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Exhibition of Works by Artist Alexis Gritchenko, Shapero Rare Books Gallery,  27 November-1 December

Exhibition of Works by Artist Alexis Gritchenko, Shapero Rare Books Gallery, 27 November-1 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/11/2017 11:27 AM

Exhibition of works and presentation of the new monograph “Alexis Gritchenko. Dynamocolor” by Vita Susak, from the Malabart collection. In collaboration with Russian Art and Culture at the Shapero Rare Books. Alexis Gritchenko (1883-1977) was a painter, art critic, whose creative work is closely connected with Ukraine, Russia and France. In 1910-ies he developed his own art direction — colordynamos, based on the cubism principles […] Read More

Book Discussion With the Author: ‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ by Neil Faulkner,  Conway Hall Book Club, 24 November

Book Discussion With the Author: ‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ by Neil Faulkner, Conway Hall Book Club, 24 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/11/2017 10:00 AM

The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to tumultuous events, the Russian people are the heroes. Faulkner shows how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised […] Read More

Translating the Russian Classics: Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. With Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Rosamund Bartlett, Calvert 22, 6 November

Translating the Russian Classics: Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. With Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Rosamund Bartlett, Calvert 22, 6 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/10/2017 11:30 AM

Sarah J. Young will chair the discussion between Nicolas Pasternak Slater and Rosamund Bartlett, who will share their insight into the process of translating Russian classics, an issue which continues to spark controversy even today, with a focus on the works of Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy, Oxford University Press have published a brand new edition of Crime and Punishment by […] Read More

SUBKULTURA: STORIES OF YOUTH AND RESISTANCE IN RUSSIA 1815-2017. ARTEMY TROITSKY IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDER KAN, Pushkin House, 28 October

SUBKULTURA: STORIES OF YOUTH AND RESISTANCE IN RUSSIA 1815-2017. ARTEMY TROITSKY IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDER KAN, Pushkin House, 28 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/10/2017 10:58 AM

Artemy Troitsky is both a chronicler of and a participant in some of the most exciting elements of Russian popular culture in the last half-century. Working variously as a journalist, music critic, concert promoter, broadcaster and academic, he has witnessed at first hand the underground movements which have shaped contemporary Russia. These are the stories […] Read More

Launch of Artemy Troitsky’s Book Subkultura at Calvert 22, 23 October

Launch of Artemy Troitsky’s Book Subkultura at Calvert 22, 23 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/10/2017 10:34 AM

On 23rd October, journalist Artemy Troitsky launches his new book SUBKULTURA: Stories of youth and resistance in Russia, 1815-2017, published by The New Social in collaboration with HOME. These are the stories of a different Russia – not the land of tsars and generals, but of anarchists and artists, punks and dandies, gopniks and hipsters. Subkultura shines a light on the rebellious heroes of […] Read More

Mystery-Bouffe Promenade Revival. 28-29 October at Waterstones Piccadilly

Mystery-Bouffe Promenade Revival. 28-29 October at Waterstones Piccadilly

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/10/2017 12:30 PM

A unique promenade, site-specific revival of Mystery-Bouffe.In celebration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, we are reviving the atmosphere of 1917 Russia, in a new version of Mystery-Bouffe by Vladimir Mayakovsky. This immersive, site-specific production pays homage to the original production, directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold and designed by Kazimir Malevich. In celebration of the […] Read More

Book launch – Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, Calvert 22, 19 October

Book launch – Holidays in Soviet Sanatoriums, Calvert 22, 19 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/10/2017 9:00 AM

This book is the first to offer a comprehensive collection of photographs and text on Soviet-era sanatoriums from Armenia to Uzbekistan. All the photographs are specially commissioned for the book, taken by a team of young photographers specialising in the post-Soviet territories. Originally conceived in the 1920s, sanatoriums afforded workers a place to holiday, courtesy […] Read More

A Cloud in Trousers – PoArtry of the Revolution, Waterstones Piccadilly, 12 October

