Interviews

INTERVIEW: Conversation with Erik Bulatov on his Monumental Installation at Tate Modern. By Katya Belyaeva

INTERVIEW: Conversation with Erik Bulatov on his Monumental Installation at Tate Modern. By Katya Belyaeva

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 09/06/2017 2:07 PM

Forward 2016 is Erik Bulatov’s first sculpture which was conceived following a visit to a decommissioned 19th century iron foundry in Maubourguet, France. 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. The project was supported by the London non-profit organisation […] Read More

“Art is the Only Thing Worth Pursuing”. Short Interview with Irina Korina at the Venice Biennale

“Art is the Only Thing Worth Pursuing”. Short Interview with Irina Korina at the Venice Biennale

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 02/06/2017 3:58 PM

This year, Irina Korina was among the Russian artists hand-picked by Christine Macel, Chief Curator at the Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Curator of 57th Venice Biennale. Macel invited 120 artists to present their signature works for the Viva Arte Viva!  Biennale project. Her choice of Russian artists was an […] Read More

Interview with Russian Art Collector and Art-Dealer Maxim Bokser.

Interview with Russian Art Collector and Art-Dealer Maxim Bokser.

BY Natasha Butterwick POSTED 17/05/2017 2:33 PM

Maxim Bokser, the renowned Moscow-based collector is soon launching his inaugural catalogue “Bokser. Kollektsia” which features works on paper from his private collection at the eponymous  exhibition “Bokser. Collection” at the ”Nashi Khudozhniki” (i.e. Our Artists) gallery between 25 May – 23 July in Moscow. Some items from his collections will also be displayed in London […] Read More

INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

INTERVIEW: “Fire, death, anxiety, love, fear…it’s all there” – Mikhail Baryshnikov on the Premiere of Brodsky/Baryshnikov Project in London. By Irene Kukota

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 29/03/2017 12:00 AM

Brodsky / Baryshnikov is a one-man show based on the poems of Nobel laureate Joseph Brodsky, performed by Mikhail Baryshnikov. The show will be arriving to London for the first time this May.  I.K.  How would you describe Brodsky/Baryshnikov in one sentence? Mikhail Baryshnikov. A poetic journey What made you say “yes “ to participating in Brodsky/Baryshnikov project staged […] Read More

INTERVIEW: The Moscow Triennale Curators Share their Vision for the Russian Contemporary Art, its Major Trends and Future. By Katya Belyaeva.

INTERVIEW: The Moscow Triennale Curators Share their Vision for the Russian Contemporary Art, its Major Trends and Future. By Katya Belyaeva.

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 21/03/2017 12:00 AM

On 10th March of 2017, the very first triennale of contemporary Russian art launched at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow. According to Kate Fowle (the chief curator of the museum), the triennale is the perfect chance to explore the artistic processes happening across Russia —  yes, this year, it is only Russian […] 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

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

INTERVIEW: Violinist Alexander Sitkovetsky about His Family Background, Mentors and Performing Classical Music. By Irene Kukota.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

Alexander Sitkovetsky is a British violinist of Russian origin. Although still young, he already has his page on BBC Music and is known to have performed with the Netherlands Philharmonic, the Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, London Mozart Players, Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin, Brussels Philharmonic, the European Union Chamber Orchestra, Malmo Symphony Orchestra, Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau, Academy of St. Martin’s […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Joseph Backstein on His Work and Contemporary Art Practices. By Katya Belyaeva

INTERVIEW: Joseph Backstein on His Work and Contemporary Art Practices. By Katya Belyaeva

BY Katya Belyaeva POSTED 02/03/2017 12:00 AM

Joseph Backstein has been named among the leading curators in Russia over the last 30 years.  Artistic Director of the State Centre for Museums and Exhibitions ROSIZO, the Academic supervisor of the Institute of Contemporary Art (Moscow) and former Commissioner of the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, he graduated from the Moscow Institute of Computer Sciences and holds […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Josephine Burton Shares her Ideas on Russian Art and Running of DashArts. By Anna Prosvetova.

INTERVIEW: Josephine Burton Shares her Ideas on Russian Art and Running of DashArts. By Anna Prosvetova.

