Talks and Events

Descendant of Alexander Kolchak to Perform Tchaikovsky and Borodin in Memory of Russian Revolution, Rossotrudnichestvo, 26  October

Descendant of Alexander Kolchak to Perform Tchaikovsky and Borodin in Memory of Russian Revolution, Rossotrudnichestvo, 26 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/10/2017 5:03 PM

A celebration and commemoration of the 100 year anniversary of the Russian Revolution. In memory of Admiral Alexander Kolchak, the Russian naval commander, and his search for Romance in the Revolution. a concert of music by famous Russian composers including Tchaikovsky and Borodin and the poetry of the Revolution. A chance to revisit the Romance […] Read More

“BEAUTY IN HELL: CULTURE IN THE GULAG”: EXHIBITING THE LIVES AND THE ART OF THE PRISONERS OF THE SOLOVKI PRISON CAMP, Pushkin House, 27 October

“BEAUTY IN HELL: CULTURE IN THE GULAG”: EXHIBITING THE LIVES AND THE ART OF THE PRISONERS OF THE SOLOVKI PRISON CAMP, Pushkin House, 27 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/10/2017 12:00 PM

This talk will be about “Beauty in Hell: Culture in the Gulag”, a virtual exhibition on the cultural resistance by the prisoners of the Solovki Prison Camp. The exhibition is hosted on the website of The Hunterian museum to mark the centenary of the October Revolution by focussing on the traumatic events that came as a long-term […] Read More

ART RIOT: POST-SOVIET ACTIONISM, Saatchi Gallery, 16 November – 31 December 2017    

ART RIOT: POST-SOVIET ACTIONISM, Saatchi Gallery, 16 November – 31 December 2017    

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/10/2017 3:09 PM

On 16 November 2017, the Tsukanov Family Foundation and Saatchi Gallery will open Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, an exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet protest art over the past 25 years, a world premier for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a ground-breaking immersive theatre experience including […] Read More

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Prof Ivan Hewett’s Lecture on Russian Composers of the XXth Century and Concert, Royal Festival Hall, 26 October

Prof Ivan Hewett’s Lecture on Russian Composers of the XXth Century and Concert, Royal Festival Hall, 26 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/10/2017 9:20 AM

An introduction to the evening’s programme with broadcaster and Royal College of Music professor, Ivan Hewett. Accompanying the talk, students from the Royal College of Music will perform a selection of chamber works: Scriabin Two Poèmes, Op. 32 Scriabin Fantasie in B minor, Op. 28 Mosolov Four Newspaper Announcements for voice and piano, Op. 21 Prokofiev Five Poems for voice and piano, Op. 36, No. […] 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

Keele University Professor Valentina Polukhina Talks on Joseph Brodsky, Rossotrudnichestvo, 13 October

Keele University Professor Valentina Polukhina Talks on Joseph Brodsky, Rossotrudnichestvo, 13 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/10/2017 3:04 PM

Professor of the Keele University Valentina Platonovna Polukhina is a Russian-British literary critic and a world famous expert on biography and literary legacy of the poet Joseph Brodsky. She dedicated most of her life to studying his works. On June 23, 2014 the Royal Society of Literature in  the UK awarded V. Polukhina with the honorable […] Read More

KEEP MY WORDS FOREVER: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH ROMA LIBEROV, Pushkin House, 19 October

KEEP MY WORDS FOREVER: FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH ROMA LIBEROV, Pushkin House, 19 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/10/2017 9:07 AM

Osip Mandelstam’s story epitomises the fate of Russian poets. The Soviet state strove to kill him and to obliterate his poems. They succeeded in extinguishing his life, but not his work: cold, starvation and torture drove him to madness and death in the camps, yet his poems lived on. His wife, Nadezhda Mandelstam, saved them […] Read More

ART, SPACE AND THE FUTURE. TATE MODERN, 18 OCTOBER

ART, SPACE AND THE FUTURE. TATE MODERN, 18 OCTOBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/10/2017 5:00 PM

Next week, on the opening day of the Tate Modern retrospective, ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken into the Future’, Tate Modern is hosting a conversation on the legacy of Russian Cosmism within contemporary art. In the 1980s, Russia became infatuated with a space-centred utopian concept called Cosmism. Cosmism saw the vision and […] Read More

Russia 1917-2017: From Tsars and Lenin to Putin and Trump. 15 October, a part of Cliveden Literary Festival.

