Articles By Katya Belyaeva

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/07/2017 9:00 AM

Ballet-opera Liturgie was first conceived by Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes collaborators while carousing with the Italian Futurists and Igor Stravinsky. First formed in Paris in 1909, the Ballets Russes cultivated an international reputation that attracted stellar collaborations between figures across the worlds of dance, music, design and fashion: from Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau […] Read More

The Malevich Society: Call for 2017 Grant Applications

The Malevich Society: Call for 2017 Grant Applications

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/07/2017 11:00 AM

The Malevich Society is pleased to announce its call for 2017 grant applications.   The Malevich Society is a not-for-profit organization based in New York dedicated to advancing knowledge about the Russian artist Kazimir Malevich and his work. In the belief that Malevich was a pioneer of modern art who should be recognized for his […] Read More

RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 14/07/2017 12:00 PM

Moscow Biennale under new management AS.  Urals Industrial Biennial lures International Artists to EkaTerinburg.  Заоблачные леса (‘Forests beneath the Clouds’) is the ecological-sounding theme of this year’s 7th Moscow Biennale, which takes place at the Manezh from September 15–October 28. ‘It’s between the forest and the clouds that new meanings and masterpieces are created’ explains […] Read More

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 1:30 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt looks back on four events with a Russian flavour from a busy first month of Summer   SET FAIR FOR VILNIUS Vilnius, just 20 miles from the Belarus border, may seem an unlikely place for an international art fair and, when ART VILNIUS was first staged in 2009, Vilnius was […] Read More

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 9:00 AM

Our International  Editor Simon Hewitt presents the exclusive RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour that will take place 14-20 September 2017 My friend William MacDougall likes to say that Russian Contemporary Art offers the best value for money to be had in the saleroom. I couldn’t agree more. The biggest problem is that so few […] Read More

RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2017 9:00 AM

THE RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR 2017 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE & URALS INDUSTRIAL BIENNALE (EKATERINBURG) 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017 Join Russian Art + Culture’s exclusive Contemporary Art Tour this September!   Our six-night guided tour features: opening of 7th Moscow Biennale at the Manezh, plus visits to satellite shows and collectors two nights […] Read More

BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 27/06/2017 4:00 PM

Our readers may already anticipate the feast for the ears and eyes, which is the BBC Proms, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall each year. One of our authors makes a comprehensive list of those musical concerts featuring Russian classical music performed throughout the Proms season.  BBC Proms is a world-famous classical music festival. […] Read More

Magazine launch: Index on Censorship – Russia’s revolution and our freedoms. 27 June at Calvert 22

Magazine launch: Index on Censorship – Russia’s revolution and our freedoms. 27 June at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/06/2017 10:00 AM

Join us and Index on Censorship for a summer party to launch its upcoming issue exploring the impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on our freedoms today. There’ll be pop-up provocations looking at contemporary influences of the Russian Revolution on propaganda, culture and politics from around the globe alongside live readings of speeches tracing the […] Read More

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/06/2017 10:00 AM

Yulia Chaplina (piano & narration) Jonathan Deakin (guest performer, piano duo) A wonderful 60 mins programme of Russian piano music is presented by Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin (no interval). The programme includes music by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev written during the 1917 Russian Revolution as well as other compositions written before and after, illustrating the […] Read More

IMMERSIVE FOOD EXPERIENCE: “CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS”. 7 July

IMMERSIVE FOOD EXPERIENCE: “CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS”. 7 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/06/2017 10:00 AM

“Curious Encounters” “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” Let’s all get a little mad for a day. Take an immersive trip down a “rabbit hole” at this Alice in Wonderland-based pop-up experience created by […] Read More

Film screening: Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016). 12 July at New East Cinema

Film screening: Oleg and the Rare Arts (Andrés Duque, 2016). 12 July at New East Cinema

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/06/2017 12:00 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 us via Skype after the screening for […] Read More

The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable. 23 June – 20 August at Calvert 22

The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable. 23 June – 20 August at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/06/2017 12:30 PM

Private view: Thursday 22 June, 6 – 9pm. RSVP here. A group show on writing and rewriting history “The future is certain”, according to an old Soviet joke. “It’s the past which is unpredictable.” This exhibition reflects on the ways history is written and the inevitability with which the past reasserts itself in the future. Bringing […] Read More

Rogers and Bernaskoni in Conversation. The influence of the Russian Avant Garde on contemporary architecture. 22 June at the Design Museum