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 17/02/2017 12:00 AM

Josephine Burton co-founded Dash Arts with Tim Supple in 2005. Since then, they have produced cross-art cross-cultural work in the UK, ranging from an Indian A Midsummer Night’s Dream to an Arabic Series of live events. Focusing on experiences of art as a phenomenon through which we engage and see the world, the company have tried […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Comments on His Current Situation. By Alexandra de Viveiros.

INTERVIEW: Artist Pyotr Pavlensky Comments on His Current Situation. By Alexandra de Viveiros.

BY Alexandra de Viveiros POSTED 07/02/2017 12:00 AM

Our Paris correspondent Alexandra de Viveiros recently met Pyotr Pavlensky, the artist who fled Russia to the French capital. Pavlensky was accused of sexual assault by the Russian authorities, a case that has divided   Society, and especially the art-world with opinions ranging from “Pavlensky is a criminal” to “Pavlensky is the martyr of the system”. The artist’s […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Evgeny Goremykin of London Russian Ballet School. By Leah Lord.

INTERVIEW: Evgeny Goremykin of London Russian Ballet School. By Leah Lord.

BY Leah Lord POSTED 01/02/2017 12:00 AM

The London Russian Ballet School is unique in its offer of an authentically Russian ballet education in the heart of the UK capital. The school provides vocational and recreational training as well as conducting outreach work via its associated charity, Kids Love Lambeth. Leah Lord sat down with Director Evgeny Goremykin to find out more […] 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

INTERVIEW: Vitaly Komar on Yalta-1945 at the Ben Uri Gallery

INTERVIEW: Vitaly Komar on Yalta-1945 at the Ben Uri Gallery

BY Marina Maximova POSTED 20/12/2016 12:00 AM

The Ben Uri Gallery in London is showing the monumental installation Yalta-1945 created by the Russian-born USA-based artists Vitaly Komar and Alexander Melamid – two of the most recognized unofficial artists from the USSR. The polyptych is inspired by the Yalta Conference of 1945, where Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin made important decisions regarding the future […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Princess Katya Galitzine on The Prince George Galitzine Memorial Library in St Petersburg

INTERVIEW: Princess Katya Galitzine on The Prince George Galitzine Memorial Library in St Petersburg

BY Lauren Warner POSTED 18/11/2016 12:00 AM

Our editor, Lauren Warner, spoke with Princess Katya Galitzine, co-founder of The Prince George Galitzine Memorial Library in St Petersburg, about the Library and her upcoming event with Simon Sebag Montefiore on 5 December about his book, The Romanovs 1613-1918. Lauren Warner: When did you set up the Galitzine Library? Katya Galitzine: When my father, George died […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Douglas Smith on Rasputin and his role in Russian History

INTERVIEW: Douglas Smith on Rasputin and his role in Russian History

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 01/11/2016 12:00 AM

An award-winning historian and translator, Douglas Smith is the author of four books on Russia, including Working the Rough Stone (1999), Love & Conquest (2004) and Former People (2012). His works have been translated into a dozen languages. He studied German and Russian at the University of Vermont and has a doctorate in history from […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Director Margy Kinmonth on Revolution – New Art for a New World

INTERVIEW: Director Margy Kinmonth on Revolution – New Art for a New World

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 27/10/2016 12:00 AM

Margy Kinmonth is an award winning film and television director whose many credits include Mariinsky Theatre and Nutcracker Story for ITV about Russian opera and ballet; Outback Art – The Goldrush for C4; Rubens – A Master in the Making, and Hermitage Revealed. Her series Naked Hollywood with Arnold Schwarzenegger won BAFTA best documentary series. Kinmonth’s authored investigative films include The Secret World of Haute Couture, shot […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Jay Vincze, Head of London Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s, on Kandinsky’s ‘Rigid and Curved’, 1935

INTERVIEW: Jay Vincze, Head of London Impressionist & Modern Art at Christie’s, on Kandinsky’s ‘Rigid and Curved’, 1935

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 19/10/2016 12:00 AM

Wassily Kandinsky painted Rigide et Courbé (Rigid and Curved) in December 1935, marking the second anniversary of his arrival in Paris following the closure of the Bauhaus in Berlin. Estimated at $18-25 million, the painting is being offered from an important private American collection and has not been on the market since 1964. The upcoming […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Ivan Lindsay on masterpieces of Soviet art