A Cloud in Trousers – PoArtry of the Revolution, Waterstones Piccadilly, 12 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2017 2:13 AM

To commemorate the centenary of the Russian Revolution, join  a group of UCL SSEES graduates who are presenting a short evening of literature, a night of cabaret in the spirit of the famous Stray Dog Cabaret. We’ll be entertained with poetry, music and drama, including the works of Vladimir Mayakovsky, Aleksander Blok, Osip Mandelstam and […] Read More

KAZAKH ARTS FESTIVAL, London, Bridewell Theatre, 3-7 October

KAZAKH ARTS FESTIVAL, London, Bridewell Theatre, 3-7 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/10/2017 2:38 AM

This autumn, the Kazakh Arts Festival together with Aitmatov Academy, Dulat Issabekov Foundation, S’Bride Foundation and with the support of Samruk Kazyna Trust  celebrate the work and life of the famous Kazakh playwright Dulat Issabekov, who also turns  75  in October 2017. For his  Diamond Jubilee a selection of his popular plays such as  “The Actress” and the […] Read More

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/09/2017 9:08 AM

This book describes the famine, engineered by Stalin in 1932-33, that was meant to destroy Ukraine. It begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine. Published at a moment when Russia […] Read More

“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

“DYNASTIC RULE: MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY AND THE HERMITAGE” with GERALDINE NORMAN, 20 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/09/2017 10:33 AM

Geraldine Norman has published two books about the Hermitage 20 years apart. “The Hermitage: The Biography of a Great Museum” came out in 1997 and “Dynastic Rule: Mikhail Piotrovsky and the Hermitage” in 2016. Her lecture will trace the extraordinary changes in the museum over this period and how they came about: expansion, with a […] Read More

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 01/09/2017 11:47 AM

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) has long been considered to be the founder of Russian literature and one of Russia’s greatest writers. In A Short Life of Pushkin, Pushkin’s life and works are explored within the historical and political context of early nineteenth-century Russia. It begins with a brief introduction of Pushkin’s ancestors before examining Pushkin’s […] Read More

AN EVENING WITH HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF: A WILD AND BAREFOOT ROMANOV. 30 OCTOBER

AN EVENING WITH HH PRINCESS OLGA ROMANOFF: A WILD AND BAREFOOT ROMANOV. 30 OCTOBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/08/2017 3:40 PM

Marking the publication of HH Princess Olga Romanoff’s memoirs in early October this year we are joined by the author to discuss her life, upbringing, and experience of life in Britain. Princess Olga is the daughter of the eldest nephew of Tsar Nicholas II. The book has been published to coincide with the centenary of […] Read More

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 09/08/2017 11:10 AM

Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.” (A tip from the family themselves is to pronounce it as ‘Na-BOAK-ov’, where ‘BOAK’ rhymes with smoke.) For those curious about Nabokov himself, Robert Golla’s collation of interviews by Nabokov in Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov […] Read More

ART HISTORIAN ROSALIND BLAKESLEY WINS FIFTH PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE

ART HISTORIAN ROSALIND BLAKESLEY WINS FIFTH PUSHKIN HOUSE RUSSIAN BOOK PRIZE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/06/2017 11:58 PM

Our whole team wholeheartedly congratulates the art historian and curator Rosalind Blakesley who has won the fifth annual Pushkin House Russian book prize for her work The Russian Canvas: Painting in Imperial Russia, 1757-1881. Her book, published by Yale, was selected by a panel of five distinguished judges from a shortlist of six strong contenders. […] Read More

Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

Book Launch: Dr Rachel Morley: Performing Femininity, UCL SSEES Russian Cinema Research Group, 8 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 4:43 PM

Oriental dancers, ballerinas, actresses and opera singers the figure of the female performer is ubiquitous in the cinema of pre-Revolutionary Russia. From the first feature film, Romashkov’s Stenka Razin (1908), through the sophisticated melodramas of the 1910s, to Viskovsky’s The Last Tango (1918), made shortly before the pre-Revolutionary film industry was dismantled by the new […] 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

