Events

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

Russian Masterworks: From Rakhmaninov to Shostakovich, 21 JUNE

Russian Masterworks: From Rakhmaninov to Shostakovich, 21 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/06/2017 5:45 PM

An evening of Russian masterworks conducted by Yuri Temirkanov. The heroic grandeur of Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto acts as a beguiling prequel to Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony. Courting political rehabilitation with one hand while mocking it with the other, one journalist famously and ambiguously dubbed the Symphony a ‘Soviet artist’s practical and creative answer to just […] Read More

The Romanovs: Simon Sebag Montefiore, British Library, 20 June

The Romanovs: Simon Sebag Montefiore, British Library, 20 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/06/2017 3:22 PM

The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all? Simon Sebag Montefiore reveals a world of unlimited power, ruthless empire-building and palace conspiracy, with a global cast […] Read More

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

Lecture – recital Music of the Russian Revolution 1917. 2 July at Pushkin House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/06/2017 10:00 AM

Yulia Chaplina (piano & narration) Jonathan Deakin (guest performer, piano duo) A wonderful 60 mins programme of Russian piano music is presented by Yulia Chaplina and Jonathan Deakin (no interval). The programme includes music by Rachmaninov and Prokofiev written during the 1917 Russian Revolution as well as other compositions written before and after, illustrating the […] Read More

IMMERSIVE FOOD EXPERIENCE: “CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS”. 7 July

IMMERSIVE FOOD EXPERIENCE: “CURIOUS ENCOUNTERS”. 7 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/06/2017 10:00 AM

“Curious Encounters” “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” Let’s all get a little mad for a day. Take an immersive trip down a “rabbit hole” at this Alice in Wonderland-based pop-up experience created by […] Read More

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO,  20 June

Tchaikovsky Gala at the Royal Albert Hall, RPO, 20 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/06/2017 9:18 AM

Experience the passion, magic and drama of Tchaikovsky in a concert full of some of his most celebrated works, including the incomparable Piano Concerto No.1, performed by the young and internationally acclaimed Swiss-Canadian pianist Teo Gheorghiu, exquisite extracts from the enormously popular The Nutcracker, and a thrilling 1812 Overture firework finale – all conducted by the RPO’s Permanent Associate […] Read More

Rogers and Bernaskoni in Conversation. The influence of the Russian Avant Garde on contemporary architecture. 22 June at the Design Museum

Rogers and Bernaskoni in Conversation. The influence of the Russian Avant Garde on contemporary architecture. 22 June at the Design Museum

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/06/2017 10:00 AM

Join world leading architects Richard Rogers and Boris Bernaskoni to discuss their work and the influence of the Russian Avant Garde on contemporary architecture. Rogers and Bernaskoni in Conversation’ is produced in partnership with Mariana Haseldine and GRAD Gallery. What to expect? From the legacy of Constructivism to the iconic status of Tatlin’s Tower, the […] Read More

Mikhail Klarin Master Class: The Augmented Reality of Our Decisions. Organised by Chance For Life charitable foundation

Mikhail Klarin Master Class: The Augmented Reality of Our Decisions. Organised by Chance For Life charitable foundation

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/06/2017 8:30 PM

The Augmented Reality of Our Decisions: Understanding How Our Unconscious Shapes Our Decisions, and How to Use This for Success Let us dare to get a glimpse of egoism giving some focused attention to… our own selves? We suggest spending this evening exploring our own wishes, intentions, goals… Do we always know what we are […] Read More

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

Fundraising Dinner Concert ‘1917: The Final Flowering’ by Alexander Karpeyev. 22 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/06/2017 1:34 PM

Alexander Karpeyev is music curator at the Pushkin House and Artistic Director of the London Medtner Festival. He is quickly gaining reputation as one of the leading Russian pianists of his generation. On 13 February 2017 he gave a critically acclaimed recital at London’s prestigious Kings Place. Reviews of 1917: The Final Flowering are available at […] Read More

RUSSIAN JEWELLERY IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION, Pushkin House, 29 June

RUSSIAN JEWELLERY IN THE ROYAL COLLECTION, Pushkin House, 29 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/06/2017 12:46 PM

The Royal houses of Britain and Russia were bonded by close and complex family ties. The British royals preferred to keep their distance from their Russian cousins, but appreciated their wealth and taste. Following the tragic deaths of the Tsar and his family, their British cousins made an effort to buy their jewels. Many Russian […] Read More

