Posted in: Art, Articles, Russian art- Feb 17, 2017 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Josephine Burton Shares her Ideas on Russian Art and Running of DashArts. By Anna Prosvetova.

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Josephine Burton co-founded Dash Arts with Tim Supple in 2005. Since then, they have produced cross-art cross-cultural work in the UK, ranging from an Indian A Midsummer Night’s Dream to an Arabic Series of live events.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, International Column- Feb 02, 2017 Comments Off on BRAFA BOUNCES ON: BUBBLY BRUSSELS FAIR GIVES RUSSIANS THE CHAMPAGNE TREATMENT. BY SIMON HEWITT

A2pix_018#No other European Fair makes such efforts to attract a Russian clientèle as BRAFA, the Brussels Art Fair. It has its own special Moscow agent, Comtesse Ekaterina de Rochambeau, who engineers the VIP visits of over 100 Russian collectors, journalists, designers and interior architects.… Read more

Posted in: Articles, Culture, Events, International Column, Russian art- Jan 09, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: ROUND & ABOUT IN RUSSIAN WEEK. It’s Not All Auctions – as Simon Hewitt Discovers
IN THE SECOND OF TWO ARTICLES, OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT INTERVIEWS ACE VIOLINIST YURI ZHISLIN AND DISCUSSES SOME OF THE OTHER EVENTS HELD IN LONDON DURING RUSSIAN WEEK

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One meeting leads to another, and I was grateful to Mumtoz Kamolzoda, Craig Murray’s Russian translator at the Turkish Cultural Centre, for introducing me to the work of one of Tajikistan’s most distinguished and unusual artists: her father Olim Kamalov, who was born in Dushanbe in 1960.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Articles, International Column, Post-Soviet Countries- Jan 06, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: MORE THAN A GAME. Craig Murray Blows the Whistle on British India, by Simon Hewitt
MURDEROUSLY HOT BUT NO ROD : SAMARKAND IN 1870 BY VASILY VERESCHAGIN

MURDEROUSLY HOT BUT NO ROD : SAMARKAND IN 1870 BY VASILY VERESCHAGINing the 19th century.

AFTER HIS ANALYSIS & REPORT ON THE RUSSIAN AUCTIONS HELD AT THE END OF NOVEMBER, OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT DISCUSSES SOME OF THE OTHER EVENTS HELD IN LONDON DURING RUSSIAN WEEK IN TWO EXCLUSIVE ARTICLES:
 
THE FIRST RECOUNTS HIS MEETING WITH AUTHOR & FORMER DIPLOMAT CRAIG MURRAY, AND DISCUSSES HIS RECENT BOOK ON ‘THE GREAT GAME’ BETWEEN BRITAIN & RUSSIA DURING THE 19TH CENTURY.Read more
Posted in: Articles, Culture- Jan 05, 2017 Comments Off on BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights (Harper Collins, 2016) by Stephen Dalzielmoscow-nights-cover

In this superbly-written book, Nigel Cliff has uncovered one of the great personal stories of the Cold War: how an unassuming 23-year old boy from Texas could win the hearts of the Russian people at a time when mistrust between the USSR and the USA was at its height.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Russian art- Dec 28, 2016 Comments Off on REVIEW: Revolutionary! The Russian Avant-Garde from the Collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov by Irene Kukota

REVIEW: Revolutionary! The Russian Avant-Garde from the Collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov by Irene Kukota 

Courtesy of Irene Kukota

Courtesy of Irene Kukota

Some art collectors simply know how to be ahead of the curve: first when they start collecting art and second – when they begin displaying their collection.Read more

Posted in: Articles, Russian art- Dec 20, 2016 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Vitaly Komar on Yalta-1945 at the Ben Uri Gallery

The Ben Uri Gallery in London is showing the monumental installation Yalta-1945 created by the Russian-born USA-based artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid – two of the most recognized unofficial artists from the USSR.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Russian art- Dec 09, 2016 Comments Off on REVIEW: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA, New York, by Milan Tessler

REVIEW: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA, New York, by Milan Tessler 

Courtesy of Milan Tessler

Courtesy of Milan Tessler

Ahead of the highly anticipated exhibition on Russian art slated for February at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York recently unveiled its collection of Russian art to the public.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Russian art- Nov 25, 2016 Comments Off on REVIEW: ‘Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection’ at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, by Rachel Hajek

REVIEW: Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection at the Louis Vuitton Foundation by Rachel Hajek

The ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev was once quoted to have said that ‘in the history of the world, what remains are the names of those who had the courage to go against the taste of their times.’[1] The blockbuster exhibition Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection, currently showing at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, goes some way to insert Sergei Shchukin’s name into that world history, alongside those of the illustrious artists he collected. Read more

Posted in: Articles, Culture- Nov 18, 2016 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Princess Katya Galitzine on The Prince George Galitzine Memorial Library in St Petersburg

Our editor, Lauren Warner, spoke with Princess Katya Galitzine, co-founder of The Prince George Galitzine Memorial Library in St Petersburg, about the Library and her upcoming event with Simon Sebag Montefiore on 5 December about his book, The Romanovs 1613-1918.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Russian art- Nov 16, 2016 Comments Off on REVIEW: Revolution – A New Art for a New World by Rebecca Jennings

Review: Revolution – A New Art for a New World

Anna Kaminskaia, grand-daughter of Nikolai Punin / Courtesy of Foxtrot Films

Anna Kaminskaia, grand-daughter of Nikolai Punin / Courtesy of Foxtrot Films

a film by Margy Kinmonth, Foxtrot Films

by Rebecca Jennings

Whilst the sounds of revolution were humming beneath the surface of Imperialist Russia, an avant-garde mutiny was transforming Europe’s artistic landscape.Read more

Posted in: Articles, Culture, Russian art- Nov 12, 2016 Comments Off on REVIEW: Anastasia at the Royal Opera House by Matthew Burgess

Anastasia at the Royal Opera House 

A scene from Anastasia by The Royal Ballet @ Royal Opera House. (Opening 28-10-16) © (2016) ROH. Photographed by Tristram Kenton (3 Raveley Street, LONDON NW5 2HX TEL 0207 267 5550 Mob 07973 617 355)email: tristram@tristramkenton.com

A scene from Anastasia by The Royal Ballet @ Royal Opera House. © (2016) ROH. Photographed by Tristram Kenton 

By Matthew Burgess

The Royal Opera House’s production of the real-life mystery of Anastasia comes to a close today.Read more