Events

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

VITALY MANSKY: IN FOCUS, 6 – 10 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/08/2017 9:42 AM

Between 5 and 10th September an London will host the Open City Documentary Festival. Among other films and film-makers participating in the festival’s programme will be Vitaly Mansky with four of his internationally acclaimed documentary films. Ukrainian-born Vitaly Mansky is one of Russia’s most celebrated documentary filmmakers. Over the course of his career, mansky has […] Read More

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 17/08/2017 9:00 AM

There are many summer festivals in the world with their own style and reputation: some focus on certain periods and styles, others present variety of art forms. Verbier Festival undoubtedly stands out among them. What makes it special is the combination of certain components: the ambience of the Verbier village, Festival’s prestige, its educational aspects and […] Read More

Writing Wrongs: From Personal Politics to Being a Political Prisoner.Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Cosey Fanni Tutti in Conversation, 13 September

Writing Wrongs: From Personal Politics to Being a Political Prisoner.Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina and Cosey Fanni Tutti in Conversation, 13 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/08/2017 10:34 AM

Frieze Academy organises series of events prior to the art fair. The event “From Personal Politics to  being a political prisoner” features artist and avant-garde musician Cosey Fanni Tutti and artist, musician and Russian political activist Maria Alyokhina — both of them have faced opposition to their beliefs. Alyokhina was the founding member of Pussy […] Read More

Conference: The Kino-Eye of the Revolution. Centre Pompidou, 20 December

Conference: The Kino-Eye of the Revolution. Centre Pompidou, 20 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/08/2017 3:06 PM

Kino Klassika presents a collaboration with the Centre Pompidou to celebrate the publication of a new French edition of Dziga Vertov’s writings, with a day of talks, lectures by a panel of Vertov specialists and a screening of Enthusiasm in Paris on December 20th. Dziga Vertov, Le Ciné-Œil de la Révolution. Écrits sur le cinéma […] Read More

Olga Tobreluts  New Mythology, Kunsthalle, Budapest, 6 September – 12 November

Olga Tobreluts New Mythology, Kunsthalle, Budapest, 6 September – 12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/08/2017 9:49 PM

The exhibition New Mythology presents three creative periods of Russian artist Olga Tobreluts from between 1995 and 2017. Tobreluts’s art took a radical turn in the early 1990s, when she shifted from painting to computer graphics, complemented by photography and 3D modelling. Through her efforts to portray the human body by means of 3D modelling, […] Read More

ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22,  31 August

ILFANDPETROV (Roma Liberov, 2013), Calvert 22, 31 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/08/2017 1:54 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to present A poet in Russia is not just a poet, a series of three summer film screenings dedicated to the fate of Russian writers during and after the Revolution with director Roma Liberov. The third and final film in the series explores the lives of Ilf and […] Read More

KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

KinoVino Kaukasis with Olia Hercules, Calvert 22, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/08/2017 10:12 AM

A mesmerising night of intoxicating scents, sights and flavours from the Caucasian mountains. Join  KinoVino Kaukasis to explore a beautiful cuisine prepared for you by one of the most vibrant chefs on current food scene – Olia Hercules. Olia exploded the food world several years ago with her debut cookbook “Mamushka” and her second culinary […] Read More

Live performance: No God, No Master, Female, Calvert 22, 16 August

Live performance: No God, No Master, Female, Calvert 22, 16 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/08/2017 10:42 AM

Artist Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki’s performance inspired by Japanese flower arranging, Pre-Raphaelite painting and haiku To accompany The Calvert Journal‘s travel report of photography from East Asia, Go East, you’re invited to a special performance and a premiere of new video work by one of the project’s featured artists, Ekaterina Bazhenova-Yamasaki. 無神 (Mushin) 無師 (Mushi) 女性性 (Joseisei) (No God; No Master; Female) […] Read More

Visit to Marevna’s Collection, Athelhampton House, 15 September

Visit to Marevna’s Collection, Athelhampton House, 15 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/08/2017 10:26 AM

