Articles By Katya Belyaeva

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

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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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