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PROJECT/EXHIBITION: OBJECT No 1. The Cult of Lenin and Malevich’s Black Square reimagined at the 57th Venice Biennale, 13 May – 26 November

PROJECT/EXHIBITION: OBJECT No 1. The Cult of Lenin and Malevich’s Black Square reimagined at the 57th Venice Biennale, 13 May – 26 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/04/2017 6:56 PM

On the day of Lenin’s birthday we could not resist the temptation of  announcing a very intriguing project which will feature this year at the Venice Biennale. Object No. 1 is an unprecedented immersive installation that re-interprets one of the most prominent figures of the soviet era, Vladimir Lenin, on the 100th anniversary of the […] Read More

LECTURE by Prof. Aleksey Lidov. Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: Two Matrices of Christian Imagery. St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 2 May

LECTURE by Prof. Aleksey Lidov. Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: Two Matrices of Christian Imagery. St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/04/2017 6:36 PM

On Tuesday, 2nd May Professor of Moscow State University, Fellow of the Russian Academy of Arts and currently a Christensen Visiting Fellow Aleksey Lidov will give an open lecture at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford. The Lecture  Byzantine Icons and Western Pictures: Two Matrices of Christian Imagery will take place within the programme of the Medieval […] Read More

TALK: Russian Emigres in London from 16th Century Onwards. Talk by Natasha Dissanayake. Rossotrudnichestvo, 24 April.

TALK: Russian Emigres in London from 16th Century Onwards. Talk by Natasha Dissanayake. Rossotrudnichestvo, 24 April.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 3:25 PM

This is going to be an intersting illustrated talk by Natasha Dissanayake, author of the book  Russian Destinies in London which will also be presented at the event. Natasha traces Russian presence and Russian influence on the British Isles since 16th century and up to our present days. This book (and talk) are the results […] Read More

TALK: CULTURE TREE: MOSCOW’S ZARYADYE PARK AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF PUTIN, Vladimir Paperny at the Pushkin House, 25 April

TALK: CULTURE TREE: MOSCOW’S ZARYADYE PARK AND ARCHITECTURE IN THE AGE OF PUTIN, Vladimir Paperny at the Pushkin House, 25 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 2:44 PM

Vladimir Paperny will discuss the new project for Zaryadye Park in Moscow, based on his interviews with architects Elizabeth Diller and Charles Renfro, and will evaluate the park’s role in the political and aesthetic landscape of post-1991 Moscow under Mayors Yuri Luzhkov and Sergey Sobyanin (and Presidents Boris Yeltsin, Dmitry Medvedev and Vladimir Putin). The […] Read More

TALK: RASPUTIN with Writer Douglas Smith, 25 May, The Traveller’s Club

TALK: RASPUTIN with Writer Douglas Smith, 25 May, The Traveller’s Club

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/04/2017 12:00 AM

RASPUTIN” by Douglas Smith has recently been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for best biography.  We are lucky to have him speak for The Galitzine-St Petersburg Trust on 25th May. A series of lectures marking the year of the Russian Revolution will cover various facets of this world changing event.  All tickets will […] Read More

REVIEW: Elena Marttila by Andrew Spira

REVIEW: Elena Marttila by Andrew Spira

BY Andrew Spira POSTED 05/04/2017 12:00 AM

In the 1920s when Revolutionary idealism was at its most intense, it became commendable to uphold that not just ‘picturesque landscapes’ and ‘society portraits’ but all art was a bourgeois indulgence. Image-making, it was maintained, should not be for pleasure, which was superfluous to the requirements of life, and it was certainly not about self-expression […] Read More

An Open Studio with Alexander James! A Unique Event with Experimental Artist and Russophile, 6 April

An Open Studio with Alexander James! A Unique Event with Experimental Artist and Russophile, 6 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/04/2017 12:00 AM

On 6th April, there wil be an open studio with Alexander James between 16.00 and 20.00. In 2015 Alexander worked on an artistic project in Siberia, Russia. He also carries out exchange projects with Russian artists. Alexander is founder of the Distil Ennui Studio. The Distil Ennui Studio was formed in 1990. James works by exploring the […] Read More

TALK: RA Architecture: A New Communal: БЫТ – Way of Life, 10 April

TALK: RA Architecture: A New Communal: БЫТ – Way of Life, 10 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/04/2017 12:00 AM

A panel discussion on Soviet communal living will take place on 10th April between 18.30 and 20.00 p.m. at the Geological Society of London. What can we learn from the communal living aspirations of post-revolutionary Russia? Byt (or БЫТ) is a Russian term that encompasses daily life, domesticity and lifestyle. After the 1917 Revolution, architecture […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths, at the British Library, 28 April Onwards