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

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

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

BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

BY Stephen Dalziel POSTED 05/01/2017 12:00 AM

Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights (Harper Collins, 2016) by Stephen Dalziel 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 […] Read More

CFP: Stanford CREEES’ International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2019 and Russian Futurism

CFP: Stanford CREEES’ International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2019 and Russian Futurism

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/12/2016 12:00 AM

The International Yearbook of Futurism Studies for the year 2019 will be dedicated to Russian Futurism. The editors invite papers devoted to any topic related to the history of the movement and welcome new research on budetlianism vs. futurizm; Russian reports on Italian Futurism 1909-1915, 1920-1930; Futurism and Constructivism; zaum and parole in libertà; Futurism in Russian theatre, music, design, […] Read More

BOOK: A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/11/2016 12:00 AM

A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov Published by House Sparrow Press Format: paperback, 102 x 182mm, 96pp, perfect bound, with cover artwork by John and Yves Berger, plus audio CD (44:34) in slipcase with 4 colour plates by Georgia Keeling. 600 copies ISBN: 978-0-9935693-2-6 RRP: £9.99 John Berger described the great Soviet writer […] Read More

EVENT: BOOK LAUNCH: Avant-Garde Textiles: Designs for Fabric by Julia Tulovsky, New York, 2 November

EVENT: BOOK LAUNCH: Avant-Garde Textiles: Designs for Fabric by Julia Tulovsky, New York, 2 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/10/2016 12:00 AM

Book launch: Avant-Garde Textiles: Designs for Fabric by Julia Tulovsky Published by Tatlin Press: Yekaterinburg, 2016 At St. Petersburg Global Trade House, 261 Fifth Ave New York, NY 10016 Wednesday, 2 November, 18:30 – 20:30  Please join us for a book-signing event with Julia Tulovsky, Curator for Russian and Soviet Nonconformist Art at the Zimmerli Art Museum […] Read More

NEWS: BBC celebrates the 150th anniversary of ‘Crime and Punishment’

NEWS: BBC celebrates the 150th anniversary of ‘Crime and Punishment’

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/10/2016 12:00 AM

The BBC invites readers to attend a discussion on Fyodor Dostoevsky on 1 November at Pushkin House in London marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Crime and Punishment, RBTH reports. The discussion is taking part within the framework of the BBC World Book Club and will be broadcast on Nov. 5 on the […] Read More

BOOK: Hidden Urbanism: Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 by Sergey Kuznetsov, Alexander Zmeul & Erken Kagarov

BOOK: Hidden Urbanism: Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 by Sergey Kuznetsov, Alexander Zmeul & Erken Kagarov

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2016 12:00 AM

Hidden Urbanism Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 By Sergey Kuznetsov / Alexander Zmeul / Erken Kagarov Published by DOM publishers The Moscow metro comprises a route network with a total length of 320 km and is the most fascinating underground transport system in the world. Each year more than 2.4 […] Read More

EVENT: “Medium”: presentation of the English version of a book by Sergei Khachaturov at Waterstones Piccadilly, 7 October

EVENT: “Medium”: presentation of the English version of a book by Sergei Khachaturov at Waterstones Piccadilly, 7 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2016 12:00 AM

“Medium“: presentation of the English version of a book by Sergei Khachaturov Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra String Quartet performance At Waterstones Piccadilly 7 October at 7 pm On 7 October, Rossotrudnichestvo in London and Waterstones Piccadilly will host the launch of the English version of a book celebrating the 85th anniversary of the legendary Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra. The […] Read More

EVENT: Catherine Merridale & Simon Sebag Montefiore discuss ‘Lenin on the Train’ at Daunt Books Marylebone, 10 October

