSE OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE, 19 – 26 MAY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/04/2017 2:32 AM

This unusual exhibition is organised by the Temple gallery. It features works of two gifted photographers, Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, who travelled to Russia with a well-known British collector of icons and founder of the Temple gallery Richard Temple. This exhibition also remarkably demonstrates  how an Englishman/ or any Westerner can have such […] Read More

THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

THEATRE: MOZART & SALIERI by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Russian House for Culture and Science, 22nd May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/04/2017 1:18 PM

Time Zone Theatre’s acclaimed revival of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s rarely performed masterpiece is touring in  England and Denmark this year. We are delighted to celebrate the start of our tour with a special performance at the Russian House of Culture and Science on 22nd May at 8pm.  “Villainy and genius can never be compatible?“ The opera […] Read More

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