INTERVIEW: Ivan Lindsay on masterpieces of Soviet art

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 29/09/2016 12:00 AM

Ivan Lindsay is a London-based art dealer and writer specialising in 20th century Russian paintings and sculpture with a particular interest in art created during the Soviet period. Our Editor Theodora Clarke talked to Ivan about his recent book, ‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture,’ which will be launched on 10 October at Waterstones Piccadilly. Published by the Unicorn Press, the […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story)’s Interview with Ivan Lindsay about his new book on Soviet art

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story)’s Interview with Ivan Lindsay about his new book on Soviet art

BY Tatiana Pokoptseva POSTED 28/09/2016 12:00 AM

Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story), the Russian federal project about people in Russian culture, art & fashion, published their recent interview with Ivan Lindsay, a London-based art dealer and writer specialising in 20th century Russian art, where he talks about his interest in Russia, collecting art and his new book ‘Masterpieces of Soviet Painting and Sculpture‘. Tatiana Pokoptseva: You are British but […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Alexandra Sankova, director of the Moscow Design Museum, on Soviet utopia at London Design Biennale

INTERVIEW: Alexandra Sankova, director of the Moscow Design Museum, on Soviet utopia at London Design Biennale

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 22/09/2016 12:00 AM

Alexandra Sankova is a graphic designer and director of the Moscow Design Museum, which she founded in 2012 together with Nadezhda Bakuradze, Stepan Lukyanov and Valery Patkonen. Previously, she worked as the director of the non-profit organization “New Graphics,” curating various graphic design competitions, projects and events, and as Senior Advisor for cultural affairs at the […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story) project speak to Theodora Clarke about promoting Russian culture in the UK

INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story) project speak to Theodora Clarke about promoting Russian culture in the UK

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 01/09/2016 12:00 AM

Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story), the Russian federal project about people in Russian culture, art & fashion, published their recent interview with Theodora Clarke, Editor of Russian Art and Culture and the founder of Russian Art Week, where she talks about the founding of Russian Art and Culture and promotion of Russian culture in the UK. […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Daniel Beer, author of The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

INTERVIEW: Daniel Beer, author of The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 29/07/2016 12:00 AM

Daniel Beer is Senior Lecturer in Modern European History at Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published extensively on crime, terrorism and punishment in nineteenth century Russia. He is the author of Renovating Russia: The Human Sciences and the Fate of Liberal Modernity, 1880-1930 (Cornell UP: 2008). We spoke to him about his new […] Read More

INTERVIEW: David McAllister on The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky

INTERVIEW: David McAllister on The Australian Ballet’s Cinderella, choreographed by Alexei Ratmansky

BY Alexei Ratmansky POSTED 21/07/2016 12:00 AM

David McAllister is the Artistic Director of The Australian Ballet since July 2001. He joined the ballet company in 1983 and became Principal Artist in 1989. His many principal roles with the company included those in Onegin, Romeo and Juliet, La Fille mal gardée, The Sleeping Beauty, Don Quixote, The Sentimental Bloke, Coppélia, Manon, La Sylphide, Sinfonietta […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Gabriel Prokofiev on music in the cinema, Sergei Prokofiev’s legacy and classical music today

INTERVIEW: Gabriel Prokofiev on music in the cinema, Sergei Prokofiev’s legacy and classical music today

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 07/07/2016 12:00 AM

Son of artist Oleg and grandson of composer Sergei, Gabriel Prokofiev is a London-based composer, producer, and founder of the NONCLASSICAL record label and club night. His work is informed by his backgrounds in both classical and popular music, especially his work as a DJ and a producer of hip-hop, grime and electro. Gabriel will […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Rachel Valentine Smith of The Faction on Gorky’s Vassa Zheleznova, gender equality and contemporary theatre

INTERVIEW: Rachel Valentine Smith of The Faction on Gorky’s Vassa Zheleznova, gender equality and contemporary theatre

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 30/06/2016 12:00 AM

Rachel Valentine Smith is a director, producer, designer and filmmaker. She joined The Faction Theatre Company in 2011, was appointed Associate Director in 2012 and has been Co-Artistic Director of the company since April 2015. In addition to directing main stage productions, she has pioneered work in psycho-cultural practice in partnership with Media and the Inner World, an AHRC research […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Olivia Ahmad on curating a major exhibition of Soviet children’s picture books at the House of Illustration