EXHIBITION: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths, at the British Library, 28 April Onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/04/2017 12:00 AM

From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the first communist state, this definitive exhibition takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on. With rarely seen items from both sides of the conflict – from a first edition of the Communist Manifesto to anti-Bolshevik propaganda – this is a […] Read More

Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

Live Bolshoi Ballet Screening of A Hero of Our Time, April 9

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/03/2017 12:00 AM

The 16-17 season of the Bolshoi Ballet in cinema season comes to an end with A Hero of Our Time, the 30th ballet broadcast live from the Bolshoi to cinemas worldwide. This new work can only be seen on the Moscow stage, with Yuri Possokhov’s choreography, music by Ilya Demutsky and libretto by Kirill Serebrennikov. […] Read More

THE 5TH PUSHKIN HOUSE ANNUAL BOOK PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY & DINNER, 7th June

THE 5TH PUSHKIN HOUSE ANNUAL BOOK PRIZE AWARD CEREMONY & DINNER, 7th June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Pushkin House Russian Book Prize, now in its fifth year, rewards the very best non-fiction writing on Russia.  Worth £5,000 to the winner, the Prize was created to encourage public understanding and intelligent debate about the Russian-speaking world.  The prize is for a book published in English, but translations from other languages, including of course […] Read More

Joint Lecture by Renowned Curators Konstantin Akinsha and Elena Sudakova on Lenin’s Mausoleum at the Design Museum on 4th April

Joint Lecture by Renowned Curators Konstantin Akinsha and Elena Sudakova on Lenin’s Mausoleum at the Design Museum on 4th April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 4 April the contemporary Russian art gallery GRAD is organising another talk at the Design Museum. Join art historian Konstantin Akinsha and Director of Grad Gallery Elena Sudakova to examine the death of Lenin and its impact on Russian Design in the second Imagine Moscow lecture. The October Revolution represents one of the most significant […] Read More

INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 29/03/2017 12:00 AM

Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The show will be arriving to London for the first time this May.  I.K.  How would you describe Brodsky/Baryshnikov in one sentence? Mikhail Baryshnikov. A poetic journey What made you say “yes “ to participating in Brodsky/Baryshnikov project staged […] Read More

The SOVKOM Auction “Russian Art of the XXth Century” to Take Place on 30th March.

The SOVKOM Auction “Russian Art of the XXth Century” to Take Place on 30th March.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

The approaching SOVKOM spring auction will feature Russian art of the 20th century represented by 103 lots, comprising classical Russian pre-revolutionary art and works by the masters of the  socialist realism. Among the highlights of the upcoming auction are Yu. Klever, Sunset over the Swamps, 1898 and  Winter Landscape with Road, 1900s;  F. Rubo, Eastern […] Read More

Garage Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art – An Inclusive Revolution in Russian Contemporary Art. By Eleanor Hemming

Garage Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art – An Inclusive Revolution in Russian Contemporary Art. By Eleanor Hemming

BY Eleanor Hemming POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

From March 10th until May 14th The Garage Museum located in Moscow’s Gorky Park, is holding the Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art. Coinciding with a centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition brings together artists from across Russia, including the Crimea, and is the museum’s contribution to the centenary celebrations, looking forward into Russia’s present […] Read More

London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

London Concert Choir Programme Featuring Rachmaninov’s Choral The Bells with Natalya Romaniw, Andrew Rees and Michael Druiett, 29 March, Barbican.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

Rachmaninov’s choral symphony The Bells is the main work in this all-Russian concert. Written in 1913, Rachmaninov declared it his favourite of all his compositions. Its four movements brilliantly portray the glittering silver sleigh-bells, mellow golden wedding bells, clamorous brass alarm bells and mournful iron funeral bells on the journey from youth to the grave. […] Read More

HRH Prince Michael of Kent Opens Exhibition of Young Russian Artists in London

HRH Prince Michael of Kent Opens Exhibition of Young Russian Artists in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/03/2017 12:00 AM

Video: HRH Prince Michael of Kent opens exhibition of young Russian artists in London @RSGovUK. pic.twitter.com/GsTABkNq8c — Russia in UK (@RSGovUK) 23 марта 2017 г. On 23rd March HRH Prince Michael of Kent attended the preview of the exhibition of Young Russian Artists. He then addressed the audience with a brief and encouraging speech in […] Read More

THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

THEATRE: WNO and Royal Welsh College of Music Mark 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution with Opera, Chamber Music and Drama Revival