Rogers and Bernaskoni in Conversation. The influence of the Russian Avant Garde on contemporary architecture. 22 June at the Design Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/06/2017 10:00 AM

Join world leading architects Richard Rogers and Boris Bernaskoni to discuss their work and the influence of the Russian Avant Garde on contemporary architecture. Rogers and Bernaskoni in Conversation’ is produced in partnership with Mariana Haseldine and GRAD Gallery. What to expect? From the legacy of Constructivism to the iconic status of Tatlin’s Tower, the […] Read More

Temple of Futures Thinking. By Avenir Institute, 17 June – 2 July

Temple of Futures Thinking. By Avenir Institute, 17 June – 2 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/06/2017 10:00 AM

Temple of Futures Thinking By Avenir Institute, June 17 – July 2 Opening June 16, 19.00 with a lecture-performance “Futures: plural, queer & rhizomatic” The future is a pastiche of relational and extrapolative images of expectations, desires and fears. Avenir Institute was founded in summer 2015 with the mission of exploring the questions on potentialities in […] Read More

Mikhail Klarin Master Class: The Augmented Reality of Our Decisions. Organised by Chance For Life charitable foundation

Mikhail Klarin Master Class: The Augmented Reality of Our Decisions. Organised by Chance For Life charitable foundation

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/06/2017 8:30 PM

The Augmented Reality of Our Decisions: Understanding How Our Unconscious Shapes Our Decisions, and How to Use This for Success Let us dare to get a glimpse of egoism giving some focused attention to… our own selves? We suggest spending this evening exploring our own wishes, intentions, goals… Do we always know what we are […] Read More

HARVESTING RAIN. Daria Krotova at Galerie Iragui, Moscow, 16 June – 16 July

HARVESTING RAIN. Daria Krotova at Galerie Iragui, Moscow, 16 June – 16 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/06/2017 5:13 PM

Daria Krotova. HARVESTING RAIN Opening: 16th of June 2017 at 7 pm “Bringing together the art practice and the experience of living in the country house, Daria Krotova tests the ability of art as an instrument for capturing uncertain states. Rain for her is a metaphor for the mobility and variability of instantaneous states, her creative […] Read More

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/06/2017 1:34 PM

Alexander Karpeyev is music curator at the Pushkin House and Artistic Director of the London Medtner Festival. He is quickly gaining reputation as one of the leading Russian pianists of his generation. On 13 February 2017 he gave a critically acclaimed recital at London’s prestigious Kings Place. Reviews of 1917: The Final Flowering are available at […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Conversation with Erik Bulatov on his Monumental Installation at Tate Modern. By Katya Belyaeva

INTERVIEW: Conversation with Erik Bulatov on his Monumental Installation at Tate Modern. By Katya Belyaeva

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 09/06/2017 2:07 PM

Forward 2016 is Erik Bulatov’s first sculpture which was conceived following a visit to a decommissioned 19th century iron foundry in Maubourguet, France. 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. The project was supported by the London non-profit organisation […] Read More

Post-Sale Report: STABLE NOT STRONG. Consignor Caution Delays Market Revival. By Simon Hewitt

Post-Sale Report: STABLE NOT STRONG. Consignor Caution Delays Market Revival. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 08/06/2017 8:11 PM

AS RA+C FOUNDER THEODORA CLARKE (aka Theo) campaigned tirelessly in Bristol East in T-shirt and jeans, the art world focused on Mayfair and the ability of the Russian auction market to pursue its tentative turnaround of last November. Electoral periods are seldom good news for the art market, which thrives on political and economic stability. […] Read More

RUSSIAN JEWELLERY IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION, Pushkin House, 29 June

RUSSIAN JEWELLERY IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION, Pushkin House, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/06/2017 12:46 PM

The Royal houses of Britain and Russia were bonded by close and complex family ties. The British royals preferred to keep their distance from their Russian cousins, but appreciated their wealth and taste. Following the tragic deaths of the Tsar and his family, their British cousins made an effort to buy their jewels. Many Russian […] Read More

GEOMETRY OF NONSENSE. Works by Yuri Vashenko at Pushkin House, until 7th July

GEOMETRY OF NONSENSE. Works by Yuri Vashenko at Pushkin House, until 7th July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/06/2017 5:00 PM

Geometry of Nonsense is an exhibition of drawings and etchings by Yuri Vashenko, one of Russia’s leading illustrators of Lewis Carroll. It contains illustrations to several books by the great writer, mathematician and logician, created by the artist over more than 30 years. The latest book is Philosophical Alice, a collection of commentaries by different […] Read More

