Exhibitions

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

Garage Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art – An Inclusive Revolution in Russian Contemporary Art. By Eleanor Hemming

Garage Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art – An Inclusive Revolution in Russian Contemporary Art. By Eleanor Hemming

BY Eleanor Hemming POSTED 28/03/2017 12:00 AM

From March 10th until May 14th The Garage Museum located in Moscow’s Gorky Park, is holding the Triennial of Moscow Contemporary Art. Coinciding with a centenary of the Russian Revolution, this exhibition brings together artists from across Russia, including the Crimea, and is the museum’s contribution to the centenary celebrations, looking forward into Russia’s present […] Read More

HRH Prince Michael of Kent Opens Exhibition of Young Russian Artists in London

HRH Prince Michael of Kent Opens Exhibition of Young Russian Artists in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/03/2017 12:00 AM

Video: HRH Prince Michael of Kent opens exhibition of young Russian artists in London @RSGovUK. pic.twitter.com/GsTABkNq8c — Russia in UK (@RSGovUK) 23 марта 2017 г. On 23rd March HRH Prince Michael of Kent attended the preview of the exhibition of Young Russian Artists. He then addressed the audience with a brief and encouraging speech in […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin, 30 March onwards

EXHIBITION: Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami, Presents Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin, 30 March onwards

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/03/2017 12:00 AM

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami will launch its spring season with Synergism: Ekaterina and Victor Khromin. The exhibition centers on a search for freedom of expression as the husband and wife team emigrated from the Soviet Union to the United States on a life-long journey towards the contemporary art scene. Synergism will […] Read More

RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

This two-day art history and theory course explores the critical and lasting impact of the Russian Revolution on both artistic practice and individual artists, treating the Revolutionary period not as a historical curiosity but as a time of great innovation and lasting change. This two-day art history and theory course considers the cultural shifts, radical […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of  Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers, 23 March

EXHIBITION: Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers, 23 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

From 23rd  March onwards the  Russian Cultural Centre Rossotrudnichestvo will host the exhibition Beloved Country Houses and Favourite Places of  Creative Inspiration for Russian Writers . It will also be celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Russian Arts Help charity and 5th anniversary of the Russian Cultural Centre Rossotrudnichestvo in London. The exhibition features paintings by twenty-five artists […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Imagine Moscow. Interview with Eszter Steierhoffer. By Katya Belyaeva

INTERVIEW: Imagine Moscow. Interview with Eszter Steierhoffer. By Katya Belyaeva

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 19/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 15 March, the Design Museum launched its exhibition Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution exploring the designs for six prospective architectural projects for Moscow submitted between 1920s and 1930s following, the Russian Revolution. These grandiose, sometumes utopian projects have never been built.  Katya Belyaeva spoke with the curator Eszter Steierhoffer about the exhibition and asked for her commentary. […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Zimmerli Announces Free Programs that Explore Representations of Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art

EXHIBITION: Zimmerli Announces Free Programs that Explore Representations of Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/03/2017 12:00 AM

New Brunswick, NJ – The Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers invites the campus community and general public to two free programs in conjunction with A Vibrant Field: Nature and Landscape in Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1970s–1980s. This is the first exhibition on a large scale to explore artists’ diverse creative approaches to the theme of the […] Read More

EXHIBITION: 100 Paintings from Savitsky Museum. The State Pushkin Museum Will Host Exhibition from Nukus, 6th April onwards.

EXHIBITION: 100 Paintings from Savitsky Museum. The State Pushkin Museum Will Host Exhibition from Nukus, 6th April onwards.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/03/2017 12:00 AM

One of the world’s greatest collections of Russian avant-garde art is housed in an unlikely place: the city of Nukus, the capital of Karakalpakstan – a remote region in the north of Uzbekistan. Described as “one of the most remarkable collections of 20th century Russian art” and located in one of the world’s poorest regions, today […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, Pushkin House, 23 March

EXHIBITION: Alcohol: Soviet Anti-Alcohol Posters, Pushkin House, 23 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/03/2017 12:00 AM

Designed and curated by FUEL Design and Publishing, Pushkin House presents an exhibition of previously unseen Soviet anti-alcohol posters from the FUEL archive. The posters are published as a book, ‘Alcohol’, to be launched at the same time as the exhibition. The book includes examples from the 1960s through to the 1980s, but focuses on those […] Read More

EXH: Ivan Sotnikov. Battle with the Squirrel. 10 March – 22 April

EXH: Ivan Sotnikov. Battle with the Squirrel. 10 March – 22 April

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/03/2017 12:00 AM

White Space Gallery and Cultural Dialogue present the first UK solo exhibition of works by Ivan Sotnikov (1961-2015), one of the most outstanding and prolific artists to come out of the legendary non-conformist scene of 1980s Leningrad. The exhibition at White Space brings together a selection of Sotnikov’s paintings from his Battle with the Squirrel […] Read More