Russian Art + Culture is delighted to invite you to our new art tour. Please, join us for the exclusive visit to Athelhampton House to explore the only private art collection of Marevna’s paintings in the UK  on Friday, 15th September. This is a whole day visit to Dorsetshire to the charming Tudor manor, once frequented by […] Read More

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

Mussorgsky, Khovanshchina, Royal Albert Hall, 6 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/08/2017 10:57 AM

Shot through with noble melodies and orchestrated by Dm. Shostakovich, Mussorgsky’s ‘national music drama’ weaves a darkly tangled political web in which Russia herself is the casualty. Caught between reformists and continuity, the nation struggles to find peace, and the conflict leads only to death in the opera’s shattering climax. Semyon Bychkov conducts the BBC […] Read More

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

Sergey Ponomarev: A Lens on Syria, IWM London, Until 3 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/07/2017 6:19 PM

See the first UK exhibition by award-winning Russian documentary photographer Sergey Ponomarev, featuring more than 60 unforgettable colour photographs from two recent bodies of work. ‘Assad’s Syria’ offers a rare insight into what life was really like for people living in Government-controlled areas of Syria in 2013-2014. ‘The Exodus’ captures the determination, endurance and suffering […] Read More

The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

The Bear & The Proposal, The London Theatre, 28 – 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/07/2017 12:00 PM

If you think Chekhov is boring – think again as the new staging of his plays by Reece Theatre will bring two short comedies from this Russian writer which will make one cry with laughter. The two classic comedies by Anton Chekhov, The Bear and The Proposal may be two short plays set in Victorian […] Read More

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

Ben Frost & Daníel Bjarnason: Music for Sólaris, Barbican Centre, 29 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/07/2017 10:31 AM

Composers and producers Ben Frost and Daníel Bjarnason lead a performance of their music for Andrei Tarkovsky’s sci-fi classic Solaris, accompanied by video manipulations by Brian Eno and Nick Roberton. Having previously worked together on the score for The Deep (2012), Frost and Bjarnason have combined their backgrounds in classical and electronic composition for Sólaris. […] Read More

The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

The Gypsy Flame, the Yagori Gypsy Dance Company, Streatham Hill Theatre, 27 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/07/2017 12:21 PM

Gypsies or Roma…. Who are those people? Where do they come from? Where are they going after centuries of being wandered the Earth? Their history is full of mystical moments. Why their music is so beautiful, dancing is magnificent just like when you are looking at the fire and the songs are soulful, so people […] Read More

Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

Teodor Currentzis and MusicAeterna to Open Festival in Salzburg with Mozart’s Requiem, 23 July onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/07/2017 11:50 PM

Celebrated Greek-Russian Perm-based conductor Teodor Curentzis and his ensemble MusicAeterna will be opening Salzburg Festival on Sunday, 23rd July, with Mozart’s Requiem — the final and unfinished masterpiece of the Austrian composer. Few musical works are as steeped in legend as Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626. Commissioned anonymously by the eccentric count Franz […] Read More

How did the Russian Revolution change world history? British Library, 4 August

How did the Russian Revolution change world history? British Library, 4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/07/2017 10:15 AM

The Soviet Union, established following the Revolution, lasted until 1991, and as a superpower exerted a huge influence across the world. The Communism it propagated inspired revolutions and underpinned regimes in every continent, and to this day, countries such as China, North Korea and Cuba remain dominated by quasi-socialist ideologies. Almost every major war or power struggle bears relation […] Read More

Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today, British Library, 3 August

Riveting Reads: Russian Literature Today, British Library, 3 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/07/2017 12:03 PM

Discover contemporary Russian fiction with Boris Akunin, Alisa Ganieva, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik Our love of the Russian classics means we often overlook the wealth of contemporary fiction available in English, from crime to science fiction, from all parts of the Russian-speaking world. Authors Alisa Ganieva, Boris Akunin, Andrei Kurkov and Zinovy Zinik discuss […] Read More

