Events

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

Late at the Library: Sounds of the Revolution, British Library, 5 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 5:06 PM

This night of radical sound and silent film is directed by Gabriel Prokofiev with the superb musicians of the Renegade Orchestra. Echoes of Russian classical music greats are cut with sonic experimentation and electronica, reflecting the remarkable avant-garde experimentation of a century ago, alongside a screening of the 1927 film The End of St Petersburg […] Read More

PAVILION OF RUSSIA AT THE 57th Biennale. THEATRUM ORBIS COMMISSIONED AND CURATED BY SEMYON MIKHAILOVSKY, 13 MAY – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

PAVILION OF RUSSIA AT THE 57th Biennale. THEATRUM ORBIS COMMISSIONED AND CURATED BY SEMYON MIKHAILOVSKY, 13 MAY – 26 NOVEMBER 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/04/2017 12:45 AM

Theatrum Orbis, a new exhibition conceived and created for the Russian Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, features artists Grisha Bruskin, Recycle Group and Sasha Pirogova alongside contemporary Russian composers. The exhibition title – translated as ‘Theatre of the World’ – takes its name from Abraham Ortelius’ atlas published in Antwerp in 1570. Marking an […] Read More

The Fashion Revolution at The Design Museum, 2 May

The Fashion Revolution at The Design Museum, 2 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/04/2017 8:00 PM

Join cultural historian David Crowley to examine the legacy of the Soviet avant-garde in fashion and film design in the second part of the Imagine Moscow Lecture Series. What to expect The October Revolution represents one of the most significant moments in our architectural and design history. Now one hundred years on, this lecture series […] 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: 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

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

THEATRE: Oscar Wilde’s “Star Child”. 11 March

THEATRE: Oscar Wilde’s “Star Child”. 11 March

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

Famous Russian actress Dina Korzun, who appeared in the latest BBC Peaky Blinders series with Cillian Murphy starring in “Star Child” based on Oscar Wilde’s story. A mono-spectacle where graceful Dina (Moscow Stanislasvki acting school graduate) performs over twenty roles in sixty minutes. This show combines the best of the Moscow Art’s Theatre, multimedia, animation, […] Read More

TALK: Fate and Soil. Journalist Maria Phillimore-Slonim in Conversation with Artist Katya Margolis, 10 March

TALK: Fate and Soil. Journalist Maria Phillimore-Slonim in Conversation with Artist Katya Margolis, 10 March

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

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. Katya Margolis is a […] Read More

Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Moscow, 10 March – 14 May

Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Moscow, 10 March – 14 May

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

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has embarked on the largest-ever survey of art practice across Russia in preparation for the first Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Presenting works made by more than 60 artists from across the country, the exhibition captures the zeitgeist of some of the most active and influential figures of the […] Read More

FILM SCREENING: A Banned Masterpiece by Great Soviet Film Director, Larisa Shepitko, 8 March. By Maria Korolkova

FILM SCREENING: A Banned Masterpiece by Great Soviet Film Director, Larisa Shepitko, 8 March. By Maria Korolkova

BY Maria Korolkova POSTED 02/03/2017 12:00 AM

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. So why do so few people […] Read More

SEMINAR: The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years, 28th February

SEMINAR: The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years, 28th February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/02/2017 12:00 AM

Today at SOAS at 5p.m.  Mr Tariq Ali,  Professor August H. Nimtz  and Professor Tamás Krausz will be discussing the lessons and consequences of the Russian revolution. The seminar will take place at Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre. The Russian Revolution was the greatest anti-capitalist uprising in history, and from its origins, sparked controversy, […] Read More

TALK: Russian Art of the 20th Century on 9th March at Calvert 22

TALK: Russian Art of the 20th Century on 9th March at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/02/2017 12:00 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution season of events, Calvert 22 Foundation is delighted to partner with The Vladimir Potanin Foundation for a dynamic discussion on the Russian culture and art of the 20th century. How do we present Russian history through art? How do we move away from dry facts that we […] Read More

EVENT: Celebration of Valentina Tereshkova’s Birthday at the Science Museum, 15 March

EVENT: Celebration of Valentina Tereshkova’s Birthday at the Science Museum, 15 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/02/2017 12:00 AM

ArtPointFoundation invites you to a unique evening honouring Dr Valentina Tereshkova on the occasion of her 80th birthday. Dr Tereshkova is a legendary figure, who in 1963 became the first woman and the first civilian to travel into space. She remains the only woman to have flown a solo mission. Please join us, in the […] Read More

TALK: Sinyavsky-Rozanova: A Love Story Longer than Life.  An Evening to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Writer’s Death

TALK: Sinyavsky-Rozanova: A Love Story Longer than Life. An Evening to Commemorate 20th Anniversary of Writer’s Death

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/02/2017 12:00 AM

Andrei Sinyavsky died in Paris on February 25, 1997. He was the 72 years old. He left us his literary Doppelgaenger Abram Terz, whose name is gracing the covers of his books.  Abram Tertz was a difficult writer, requiring his readers to make continuous efforts in order to understandf and appreciate him.  Tertz-Sinyavsky autobiography, modelled […] Read More

CONCERT: Alexander Sitkovetsky with Vienna Tonkuenstler Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, 28th February.