KINETIC GENERATIVE MUSIC INSTALLATION BY ANDRIUS ŠARAPOVAS AT THE TSEKH GALLERY IN VILNIUS. UNTIL 18 JUNE

KINETIC GENERATIVE MUSIC INSTALLATION BY ANDRIUS ŠARAPOVAS AT THE TSEKH GALLERY IN VILNIUS. UNTIL 18 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2017 11:56 PM

Can statistics sound like music? Andrius Šarapovas’ kinetic art installation, which will be open at the TSEKH gallery until June 18th, invites visitors to experience how data generated through a person’s reality and behavioral patterns can be revived from the digital world and returned to the real one by being transformed into generative music. According […] Read More

ANATOLY SHURAVLEV: FUTURE REVISITED. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 9 June – 23 July

ANATOLY SHURAVLEV: FUTURE REVISITED. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 9 June – 23 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2017 11:08 PM

In this second venue of his exhibition in Greece (the first part was presented at the Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, 5 – 24.4.2017) Anatoly Shuravlev broadens the show with older works which are, nevertheless, presented in a new way and in a new context that corresponds with his […] Read More

THE PAPER REVOLUTION. SOVIET GRAPHIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTIVISM (1920 – 1930’S). ADAM, Brussels, 5 June – 8 October

THE PAPER REVOLUTION. SOVIET GRAPHIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTIVISM (1920 – 1930’S). ADAM, Brussels, 5 June – 8 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/05/2017 6:32 PM

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Art & Design Atomium Museum and Moscow Design Museum are going to present a special exhibition The Paper Revolution 1920 – 1930’s. The exhibition will be dedicated to the Soviet graphic design of the 1920s and 1930s. Featuring significant works of Aleksandr Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, […] Read More

PANEL DISCUSSION: Émigrés from Revolution, 5 June at the British Library

PANEL DISCUSSION: Émigrés from Revolution, 5 June at the British Library

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/05/2017 11:00 AM

With Katya Galitzine, Dominic Lieven, Martin Sixsmith and guests At least a million people, and probably many more, became exiles from Russia during the Revolution and its aftermath. They spanned all classes and included landowners and nobles, Cossacks and the military, dispossessed businessmen and Imperial officials, intellectuals and artists such as Stravinsky, Nabokov and Chagall. […] Read More

RUSSIAN ART WEEK JUNE 2017: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS. By Simon Hewitt

RUSSIAN ART WEEK JUNE 2017: AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 22/05/2017 9:00 AM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt expertly peruses catalogues of the forthcoming sales and gives his recommendations to collectors and art investors while also analysing the general situation on the Russian art market. MacDougall’s ‘Our strong private treaty sales over the last nine months encourage us to be optimistic about the forthcoming Russian auctions’ declares William MacDougall, […] Read More

Russian Art Week Guide, June 2017

Russian Art Week Guide, June 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/05/2017 10:00 PM

And now, just hot off the press, our new Russian Art Week Guide which will help you find your own way through the maze of events, descending upon us as an avalanche within a weeks’ time! You will find the expertly opinion of Simon Hewitt about the upcoming Russian Art auctions along with their schedule; the interview of Natasha […] Read More

WINGS OF PRAYER OR DESPAIR? AMBIGUOUS RUSSIA OVERSHADOWS VENICE BIENNALE. BY SIMON HEWITT

WINGS OF PRAYER OR DESPAIR? AMBIGUOUS RUSSIA OVERSHADOWS VENICE BIENNALE. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 19/05/2017 3:25 PM

VIVA ARTE VIVA! is the slogan of this year’s Venice Biennale. Sounds upbeat, tutti frutti and full of joie de vivre. The Russian Pavilion is anything but. In a coup of breathtaking audacity even by his own flamboyant standards, Pavilion Curator Semyon Mikhailovsky, Rector of the St Petersburg Academy, exploits the 1917 Revolution to slam […] Read More

Interview with Russian Art Collector and Art-Dealer Maxim Bokser.

Interview with Russian Art Collector and Art-Dealer Maxim Bokser.