EXHIBITION: New Yalta – The New World Order at Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, Until 19th March

EXHIBITION: New Yalta – The New World Order at Ben Uri Gallery & Museum, Until 19th March

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

Russian émigré artist Vitaly Komar has responded to the new world order by creating a large painting titled ‘New Yalta’. This illustrates his vision on how the power play has changed since he and Alexander Melamid first satirised Yalta 1945 with their iconic installation first shown at Documenta 8 in 1987 followed by The Brooklyn […] Read More

Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Moscow, 10 March – 14 May

Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Moscow, 10 March – 14 May

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

Garage Museum of Contemporary Art has embarked on the largest-ever survey of art practice across Russia in preparation for the first Garage Triennial of Russian Contemporary Art. Presenting works made by more than 60 artists from across the country, the exhibition captures the zeitgeist of some of the most active and influential figures of the […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution at the Design Museum to Open on 15 March

EXHIBITION: Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution at the Design Museum to Open on 15 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/03/2017 12:00 AM

The exhibition explores six unbuilt architectural landmarks in Moscow from the 1920s and 1930s following the Russian Revolution. Featured projects include the Palace of the Soviets, planned to be the world’s tallest building, and Cloud Iron, a network of horizontal skyscrapers. Marking the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Imagine Moscow: Architecture, Propaganda, Revolution explores Moscow […] Read More

GALLERIES: MacDougall’s Open Russian Art Gallery in London on 3 March

GALLERIES: MacDougall’s Open Russian Art Gallery in London on 3 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/03/2017 12:00 AM

MacDougall’s are delighted to announce the opening of a gallery specializing in Russian art at its London premises. Located right in the centre of the capital, MacDougall’s Gallery will open its doors to the public throughout the year and will run in parallel with regular auction operations. The gallery will serve as a dynamic platform […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Yuri Abramochkin. History in Moments. Our Time. Until 28th February.

EXHIBITION: Yuri Abramochkin. History in Moments. Our Time. Until 28th February.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/02/2017 12:00 AM

On 20th February the exhibition of the Russian press photographer Yuri Abramochkin opened to the public. The career of the famous photographer launched during the so-called  “Thaw” times. His first published photographs were taken at The World Festival of Youth and Students in 1957. This landmark event, in addition to a number of babies born […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Suprematism Transitional Photography through Geometric Abstraction. Tony Bramley FRPS,  21st February – 2nd April 2017

EXHIBITION: Suprematism Transitional Photography through Geometric Abstraction. Tony Bramley FRPS, 21st February – 2nd April 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/02/2017 12:00 AM

During 2015 Tony Bramley produced in photography, a series of images developed from within the Modernist Russian avant-garde movement of Dynamic Suprematism, for his Fellowship with the Royal Photographic Society. The body of work was also awarded the Bill Wiseden MBE RPS Fellowship of the Year in 2016. In each composition, existing geometry is abstracted […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Sergei Eisenstein Drawings at Alexander Gray Associates, New York. Until February 11th

EXHIBITION: Sergei Eisenstein Drawings at Alexander Gray Associates, New York. Until February 11th

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/02/2017 12:00 AM

Dear US Friends! You have only one week remaining to rush to  510 West 26 Street, New York,  NY,  10001 to catch the glimpse of the provocatively brilliant exhibition: Sergei Eisenstein: Drawings 1931–1948 Alexander Gray Associates in collaboration with Matthew Stephenson presents a rare private collection of  drawings by the Russian filmmaker and theorist,Sergei Eisenstein on view for […] Read More

Artist Amanita to Exhibit at the Royal Geographical Society, 9th February

Artist Amanita to Exhibit at the Royal Geographical Society, 9th February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/02/2017 12:00 AM

‘Amanita’s work is mesmerising, not only for his phenomenal craftsmanship with ink, but also for its wry political humour in the vast context of Soviet history.’ – Thomas Heatherwick Amanita’s artworks will be offered during the “Works on Paper” Art Fair at the Royal Geographical Society in London, which wide range of works on paper […] Read More

Exhibition: Veronica Smirnoff ‘The Greater and Lesser Ways’ Show to Run at Jessica Carlisle Gallery, 8 February – 4 March

Exhibition: Veronica Smirnoff ‘The Greater and Lesser Ways’ Show to Run at Jessica Carlisle Gallery, 8 February – 4 March

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/02/2017 12:00 AM

Jessica Carlisle is pleased to announce an exhibition of painter Veronica Smirnoff, opening in February 2017. Exploring various on-going themes central to Smirnoff’s work, in particular folklore, the experience of places, ancient topography and the iconographical elements of imagery, ‘The Greater and the Lesser Ways’ will incorporate a number of new works as well as […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts to Open Soon on 11 February

EXHIBITION: Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 at the Royal Academy of Arts to Open Soon on 11 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/01/2017 12:00 AM

One hundred years on from the Russian Revolution, this powerful exhibition explores one of the most momentous periods in modern world history through the lens of its groundbreaking art. Renowned artists including Kandinsky, Malevich, Chagall and Rodchenko were among those to live through the fateful events of 1917, which ended centuries of Tsarist rule and […] Read More

INTERVIEW. Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932. Interview with Ann Dumas, John Milner and Natalia Murray. By Lauren Warner.