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/03/2017 12:00 AM

Arts organisations across Wales are putting together a season of performances and events for “R17” – the first collaboration of its kind, which capture the social and cultural explosion of the era, and Wales’ historic connections with the Russia of 1917. Russian Revolution will be a major presentation of three epic Russian themed works for […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin, 30 March onwards

EXHIBITION: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin, 30 March onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will launch its spring season with Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. The exhibition centers on a search for freedom of expression as the husband and wife team emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States on a life-long journey towards the contemporary art scene. Synergism will […] Read More

EVENT: THE HERMITAGE FOUNDATION Gala Dinner, 27 APRIL

EVENT: THE HERMITAGE FOUNDATION Gala Dinner, 27 APRIL

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/03/2017 12:00 AM

This year’s Gala will be held in The Enlightenment Gallery, formerly known as The King’s Library, which was built between 1823 and 1827 and was the first part of the new museum building as it is seen today. The British Museum opened to the public in 1759, five years before the Hermitage. Throughout three centuries […] Read More

Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the Present. By William Brumfield.

Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the Present. By William Brumfield.

BY William Brumfield POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

In the early 20th century the Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky invented a complex process for color photography. Between 1903 and 1916 he traveled through the Russian Empire and took over 2,000 photographs with the new process, which involved three exposures on a glass plate. In August 1918 he left Russia with a large part of […] Read More

CONFERENCE: The Museum After the Revolution. Friday 28 April — Saturday 29 April, at Calvert 22

CONFERENCE: The Museum After the Revolution. Friday 28 April — Saturday 29 April, at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, are pleased to present this two-day conference dedicated to museums and their collections in partnership with the European University at St Petersburg, UCL, The Vladimir Potanin Foundation, and Rich Mix. Friday 28 April, 5pm Keynote speech and evening reception at Calvert 22 […] Read More

RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

This two-day art history and theory course explores the critical and lasting impact of the Russian Revolution on both artistic practice and individual artists, treating the Revolutionary period not as a historical curiosity but as a time of great innovation and lasting change. This two-day art history and theory course considers the cultural shifts, radical […] Read More

Baklazanas Design Studio Releases a Video to Commemorate the 95th Anniversary of Shukhov’s Tower

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

Dizaino Studija Baklazanas (Lithuania, Vilnius) has created the colourful video The Great Utopia dedicated to the celebration of the 95th anniversary of the Shukhov tower. It shows the delicate beauty and mathematical poetry of the world famous Shukhov radio tower designed by the architect and pioneering engineer Vladimir Shukhov, considered an icon of early 20th […] Read More

INTERVIEW: The Moscow Triennale Curators Share their Vision for the Russian Contemporary Art, its Major Trends and Future. By Katya Belyaeva.

INTERVIEW: The Moscow Triennale Curators Share their Vision for the Russian Contemporary Art, its Major Trends and Future. By Katya Belyaeva.

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 10th March of 2017, the very first triennale of contemporary Russian art launched at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. According to Kate Fowle (the chief curator of the museum), the triennale is the perfect chance to explore the artistic processes happening across Russia —  yes, this year, it is only Russian […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of  Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers, 23 March

EXHIBITION: Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers, 23 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

From 23rd  March onwards the  Russian Cultural Centre Rossotrudnichestvo will host the exhibition Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of  Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers . It will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Russian Arts Help charity and 5th anniversary of the Russian Cultural Centre Rossotrudnichestvo in London. The exhibition features paintings by twenty-five artists […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Imagine Moscow. Interview with Eszter Steierhoffer. By Katya Belyaeva

INTERVIEW: Imagine Moscow. Interview with Eszter Steierhoffer. By Katya Belyaeva

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 19/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 15 March, the Design Museum launched its exhibition Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution exploring the designs for six prospective architectural projects for Moscow submitted between 1920s and 1930s following, the Russian Revolution. These grandiose, sometumes utopian projects have never been built.  Katya Belyaeva spoke with the curator Eszter Steierhoffer about the exhibition and asked for her commentary. […] Read More

MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Hermitage Ensemble is a choir consisting of Russian vocal virtuosi from St Petersburg. The group have been performing their unique mixture of Orthodox chants and folk music, with some modern hits too, in churches across Europe for twenty years. Their sound has been described as “one moment like a Slavic barber shop quartet and the next like […] Read More

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Within just a single week,  “Ensemble Productions” brought two absolutely stunning events to London. The first one — the superb celebration of classical music by maestro  Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra — took place on 8th March at the Barbican Hall. The orchestra gave their single performance in London to celebrate the International Women’s Day. […] Read More

REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

The memories of the magical evening with Moscow Virtuosi had not yet faded away, when on 12th March another magnificent event organised by the Ensemble Productions took everyone by storm:  In the Steps of  the Ballets Russes. Icons of Russian Ballet  was a spectacular gala dedicated to the legacy of the legendary Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) […] Read More

Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

Pavel Timofeyevsky Piano Recital, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

Acclaimed pianist Pavel Timofeyevsky returns to the Royal Over-Seas League with an exciting programme that includes one of the best loved works of the 19th century piano repertoire: Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Considered revolutionary, Mussorgsky’s cycle encourages the listener to imagine and transform music into vivid images. This enduring work inspired generations of […] Read More

SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

For one evening, the Bolshoi principals take on a new challenge with audacity The Cage by Jerome Robbins, Harald Lander’s Études and Alexei Ratmansky’s Russian Seasons. A Contemporary Evening is an exception to the Russian company’s famous classical repertoire and will be broadcast live to cinemas worldwide on Sunday, March 19. For this one-time event, […] Read More

CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with  Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

It is a unique opportunity offering itself to listen to the famous violin player Patricia Kopatchinskaja performing at Wigmore Hall on Monday 27 March at 7:30PM. Patricia Kopatchinskaja is Wigmore Hall’s Artist in Residence this season, and presents three concerts crafted to show the versatility, curiosity and wide musical passions of a true pioneer among […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Zimmerli Announces Free Programs that Explore Representations of Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art

EXHIBITION: Zimmerli Announces Free Programs that Explore Representations of Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the campus community and general public to two free programs in conjunction with A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s. This is the first exhibition on a large scale to explore artists’ diverse creative approaches to the theme of the […] Read More

TALK and FILM: Design on Film: Revolution. Sir Christopher Frayling in conversation with film director Margy Kinmonth and Dr Natalia Murray. 30 March at the Design Museum

TALK and FILM: Design on Film: Revolution. Sir Christopher Frayling in conversation with film director Margy Kinmonth and Dr Natalia Murray. 30 March at the Design Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

Author and academic Christopher Frayling discusses design on film with film-maker Margy Kinmonth, which will include her recent intimate and exciting documentary film Revolution – New Art for a New World. This film is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. It […] Read More

FILM: New Babylon, World Premiere and Live Performance of Shostakovich’s Lost Piano Score by Sasha Grynyuk, 25 March

FILM: New Babylon, World Premiere and Live Performance of Shostakovich’s Lost Piano Score by Sasha Grynyuk, 25 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

An exceptional opportunity to hear in Barbican the score as the composer himself intended –Shostakovich’s hitherto lost original piano score to the newly restored and expanded avant-garde Soviet masterpiece about the revolutionary 1871 Paris Commune. Shostakovich’s spectacular first film score, New Babylon, was written when he was just 23 years old and is, alongside The […] Read More

Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

As the exhibition at the Royal Academy Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 gathers pace and gets more and more responses and reviews in the press and online, one also learns that the viewers,  especially the British viewers, discover for themselves the art of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, who until recently has not been as well-known in the UK as his […] Read More

Ivan Pokhitonov’s Masterpiece “Duck Hunters on a Lake” to be Auctioned at 25 Blythe Road on 5th April

Ivan Pokhitonov’s Masterpiece “Duck Hunters on a Lake” to be Auctioned at 25 Blythe Road on 5th April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

We would like to draw the attention of our readers and Russian art collectors that a small work by Ivan Pokhitonov will soon come to auction at 25, Blythe Road in April 2017.  The Spring auction of Pictures from a Private London Club, run by Harry Moore-Gwyn at 25 Blythe Road, will take place on […] Read More

EXHIBITION: 100 Paintings from Savitsky Museum. The State Pushkin Museum Will Host Exhibition from Nukus, 6th April onwards.

EXHIBITION: 100 Paintings from Savitsky Museum. The State Pushkin Museum Will Host Exhibition from Nukus, 6th April onwards.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/03/2017 12:00 AM

One of the world’s greatest collections of Russian avant-garde art is housed in an unlikely place: the city of Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan – a remote region in the north of Uzbekistan. Described as “one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century Russian art” and located in one of the world’s poorest regions, today […] Read More

PERFORMANCE: Project Polunin at Sadler’s Wells, 14 – 18 March

PERFORMANCE: Project Polunin at Sadler’s Wells, 14 – 18 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/03/2017 12:00 AM

Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin trained at The Royal Ballet School before joining The Royal Ballet, where he rapidly rose through the ranks, becoming their youngest principal ever. Now, with Project Polunin he aims to create new dance and ballet works through the collaboration of dancers with contemporary artists, musicians and choreographers for both stage and […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, Pushkin House, 23 March