EVENT: Catherine Merridale & Simon Sebag Montefiore discuss ‘Lenin on the Train’ at Daunt Books Marylebone, 10 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/10/2016 12:00 AM

Catherine Merridale & Simon Sebag Montefiore discuss ‘Lenin on the Train’ At Daunt Books Marylebone 10 October at 7pm As we approach the one hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, Catherine Merridale’s sparkling new book takes us to 1917 when at the height of the First World War a group within the German Government decided to […] Read More

BOOK: The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde by Isabel Wünsche

BOOK: The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde by Isabel Wünsche

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/09/2016 12:00 AM

The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde Nature’s Creative Principles By Isabel Wnsche Published by Routledge The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature. Isabel Wünsche analyzes the artistic influences, intellectual foundations, and scientific publications that shaped the […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story)’s Interview with Ivan Lindsay about his new book on Soviet art

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story)’s Interview with Ivan Lindsay about his new book on Soviet art

BY Tatiana Pokoptseva POSTED 28/09/2016 12:00 AM

Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story), the Russian federal project about people in Russian culture, art & fashion, published their recent interview with Ivan Lindsay, a London-based art dealer and writer specialising in 20th century Russian art, where he talks about his interest in Russia, collecting art and his new book ‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture‘. Tatiana Pokoptseva: You are British but […] Read More

BOOK: Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison

BOOK: Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/09/2016 12:00 AM

Bolshoi Confidential Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today By Simon Morrison Published by Harper Collins On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin. The crime, organised by a lead soloist, dragged one […] Read More

EVENT: Book Launch: PAM WARDELL “A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” at Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 29 September

EVENT: Book Launch: PAM WARDELL “A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” at Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 29 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/09/2016 12:00 AM

Book Launch: PAM WARDELL: A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” Published by Howard Press, 2016 At Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 14 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN 29 September at 6.00pm “A Very Private Affair…” is a memoir of Speranza Howard (1903 – 95) who was born and brought up in pre-revolutionary Russia and escaped with her […] Read More

NEWS: New map celebrates Moscow’s Constructivist architecture

NEWS: New map celebrates Moscow’s Constructivist architecture

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/09/2016 12:00 AM

Constructivist Moscow Map by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with The Constructivist Project Moscow’s avant-­garde architecture is being celebrated with the publication of the Constructivist Moscow Map by city guide publisher Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Natalia Melikova of the Moscow-­based preservation group, The Constructivist Project and Nikolai Vassiliev of DOCOMOMO Russia. This dual language (English and Russian) guide features over 50 remarkable examples of Constructivist architecture from celebrated architects and engineers such as Melnikov, Ginzburg, Shukhov, the Vesnins and others. Buildings such as Melnikov House and Narkomfin are included along with Shukhov Tower and the Izvestia […] Read More

BOOK: Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present, ed. by Matthew P. Romaniello & Tricia Starks

BOOK: Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present, ed. by Matthew P. Romaniello & Tricia Starks

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2016 12:00 AM

Russian History through the Senses: From 1700 to the Present Edited by Matthew P. Romaniello and Tricia Starks Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Bringing together an impressive cast of well-respected scholars in the field of modern Russian studies, Russian History through the Senses investigates life in Russia from 1700 to the present day via the senses. It […] Read More

BOOK: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

BOOK: The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/09/2016 12:00 AM

The Wolf Wilder by Katherine Rundell Published by Bloomsbury Publishing Feodora and her mother live in the snowbound woods of Russia, in a house full of food and fireplaces. Ten minutes away, in a ruined chapel, lives a pack of wolves. Feodora’s mother is a wolf wilder, and Feo is a wolf wilder in training. […] Read More

BOOK: Rasputin by Douglas Smith

BOOK: Rasputin by Douglas Smith

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/09/2016 12:00 AM

Rasputin by Douglas Smith Published by Macmillan Publishers, November 2016 On the centenary of the death of Rasputin comes a definitive biography that will dramatically change our understanding of this fascinating figure. A hundred years after his murder, Rasputin continues to excite the popular imagination as the personification of evil. Numerous biographies, novels, and films […] Read More