INTERVIEW: Olivia Ahmad on curating a major exhibition of Soviet children’s picture books at the House of Illustration

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 27/06/2016 12:00 AM

Olivia Ahmad is the curator at the House of Illustration, established in London in 2002. She is responsible for its exhibitions programme and artistic residencies, and recently curated A New Childhood: Picture books from Soviet Russia. We have met with Olivia to talk about the ideas behind this show, important works and artists of the period and how the UK publishing […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Michael Boyd on staging Eugene Onegin for Garsington Opera

INTERVIEW: Michael Boyd on staging Eugene Onegin for Garsington Opera

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 16/06/2016 12:00 AM

Sir Michael Boyd was born in Belfast and studied English at Edinburgh University. In 1979 he won a British Council fellowship to study as trainee director under Anatoly Efros at the Malaya Bronnaya Theatre, Moscow. He joined the Royal Shakespeare Company as associate director in 1996 and was artistic director of the company 2002–12. Major […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Assistant Curator of the Lenbachhaus on Kandinsky and the Blue Rider Group

INTERVIEW: Assistant Curator of the Lenbachhaus on Kandinsky and the Blue Rider Group

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 16/06/2016 12:00 AM

The Lenbachhaus has the world’s largest collection of art of ‘Der Blaue Reiter’ (The Blue Rider), one of the most important groups of avant-garde artists in the early twentieth century. The core of this treasure consists of the generous donation by the painter Gabriele Münter, who was Wassily Kandinsky’s companion until 1914. On occasion of […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Julian MacKay on his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and ballet career

INTERVIEW: Julian MacKay on his studies at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy and ballet career

BY Leah Lord POSTED 08/06/2016 12:00 AM

In June 2015, Julian MacKay made history as the first American male to graduate with a full diploma from the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, having attended both the lower and upper schools. In his final year of training, he won medals at five international ballet competitions, including a scholarship prize at the prestigious Prix […] Read More

ARTICLE: Theodora Clarke’s interview with the Royal Collection curator about recent Fabergé discovery published in Mayfair Times

ARTICLE: Theodora Clarke’s interview with the Royal Collection curator about recent Fabergé discovery published in Mayfair Times

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 19/05/2016 12:00 AM

As a special feature, Mayfair Times’ May issue includes an interview of our editor, Theodora Clarke, with Caroline de Guitaut, a Senior Curator at The Royal Collection, about Fabergé works in the Royal Collection and Caroline’s recent discovery of a missing Fabergé piece. Go to pages 55-56 to read the complete article. You can read the latest issue of Mayfair […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Susan Jaques on Catherine the Great and her passion for art and power

INTERVIEW: Susan Jaques on Catherine the Great and her passion for art and power

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 17/05/2016 12:00 AM

Susan Jaques is a journalist specializing in art. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Stanford University and an MBA from UCLA. She is the author of A Love for the Beautiful: Discovering America’s Hidden Art Museums and lives in Los Angeles, California, where she’s a gallery docent at the J. Paul Getty Museum. […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Irina Starkova on her first solo exhibition Still Lives at Erarta Galleries London

INTERVIEW: Irina Starkova on her first solo exhibition Still Lives at Erarta Galleries London

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 17/05/2016 12:00 AM

Born in Moscow, 1987, Irina Starkova currently resides between London and Monaco. She studied painting at the Andriyaka Art School in Moscow between 2001-2006, and also worked with the Russian artist Boris Parkhunov. In 2015, Irina was one of 50 artists out of 3,000 entries to be selected for the Winsor & Newton Painting Prize for […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Dr Rosalind Blakesley on curating Russia & the Arts Exhibition at NPG in London

INTERVIEW: Dr Rosalind Blakesley on curating Russia & the Arts Exhibition at NPG in London

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 29/04/2016 12:00 AM

Dr Rosalind Polly Blakesley was educated at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, and spent a year affiliated to Moscow State University while completing a doctorate on 19th-century Russian painting. She was then a junior fellow at The Queen’s College, Oxford, an affiliated research fellow at the Russian Institute of Art History in Moscow, and held teaching […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Albertina Director Dr Klaus Albrecht Schröder on Russian Avant-gardes exhibition in Vienna

INTERVIEW: Albertina Director Dr Klaus Albrecht Schröder on Russian Avant-gardes exhibition in Vienna

