Exhibitions

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

Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

Alexey Firsov to Exhibit His New Works at the Arthill Gallery, 25 May – 25 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/05/2017 3:08 PM

The artist Alexey Firsov is not a novice in London. He has already had series of his exhibitions here, one having taken place at the Riflemaker gallery. This time, it is the Arthill gallery which showcases series of new, fresh works by the artist. The title of the new exhibition is‘Cross Country’. Alexey Firsov names himself a […] Read More

STYLE AND PANACHE AT BONHAMS SHOW OF ERTÉ’S DESIGNS FOR GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA, 22-26 May

STYLE AND PANACHE AT BONHAMS SHOW OF ERTÉ’S DESIGNS FOR GLYNDEBOURNE OPERA, 22-26 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/05/2017 10:12 PM

90 superlative set and costume designs conceived by the Russian artist Erte for the legendary 1980 Glyndebourne Opera production of Der Rosenkavalier will be on display this month at Bonhams London saleroom at 101 New Bond Street. Harmony and Opulence: Erte and Der Rosenkavalier runs from 22 -26 May. The exhibition is being curated by the […] Read More

The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

The Shtager Gallery Launches Its Space for Experimental Projects in London, 19-30 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/05/2017 1:45 AM

A Russian gallerist, Marina Shtager, opens up her new space for experimental projects in London with Too Much as Not Enough exhibition. Artist, curator, dealer, provocateur and polymath Marcel Duchamp is a Pandora of art history for some, and John the Baptist of modern and contemporary art for the others. Among many disruptions of the […] Read More

Review: Dual Perspectives: St Peterburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. By Eleanor Hemming

Review: Dual Perspectives: St Peterburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering. By Eleanor Hemming

BY Eleanor Hemming POSTED 11/05/2017 4:24 PM

Following its success in Moscow last year, Dual Perspectives has come to the St Petersburg State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering, where you will be able to visit until the fourth of June. As part of the UK-Russia year of Science and Education, this exhibition showcases the works of two men who were both […] Read More

All Icons Are False: the New Exhibition by British Artist Alexander James, 19 – 30 May

All Icons Are False: the New Exhibition by British Artist Alexander James, 19 – 30 May

BY Paul Carey-Kent POSTED 10/05/2017 5:22 PM

Between 19th  and 30th May the British artist Alexander James is opening his statement exhibition of new works in London for the first time in four years since relocating back to London from working in Russia & Siberia. For three decades James has tirelessly explored the painterly mechanics of water as his primary medium. In collaboration with D-Contemporary Gallery […] Read More

Voices from Chernobyl. New Theatre Play Based on Work by Svetlana Alexievich. UNTIL 13th May.

Voices from Chernobyl. New Theatre Play Based on Work by Svetlana Alexievich. UNTIL 13th May.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/05/2017 2:57 AM

This narrative by Svetlana Alexievich – the recent Nobel prize winner in literature, translated by Keith Gessen, tells about how an explosion destroys a reactor of the Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Station. As the government tries to cover up the catastrophe, people carry on with their lives as if nothing had happened, all the while inhaling radioactive waste […] Read More

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times. Gosha Ostretsov in Venice, 9 May – 30 June

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times. Gosha Ostretsov in Venice, 9 May – 30 June

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/05/2017 7:08 AM

The exhibition «I’ve been abducted hundreds of times» is a journey conceived by Russian artist Gosha Ostretsov and his curator Simon Njami. It will take place at Palazzo Nani Bernardo from May 9 to June 30, 2017. «I’ve been abducted hundreds of times» is a hallucination, a heterochrony, and archaeology of the future. Using the […] 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

US AND THEM. NOVIKOV & NAZARENKO NAIL IT IN PARIS. BY SIMON HEWITT

US AND THEM. NOVIKOV & NAZARENKO NAIL IT IN PARIS. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 05/05/2017 10:53 AM

The colourful exhibition HE+SHE, featuring works by Tatyana Nazarenko & Igor Novikov, opened at Galerie Shchukin, just off the Champs-Elysées, on April 27 and runs until June 14. Our International Editor Simon Hewitt reports. When Igor Novikov and Tatyana Nazarenko married in July 2014, glamorous images of their celebratory boat-trip along the River Moscova floated […] Read More

DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL. JAN FABRE SAILS FROM THE NEVA TO THE GRAND CANAL. BY SIMON HEWITT

DON’T STOP THE CARNIVAL. JAN FABRE SAILS FROM THE NEVA TO THE GRAND CANAL. BY SIMON HEWITT

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 04/05/2017 9:00 PM

Belgian artist Jan Fabre blitzkrieged St Petersburg this Winter with an exhibition that attracted crowds and controversy. He told our International Editor Simon Hewitt that his next show – at the Venice Biennale – will be spiritually different. Jan Fabre never stops. His 200-work show at the Hermitage, Рыцарь Отчаяния – Воин Красоты (Knight of […] Read More

Masterpieces from the Louvre of the Kyzyklum Desert at the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Until 10th May.

Masterpieces from the Louvre of the Kyzyklum Desert at the State Pushkin Museum in Moscow, Until 10th May.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 03/05/2017 4:02 AM

“Why does the exhibition lasts so little? ” — I asked the curator of the exhibition Anna Chudetskaya when attending to the preview of the “Treasures of Nukus” at the State Pushkin Museum of Fine Art in Moscow. “No, you have to look at the situation exactly the other way round” — retorted Chudetskaya. — […] Read More

Dual Perspectives: Second World War Drawings by Architect-Veterans from Russia and Britain’

Dual Perspectives: Second World War Drawings by Architect-Veterans from Russia and Britain’

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/05/2017 12:31 PM

They were not personally acquainted, but there are fascinating parallels in the stories of their lives. They both went through the trauma of war and shared a passion for art. In 2017 the Honoured Architect of the Russian Federation, Pavel Ivanovich Afonin, would have turned 97, and the accomplished architectural illustrator from the United Kingdom, […] 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

EXHIBITION: Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, “TRAVELS IN HOLY RUSSIA WITH TEMPLE GALLERY”, RUSSIAN HOUSE OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE, 19 – 26 MAY

EXHIBITION: Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, “TRAVELS IN HOLY RUSSIA WITH TEMPLE GALLERY”, RUSSIAN HOUSE OF SCIENCE AND CULTURE, 19 – 26 MAY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/04/2017 2:32 AM

This unusual exhibition is organised by the Temple gallery. It features works of two gifted photographers, Alain C.J. de Lotbinière and Hans Matschukat, who travelled to Russia with a well-known British collector of icons and founder of the Temple gallery Richard Temple. This exhibition also remarkably demonstrates  how an Englishman/ or any Westerner can have such […] Read More

PROJECT/EXHIBITION: OBJECT No 1. The Cult of Lenin and Malevich’s Black Square reimagined at the 57th Venice Biennale, 13 May – 26 November

PROJECT/EXHIBITION: OBJECT No 1. The Cult of Lenin and Malevich’s Black Square reimagined at the 57th Venice Biennale, 13 May – 26 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/04/2017 6:56 PM

On the day of Lenin’s birthday we could not resist the temptation of  announcing a very intriguing project which will feature this year at the Venice Biennale. Object No. 1 is an unprecedented immersive installation that re-interprets one of the most prominent figures of the soviet era, Vladimir Lenin, on the 100th anniversary of 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

V-A-C FOUNDATION AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PRESENT SPACE FORCE CONSTRUCTION, Venice, 13 May – 25 August

V-A-C FOUNDATION AND THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO PRESENT SPACE FORCE CONSTRUCTION, Venice, 13 May – 25 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 12:00 PM

V-A-C Foundation is proud to present Space Force Construction, organised in collaboration with the Art Institute of Chicago, for the launch of V-A-C’s new Venetian headquarters. The Moscow-based foundation has organised regular  annual exhibitions in Venice since 2010. This year,  marking the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution, the new project Space Force Construction considers the […] Read More

EXHIBITION: MELNIKOV/LE CORBUSIER, ENCOUNTER AT LA VILLA SAVOYE, 15 April – 17 September

EXHIBITION: MELNIKOV/LE CORBUSIER, ENCOUNTER AT LA VILLA SAVOYE, 15 April – 17 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/04/2017 12:02 AM

This exhibition of photographs was organized by the Centre for National Monuments, the Shchusev State Museum of Architecture (Moscow) and the State Melnikovs Museum (Moscow), and is featured in the programme of the Month of Photography. The exhibition aims to promote a visual dialogue between the world-renown works of the Russian architect Konstantin Melnikov with […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Russian Artist Sasha Frolova Holds her Show Inflandia in Amberg, Germany, 29 April onwards