CONCERT: Alexander Sitkovetsky with Vienna Tonkuenstler Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, 28th February.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/02/2017 12:00 AM

If you would like to enjoy the performance by an exceptionally gifted violin virtuoso player Alexander Sitkovetsky, who has been praised for his interpretations and technique world over, then you should come to the concert at Cadogan Hall on 28th February.  He will be performing three concerts by Felix Mendelssohn and Jean Sibelius with Vienna […] Read More

EVENT: Hats By Maria. Fashion Show, Presentation and Talk by Maria Zherebtsova on 20th February at HIGH Boutique

EVENT: Hats By Maria. Fashion Show, Presentation and Talk by Maria Zherebtsova on 20th February at HIGH Boutique

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/02/2017 12:00 AM

Hats by Maria is a special event  welcoming spring on a HIGH this year  together with the Maslenitsa Festival by Ensemble Production. This way we can celebrate London Fashion Week and traditional Russian festival at the same time. The event is hosted by the HIGH boutique. The guests will be treated to a fashion show […] Read More

TALK: The Russian Travels of Pamela Travers: a Talk by Olga Mäeots, 17 February

TALK: The Russian Travels of Pamela Travers: a Talk by Olga Mäeots, 17 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/02/2017 12:00 AM

A forgotten book by Pamela Travers has been published in Russia, Pushkin House is delighted to be welcoming its translator to give a talk about the discoveries she made about the character of its author as well as Travers’s visit to the Soviet Union in the 1930s. The very first book by the author of […] Read More

REVOLUTION17 at Rich Mix, London, 22- 23 February

REVOLUTION17 at Rich Mix, London, 22- 23 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/02/2017 12:00 AM

Dash Arts invite you to series of vibrant and mentally stimulating events at Rich Mix. Transport yourselves in time to the Odessa of Isaac Babel, listen to new dj mixes and dance to Yiddish music with Polina Shepherd. This February, REVOLUTION17 will explore with new perspectives, extraordinary artists and challenging ideas, marking the first of […] Read More

TALK: A Saint-like Aviatrix and the Moral Vertical in Larisa Shepit´ko’s Wings (Kryl´ia, 1966), Monday 20 February, 6 p.m.

TALK: A Saint-like Aviatrix and the Moral Vertical in Larisa Shepit´ko’s Wings (Kryl´ia, 1966), Monday 20 February, 6 p.m.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/02/2017 12:00 AM

Larisa Shepit´ko’s Wings (Kryl´ia, 1966) tells the story of the every-day life of the school principal and World War II veteran Nadezhda Stepanovna Petrukhina. Petrukhina struggles to find her place in 1960s Soviet society, in terms of her work but also in her family, friends and romantic relations. In her daydreams she travels back in […] Read More

TALK: PROF. PETER WALDRON ON RUSSIA AND THE REVOLUTIONS OF 1917, 16 February, 6.30 p.m.

TALK: PROF. PETER WALDRON ON RUSSIA AND THE REVOLUTIONS OF 1917, 16 February, 6.30 p.m.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/02/2017 12:00 AM

This lecture will discuss the long term reasons that contributed to the Russian revolutions of 1917. The powerful Tsarist state was confronted by economic and social change as it sought to maintain its position as a great imperial power. The abolition of serfdom in the 1860s brought fundamental changes to Russian society, while urbanisation accelerated […] Read More

PROJECT1917: A DISCUSSION WITH MIKHAIL ZYGAR AND HIS TEAM, 9 February, 7.30 p.m.

PROJECT1917: A DISCUSSION WITH MIKHAIL ZYGAR AND HIS TEAM, 9 February, 7.30 p.m.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/02/2017 12:00 AM

Project1917 Free History is a major Russian social media project that is bringing the events of 100 years ago to life. Drawing on primary sources, some previously unpublished, a team of young historians at Project1917 provide daily postings of selected writings by some 300 historical figures as they witnessed and participated in the making of history. […] Read More

Talk: The Soviet State and the Avant-Garde at the Royal Academy, 7 April

Talk: The Soviet State and the Avant-Garde at the Royal Academy, 7 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/02/2017 12:00 AM

Professor Christina Lodder and writer Konstantin Akinsha explore the complex relationship between the Soviet leadership and the avant-garde art movement in Russia between 1917-32, in a discussion chaired by art historian Theodora Clarke. Avant-garde artists were some of the first to embrace the Bolshevik cause, with a common interest in “a new art for a […] Read More

