Exhibitions

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

Tate Modern Curator Juliet Bingham On The Recently Opened Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Exhibition

Tate Modern Curator Juliet Bingham On The Recently Opened Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Exhibition

BY Marina Maximova POSTED 20/10/2017 8:30 AM

This autumn Tate Modern stages the first in the UK major retrospective show of the works by artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Curated in close dialogue with the duo, and organised in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the exhibition offers the opportunity to see some […] 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

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Revolutionizing the World, Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery, 9-18 October

Revolutionizing the World, Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery, 9-18 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/10/2017 4:21 PM

In commemoration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, California State University, Los Angeles will present an exhibition titled “Revolutionizing the World: The Russian Revolution at Its Centenary, 1917-2017.” The exhibition will kick off at Cal State LA on Oct. 9 and will travel to Sonoma State and then to Chico State. The exhibition uses […] Read More

Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, 17 october 2017 – 14 january 2018

Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, 17 october 2017 – 14 january 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/10/2017 12:29 PM

In 2017 we are marking centenary of  the Russian Revolution of 1917. Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center presents an exhibition dedicated to this occasion.  ‘Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution’ is a multidisciplinary exhibition project by the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center and the Museum of Jewish History in Russia. […] Read More

WHERE NOW? ‘REBOOTED’ BIENNALE MUST ADAPT TO MOSCOW’S SHIFTING ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE

WHERE NOW? ‘REBOOTED’ BIENNALE MUST ADAPT TO MOSCOW’S SHIFTING ARTISTIC LANDSCAPE

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 05/10/2017 1:30 PM

THE MOSCOW BIENNALE, seemingly moribund two years ago, has survived. But is it as relevant today as when it was launched in 2005? Back then Moscow was recovering from the financial crisis of 1998, when Russia devalued the ruble and defaulted on its debt. The city’s nascent gallery-scene lacked international focus. The fairs Art Moskva […] Read More

Textiles by Russian Artist Olga Nikich at Styled By Design Exhibition in Mayfair, 3- 7 October

Textiles by Russian Artist Olga Nikich at Styled By Design Exhibition in Mayfair, 3- 7 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/10/2017 4:47 PM

Styled by Design is a new exhibition of framed 20th Century textiles, will reveal a varied collection of rare and limited edition printed textiles imagined by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, William Scott, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, John Piper, Zandra Rhodes and many more in London this October. This historically significant exhibition will celebrate the revolutionary relationship […] Read More

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A, 30 September – 25 February. In collaboration with the Royal Opera House

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A, 30 September – 25 February. In collaboration with the Royal Opera House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/10/2017 2:00 PM

A spectacular and vivid journey through 400 years of operatic and European history, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics opened on 30 September. Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, 1934, is explored in detail throughout the run of this V&A exhibition. Both avant-garde and propaganda material will be on display alongside a painting inspired by Shostakovich’s First Symphony […] Read More

RED STAR OVER RUSSIA. A REVOLUTION IN VISUAL CULTURE 1905–55. 8 November – 18 February at Tate Modern

RED STAR OVER RUSSIA. A REVOLUTION IN VISUAL CULTURE 1905–55. 8 November – 18 February at Tate Modern

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/10/2017 10:00 AM

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life. The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer […] 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

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

Shtager Gallery Stages New Installation: Storming by Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, London, 10 October

Shtager Gallery Stages New Installation: Storming by Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai, London, 10 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/09/2017 6:23 PM

Shtager Gallery/Elephant & Castle Experimental Space announce the launch of Storming — total installation of the seminal Russian artist Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai (b. 1969, St. Petersburg, Russia) which will be shown in London for the first time. The installation consists of 43 hand-painted plywood sculptures and is created especially for the London exhibition to follow the Frieze art fair and to mark the […] Read More

101km: Further & Everywhere. Pavilion by Alexander Brodsky will open on 18 October

101km: Further & Everywhere. Pavilion by Alexander Brodsky will open on 18 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/09/2017 11:30 AM

To mark the centenary of the Russian revolution, Pushkin House presents an artistic installation about Russian poetry in exile. The pavilion celebrates the power of the word and the individual voice. The 101st km, a concept well known in Russia, refers to the distance that poets and others were forced to maintain from major cities, […] Read More

Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys, The Courtauld Gallery, 19 October 2017 – 21 January 2018

Soutine’s Portraits: Cooks, Waiters & Bellboys, The Courtauld Gallery, 19 October 2017 – 21 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/09/2017 8:45 AM

This exhibition, held at The Courtauld Gallery from 19 October 2017 to 21 January 2018, brings together an outstanding group of portraits by Chaïm Soutine (1893-1943). Soutine was one of the leading painters in Paris in the 1920s and 1930s and was seen by many as the heir to Vincent van Gogh. This major exhibition […] Read More

Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action. 13 October – 17 December at Calvert 22

Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action. 13 October – 17 December at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/09/2017 10:00 AM