BY Natasha Butterwick POSTED 17/05/2017 2:33 PM

Maxim Bokser, the renowned Moscow-based collector is soon launching his inaugural catalogue “Bokser. Kollektsia” which features works on paper from his private collection at the eponymous  exhibition “Bokser. Collection” at the ”Nashi Khudozhniki” (i.e. Our Artists) gallery between 25 May – 23 July in Moscow. Some items from his collections will also be displayed in London […] Read More

Talk: Imagine Moscow: Contemporary Projections at the Design Museum, 2 June

Talk: Imagine Moscow: Contemporary Projections at the Design Museum, 2 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/05/2017 10:00 AM

In conjunction with Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution the Design Museum hosts an evening of talks and presentations in collaboration with The Architectural Association School of Architecture and Plakat Platform. What to expect To coincide with the exhibition Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution, the Design Museum has collaborated with The Architectural Association School of Architecture […] Read More

Review: Dual Perspectives: St Peterburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. By Eleanor Hemming

Review: Dual Perspectives: St Peterburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. By Eleanor Hemming

BY Eleanor Hemming POSTED 11/05/2017 4:24 PM

Following its success in Moscow last year, Dual Perspectives has come to the St Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, where you will be able to visit until the fourth of June. As part of the UK-Russia year of Science and Education, this exhibition showcases the works of two men who were both […] Read More

Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden) by the Sovremennik Theatre.

Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden) by the Sovremennik Theatre.

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 09/05/2017 12:00 PM

This new tour of the Sovremennik theatre in London also meant the premiere of  Erich Maria Remarque’s Drei Kameraden on London stage with brilliant performances by Alexander Khovansky and Chulpan Khamatova.   Some things never get old: love, death, friendship, and an inspiring story. The Moscow theatre Sovremennik included the novel ‘Three Comrades’  into the repertoire of their […] Read More

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times. Gosha Ostretsov in Venice, 9 May – 30 June

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times. Gosha Ostretsov in Venice, 9 May – 30 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/05/2017 7:08 AM

The exhibition «I’ve been abducted hundreds of times» is a journey conceived by Russian artist Gosha Ostretsov and his curator Simon Njami. It will take place at Palazzo Nani Bernardo from May 9 to June 30, 2017. «I’ve been abducted hundreds of times» is a hallucination, a heterochrony, and archaeology of the future. Using the […] Read More

US AND THEM. NOVIKOV & NAZARENKO NAIL IT IN PARIS. BY SIMON HEWITT

US AND THEM. NOVIKOV & NAZARENKO NAIL IT IN PARIS. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 05/05/2017 10:53 AM

The colourful exhibition HE+SHE, featuring works by Tatyana Nazarenko & Igor Novikov, opened at Galerie Shchukin, just off the Champs-Elysées, on April 27 and runs until June 14. Our International Editor Simon Hewitt reports. When Igor Novikov and Tatyana Nazarenko married in July 2014, glamorous images of their celebratory boat-trip along the River Moscova floated […] Read More

DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL. JAN FABRE SAILS FROM THE NEVA TO THE GRAND CANAL. BY SIMON HEWITT

DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL. JAN FABRE SAILS FROM THE NEVA TO THE GRAND CANAL. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 04/05/2017 9:00 PM

Belgian artist Jan Fabre blitzkrieged St Petersburg this Winter with an exhibition that attracted crowds and controversy. He told our International Editor Simon Hewitt that his next show – at the Venice Biennale – will be spiritually different. Jan Fabre never stops. His 200-work show at the Hermitage, Рыцарь Отчаяния – Воин Красоты (Knight of […] Read More

Dual Perspectives: Second World War Drawings by Architect-Veterans from Russia and Britain’

Dual Perspectives: Second World War Drawings by Architect-Veterans from Russia and Britain’

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/05/2017 12:31 PM

They were not personally acquainted, but there are fascinating parallels in the stories of their lives. They both went through the trauma of war and shared a passion for art. In 2017 the Honoured Architect of the Russian Federation, Pavel Ivanovich Afonin, would have turned 97, and the accomplished architectural illustrator from the United Kingdom, […] Read More

Talk: What Happened in 1917? – Organising the Masses: Media and the Russian Revolution, 4 May at Calvert 22

Talk: What Happened in 1917? – Organising the Masses: Media and the Russian Revolution, 4 May at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/05/2017 10:00 AM

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

The Fashion Revolution at The Design Museum, 2 May

The Fashion Revolution at The Design Museum, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/04/2017 8:00 PM

Join cultural historian David Crowley to examine the legacy of the Soviet avant-garde in fashion and film design in the second part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series. What to expect The October Revolution represents one of the most significant moments in our architectural and design history. Now one hundred years on, this lecture series […] Read More

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