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 14/04/2016 12:00 AM

Professor Dr Klaus Albrecht Schröder is the Manager and Director of the Albertina, Vienna, a position he has held since 2000. He is also the curator of the current exhibition Chagall to Malevich – The Russian Avant-Gardes at the museum, a cooperation of the Albertina, Vienna and the State Russian Museum, Saint Petersburg. Professor Dr Schröder spoke to our […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Orlando Figes on being Historical Consultant to BBC’s War & Peace

INTERVIEW: Orlando Figes on being Historical Consultant to BBC’s War & Peace

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 01/03/2016 12:00 AM

Orlando Figes is a British historian and writer best known for his works on Russian history. He is Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. Figes is known for his works on Russian history, in particular A People’s Tragedy (1996), Natasha’s Dance (2002), The Whisperers (2007), Crimea (2010), Just Send Me Word (2012) and Revolutionary Russia: […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses Russia & his new book on the Romanovs

INTERVIEW: Simon Sebag Montefiore discusses Russia & his new book on the Romanovs

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 17/02/2016 12:00 AM

Simon Sebag Montefiore is a prizewinning historian whose bestselling books have been published in over forty languages. Catherine the Great and Potemkin was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize; Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar won the History Book of the Year Prize at the British Book Awards; Young Stalin won the Costa Biography Award, […] Read More

INTERVIEW:  ICA Director Joseph Backstein discusses Cultural Exchange Programme between Russia and UK

INTERVIEW: ICA Director Joseph Backstein discusses Cultural Exchange Programme between Russia and UK

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 05/02/2016 12:00 AM

This winter GRAD Gallery in London hosts Between the Lines, a collaborative project by students from Goldsmiths University and Institute of Contemporary Arts in Moscow. The exhibition is the artists response to a series of workshops and seminars undertaken during a 2015 summer school held at the Academic Dacha near the town of Vishniy Volochek. Curated […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Stanislav Shuripa gives a curator’s tour of Between the Lines exhibition at GRAD, London

INTERVIEW: Stanislav Shuripa gives a curator’s tour of Between the Lines exhibition at GRAD, London

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 05/02/2016 12:00 AM

Between the Lines exhibition at GRAD London is a collaborative project by students from Goldsmiths University and Institute of Contemporary Arts in Moscow (ICA), a response to a series of workshops and seminars undertaken during a 2015 summer school held at the Academic Dacha near the town of Vishniy Volochek. Our Editor Theodora Clarke saw the exhibition together […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Inga Krymskaya on her latest project 3045 Variations on The Feast of Venus

INTERVIEW: Inga Krymskaya on her latest project 3045 Variations on The Feast of Venus

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 02/02/2016 12:00 AM

Inga Krymskaya is a contemporary visual artist. Born in Russia, Inga moved to the Netherlands in 1993. Having lived in Amsterdam for the past 23 years, she is now London-based. Her work has been exhibited at various art fairs and galleries across the world, including G-77 Gallery in Kyoto, VK Gallery in Amsterdam, Wall Gallery in […] Read More

INTERVIEW: David Jackson talks about Ilya Repin, a major painter of Russian society

INTERVIEW: David Jackson talks about Ilya Repin, a major painter of Russian society

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 08/01/2016 12:00 AM

David Jackson is Professor of Russian & Scandinavian Art Histories at the University of Leeds. He works principally in the fields of nineteenth century Nordic, Russian and Soviet art, with teaching interests in the cultures of Classical Greece and Victorian Britain. In the past decade he has curated exhibitions for many major institutions, including the […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Caroline de Guitaut, Senior Curator at The Royal Collection, on Fabergé works in the Royal Collection and her recent discovery

INTERVIEW: Caroline de Guitaut, Senior Curator at The Royal Collection, on Fabergé works in the Royal Collection and her recent discovery

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 18/12/2015 12:00 AM

Our Editor Theodora Clarke visited St James’s Palace in London to meet with Senior Curator Caroline de Guitaut at The Royal Collection. Caroline is a renowned expert on the decorative arts and is the author of several books, including, “Fabergé in the Royal Collection”, “Fabergé’s Animals: A Royal Farm in Miniature” and  “Diamonds: A Jubilee […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Alexandra Keiser talks about curating Archipenko: A Modern Legacy exhibition

INTERVIEW: Alexandra Keiser talks about curating Archipenko: A Modern Legacy exhibition