INTERVIEW. Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932. Interview with Ann Dumas, John Milner and Natalia Murray. By Lauren Warner.

BY Lauren Warner POSTED 27/01/2017 12:00 AM

In the wake of the approaching exhibition Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 commemorating the centenary of the 1917 Russian Revolution at the Royal Academy, Lauren Warner, speaks with all three curators of the exhibition – Natalia Murray, Ann Dumas and John Milner. The show will open on 11th February and will run until 17th April 2017 […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Chagall: Colour and Music

EXHIBITION: Chagall: Colour and Music

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/01/2017 12:00 AM

Chagall: Colour and Music is the biggest Canadian exhibition ever devoted to Marc Chagall (1887-1985). Featuring 340 works of art and a large selection of documentary works, including films, photographs and musical excerpts, this multidisciplinary exhibition is the first to focus on Chagall’s profound connection to music in his life and work. Through this original […] Read More

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking, V&A. By Valeria Strachevskaya

EXHIBITION REVIEW: Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking, V&A. By Valeria Strachevskaya

BY Valeria Stračevská POSTED 25/01/2017 12:00 AM

In the year packed with all sorts of exhibitions, talks, and publications devoted to the Russian Revolution of 1917 it is quite surprising to find a display that touches upon a different subject – the collapse of the USSR. V&A’s Another Russia: Post-Soviet Printmaking opened December 2016 to mark the 25th anniversary of that pivotal […] Read More

EHXIBITION: Shtager Gallery to Exhibit Works by Grigory Maiofis, Aleksander Shishkin Hokusai and Boris Kazakov

EHXIBITION: Shtager Gallery to Exhibit Works by Grigory Maiofis, Aleksander Shishkin Hokusai and Boris Kazakov

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/01/2017 12:00 AM

“Sometimes a bear is just a (Teddy) bear and sometimes a bear symbolizes the whole culture”. Karen Sinsheimer Shtager Gallery, originally from Russia, will step onto the London art scene early this February. Grigory Maiofis,  Aleksander Shishkin Hokusai and Boris  Kazakov are among the artists whom gallery exhibits.  The artists all come from  Saint-Petersburg. Their […] Read More

EXHIBITION: Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-1980

EXHIBITION: Paintings from Soviet Russia 1950-1980

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/01/2017 12:00 AM

A new exhibition is to open on 3 February 2017. In the year of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, Highgate Gallery hosts an exhibition of works by members of the Artist’s Union of St Petersburg 1950 – 1980. Curator John Barkes has been working with artists in St Petersburg for more than 20 years. […] Read More

ELENA MARTTILA: ART AND ENDURANCE IN THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD

ELENA MARTTILA: ART AND ENDURANCE IN THE SIEGE OF LENINGRAD

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2017 12:00 AM

It is today that a  new visually and emotionally powerful art exhibition “Elena Marttila: Art & Endurance in the Siege of Leningrad” opens in Cambridge on 20th January . The exhibition is dedicated to one of the most tragic events in world history – the Leningrad Blockade during the Second World War – which lasted […] Read More

“Destined to be Happy”: Irina Korina’s Debut in London

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/01/2017 12:00 AM

‘Destined to be Happy’ is Moscow-based artist Irina Korina’s first solo exhibition in London and it certainly does not disappoint. In keeping with her trademark style of creating immersive installations with no strict narrative or storyline, Korina allows her choice of objects, materials, textures and audio speak for themselves. Together they combine to create an […] Read More

EXH: The Seventeen Exhibition by Olga Grotova, Nika Neelova, Yelena Popova at Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, 27 January – 25 March 2017

EXH: The Seventeen Exhibition by Olga Grotova, Nika Neelova, Yelena Popova at Centrala Gallery, Birmingham, 27 January – 25 March 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/01/2017 12:00 AM

The Seventeen Exhibition by Olga Grotova, Nika Neelova, and Yelena Popova  Group exhibition of Russian Female Artists Centrala Gallery Unit 4 Minerva Works 158 Fazeley Street Birmingham, B5 5RT 27 January – 25 March 2017 Gallery opening times: Tuesday- Friday 11:00-18:00, Saturday 13:00-18:00 As human lifespan keeps increasing, doubles of all the decades will occur. One […] Read More