Calvert 22 Foundation is pleased to announce the first posthumous solo presentation of Dmitri Prigov’s work in the UK. Prigov (1940–2007) was one of the leading figures of Moscow Conceptualism and is known for his varied and prolific work as a poet, performer and artist using installation, video, typewritten books and other media. The exhibition Dmitri […] Read More

Artist & Sculptor Dashi Namdakov Installs ‘Guardian of Baikal’ For The Moscow Biennale 2017. Experience Parallel Worlds through Virtual Reality, 19 September – 18 January

Artist & Sculptor Dashi Namdakov Installs ‘Guardian of Baikal’ For The Moscow Biennale 2017. Experience Parallel Worlds through Virtual Reality, 19 September – 18 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/09/2017 4:19 PM

Dashi Namdakov, the Russian sculptor and artist based in London, has created a monumental sculpture to be installed on an island at Lake Baikal. ‘Guardian of Baikal’ is a large bronze sculpture more than seven meters high concepted in his UK studio in Hertfordshire. The installation is a modern representation of traditional nomad and shaman mythologies, connected […] 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

ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: NOT EVERYONE WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE FUTURE. 18 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 at Tate Modern

ILYA AND EMILIA KABAKOV: NOT EVERYONE WILL BE TAKEN INTO THE FUTURE. 18 October 2017 – 28 January 2018 at Tate Modern

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 10:00 AM

The Kabakovs are amongst the most celebrated artists of their generation, widely known for their large-scale installations and use of fictional personas. Critiquing the conventions of art history and drawing upon the visual culture of the former Soviet Union – from dreary communal apartments to propaganda art and its highly optimistic depictions of Soviet life […] 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

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

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

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

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

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

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia, 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/08/2017 12:12 PM

This autumn the British Museum organises an intriguing new exhibition in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg. The exhibition is dedicated to an ancient culture that was buried in the Siberian permafrost for thousands of years and bears the title Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia. It will trace and reveal the history of these powerful […] 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

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

Bone Music, Garage Museum, Moscow, 14 August – 05 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/07/2017 1:46 PM

Bone Music is an exhibition examining a unique episode in postwar Soviet history. From the late 1940s to the early 1960s, inventive Soviet music lovers made illegal copies of banned music on used X-ray film. Their recordings were not limited to Western jazz and rock-n-roll, but also featured Russian émigré music, as well as popular […] Read More

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris to Hold the Morozov Art Collection Show in 2020.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris to Hold the Morozov Art Collection Show in 2020.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 19/07/2017 10:40 PM

The Louis Vuitton Foundation in Paris  seems to be busy building cultural bridges between France and Russia. On 18th July plans for yet another blockbuster show were announced: this time French and Russian art  from the collection of  two famous early 20th century Russian patrons Mikhail and Ivan Morozov. The show will include works by […] Read More

The Bakhrushin Museum Mounts the  Comprehensive Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe Exhibition, Moscow, until 27 August

The Bakhrushin Museum Mounts the Comprehensive Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe Exhibition, Moscow, until 27 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/07/2017 12:27 AM

Between 20 June and 27 August, 2017, the A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum in Moscow runs the exhibition Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe. Aristarkh Lentulov can be considered a major innovative experimentator artist on the Russian avant-garde scene of the first half of the 20th century. A.A. Bakhrushin Theatre Museum mounted the exhibition  Aristarkh Lentulov’s Mystery Bouffe to celebrate […] 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

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

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

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

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

Arseny Avraamov’s Avant-Garde Symphony of Sirens Goes Contemporary at Documenta 14 in Athens

Arseny Avraamov’s Avant-Garde Symphony of Sirens Goes Contemporary at Documenta 14 in Athens

BY Kseniia Klimova POSTED 23/06/2017 3:00 PM

Among the most significant landmarks of the Documenta 14 art exhibition running this year simultaneously in Athens (8 April -16 July) and in Kassel (10 June – 17 September), one could mention the stand  dedicated to Arseny Avraamov’s Symphony of Sirens at the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens. Historically, the idea of creating […] Read More

The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable. 23 June – 20 August at Calvert 22

The Future is Certain; It’s the Past Which is Unpredictable. 23 June – 20 August at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/06/2017 12:30 PM

Private view: Thursday 22 June, 6 – 9pm. RSVP here. A group show on writing and rewriting history “The future is certain”, according to an old Soviet joke. “It’s the past which is unpredictable.” This exhibition reflects on the ways history is written and the inevitability with which the past reasserts itself in the future. Bringing […] Read More

Temple of Futures Thinking. By Avenir Institute, 17 June – 2 July

Temple of Futures Thinking. By Avenir Institute, 17 June – 2 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/06/2017 10:00 AM