BOOK: Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale

BOOK: Lenin on the Train by Catherine Merridale

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/09/2016 12:00 AM

Lenin on the Train By Catherine Merridale Published by Penguin Books, October 2016 A gripping account of how, in the depths of the First World War, Russia’s greatest revolutionary was taken in a ‘sealed train’ across Europe and changed the history of the world By 1917 the European war seemed to be endless. Both sides […] Read More

BOOK: Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport

BOOK: Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/09/2016 12:00 AM

Caught in the Revolution by Helen Rappaport Published by Hutchinson (25 Aug. 2016) 448 pages Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport’s masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold. Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, […] Read More

BOOK: Russian Realisms Literature and Painting, 1840–1890 by Molly Brunson

BOOK: Russian Realisms Literature and Painting, 1840–1890 by Molly Brunson

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/09/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Realisms Literature and Painting, 1840–1890 By Molly Brunson Published by Northern Illinois University Press “In Russian Realisms, Molly Brunson tackles a very complicated subject and elaborates a serious philosophical context. An analysis and appreciation of this kind are long overdue.” —John Bowlt, editor of Russian Avant-Garde Theatre: War, Revolution, and Design One fall evening in […] Read More

EVENT: Book launch: Sergei Sviatchenko – Collages at Calvert 22, 27 September

EVENT: Book launch: Sergei Sviatchenko – Collages at Calvert 22, 27 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/09/2016 12:00 AM

Please join us at the Calvert 22 Bookshop for the UK launch of Sergei Sviatchenko: Collages, the gorgeous monograph on the work of the leading collage artist. You’ll be able to hear Sergei Sviatchenko in conversation with the book’s editorRick Poynor as they discuss the new publication, today’s image culture, and the career of an artist who continues […] Read More

EVENT: New Humanist Autumn 2016 Issue Launch Party at Waterstones Piccadilly, 30 August

EVENT: New Humanist Autumn 2016 Issue Launch Party at Waterstones Piccadilly, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/08/2016 12:00 AM

New Humanist Autumn 2016 Issue Launch Party At Waterstones Piccadilly 30 August at 7pm Join New Humanist contributors Owen Hatherley and Dawn Foster in conversation to mark the launch of the Autumn 2016 New Humanist. The Chernobyl accident of 1986 is one of the greatest catastrophes of the nuclear age, yet its aftermath was followed by […] Read More

EVENT: Revolutionary Roads with Charlotte Hobson & Marina Stepnova at Edinburgh Book Festival, 24 August 2016

EVENT: Revolutionary Roads with Charlotte Hobson & Marina Stepnova at Edinburgh Book Festival, 24 August 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/08/2016 12:00 AM

Revolutionary Roads with Charlotte Hobson & Marina Stepnova at Edinburgh Book Festival, 5 Charlotte Square, Edinburgh EH2 4DR 24 August, 3:30pm – 4:30pm A novel shortlisted for the Russian Booker Prize is translated into English for the first time. These two novels open up vast and memorable canvasses, though each begins in Russia at the time of […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Daniel Beer, author of The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

INTERVIEW: Daniel Beer, author of The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 29/07/2016 12:00 AM

Daniel Beer is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published extensively on crime, terrorism and punishment in nineteenth century Russia. He is the author of Renovating Russia: The Human Sciences and the Fate of Liberal Modernity, 1880-1930 (Cornell UP: 2008). We spoke to him about his new […] Read More

BOOK: Georgii Krutikov- The Flying City and Beyond, by Selim O. Khan-Magomedov, translated by Christina Lodder

BOOK: Georgii Krutikov- The Flying City and Beyond, by Selim O. Khan-Magomedov, translated by Christina Lodder