Russia 1917-2017: From Tsars and Lenin to Putin and Trump. 15 October, a part of Cliveden Literary Festival.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/10/2017 11:00 AM

Cliveden is the magnificent English country house with a unique and extraordinary history of politics and intrigue, aristocracy and espionage, sex and scandal. Time and again, Cliveden itself has become a character in the story of these isles. Ever since 1666, the house has also been known for its literary salon, helping to inspire writers […] 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

VALERY GERGIEV VISITS WALES FOR EXCLUSIVE EVENT IN WALES, 11 October

VALERY GERGIEV VISITS WALES FOR EXCLUSIVE EVENT IN WALES, 11 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/10/2017 12:32 PM

One of the world’s most sought-after conductors, Valery Gergiev, is set to visit Wales next week as part of the commemorative arts season: R17.   R17 (or “Russia 17”) marks 100 years since the Russian revolution, and Wales’ unique relationship with the emerging Soviet Union of the time, through a year-long season of artistic events. […] Read More

Hermitage Art Week, MacDougall’s Gallery, 16 – 19 October

Hermitage Art Week, MacDougall’s Gallery, 16 – 19 October

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

The Hermitage Foundation UK launches series of lectures by visiting curators from the Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg,  hosted by MacDougall Arts. The Art Week will consist of four lectures in Russian (simultaneous translation into English will be available) that will be held at 6pm each day at MacDougall’s gallery. 16 October  Yulia Lukyanova (the Hermitage […] 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

WHAT IS LEFT OF ART? EXHIBITIONS INSTEAD OF ARTWORKS: A TALK WITH KIRILL SVETLYAKOV, the Pushkin House, 11 October

WHAT IS LEFT OF ART? EXHIBITIONS INSTEAD OF ARTWORKS: A TALK WITH KIRILL SVETLYAKOV, the Pushkin House, 11 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/10/2017 11:15 PM

A talk with chief curator of the New State Tretyakov Gallery and co-curator of METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION Kirill Svetlyakov, one of the leading curators and art theorists in Russia today. Kirill will talk about the status and perception of works of art in the context of modern museums, exhibitions and post-industrial culture. Kirill Svetlyakov has […] Read More

WHAT’S LEFT? A CENTURY IN REVOLUTION, Programme of Films, Art-Projects and Discussions Run By Durham University, 29 September – 8 October

WHAT’S LEFT? A CENTURY IN REVOLUTION, Programme of Films, Art-Projects and Discussions Run By Durham University, 29 September – 8 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/10/2017 10:52 PM

Durham University is pleased to announce the special programme of films, art-projects and discussions, titled What’s Left? A Century in Revolution, which takes place at Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle, between Friday 29 September and Sunday 8 October. The programme is produced as part of the Cross-Language Dynamics (Open World Research Initiative Project)  and is curated by a team of Durham scholars (Dušan Radunović as lead curator) and […] Read More

Exclusive trip to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 21 October

Exclusive trip to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 21 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/10/2017 9:00 PM

Join us for the exclusive trip to Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts on Saturday, 21 October. This is a whole day visit to Sainsbury Centre in Norfolk. In October 2017 it marks the anniversary of the Russian Revolution by staging two major exhibitions throughout the Russia Season contrasting Russian art and life, before and after […] Read More

VIRGINIA WOOLF AND THE SUPPRESSED CHAPTER FROM DOSTOEVSKY’S THE DEMONS: LECTURE AND READING, The Pushkin House, 5 October

VIRGINIA WOOLF AND THE SUPPRESSED CHAPTER FROM DOSTOEVSKY’S THE DEMONS: LECTURE AND READING, The Pushkin House, 5 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/10/2017 11:06 AM

A reading of Virginia Woolf’s translation of the suppressed chapter, “Stavrogin’s Confession”, from Dostoevsky’s novel Demons. The reading by Samuel Collings, who will play the role of Stavrogin in a new dramatisation of the book opening in London in October and produced by SplitMoon Theatre, will be preceded by a talk on the book and the suppressed chapter by Irina […] Read More

FALLEN: Revolution – Propaganda – Iconoclasm, Art Exchange, University of Essex, 16 September – 4 November 2017

FALLEN: Revolution – Propaganda – Iconoclasm, Art Exchange, University of Essex, 16 September – 4 November 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/09/2017 10:27 AM

The University of Essex marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution with an exhibition that explores the rise and fall of the cult of Vladimir Lenin. From the exhilaration of the early Soviet years, to the systematic imposition of a personality cult that was used to enforce the will of the Communist Party, FALLEN documents […] Read More

