Posted in: Art, Culture, Exhibitions, Russian art- Mar 21, 2017 Comments Off on EXHIBITION: Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers, 23 March
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.… Read more
Posted in: Culture, Events, Music, Russian art- Mar 18, 2017 Comments Off on MUSIC: Russian Vocal Virtuosi. The Hermitage Ensemble Concert at St Nicholas-at-Wade church in Kent. 21 March

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.… Read more

Posted in: Art, Culture, Events, Music, Russian art- Mar 17, 2017 Comments Off on CONCERT: Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Violin to Perform with Polina Leschenko, piano, Wigmore Hall, 27 March

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 today’s performers. … Read more

Posted in: Art, Ballet, Culture, Film, International Column, Russian art- Mar 17, 2017 Comments Off on SCREENING: Robbins / Ratmansky / Lander Live from Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre, March 19

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.… Read more

Posted in: Art, Culture, Music, Russian art- Mar 17, 2017 Comments Off on Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

Vladimir Spivakov and his orchestra Moscow Virtuosi

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.… Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Culture, Publications, Russian art- Mar 15, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

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 fellow artists and contemporaries  Malevich,  Chagall or Kandinsky, despite the fact that Petrov-Vodkin is regarded as one of the leading artists of his time in Russia.  Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Articles, Culture, Russian art- Mar 10, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: Sergei Schukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part I. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

Tortured by Memories


Salon Henri Matisse in the house of collector Sergei Shchukin, Moscow, 1913

Moscow, declared the art critic Alexandre Benois, is “the city of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Matisse”.… Read more

Posted in: Art, Culture, Interviews, Music, Russian art- Mar 06, 2017 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

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.Read more

Posted in: Academic, Art, Articles, Culture, Russian art- Mar 03, 2017 Comments Off on ARTICLE: Battling Over the Shchukin Collection: Some Aspects of Legal History. By Mona Yapova.

In October 2016, when it launched its exhibition Icons of Modern Art –  The Shchukin Collection, the Fondation Louis Vuitton created history with elegance. The exhibition is the result of a close collaboration between the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and most importantly – André-Marc Deloque-Fourcaud, Sergei Shchukin’s grandson, an expert in Art History and advisor on the project.… Read more

Posted in: Culture, Events, Russian art, Talks- Mar 03, 2017 Comments Off on TALK: Fate and Soil. Journalist Maria Phillimore-Slonim in Conversation with Artist Katya Margolis, 10 March

Here is another evening not to miss! Two highly intelligent, gifted and interesting women will be talking about their country of origin (Russia) and the world, about the roots and personal choice, about longing for global and national culture, the Zeitgeist and genius loci, radiowaves, social networks online, and much more.… Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, Events, Film, Reviews, Russian art- Mar 02, 2017 Comments Off on FILM SCREENING: A Banned Masterpiece by Great Soviet Film Director, Larisa Shepitko, 8 March. By Maria Korolkova

Mesmerizing and electrifying, dark and unconventional, mystical and visionary – the epithets that are used to characterize Larisa Shepitko’s cinematic style by the few critics who know and write about her work, prepare one to meet one of the greatest and it seems well established names in world cinema.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, Interviews, Publications, Russian art- Mar 02, 2017 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Joseph Backstein on His Work and Contemporary Art Practices. By Katya Belyaeva

Joseph Backstein has been named among the leading curators in Russia over the last 30 years.  Artistic Director of the State Centre for Museums and Exhibitions ROSIZO, the Academic supervisor of the Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow) and former Commissioner of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Computer Sciences and holds a PhD in Sociology of Arts and Culture. Read more