Articles By Stuart Hillcock

Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

Semyon Slepakov Charity Concert in aid of Gift of Life. 1st May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 2:00 PM

Exclusive charity concert of stand-up comedy star Semyon Slepakov on 1 May at Under the Bridge in aid of Gift of Life and Podari Zhizn. Followed by drinks reception with the performer. Hosted by Chulpan Khamatova. All proceeds from ticket sales will benefit children with cancer in Russian hospitals. Thanks to generosity of the sponsors, […] Read More

Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

Vladimir Tarasov. Tapestry of Sound. 21 April at White Space Gallery

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/04/2017 12:57 PM

A world-famous drummer and visual artist, Vladimir Tarasov will perform at White Space Gallery on Friday 21 April, 19.00. Introduced by Alexander Kan RSVP essential White Space Gallery at Cultural Dialogue. 6 Pall Mall East, London SW1Y 5BF “Vladimir Tarasov, a drummer of rare subtlety and cunning, takes sensual delight in the very touch of his […] Read More

Book launch & dance performance: The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia, Calvert 22, 18 May

Book launch & dance performance: The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia, Calvert 22, 18 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 7:30 PM

As part of The Future is Now: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is excited to host a dynamic evening of dance to launch the new book The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde: Dance, Kinaesthesia and the Arts in Revolutionary Russia by Irina Sirotkina and Roger Smith (Bloomsbury Publishing). You’ll be introduced to the history of dance and movement among Russian avant-garde […] Read More

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V-A-C FOUNDATION AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PRESENT SPACE FORCE CONSTRUCTION, Venice, 13 May – 25 August

V-A-C FOUNDATION AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PRESENT SPACE FORCE CONSTRUCTION, Venice, 13 May – 25 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 12:00 PM

V-A-C Foundation is proud to present Space Force Construction, organised in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of V-A-C’s new Venetian headquarters. The Moscow-based foundation has organised regular  annual exhibitions in Venice since 2010. This year,  marking the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the new project Space Force Construction considers the […] Read More

EXHIBITION: MELNIKOV/LE CORBUSIER, ENCOUNTER AT LA VILLA SAVOYE, 15 April – 17 September

EXHIBITION: MELNIKOV/LE CORBUSIER, ENCOUNTER AT LA VILLA SAVOYE, 15 April – 17 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 12:02 AM

This exhibition of photographs was organized by the Centre for National Monuments, the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow) and the State Melnikovs Museum (Moscow), and is featured in the programme of the Month of Photography. The exhibition aims to promote a visual dialogue between the world-renown works of the Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov with […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Russian Artist Sasha Frolova Holds her Show Inflandia in Amberg, Germany, 29 April onwards

EXHIBITION: Russian Artist Sasha Frolova Holds her Show Inflandia in Amberg, Germany, 29 April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/04/2017 10:42 PM

After having her solo exhibition at the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, an exceptionally gifted artist Sasha Frolova opens her new show  Inflandia at the Luftmuseum in Amberg,  Germany, on 29th April. The sculptures of Russian artist Sasha Frolova are kind of eccentric: small and gigantic figures are made of brightly coloured latex and cause […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Ernst Neizvestny Retrospective May, Galleri Astley, Sweden, May 14 to July 16

EXHIBITION: Ernst Neizvestny Retrospective May, Galleri Astley, Sweden, May 14 to July 16

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/04/2017 10:31 PM

Neizvestny’s work is all about humans’ ability to endure, about humans’ pain but also of our strength. His works can never be harmonious, peaceful or rounded because it is about a never ending struggle”. It was these words written by Torsten Bergmark in the late 60’s, published in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, that […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Postponed Futures at GRAD Gallery, 26 April onwards

EXHIBITION: Postponed Futures at GRAD Gallery, 26 April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:46 PM

GRAD, in collaboration with waterside contemporary, is proud to present Postponed Futures, an exhibition that offers an alternative perspective on early twentieth century Ukrainian avant- garde practices through the lens of contemporary Ukrainian art. Curated by Kiev-based artist Nikita Kadan, the exhibition includes historical works by twentieth century masters Oleksandr Bohomazov, Vasyl Ermilov, Maria Synyakova […] Read More

EXHIBITION: SOVREMENNIK/ CONTEMPORARY Commemorative Exhibition to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow, 27th April onwards

EXHIBITION: SOVREMENNIK/ CONTEMPORARY Commemorative Exhibition to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow, 27th April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:40 PM

Pushkin House’s new show explores the legacy of the 1950-60s period through the history of Moscow’s legendary and internationally renowned theatre Sovremennik, or ‘Contemporary’, now marking its’ 60th anniversary. The exhibition features works by Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Pivovarov, Oleg Vassilev, Pavel Pepperstein, Olga Chernysheva, Vladimir Yankilevsky, and others, along with newly commissioned art […] Read More

BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BY James Van de Pette POSTED 14/04/2017 7:31 PM

Given the seductive appeal of the Russian Revolution (at least for British audiences) it is perhaps peculiar that so few novelists, with the notable exception of Penelope Fitzgerald and The Beginning of Spring, have sought the streets of Moscow in 1917 as the backdrop to a romantic tale. Few though could be more qualified in […] Read More

CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

CONCERT: BMW GROUP Brings Valery Gergiev to Perform Rakhmaninov on Trafalgar Square, 21 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:28 PM

The London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performs an all-Rachmaninov programme in London’s Trafalgar Square on Sunday 21 May, the sixth concert in the Orchestra’s annual BMW LSO Open Air Classics series, free and open to all. Rising star pianist Behzod Abduraimov makes his debut with the LSO performing Rachmaninov’s famous Rhapsody on a […] Read More

A Giant Fabergé Egg for Wales. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

A Giant Fabergé Egg for Wales. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 2:26 PM

It took 22 Cardiff students 13 days to create an “egg-stra” special creation – one giant Fabergé egg which will soon go on display in the capital. The giant egg, created by students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is inspired by one of the iconic Carl Fabergé’s eggs but instead features scenes […] Read More

TALK: RULES OF ELEGANCE: RUSSIAN AND BRITISH DANDYISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY, 24 April at the Pushkin House

TALK: RULES OF ELEGANCE: RUSSIAN AND BRITISH DANDYISM IN THE 19TH CENTURY, 24 April at the Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/04/2017 1:21 AM

The dandy was a fashionable male of the 19th century who achieved social influence by displaying distinctive elegance. But what were the specific ‘rules of elegance’ defining dandyism? What was the difference between national variants of dandyism? In her talk Dr Olga Vainshtein will interpret the dandies’ code of elegance as a system combining fashion, […] Read More

Kollektsia! – The Final View

Kollektsia! – The Final View

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/04/2017 4:19 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt has been reporting on Russian Contemporary Art since 2007, travelling from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the process. Here he delivers his judgment on the juggernaut Pompidou Centre exhibition Kollektsia! Contemporary Art in the USSR & Russia 1950-2000 that has just closed in Paris after a six-month run. The opening of […] Read More

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