EMILIA KABAKOV IN CONVERSATION WITH ELENA ZAYTSEVA, The Pushkin House, 3 Ocotber

EMILIA KABAKOV IN CONVERSATION WITH ELENA ZAYTSEVA, The Pushkin House, 3 Ocotber

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/09/2017 4:59 PM

Join us for an evening with Emilia Kabakov, of the celebrated Kabakov artistic duo, whose major retrospective is to open at Tate Modern in mid October. In an exclusive discussion with curator Elena Zaytseva for Pushkin House, Emilia will talk about her collaborative work with her husband Ilya Kabakov, the construction of some of their […] Read More

REIMAGINING EARLY SOVIET ANIMATION: AN EVENING OF SCREENINGS & LECTURES IN COLLABORATION WITH ESTETIKA ZVUKA, The Pushkin House, 1 October

REIMAGINING EARLY SOVIET ANIMATION: AN EVENING OF SCREENINGS & LECTURES IN COLLABORATION WITH ESTETIKA ZVUKA, The Pushkin House, 1 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/09/2017 4:53 PM

For this event eight pre-revolutionary and early Soviet animated silent shorts have been chosen. Contemporary Russian electronic musicians have composed soundtracks to accompany each one, allowing a new perception of each animated story. The screening will be open with a lecture explaining the origins of Soviet cinema and its influence upon contemporary film today. This project […] Read More

Anton Ginzburg: Displacements, Evocations and Post-Soviet Geography, the Whitechapel Gallery, 1 October

Anton Ginzburg: Displacements, Evocations and Post-Soviet Geography, the Whitechapel Gallery, 1 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/09/2017 2:29 PM

Recent films of New York based artist Anton Ginzburg, known for his investigations into historical narratives and poetic studies of place, representation and post-Soviet identity. Including the 35-minute Turo (2016) and a programme of short films: Constructivist Drift (2016), Displacements(2015), Pan (2014), and Cut (2014). Followed by a Q&A with curator Will Strong. Anton Ginzburg, (b.1974 Saint Petersburg, Russia) is a New York–based artist and filmmaker who […] Read More

THE SECRET TWENTIES: BRITISH INTELLIGENCE, THE RUSSIANS AND THE JAZZ AGE. WITH AUTHOR TIMOTHY PHILLIPS, 26 SEPTEMBER

THE SECRET TWENTIES: BRITISH INTELLIGENCE, THE RUSSIANS AND THE JAZZ AGE. WITH AUTHOR TIMOTHY PHILLIPS, 26 SEPTEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/09/2017 3:39 PM

At the height of the hedonistic Jazz Age, many in British society became convinced that they were under attack from the new Soviet state. Still reeling from the Russian revolution of 1917, disturbed by the development of militant workers movements at home, and deeply paranoid about the recent wave of Russian immigration to the UK, […] Read More

THE RUSSIA SEASON, The Sainsbury Centre, 14 October – 11 February 2018

THE RUSSIA SEASON, The Sainsbury Centre, 14 October – 11 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/09/2017 12:27 PM

In October 2017, to mark the anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Sainsbury Centre will stage the Russia Season contrasting Russian art and life, before and after the Revolution. Royal Fabergé explores the extraordinary production and glittering saga of Fabergé, the leading artist-jewellers during the decades preceding the First World War. A highlight will be the Sandringham animals illustrating the naturalistic genius of Fabergé which so appealed to […] 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

DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 2:55 PM

An evening of conversation celebrating the life, work and exceptional influence of Russian theatre director, actor and producer Vsevolod Meyerhold. When the Bolsheviks took power in Russia in October 1917 the young theatre director was the radical, star pupil of the great Stanislavski. Meyerhold’s productions were shaking up classical theatres and his plans for actor […] Read More

RUSSIAN ART AND EXILE – COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1917 REVOLUTION. 10 October at Pushkin House

RUSSIAN ART AND EXILE – COMMEMORATING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1917 REVOLUTION. 10 October at Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/09/2017 12:00 PM

To accompany the Pushkin House pavilion on Bloomsbury Square by architect and artist Alexander Brodsky, titled 101st km – Further and Everywhere, that opens 18th October and commemorates the centenary of the  October revolution, BBC Radio3 is holding a Free Thinking discussion on the topic of creativity and exile in Pushkin House, London’s leading centre of Russian culture. It […] Read More

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, Milton Court Concert Hall, 22 September

Guildhall Symphony Orchestra conducted by Vassily Sinaisky, Milton Court Concert Hall, 22 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/09/2017 7:10 AM