LEWIS CAROLL IN RUSSIA AND RUSSIA’S CAROLL, Pushkin House, 28 July

LEWIS CAROLL IN RUSSIA AND RUSSIA’S CAROLL, Pushkin House, 28 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/07/2017 11:38 AM

Lewis Caroll’s books have always had great resonance in Russia, and been a major source of inspiration. What is less well known is that Carroll also knew Russia – it was the destination of his one and only trip out of Britain. Celebrated Moscow historian Alexander Mozhaev will talk about Carroll’s journey to Moscow, St.Petersburg […] Read More

Lenin on the Train: Catherine Merridale and Viv Groskop, British Library, 25 July

Lenin on the Train: Catherine Merridale and Viv Groskop, British Library, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/07/2017 1:25 PM

In Lenin on the Train, Catherine Merridale tells the extraordinary, gripping, funny story of Lenin’s return from exile in Switzerland to war-torn revolutionary Russia, a last desperate gambit dreamt up by Germany to try to destabilise its enemy and win the war, and how it shook the world. Catherine Merridale’s books include Night of Stone, […] Read More

Moscow-Based Cardboardia Project Tours Around the UK with Labs and Performances

Moscow-Based Cardboardia Project Tours Around the UK with Labs and Performances

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/07/2017 2:00 PM

Cardboardia Project is arriving to Ramsgate. There it will be organising its Cardboardia Marine Laboratory for Ramsgate Festival on 18th July.  Personages of Cardboardia (artits from Russia and the UK) will stay in residence at Arts in Ramsgate prior to their manifestations at Ramsgate Festival. Local artists are hereby invited to become Cardboardia personages and join […] Read More

RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

RUSSIA’S CONTEMPORARY AUTUMN. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 14/07/2017 12:00 PM

Moscow Biennale under new management AS.  Urals Industrial Biennial lures International Artists to EkaTerinburg.  Заоблачные леса (‘Forests beneath the Clouds’) is the ecological-sounding theme of this year’s 7th Moscow Biennale, which takes place at the Manezh from September 15–October 28. ‘It’s between the forest and the clouds that new meanings and masterpieces are created’ explains […] Read More

Pr. Richard Sakwa. Dynamic and Сontradictions of Russian Foreign Policy, 27 July

Pr. Richard Sakwa. Dynamic and Сontradictions of Russian Foreign Policy, 27 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/07/2017 10:19 AM

This talk draws on Richard Sakwa’s forthcoming book “Russia against the Rest: The Post-Cold War Crisis of World Order”(Cambridge University Press 2018). When George Orwell coined the term ‘cold war’ for an article in Tribune in October 1945, he could hardly have imagined that 70 years later we would still be discussing whether the term was the right […] Read More

Wild	Flowers: A Group Exhibition in London Featuring Russian Artists, 20 July – 16 September

Wild Flowers: A Group Exhibition in London Featuring Russian Artists, 20 July – 16 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/07/2017 1:00 PM

Narrative Projects gallery is pleased to present a group exhibition Wild Flowers (wildness is contextual!) curated by Carlos Noronha Feio. The exhibition brings together eighteen international artists from different generations who work in a number of different mediums. Each work chosen by Noronha Feio for the show examines the motif of the flower. This exhibition […] Read More

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

Evgeny Kissin Recital, Fondation Louis Vuitton, 17 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 6:00 PM

Evgeny Kissin was born in Moscow in October 1971 and began to play by ear and improvise on the piano at the age of two. At six years old, he entered a special school for gifted children, the Moscow Gnessin School of Music, where he was a student of Anna Pavlovna Kantor, who has remained […] Read More

Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

Symphony of Resonances by O+A (Bruce Odland/Sam Auinger), Thessaloniki, 14 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/07/2017 9:00 AM