Culture and Revolution II: Music and Performance, British Library, 15 June

Culture and Revolution II: Music and Performance, British Library, 15 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/06/2017 12:11 PM

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

What Happened in 1917? A Century of Revolution in Architecture and Urbanism, 1917–2017, Calvert 22, 14 June

What Happened in 1917? A Century of Revolution in Architecture and Urbanism, 1917–2017, Calvert 22, 14 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/06/2017 6:48 PM

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

Art Vilnius ’17: Contemprorary Art Fair in Lithuania,  8 -11 June

Art Vilnius ’17: Contemprorary Art Fair in Lithuania, 8 -11 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/06/2017 10:30 AM

The international contemporary art fair ArtVilnius’17 on Tuesday invited art lovers to the Artagonist art hotel in central Vilnius to share some of the news about the upcoming fair. This year’s edition of ArtVilnius, which will run June 8 through 11 at Litexpo, will include 55 galleries and some 200 artists from 20 countries (from […] Read More

Culture and Revolution I: Art and Architecture, the British Library, 8 June

Culture and Revolution I: Art and Architecture, the British Library, 8 June

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

The lecture dwells on the impact and influence of the Russian Revolution on art and architecture. The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the first of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on art and architecture. Rosamund Bartlett […] Read More

Workshop: Isadora Duncan’s Revolutionary Dance, Calvert 22, 4 June

Workshop: Isadora Duncan’s Revolutionary Dance, Calvert 22, 4 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2017 10:37 PM

Following her performance at the launch of the book The Sixth Sense of the Avant-Garde, we’re excited to welcome back London’s premiere Duncanist Julia Pond and dance artist Meg Brooker for a contemporary dance workshop as part of our season The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution. Join this intimate and inclusive group to learn about the […] Read More

Evgeny Kissin in Conversation, 5 June

Evgeny Kissin in Conversation, 5 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/05/2017 12:35 PM

Meet the musical wunderkind of our age, pianist Evgeny Kissin. Born in Moscow in 1971, Kissin aged 12 performed both Chopin piano concertos in the Moscow Conservatory, something unattempted since the turn of the century. News of this prodigy of the Soviet state music system spread rapidly outside Russia, and at 17 he was invited […] Read More

A Spectacular Gala Dinner in Aid of The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice on 12 July, the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul

A Spectacular Gala Dinner in Aid of The Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice on 12 July, the Feast of Sts Peter and Paul

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/05/2017 12:00 PM

We invite our readers to the grandiose Evening Gala Dinner in Nice which will take place in Nice, France on 12th July, on the day of the Feast of the Saint and Holy  Apostles Peter and Paul. This  is going to be an unforgettable evening graced by the presence of the members of the most […] Read More

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST YURI VASHENKO, CONDUCTED BY LIZA DIMBLEBY, Pushkin House, 2 June

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST YURI VASHENKO, CONDUCTED BY LIZA DIMBLEBY, Pushkin House, 2 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/05/2017 1:46 AM

Yuri Vashenko is the leading illustrator of Lewis Carroll in Russia today. In this conversation with writer and artist Liza Dimbleby, he will talk about his work with ‘Alice’ over the last forty years. His exhibition in Pushkin House ‘The Geometry of Nonsense,’ is made up of drawings and etchings responding to the original illustrations […] Read More

Teffi, Rasputin, Lenin: Author Vanora Bennett explores Teffi’s revolutionary memoirs with translators Robert Chandler and Irina Steinberg, Pushkin House, 30 May

Teffi, Rasputin, Lenin: Author Vanora Bennett explores Teffi’s revolutionary memoirs with translators Robert Chandler and Irina Steinberg, Pushkin House, 30 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/05/2017 1:00 PM

What did Russia’s best loved humorist in the run-up to 1917 make of the two men who encapsulated the extremes of the Russian revolutionary experience? Before Teffi, (aka Nadezhda Alexandrovna Lokhvitskaya) fled the October Revolution and made an émigré home in Paris, this witty, prolific and perceptive writer of poems, plays, stories, satires and journalism […] Read More

PANEL DISCUSSION: Émigrés from Revolution, 5 June at the British Library

PANEL DISCUSSION: Émigrés from Revolution, 5 June at the British Library

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/05/2017 11:00 AM

With Katya Galitzine, Dominic Lieven, Martin Sixsmith and guests At least a million people, and probably many more, became exiles from Russia during the Revolution and its aftermath. They spanned all classes and included landowners and nobles, Cossacks and the military, dispossessed businessmen and Imperial officials, intellectuals and artists such as Stravinsky, Nabokov and Chagall. […] Read More