LECTURE: Born of the Virgin Mary by Richard Temple, 8 February

LECTURE: Born of the Virgin Mary by Richard Temple, 8 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/02/2017 12:00 AM

Dr. Richard Temple founded the well-known and highly respected Temple Gallery in west London in 1959.  He is a famous art-dealer, author of a number of books on Byzantine and Russian iconography, a member of the Advisory Panel of the Art Fund and consultant advising private collectors and museums in the acquisition of icons. Over […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts to Open Soon on 11 February

EXHIBITION: Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts to Open Soon on 11 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/01/2017 12:00 AM

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art. Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist rule and […] Read More

INTERVIEW. Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932. Interview with Ann Dumas, John Milner and Natalia Murray. By Lauren Warner.

INTERVIEW. Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932. Interview with Ann Dumas, John Milner and Natalia Murray. By Lauren Warner.

BY Lauren Warner POSTED 27/01/2017 12:00 AM

In the wake of the approaching exhibition Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 commemorating the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution at the Royal Academy, Lauren Warner, speaks with all three curators of the exhibition – Natalia Murray, Ann Dumas and John Milner. The show will open on 11th February and will run until 17th April 2017 […] Read More

THE POSTWAR AVANT-GARDE IN SOVIET RUSSIA. Lecture by Dr. Elizaveta Butakova Kilgarriff at Highgate Gallery

THE POSTWAR AVANT-GARDE IN SOVIET RUSSIA. Lecture by Dr. Elizaveta Butakova Kilgarriff at Highgate Gallery

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2017 12:00 AM

On Sunday 5th February Dr Elizaveta Butakova Kalgriff will give a talk on the Post-War Avant-Garde in Soviet Russia. Dr Elizaveta Butakova Kilgarriff is an academic focussing on the Russian postwar avant-garde. In 2015, she completed her thesis entitled ‘A-Ya Magazine: Soviet unofficial art between Moscow, Paris and New York, 1976-1986’ at the Courtauld Institute […] Read More

Yuri Rost to Give Two Talks in London

Yuri Rost to Give Two Talks in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2017 12:00 AM

Yuri Rost is a philosopher, photographer, holder of multiple awards, a journalist, a wonderful storyteller and a connoisseur of jazz. Among those he encountered throughout his life were celebrities from the world of politics and art – from Gorbachev to Cartier-Bresson. Surrounded by many friends, whith friendly circle ever expanding, Rost unabashedly demonstrates his talent […] Read More

EXCLUSIVE EVENT: Q&A with Vitaly Mansky

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2017 12:00 AM

 A Skype conversation with Vitaly Mansky, author of the film Rodnye (Close Relations) will take place on Monday, 23rd January at the Bertha Dochouse Screen. Critically acclaimed filmmaker Vitaly Mansky’s intimate new documentary finds him crisscrossing Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left his relatives scattered on both sides of a […] Read More

ARCC Invites Viktor Sonkin, Prize-Winning Author of the Guidebook to Ancient Rome

ARCC Invites Viktor Sonkin, Prize-Winning Author of the Guidebook to Ancient Rome

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2017 12:00 AM

On 28th February between 5 and 7 p.m. Victor Sonkin – an outstanding Russian translator of English literature,  sometime simultaneous interpreter for UNO, contributor for the Times Literary Supplement and the author of his prize-winning guidebook to Ancient Rome Here Was Rome (Здесь был Рим) – will talk about the day-to-day life of ancient Romans, concentrating on (sometimes deceptively) […] Read More

Founder of Project 1917 Mikhail Zygar to Give Talk to Cambridge Students

Founder of Project 1917 Mikhail Zygar to Give Talk to Cambridge Students

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/01/2017 12:00 AM

Russian Society in Cambridge is delighted to announce that Mikhail Zygar, Russian journalist, writer and film-maker, founder of Project 1917 and founding editor-in-chief of Russian independent tv-channel ‘Dozhd’ will give a talk on his current project 1917, of which he is a director. The talk will take place on February 11th. “1917: free history” is a […] Read More

ARTICLE: ROUND & ABOUT IN RUSSIAN WEEK. It’s Not All Auctions – as Simon Hewitt Discovers

ARTICLE: ROUND & ABOUT IN RUSSIAN WEEK. It’s Not All Auctions – as Simon Hewitt Discovers

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 09/01/2017 12:00 AM

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 MINIATURE MASTER 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 […] Read More

Boris Anrep in London

Boris Anrep in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/01/2017 12:00 AM

Boris Anrep (1883-1969)  moved to Britain in 1917 and became an active, highly acclaimed member of the London cultural scene. His artistic interests lay in the revival of Byzantine art, a subject which was central to the modern movement in Russian art and also attracted interest among artistic modernisers in Britain, notably Roger Fry and […] Read More

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