Arseny Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens (1919–1923) is a sonic legend, a gigantic public event that was impossible to record or to transmit. Text scores and some articles by its creator—an eccentric author, composer, researcher, and inventor—are all that remain. Symphony of Sirens is a beautified translation, the original title, Symphony of Factory Horns, refers to the steam powered timekeepers of […] Read More

Conference at the British Library: Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, 10 July

Conference at the British Library: Must Britain Travel the Moscow Road?, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/07/2017 9:32 AM

What did H G Wells and Sylvia Pankhurst find on their visits to the first Communist state? What was it like being brought up in a Communist family in Britain following the events of 1917? Join writer and broadcaster David Aaronovitch alongside historians and archivists to uncover the effect of the Revolution on British socialists. […] Read More

Revolutionary Railroad: The Trans-Siberian 1891 – 1920, British Library, 21 July

Revolutionary Railroad: The Trans-Siberian 1891 – 1920, British Library, 21 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/07/2017 5:24 PM

Join the lecture on the longest and greatest railway in world’s history. The subject of battles and overtaken by troops, the world’s longest railway has a difficult past. Built to solidify Russia’s hold over its eastern territory, it was the cause of the Russo-Japanese war of 1904 – 5 and played a key role in […] Read More

Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

Romantic Revolution. Ballet Gala in London Palladium, 18th September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/07/2017 12:15 PM

Ekaterina Krysanova, Semyon Chudin, Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov of the Bolshoi Ballet with students of London Russian Ballet School For one night only, London Russian Ballet School (LRBS) will continue its collaboration with the world-famous Bolshoi Ballet and Theatre, bringing ballet and classical music to young people in London. 700 children from Lambeth, Brent, South […] Read More

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 9:00 AM

Our International  Editor Simon Hewitt presents the exclusive RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour that will take place 14-20 September 2017 My friend William MacDougall likes to say that Russian Contemporary Art offers the best value for money to be had in the saleroom. I couldn’t agree more. The biggest problem is that so few […] Read More

Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/07/2017 10:36 AM

Convenor: Sarah J Young Deadline for abstracts: 4 August 2017 From Notes from Underground to The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s work confronts the consequences of the socialist and materialist ideologies that were taking hold in Russia and beyond, and seeks alternatives in forms of spiritual renewal and ethical action that – however reactionary some of his later publicistic writing […] Read More

Women of the Russian Revolution, British Library, 10 July

Women of the Russian Revolution, British Library, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/07/2017 3:13 PM

The Women’s Battalion. Producing propaganda. Organising strikes. Many narratives of the Russian Revolution highlight the actions of key men, but what about the women? Historian Catriona Kelly, filmmaker and actress Dolya Gavanski and Natalia Budanova from the Courtauld Institute of Art talk to BBC journalist Lucy Ash about the women of the Russian Revolution. The […] Read More

Silent Auction In Aid of the Charity Gift of Life. Bid by 14 July to Win Ballet and Backstage Tour with Vladimir Shklyarov at ROH.

Silent Auction In Aid of the Charity Gift of Life. Bid by 14 July to Win Ballet and Backstage Tour with Vladimir Shklyarov at ROH.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2017 11:30 AM

BID BY 14 JULY AND SECURE THE CHANCE TO EXPERIENCE AN EVENING OF BALLET WITH VLADIMIR SHKLYAROV, A ROYAL OPERA HOUSE GUEST ARTIST AND A PRINCIPAL OF THE MARIINSKY BALLET You and a guest will be treated to tickets to one of the great performances of the Mariinsky Ballet starring Vladimir Shklyarov at the Royal […] Read More

RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2017 9:00 AM

THE RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR 2017 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE & URALS INDUSTRIAL BIENNALE (EKATERINBURG) 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017 Join Russian Art + Culture’s exclusive Contemporary Art Tour this September!   Our six-night guided tour features: opening of 7th Moscow Biennale at the Manezh, plus visits to satellite shows and collectors two nights […] Read More