EXH: Paolo Troubetzkoy. To the 150th Anniversary, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, until 31 January

EXH: Paolo Troubetzkoy. To the 150th Anniversary, State Russian Museum, St Petersburg, until 31 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/01/2017 12:00 AM

Paolo Troubetzkoy. To the 150th Anniversary. State Russian Museum St Petersburg, Russia Until 31 January 2017 The Russian Museum is proud to house the biggest collection of works by the world-famous sculptor Pavel (Paolo) Troubetzkoy (1866-1938) in Russia. Among its highlights is the equestrian statue of Alexander III for the monument designed by Troubetzkoy and established […] Read More

EXH: Retrospective by Sima Vassilieva at Westminster Reference Library, 18-28 January 2017

EXH: Retrospective by Sima Vassilieva at Westminster Reference Library, 18-28 January 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 30/12/2016 12:00 AM

Retrospective by Sima Vassilieva at Westminster Library 35 St Martin’s Street London, WC2H 7HP Private view: 17 January 2017, 6-8:30 pm 18-28 January 2017 Artist’s Reading and Q&A ‘Gangs of Russia’ with Svetlana Stephenson, 24 January 2017, 6-8 pm Sima Vassilieva, a prominent Russian artist of the Perestroika and Glasnost era, is exhibiting a range […] Read More

REVIEW: Revolutionary! The Russian Avant-Garde from the Collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov by Irene Kukota

REVIEW: Revolutionary! The Russian Avant-Garde from the Collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov by Irene Kukota

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 28/12/2016 12:00 AM

REVIEW: Revolutionary! The Russian Avant-Garde from the Collection of Vladimir Tsarenkov by Irene Kukota  Some art collectors simply know how to be ahead of the curve: first when they start collecting art and second – when they begin displaying their collection. This is doubtless the case of Vladimir Tsarenkov, the art collector with an exceptional treasure-trove of […] Read More

EXH: Elena Marttila – Art and Endurance in the Siege of Leningrad in Cambridge, 20 January – 19 March 2017

EXH: Elena Marttila – Art and Endurance in the Siege of Leningrad in Cambridge, 20 January – 19 March 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/12/2016 12:00 AM

Elena Marttila – Art and Endurance in the Siege of Leningrad  Darwin College, Cambridge Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EU 20 January – 19 March 2017 The Siege of Leningrad was one of the most terrible events in the annals of World War II. For 872 days the city was surrounded by the Axis forces and cut off from vital […] Read More

EXH: Bakst: From the Ballets Russes to Haute Couture at the Palais Garnier until 5 March 2017

EXH: Bakst: From the Ballets Russes to Haute Couture at the Palais Garnier until 5 March 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/12/2016 12:00 AM

Bakst: From the Ballets Russes to Haute Couture   at the Palais Garnier on the corner of rue Scribe and rue Auber 75009 until 5 March 2017 The painter, stage designer, and theoretician Leon Bakst (1866-1924) was known for having been the main collaborator of the Ballets Russesand the Paris Opera. A creator of stage designs […] Read More

EXH: Once Upon a Time, the USSR: Great Figurative Painting from the Iron Curtain, Rome, Opening 16 December

EXH: Once Upon a Time, the USSR: Great Figurative Painting from the Iron Curtain, Rome, Opening 16 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/12/2016 12:00 AM

Once Upon a Time, the USSR: Great Figurative Painting from the Iron Curtain Via Flaminia 133, Rome Opening: Friday, 16th of December, 2016 Open to the public: 19-30 December 2016 Hour: from Monday to Thursday, 10:00 – 19:00; Friday 10:00 – 18:00 Closed during holidays Free Entry and Tours The opening of Once Upon a Time, […] Read More

EXH: The Russian Season – Two Major Exhibitions at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 14 October 2017 – 11 February 2018

EXH: The Russian Season – Two Major Exhibitions at Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, 14 October 2017 – 11 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/12/2016 12:00 AM

THE RUSSIAN SEASON Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts University of East Anglia Norwich NR4 7TJ 14 October 2017 – 11 February 2018 To mark the centenary of the Russian Revolution, these two major exhibitions contrast art, life and culture in Russia before and after the 1917 Revolution. Fabergé: From St. Petersburg to Sandringham This exhibition […] Read More

REVIEW: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA, New York, by Milan Tessler

REVIEW: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA, New York, by Milan Tessler

BY Milan Tessler POSTED 09/12/2016 12:00 AM

REVIEW: A Revolutionary Impulse: The Rise of the Russian Avant-Garde at MoMA, New York, by Milan Tessler  Ahead of the highly anticipated exhibition on Russian art slated for February at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York recently unveiled its collection of Russian art to the public. The […] Read More

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