Temple of Futures Thinking By Avenir Institute, June 17 – July 2 Opening June 16, 19.00 with a lecture-performance “Futures: plural, queer & rhizomatic” The future is a pastiche of relational and extrapolative images of expectations, desires and fears. Avenir Institute was founded in summer 2015 with the mission of exploring the questions on potentialities in […] Read More

HARVESTING RAIN. Daria Krotova at Galerie Iragui, Moscow, 16 June – 16 July

HARVESTING RAIN. Daria Krotova at Galerie Iragui, Moscow, 16 June – 16 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/06/2017 5:13 PM

Daria Krotova. HARVESTING RAIN Opening: 16th of June 2017 at 7 pm “Bringing together the art practice and the experience of living in the country house, Daria Krotova tests the ability of art as an instrument for capturing uncertain states. Rain for her is a metaphor for the mobility and variability of instantaneous states, her creative […] Read More

GEOMETRY OF NONSENSE. Works by Yuri Vashenko at Pushkin House, until 7th July

GEOMETRY OF NONSENSE. Works by Yuri Vashenko at Pushkin House, until 7th July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/06/2017 5:00 PM

Geometry of Nonsense is an exhibition of drawings and etchings by Yuri Vashenko, one of Russia’s leading illustrators of Lewis Carroll. It contains illustrations to several books by the great writer, mathematician and logician, created by the artist over more than 30 years. The latest book is Philosophical Alice, a collection of commentaries by different […] Read More

Moscow Design Museum to Feature at the Exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction, The Barbican, 3 June – 7 September

Moscow Design Museum to Feature at the Exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction, The Barbican, 3 June – 7 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/06/2017 11:36 AM

Moscow Design Museum participates in the exhibition Into the Unknown: A Journey through Science Fiction which has recently opened at the Barbican. The major introduction of the exhibition runs as: “From the 19th century cabinet of curiosities, to the vastness of space. Through future cities, into the inner landscapes of human perception”.  Russian design  is […] 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

KINETIC GENERATIVE MUSIC INSTALLATION BY ANDRIUS ŠARAPOVAS AT THE TSEKH GALLERY IN VILNIUS. UNTIL 18 JUNE

KINETIC GENERATIVE MUSIC INSTALLATION BY ANDRIUS ŠARAPOVAS AT THE TSEKH GALLERY IN VILNIUS. UNTIL 18 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2017 11:56 PM

Can statistics sound like music? Andrius Šarapovas’ kinetic art installation, which will be open at the TSEKH gallery until June 18th, invites visitors to experience how data generated through a person’s reality and behavioral patterns can be revived from the digital world and returned to the real one by being transformed into generative music. According […] Read More

ANATOLY SHURAVLEV: FUTURE REVISITED. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 9 June – 23 July

ANATOLY SHURAVLEV: FUTURE REVISITED. Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, 9 June – 23 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2017 11:08 PM

In this second venue of his exhibition in Greece (the first part was presented at the Museum Alex Mylona – Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art in Athens, 5 – 24.4.2017) Anatoly Shuravlev broadens the show with older works which are, nevertheless, presented in a new way and in a new context that corresponds with his […] Read More

Anselm Kiefer, for Velimir Khlebnikov. Fates of Nations. The Hermitage, 30 May Onwards

Anselm Kiefer, for Velimir Khlebnikov. Fates of Nations. The Hermitage, 30 May Onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/05/2017 5:01 PM

On 30th May 2017, for the very first time in Russia, the State Hermitage Museum inaugurates a solo exhibition of one of the most famous contemporary artist, Anselm Kiefer. Located in the Nicholas Hall of the Winter Palace, the exhibition is organized by the State Hermitage Museum in close collaboration with the artist and in […] Read More

THE PAPER REVOLUTION. SOVIET GRAPHIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTIVISM (1920 – 1930’S). ADAM, Brussels, 5 June – 8 October

THE PAPER REVOLUTION. SOVIET GRAPHIC DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTIVISM (1920 – 1930’S). ADAM, Brussels, 5 June – 8 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/05/2017 6:32 PM

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Art & Design Atomium Museum and Moscow Design Museum are going to present a special exhibition The Paper Revolution 1920 – 1930’s. The exhibition will be dedicated to the Soviet graphic design of the 1920s and 1930s. Featuring significant works of Aleksandr Rodchenko, Varvara Stepanova, […] Read More

ERIK BULATOV’S ‘FORWARD’ UNVEILED 26 MAY ON SOUTH TERRACE OF TATE MODERN

ERIK BULATOV’S ‘FORWARD’ UNVEILED 26 MAY ON SOUTH TERRACE OF TATE MODERN

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/05/2017 8:32 PM

Today, in commemoration of the centenary of 1917 Revolution in Russia, Tate Modern unveiled a monumental steel sculpture by the artist Erik Bulatov, installed on the terrace outside the gallery/ The work consists of the word ‘forward’ spelled out four times in Cyrillic letters, each standing ten feet high and arranged in a wide circle. […] 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

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