EXHIBITION: Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, Pushkin House, 23 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/03/2017 12:00 AM

Designed and curated by FUEL Design and Publishing, Pushkin House presents an exhibition of previously unseen Soviet anti-alcohol posters from the FUEL archive. The posters are published as a book, ‘Alcohol’, to be launched at the same time as the exhibition. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on those […] Read More

ARTICLE: Sergei Schukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part I. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

ARTICLE: Sergei Schukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part I. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

BY Edward Charlton-Jones POSTED 10/03/2017 12:00 AM

Tortured by Memories I. Moscow, declared the art critic Alexandre Benois, is “the city of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Matisse”. It was 1912, and this was no idle boast: within the once and future capital’s walls lay one of the greatest and most accessible private collections of Modernist art ever assembled. Each Sunday, the Trubetskoy Palace […] Read More

ARTICLE: Sergei Shchukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part II. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

ARTICLE: Sergei Shchukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part II. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

BY Edward Charlton-Jones POSTED 10/03/2017 12:00 AM

Please see Part I of the article here. IV. The Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, is perhaps not the most obvious location for such reflections. It perches like a bejewelled beetle in the Bois de Boulogne, its glass-panelled forewings raised as though about to take flight. For Shchukin’s grandchildren, however, who contributed a […] Read More

FILM: There Will Be No Winter. London Permiere and Q&A with the Film Director Ilya Demichev and Actors Xenia Rappoport and Nkita Efremov, 21 March.

FILM: There Will Be No Winter. London Permiere and Q&A with the Film Director Ilya Demichev and Actors Xenia Rappoport and Nkita Efremov, 21 March.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/03/2017 12:00 AM

On March 21 at 6 p.m. at the Regent Street Cinema there will be a first-time showing of the film There will be no Winter (2014). The film will run in Russian with English subtitles. A routine,  boring and painfully predictable world of the main characters suddenly starts to slide from under their feet when […] Read More

EXH: Ivan Sotnikov. Battle with the Squirrel. 10 March – 22 April

EXH: Ivan Sotnikov. Battle with the Squirrel. 10 March – 22 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/03/2017 12:00 AM

White Space Gallery and Cultural Dialogue present the first UK solo exhibition of works by Ivan Sotnikov (1961-2015), one of the most outstanding and prolific artists to come out of the legendary non-conformist scene of 1980s Leningrad. The exhibition at White Space brings together a selection of Sotnikov’s paintings from his Battle with the Squirrel […] Read More

TALK: The Tallest Building In The World. Lecture by Professor Christina Lodder on Russian Design and the Palace of the Soviets, 21st March

TALK: The Tallest Building In The World. Lecture by Professor Christina Lodder on Russian Design and the Palace of the Soviets, 21st March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Russian Revolution and its cultural aftermath represents one of the most significant moments in our architectural and design history. Now one hundred years on, this lecture series explores the design and wider cultural context of that time, as well as its impact on the present. In this lecture, Professor Christina Lodder examines the Palace […] Read More

FESTIVAL: 2017 Art Film Festival, March 26.

FESTIVAL: 2017 Art Film Festival, March 26.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/03/2017 12:00 AM

Russian American Cultural Center, in collaboration with the Russian and Slavic Studies Program, Hunter College, CUNY is pleased to announce: 2017 Art Film Festival Event Venue: Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College, 695 Park Ave, New York, NY 10065 Sunday, March 26, 2017 | 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM In the spirit of the Centennial of […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

Alexander Sitkovetsky is a British violinist of Russian origin. Although still young, he already has his page on BBC Music and is known to have performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Academy of St. Martin’s […] Read More

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

BY Maria Golovteeva. POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

On February 24th, the Maslenitsa Celebration Concert  took place at the Cadogan Hall. The Annual Russian Festival Maslenitsa, named after a traditional Slavic celebration of spring before the Great Lent, has been celebrating Russian art, theatre, music and Russian cuisine to London since 2009. This concert, attracting  members of  the public interested in the Russian […] Read More

THEATRE: Brodsky/ Baryshnikov UK Premiere at the Apollo Theatre, 3-6 May

THEATRE: Brodsky/ Baryshnikov UK Premiere at the Apollo Theatre, 3-6 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

Brodsky/Baryshnikov is a one-man show, performed by the legendary dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov and based on the poems of  the Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky. The production is an emotional journey deep down to the poet’s visceral and complex compositions. For the UK premiere, the show comes to the West End’s Apollo Theatre for a limited run of four nights only. […] Read More

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