WINGS OF PRAYER OR DESPAIR? AMBIGUOUS RUSSIA OVERSHADOWS VENICE BIENNALE. BY SIMON HEWITT

WINGS OF PRAYER OR DESPAIR? AMBIGUOUS RUSSIA OVERSHADOWS VENICE BIENNALE. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 19/05/2017 3:25 PM

VIVA ARTE VIVA! is the slogan of this year’s Venice Biennale. Sounds upbeat, tutti frutti and full of joie de vivre. The Russian Pavilion is anything but. In a coup of breathtaking audacity even by his own flamboyant standards, Pavilion Curator Semyon Mikhailovsky, Rector of the St Petersburg Academy, exploits the 1917 Revolution to slam […] Read More

Talk: Imagine Moscow: Contemporary Projections at the Design Museum, 2 June

Talk: Imagine Moscow: Contemporary Projections at the Design Museum, 2 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/05/2017 10:00 AM

In conjunction with Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution the Design Museum hosts an evening of talks and presentations in collaboration with The Architectural Association School of Architecture and Plakat Platform. What to expect To coincide with the exhibition Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution, the Design Museum has collaborated with The Architectural Association School of Architecture […] Read More

Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

Russian Film Director Yuly Fait to Visit the UK for the First Time, Oxford, 25 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/05/2017 9:27 AM

Russian director Yuly Fait will make his first visit to the UK end of May this year. Yuly Andreevich is a talented and until recently often overlooked director working in an offbeat neo-realist style. He was also a close friend of Gennady Shpalikov and Andrei Tarkovsky.  He is now a very lively 80 year old, a charming […] Read More

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

BY Iva Novakova POSTED 10/05/2017 12:11 PM

What could be a better place in London than the British Library to resurrect a revolutionary atmosphere of 1917 Russia and retrospectively reflect on the world-changing events of the period! A brief encounter with Lenin alias Jacob Richter, together with the architectural features of the Entrance Hall – its monumental scale with whitewashed and bricked walls resembling […] Read More

An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/05/2017 11:37 AM

A well-known in Russia writer and historian Edward Radzinsky will be giving a talk in London on 16th May and will invite the listeners to go over the pivotal events in the Russian history, step by step,  all over again. It is not just an academic lecture — it is some kind of a meditation on […] Read More

The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/05/2017 6:13 PM

There will be a one-day conference a conference on 10 May, entitled: ‘The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two.’ It will be held in QMUL Arts One, G. 19 starting at 9.30 am. Below is the programme of the conference. 9.50 — Introductory Remarks — Dr Jeremy Hicks, QMUL Panel […] Read More

SOVREMENNIK/THE CONTEMPORARY: A HISTORY OF ONE OF MOSCOW’S LEADING THEATRES FROM AN INSIDER. 8 May

SOVREMENNIK/THE CONTEMPORARY: A HISTORY OF ONE OF MOSCOW’S LEADING THEATRES FROM AN INSIDER. 8 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/05/2017 5:49 PM

Pushkin House invites everyone for the evening with Yevgeniya Kusnetsova, associate artistic director of Sovremennik Theatre. Kuznetsova will tell the history of the theatre, since its formation in 1956. Yevgeniya Kuznetsova is Sovremennik‘s associate artistic director. She is a graduate of the Leningrad Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema. She completed a post-graduate at the State […] Read More

Talk: What Happened in 1917? – Organising the Masses: Media and the Russian Revolution, 4 May at Calvert 22

Talk: What Happened in 1917? – Organising the Masses: Media and the Russian Revolution, 4 May at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/05/2017 10:00 AM

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

AN EVENING WITH MARAT GUELMAN. TRUSTING MAN’S JOURNEY, FROM MOLDAVIA TO MONTENEGRO. Pushkin House, 4 May

AN EVENING WITH MARAT GUELMAN. TRUSTING MAN’S JOURNEY, FROM MOLDAVIA TO MONTENEGRO. Pushkin House, 4 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/05/2017 12:12 PM

Marat Guelman is a Russian collector, gallery owner and art manager, who has been behind some of the most important art initiatives connected to Russia in the last thirty years. Marat Guelman was born in Chisinau on 24 December 1960. His father is writer and playwright Aleksander Isaakovich Guelman. He finished school № 34 of […] Read More

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

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