Igor Lamba Stars In “Those Were the Days”. A Solo Performance and Concert In Memory of the Chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky, 6 July

Igor Lamba Stars In “Those Were the Days”. A Solo Performance and Concert In Memory of the Chansonnier Alexander Vertinsky, 6 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/07/2017 4:43 PM

The famous Russian actor and mime Igor Lamba gives only one single performance in London. The solo performance is a reverent tribute to the Russian cabaret singer Alexander Vertinsky who was famous as singer and composer before, and especially, after the revolution. Gradually, the complex peripeties of the destiny of this Russian cabaret star unravel […] Read More

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra: Yuri Temirkanov Conducts Pieces by Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky and Rachmaninoff, Athens, 6-7 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/07/2017 10:10 AM

Conducted by the great Yuri Temirkanov, the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra invites audiences to two special evenings under the shadow of the Acropolis. Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya will be presented on 6 July, followed by internationally renowned, 25-year-old Spanish cellist Pablo Ferrández’s performance of P. I. […] Read More

Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

Athens State Orchestra: Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dmitri Shostakovich,

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/07/2017 11:51 AM

A landmark masterpiece in the history of cinema and arguably the greatest silent film ever made, Sergei Eisenstein’s Battleship Potemkin will be shown at the Odeon of Herodes Atticus, during which time the Athens State Orchestra will be performing live Dmitri Shostakovich’s music. Five Shostakovich symphonies (4, 5, 8, 10 and 11) will accompany Eisenstein’s […] Read More

ALICE GROWS UP: RUSSIAN EMIGREES AND THE MAKING OF A STYLE ICON. A TALK BY KIERA VACLAVIK, July 18

ALICE GROWS UP: RUSSIAN EMIGREES AND THE MAKING OF A STYLE ICON. A TALK BY KIERA VACLAVIK, July 18

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/06/2017 10:26 AM

From Iya Grigorievna de Gay in the 1930s to Natalia Vodianova in the early 2000s, the Russian emigree has left her own inimitable stamp on Carroll’s child heroine. This talk explores the decisive role played by Russian emigrees in drawing fashion inspiration from Alice in Wonderland, touching on reasons why Russians are attracted to Alice, […] Read More

TALK: HOPE, TRAGEDY OR MYTH? HOW DOES MODERN RUSSIA SEE THE REVOLUTION?

TALK: HOPE, TRAGEDY OR MYTH? HOW DOES MODERN RUSSIA SEE THE REVOLUTION?

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/06/2017 10:17 AM

A disaster best forgotten; a moment in history that produced remarkable new ideas; a global event worthy of national pride? Our panel considers the different ways the Revolution and its legacy are regarded by the Russian government, among historians and writers, and by people of different generations. What aspects of the Soviet past are being […] Read More

The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 with Barbara Emerson, 10 July

The Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907 with Barbara Emerson, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/06/2017 12:00 PM

At the end of the Napoleonic Wars Anglo-Russian relations were relatively cordial. The Polish Revolution of 1830 that was brutally put down by Russia marked a turning point. After this the two countries were constantly at loggerheads. They were only once at war, the Crimean War, but were several times on the brink of hostilities. […] Read More

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva Guildhall Professors and Highly-Acclaimed Piano Duo Perform Rachmaninov, 10 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/06/2017 10:59 AM

An exceptional pianist himself, Rachmaninov comprehensively explored works for the instrument and these works for two pianos are no exception with romantic melodies that stunningly reveal the piano’s the expressive possibilities. One of the most highly-acclaimed piano duos performing today, Charles Owen and Katya Apekisheva are passionate advocates for the wide range of four hands […] Read More

London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

London Phoenix Orchestra. The Art of Folk Music of Eastern Europe, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/06/2017 4:55 PM