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 20/11/2015 12:00 AM

Since 2002, Alexandra Keiser is the research curator at the Archipenko Foundation, where her responsibilities include the preparation of the Archipenko Sculpture Catalogue Raisonné. She received her PhD at the Courtauld Institute of Art in London and her M.A. from the University in Trier. Keiser is also a guest lecturer at Christie’s Education in New […] Read More

ARTICLE: Theodora Clarke’s interview with Science Museum curator about Cosmonauts show published in Mayfair Times

ARTICLE: Theodora Clarke’s interview with Science Museum curator about Cosmonauts show published in Mayfair Times

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 06/11/2015 12:00 AM

Mayfair Times’ November issue is dedicated to all things Russian and CIS. As a special feature it includes an interview of our editor, Theodora Clarke, with Doug Millard, a Senior Curator of Science Museum, about the museum’s current blockbuster show Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age. Go to pages 21-22 to read the complete article. You […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Irina Stolyarova showcases her private collection of Russian abstract artists

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 04/11/2015 12:00 AM

It has been more than twenty five years since the Soviet Union collapsed, but the artistic and cultural heritage of that era still has many names and styles to discover and explore. The painters represented in the private collection of Irina Stolyarova embody an alternative abstract tradition developed in the Soviet Union, documenting diversity and […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Mikhail Reznikovich, an artistic director of the National Theatre of Kiev, talks about their upcoming London tour at St. James Theatre

INTERVIEW: Mikhail Reznikovich, an artistic director of the National Theatre of Kiev, talks about their upcoming London tour at St. James Theatre

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 28/08/2015 12:00 AM

Kiev’s National Theatre of Russian Drama brings a festival of events celebrating Ukrainian culture, Ukrainian Culture Today, to the St. James Theatre from 8 to 19 September 2015, curated by Mikhail Reznikovich, an artistic director of the National Theatre of Kiev. We met with Mikhail to talk about the upcoming London tour, why Russian classics are […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Our editor Theodora Clarke visits the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

INTERVIEW: Our editor Theodora Clarke visits the Russian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale

BY Theodora Clarke POSTED 23/07/2015 12:00 AM

The Russian Pavilion at the 56th Venice Biennale presents Irina Nakhova’s The Green Pavilion. Since the mid-1970s, Nakhova (b. 1955) has made a significant contribution to the development of Moscow Conceptualism, infusing its logocentric model with visual intensity and a critical edge, being one of the founders of the ‘total installation’ genre. During her visit to […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Anna Radchenko talks about her Melancholy Rooms exhibition at Hoxton Gallery

INTERVIEW: Anna Radchenko talks about her Melancholy Rooms exhibition at Hoxton Gallery

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 30/06/2015 12:00 AM

Anna Radchenko is one of the new exciting talented breed of Russian artists that are now using London as their creative base. Originally from Moscow, Anna creates visual works on human emotions and observations of the modern world, working with installations and photography. We met with the artist at the opening of Melancholy Rooms, Anna’s first London exhibition, to […] Read More

INTERVIEW: Alexander James talks about his Oil and Water project, created in Siberia

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 29/06/2015 12:00 AM

Alexander James is an artist working on a cross-road of media, combining painting, photography and sculpture. Using water as his main theme and environment for his objects for thirty years, Alexander has recently completed a new project – Oil and Water, executed in Siberia. Creating physical forms out of solidified crude oil and then entombing them in an ossuary […] Read More

INTERVIEW: James Hill on his ‘Russian Veterans’ project at Pushkin House

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 05/06/2015 12:00 AM

Anna Prosvetova met with James Hill, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, before the opening of Russian Veterans exhibition at Pushkin House. James has lived and worked in Russia since the 1990s, and during four consecutive years he went to Gorky Park on Victory Day to photograph over 500 veterans. We talked with James about some of these portraits, exhibited at Pushkin House, influences and […] Read More

NEWS: Buqa Culture talks to Theodora Clarke, Editor of Russian Art and Culture

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/06/2015 12:00 AM

Buqa Culture talks to Theodora Clarke, Editor of Russian Art and Culture and Director of Russian Art Week in relation to her Art company and her recommendations for upcoming exciting cultural events.   Please tell us about your company Theodora and how it was set up? I was studying for my PhD in history of […] Read More

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