EXHIBITION: Russian Artist Sasha Frolova Holds her Show Inflandia in Amberg, Germany, 29 April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/04/2017 10:42 PM

After having her solo exhibition at the Perm Museum of Contemporary Art, an exceptionally gifted artist Sasha Frolova opens her new show  Inflandia at the Luftmuseum in Amberg,  Germany, on 29th April. The sculptures of Russian artist Sasha Frolova are kind of eccentric: small and gigantic figures are made of brightly coloured latex and cause […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Ernst Neizvestny Retrospective May, Galleri Astley, Sweden, May 14 to July 16

EXHIBITION: Ernst Neizvestny Retrospective May, Galleri Astley, Sweden, May 14 to July 16

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/04/2017 10:31 PM

Neizvestny’s work is all about humans’ ability to endure, about humans’ pain but also of our strength. His works can never be harmonious, peaceful or rounded because it is about a never ending struggle”. It was these words written by Torsten Bergmark in the late 60’s, published in the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens Nyheter, that […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Postponed Futures at GRAD Gallery, 26 April onwards

EXHIBITION: Postponed Futures at GRAD Gallery, 26 April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:46 PM

GRAD, in collaboration with waterside contemporary, is proud to present Postponed Futures, an exhibition that offers an alternative perspective on early twentieth century Ukrainian avant- garde practices through the lens of contemporary Ukrainian art. Curated by Kiev-based artist Nikita Kadan, the exhibition includes historical works by twentieth century masters Oleksandr Bohomazov, Vasyl Ermilov, Maria Synyakova […] Read More

EXHIBITION: SOVREMENNIK/ CONTEMPORARY Commemorative Exhibition to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow, 27th April onwards

EXHIBITION: SOVREMENNIK/ CONTEMPORARY Commemorative Exhibition to Celebrate 60th Anniversary of Sovremennik Theatre in Moscow, 27th April onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 7:40 PM

Pushkin House’s new show explores the legacy of the 1950-60s period through the history of Moscow’s legendary and internationally renowned theatre Sovremennik, or ‘Contemporary’, now marking its’ 60th anniversary. The exhibition features works by Erik Bulatov, Ilya Kabakov, Viktor Pivovarov, Oleg Vassilev, Pavel Pepperstein, Olga Chernysheva, Vladimir Yankilevsky, and others, along with newly commissioned art […] Read More

A Giant Fabergé Egg for Wales. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

A Giant Fabergé Egg for Wales. The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/04/2017 2:26 PM

It took 22 Cardiff students 13 days to create an “egg-stra” special creation – one giant Fabergé egg which will soon go on display in the capital. The giant egg, created by students at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is inspired by one of the iconic Carl Fabergé’s eggs but instead features scenes […] Read More

Kollektsia! – The Final View

Kollektsia! – The Final View

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/04/2017 4:19 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt has been reporting on Russian Contemporary Art since 2007, travelling from Kaliningrad to Vladivostok in the process. Here he delivers his judgment on the juggernaut Pompidou Centre exhibition Kollektsia! Contemporary Art in the USSR & Russia 1950-2000 that has just closed in Paris after a six-month run. The opening of […] Read More

REVIEW: Elena Marttila by Andrew Spira

REVIEW: Elena Marttila by Andrew Spira

BY Andrew Spira POSTED 05/04/2017 12:00 AM

In the 1920s when Revolutionary idealism was at its most intense, it became commendable to uphold that not just ‘picturesque landscapes’ and ‘society portraits’ but all art was a bourgeois indulgence. Image-making, it was maintained, should not be for pleasure, which was superfluous to the requirements of life, and it was certainly not about self-expression […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths, at the British Library, 28 April Onwards

EXHIBITION: Russian Revolution: Hope, Tragedy, Myths, at the British Library, 28 April Onwards

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

From the fall of Russia’s last Tsar to the rise of the first communist state, this definitive exhibition takes a fresh look at the Russian Revolution 100 years on. With rarely seen items from both sides of the conflict – from a first edition of the Communist Manifesto to anti-Bolshevik propaganda – this is a […] Read More

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