The Guildhall Symphony Orchestra & Chorus are led by renowned Russian conductor Vassily Sinaisky and chorus master David Vinden on 22 September for a programme of two celestial choral works inspired by Shakespeare: Nicolai’s ‘Mondchor’ Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music. The concert also features Elgar’s famous musical sketches, Enigma Variations, a colourful collection of musical caricatures inspired by the composer’s friends. […] Read More

Diana Vishneva to Speak about Art and Fashion, September 22

Diana Vishneva to Speak about Art and Fashion, September 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/09/2017 9:22 AM

The talk will be hosted by the famous editor and journalist Aliona Doletskaya. She will interview onstage Diana Vishneva, the Mariinsky Ballet prima, and Tatiana Parfionova, the founder of the Tatiana Parfionova Fashion House. They will explore the ways art influences fashion, and fashion fuels art. The candid conversation will be conducted in Russian with […] Read More

SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/09/2017 9:21 AM

ShadowMemory is a new digital art project launched by the GRAD Gallery, which is to be premiered at the Forth Industrial Ural Biennial, which marks the launch of GRAD’s new commissions programme showcasing artists’ visions both in the UK and internationally. ShadowMemory, curated by Katya Sivers and Elena Sudakova, explores new territories for contemporary art, […] 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

What Happened in 1917?: Fashion and the Revolution

What Happened in 1917?: Fashion and the Revolution

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/09/2017 11:09 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation is hosting a series of lively debates throughout 2017 on the lasting impact of the “ten days that shook the world”. The What Happened in 1917? series has brought together leading UK scholars and theorists with their counterparts from across the New East for […] Read More

Olga Tobreluts: With Return to Antiquity, Ancient Mythology Will Also Come Back.

Olga Tobreluts: With Return to Antiquity, Ancient Mythology Will Also Come Back.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 09/09/2017 1:19 PM

The Hall of Art in Budapest, also known as Kunsthalle, has recently launched its new exhibition season with The New Mythology – a solo show featuring works by Russian artist Olga Tobreluts.  It is the artist’s first collaboration with the museum which has been made possible through the active support of the Ural Vision Gallery from Yekaterinburg. The […] Read More

7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art opens on 19 September

7th Moscow International Biennale of Contemporary Art opens on 19 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/09/2017 11:22 AM

Main Project: Clouds⇄Forests Curator: Yuko Hasegawa (Japan) Curatorial assistant: Seiha Kurosawa (Japan) Dates: 19 September 2017 – 18 January 2018 Opening of the Main Project: 18 September 2017 Venue: New Tretyakov Gallery (The State Tretyakov Gallery, 10, Krymsky Val, Moscow) Participants of the Main Project: 52 artists from 24 countries Geography of the participants of the […] Read More

V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/09/2017 9:31 AM

Renowned Russian artist Vadim Zakharov (b. 1959, Tajikistan) presents an evening of exhilarating and subversive performance taking inspiration from the book Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music, by Stephen Fry. From composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka (1911) to Marcel Duchamp’s Bottle Rack (1914), Zakharov conceives a humorous journey across time and history, old and […] Read More

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/09/2017 12:00 PM

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents the installation Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), 1986, by pioneer conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Russian-born and American-based, today they are recognised as among the most significant international artists to have emerged in the late 20th century. Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music) is a historic installation, first exhibited […] Read More

Conference. Art and Ideology. 100 years Since the October Revolution, Athens, Panteion University, 3-4 November

Conference. Art and Ideology. 100 years Since the October Revolution, Athens, Panteion University, 3-4 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/09/2017 3:00 PM

The October Revolution is a landmark both in the history of Russia and whole world history of the 20th century. The span between 1917 and  2017 is a good reason for reflection upon and critical reading of the past, while major questions arise about the present. Why is the Russian Revolution still relevant for us? How can […] 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

Russian Debutante Ball

Russian Debutante Ball

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/08/2017 10:41 PM

The Russian Debutante Ball is a highly anticipated event in London’s cultural and social calendar. Join us on November 4, 2017 at The Grosvenor Hotel. HH Princess Olga Andreevna Romanoff is kindly the patron again for this year. To book your tickets, please, contact Katya Belyaeva: office@russianartandculture.com  Famous artists, cultural professionals, businesspeople and everyone who […] Read More

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism, HKW Berlin, 1 September — 3 October

Art Without Death: Russian Cosmism, HKW Berlin, 1 September — 3 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/08/2017 1:26 PM

HKW in Berlin starts the new art season with a bang by tackling the ideas of Russian Cosmism in philosophy and art. Russian Cosmism was a movement that called for material immortality and resurrection, as well as travel to outer space. It developed out of the spirituality of nineteenth-century Russia and a strong fascination with […] Read More

Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/08/2017 12:58 AM

Andrew Spira explores the work of the painter Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin on whom earlier this year he gave a talk for the Royal Academy Exhibition ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932.’ Andrew is an independent art historian,  writer and curator.  His book ‘The Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-Garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition’ was published in 2008. The […] Read More

Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/08/2017 12:00 PM

The Tyran (Sergej Korsakov) and the Minister of Education (Olesya Kandalintseva) of Cardboardia in collaboration with the UK Cardboardia Hidden Agent (Charlotte Smith) and other Characters are back to hit the UK roads in search for new members of Cardboardia!  Below are the new dates of their events taking place in the UK this September. Anyone […] Read More

Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

Spark: Festival of Revolutionary Film in London Will Open With Pudovkin’s Classic, 24 September – 12 November –

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/08/2017 1:00 PM

Spark, the Russian Revolution Centenary Committee’s festival of revolutionary film, takes place at two of London’s most renowned independent cinemas: the Phoenix and the Rio. The festival takes its name from the Russian revolutionary newspaper Iskra (Spark). It features classics of early Soviet cinema by Vsevolod Pudovkin, Sergei Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov and Esfir Shub. Warren […] Read More

METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION.  AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION, 7 September – 11 October

METAGEOGRAPHY. SPACE – IMAGE – ACTION. AN INTERDISCIPLINARY EXHIBITION, 7 September – 11 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/08/2017 11:36 AM

A new insightful and highly original project will be opening at the Pushkin House early this Septermer. This project is a collaborative effort between the house curator of the Pushkin House Olga Jürgenson and curators from the Trtyakov Gallery Kirill Svetlyakov and Nikolay Smirnov.   The project will feature such young Russian and international  artists […] Read More

Russian ‘Titan of the Piano’ Boris Berezovsky is to Perform in Dublin  In Aid of ChildVision

Russian ‘Titan of the Piano’ Boris Berezovsky is to Perform in Dublin In Aid of ChildVision

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/08/2017 10:30 AM

Russian Superstar pianist, Boris Berezovsky, is rescheduled to perform September 10th @ 8:00pm, at the National Concert Hall. Boris Berezovsky previously became stranded in the South of France, following his Opening concert at the world’s most prestigious Piano Festival – La Roque-d’Anthéron and was unable to travel to Dublin in time for the recital, due […] Read More

FAITHFUL RUSLAN & FLYING AFTER AN IDEAL. INTERVIEW WITH HELENA KAUT-HOWSON.

FAITHFUL RUSLAN & FLYING AFTER AN IDEAL. INTERVIEW WITH HELENA KAUT-HOWSON.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 23/08/2017 10:34 AM

This powerful new stage adaptation of Georgi Vladimov’s cult novel  that marks the centenary of the Russian Revolution, will be directed by internationally acclaimed theatre and opera director, a master of European drama, Helena Kaut-Howson, whose adventurous, passionate and imaginative productions, including Uncle Vanya and Sons Without Fathers (Chekov) with the Belgrade Theatre, have led […] Read More

The Bust of the First Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to Be Installed at the Science Museum, London, 30 August

The Bust of the First Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to Be Installed at the Science Museum, London, 30 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/08/2017 10:49 AM

This August, the Science Museum Lates is partnering with the BBC’s Tomorrow’s World to explore all things space. There will be a live webcast featured from Tomorrow’s World gallery. As part of these series  and within the framework of the UK-Russia Year of Science and Education, on 30 August 2017 there the opening ceremony of […] Read More

Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, the Belgrade Theatre, 2- 16 September

Faithful Ruslan – The Story of a Guard Dog, the Belgrade Theatre, 2- 16 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/08/2017 10:17 AM

1953, Josef Stalin is dead, and the inhabitants of prison camps across Russia are liberated. Ruslan is a beautiful, proud dog, bred solely to serve as a guard in these camps, but when he’s abandoned in a world without the clear structure and organisation he’s always known, how can he possibly adjust? Telling its story […] Read More

Dari and Zari Collections of Contemporary Russian Art, 11 – 29 September

Dari and Zari Collections of Contemporary Russian Art, 11 – 29 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/08/2017 1:36 PM

Zari Gallery is proud to present a collection of Russian art from Dari Collection. Dari Gallery was founded by a group of art collectors with the aim of finding young emerging talented painters in Russia and helping them with their growth, exploration and development as unique artists on international contemporary art scene. Zari Gallery will […] Read More

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

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