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/07/2016 12:00 AM

Georgii Krutikov, The Flying City and Beyond / Георгий Крутиков, «Летающий город» (1928) by Selim O. Khan-Magomedov, translated by Christina Lodder The very first detailed study of Krutikov’s sensational Flying City has been translated and published.  In 1927, while a student of architecture at the Moscow VKhUTEMAS, Georgii Krutikov presented a vision for a flying city. More […] Read More

EVENT: From Leningrad to London- The legacy of Soviet picture books at House of Illustration, 26 July 2016

EVENT: From Leningrad to London- The legacy of Soviet picture books at House of Illustration, 26 July 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/07/2016 12:00 AM

From Leningrad to London: The legacy of Soviet picture books at House of Illustration, 2 Granary Square, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BH 26 July, 7 PM Explore the impact and continuing influence of 1920s and 30s Russian children’s books: from revolutionising the English picture books of the 1930s and 40s to the way that contemporary […] Read More

EVENT: The House of the Dead- Siberian Exile Under the Tsars, author Daniel Beer in conversation with Paul Lay at Pushkin House, 27 July 2016

EVENT: The House of the Dead- Siberian Exile Under the Tsars, author Daniel Beer in conversation with Paul Lay at Pushkin House, 27 July 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/07/2016 12:00 AM

The House of the Dead- Siberian Exile Under the Tsars, author Daniel Beer in conversation with Paul Lay at Pushkin House, 5A Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2TA 27 July, 7:00 – 8:30 PM  Drawing on an extensive body published sources and on hundreds of files held in archives across Russia and Siberia, this book, published this […] Read More

EVENT: Russian Highlights at The Edinburgh Book Festival, 13-29 August 2016

EVENT: Russian Highlights at The Edinburgh Book Festival, 13-29 August 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/07/2016 12:00 AM

Russian Highlights at The Edinburgh Book Festival at Charlotte Square Gardens 13-29 August 2016 The Edinburgh International Book Festival began in 1983 and is now a key event in the August Festival season, celebrated annually in Scotland’s capital city. Biennial at first, the Book Festival became a yearly celebration in 1997. Throughout its history, the […] Read More

BOOK: Aleksandr Zhitomirsky- Photomontage as a Weapon of World War II and the Cold War, by Erika Wolf

BOOK: Aleksandr Zhitomirsky- Photomontage as a Weapon of World War II and the Cold War, by Erika Wolf

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2016 12:00 AM

Aleksandr Zhitomirsky: Photomontage as a Weapon of World War II and the Cold War  by Erika Wolf Release – 29 November 2016 The leading Russian propaganda artist Aleksandr Zhitomirsky (1907–1993) made photomontages that were airdropped on German troops during World War II. He later worked for Pravda and other leading publications, satirizing American politics and […] Read More

BOOKS: New Translations of Russian Classics by Dostoevsky & Chekhov by Alma Classics

BOOKS: New Translations of Russian Classics by Dostoevsky & Chekhov by Alma Classics

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/06/2016 12:00 AM

New Translations of Russian Classics by Dostoevsky & Chekhov by Alma Classics This month Alma Classics will release new translations of important works by two Russian masters—Fyodor Dostoevsky and Anton Chekhov. Dostoevsky’s The Adolescent, translated by Dora O’Brien, is a searing piece of social commentary which is an indispensable read for any lover of the Russian […] Read More

EVENT: Celebrating Russian writer Teffi at Daunt Books Marylbone, 27 June 2016

EVENT: Celebrating Russian writer Teffi at Daunt Books Marylbone, 27 June 2016

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2016 12:00 AM

Celebrating Russian writer Teffi at Daunt Books, 83 Marylebone High Street, London W1U 4QW 27 June, 7 – 8 pm Celebrating Russian writer Teffi – a talk with translator Robert Chandler, novelist Michael Frayn & Teffi fan Charlotte Hobson.  Pushkin Press have long championed the literary brilliance of Teffi, celebrated writer in Russia before the revolution and […] Read More

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