An evening of music inspired by the Art and Folk Music of Eastern Europe, journeying from Poland to the highlands of Armenia, through to Russia. The concert opens with Witold Lutosławski’s Little Suite. Then brilliant Armenian violinist Ani Batikian joins the London Phoenix Orchestra, conducted by Levon Parikian, in Aram Khachaturian’s exuberant Violin Concerto, a […] Read More

Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

Screening & Discussion: “Ilfandpetrov” with director Roman Liberov at the Pushkin House, 30 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:43 PM

Documentary animation film “ILFANDPETROV”, is  about the legendary Soviet satirist duo Ilya Ilf and Evgeny Petrov,  whose novels about con man Ostap Bender in The Twelve Chairs (1928) and The Little Golden Calf (1931) – are amongst the most beloved and frequently quoted works in Russian literature. In this film creators repeated the route of […] Read More

Culture and Revolution IV: Photography and Film, British Library, 29 June

Culture and Revolution IV: Photography and Film, British Library, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/06/2017 4:33 PM

The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the last of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on photography and film. Rosamund Bartlett is a leading authority on the cultural history of Russia. Best known for her acclaimed […] Read More

Alexandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum Will Give Lecture at the V&A in September

Alexandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum Will Give Lecture at the V&A in September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/06/2017 12:16 PM

Alexandra Sankova, Director of the Moscow Design Museum recounts how Russian Design has changed since its first steps at the beginning of 1920s to the post-war period as the country rose from the ashes of destruction. Also on the agenda – how exchanges of experience with international organisations, the first of which was the British […] Read More

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution, II, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/06/2017 10:51 AM

See the exhibition through a musical lens A unique opportunity to hear the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition brought to life with music. Working closely with the collection and Performing the Jewish Archive, composers and musicians from the Royal Northern College of Music have composed new works inspired by the objects on display. These […] Read More

Strains of Revolution. Part I,  The British Library, 27 June

Strains of Revolution. Part I, The British Library, 27 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2017 6:46 PM

Enjoy free music in the Entrance Hall Hear the Library filled with the sounds of Jewish music performed from artefacts that survived the Revolution, as well as new commissions inspired by the items on display in the Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths exhibition. Members of the Clothworkers Consort of Leeds choir come together with musicians composers […] Read More

Design and the Russian Revolution: Alice Rawsthorn, British Library, 27 JUNE

Design and the Russian Revolution: Alice Rawsthorn, British Library, 27 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2017 9:30 AM

Alice Rawsthorn discusses the initial impact and enduring influence of the Russian Revolution on design, architecture and fashion: from the role of the Constructivist artist and designer László Moholy-Nagy in revitalising the Bauhaus in the mid-1920s to the recent emergence of a new wave of social and humanitarian designers. Alice Rawsthorn writes about design in […] Read More

Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History, British Library, 27 JUNE

Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History, British Library, 27 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/06/2017 6:49 PM

Before the live performances in the Entrance Hall at 17.00, Michael Berkowitz, Professor of Modern Jewish History, UCL, gives a keynote address about Jews and the Revolution entitled Anarchism, Jews — and photography? Opposition and alternatives to Bolshevism. He is joined by Stephen Muir, Lisa Peschel and Simo Muir to discuss the work of Performing […] Read More

Magazine launch: Index on Censorship – Russia’s revolution and our freedoms. 27 June at Calvert 22

Magazine launch: Index on Censorship – Russia’s revolution and our freedoms. 27 June at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/06/2017 10:00 AM

Join us and Index on Censorship for a summer party to launch its upcoming issue exploring the impact of the Russian Revolution of 1917 on our freedoms today. There’ll be pop-up provocations looking at contemporary influences of the Russian Revolution on propaganda, culture and politics from around the globe alongside live readings of speeches tracing the […] Read More

Culture and Revolution III: Literature and Drama, British Library, 22 JUNE

Culture and Revolution III: Literature and Drama, British Library, 22 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/06/2017 7:00 PM

The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the third of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on literature and drama. Rosamund Bartlett is a leading authority on the cultural history of Russia. Best known for her acclaimed […] Read More

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