Posted in: Academic, Art, Culture, Publications, Russian art- Mar 15, 2017 Comments Off on Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

As the exhibition at the Royal Academy Revolution: Russian Art 1917–1932 gathers pace and gets more and more responses and reviews in the press and online, one also learns that the viewers,  especially the British viewers, discover for themselves the art of Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin, who until recently has not been as well-known in the UK as his fellow artists and contemporaries  Malevich,  Chagall or Kandinsky, despite the fact that Petrov-Vodkin is regarded as one of the leading artists of his time in Russia.  Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, Interviews, Publications, Russian art- Mar 02, 2017 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Joseph Backstein on His Work and Contemporary Art Practices. By Katya Belyaeva

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 a PhD in Sociology of Arts and Culture. Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, Publications, Reviews, Russian art- Jan 05, 2017 Comments Off on BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights (Harper Collins, 2016) by Stephen Dalzielmoscow-nights-cover

In this superbly-written book, Nigel Cliff has uncovered one of the great personal stories of the Cold War: how an unassuming 23-year old boy from Texas could win the hearts of the Russian people at a time when mistrust between the USSR and the USA was at its height.Read more

Posted in: Opportunity, Publications- Dec 27, 2016 Comments Off on CFP: Stanford CREEES’ International Yearbook of Futurism Studies 2019 and Russian Futurism

The International Yearbook of Futurism Studies for the year 2019 will be dedicated to Russian Futurism. The editors creees_logo_web_design_0invite papers devoted to any topic related to the history of the movement and welcome new research on budetlianism vs.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications- Nov 03, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov

A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov

Published by House Sparrow Press
Format: paperback, 102 x 182mm, 96pp, perfect bound, with cover artwork by John and Yves Berger, plus audio CD (44:34) in slipcase with 4 colour plates by Georgia Keeling.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, Interviews, Publications, Russian art- Nov 01, 2016 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Douglas Smith on Rasputin and his role in Russian History
Courtesy of Douglas Smith

Courtesy of Douglas Smith

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).Read more

Posted in: Publications, Russian art- Oct 06, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: Hidden Urbanism: Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015 by Sergey Kuznetsov, Alexander Zmeul & Erken Kagarov

hidden-urbanismHidden Urbanism
Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro 1935 – 2015
By Sergey Kuznetsov / Alexander Zmeul / Erken Kagarov

Published by DOM publishers

The Moscow metro comprises a route network with a total length of 320 km and is the most fascinating underground transport system in the world.Read more

Posted in: Publications, Russian art- Sep 30, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: The Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde by Isabel Wünsche

organic-school-of-the-russian-avant-gardeThe Organic School of the Russian Avant-Garde
Nature’s Creative Principles
By Isabel Wnsche

Published by Routledge

The artists of the Organic School of the Russian avant-garde found inspiration as well as a model for artistic growth in the creative principles of nature.Read more

Posted in: Art, Articles, Culture, Interviews, Publications, Russian art- Sep 28, 2016 Comments Off on INTERVIEW: Tvoya Istoriya (Your Story)’s Interview with Ivan Lindsay about his new book on Soviet art

screenshot-from-2016-09-29-12-07-16Tvoya 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‘.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 27, 2016 Comments Off on BOOK: Bolshoi Confidential by Simon Morrison

bolshoi-confidentialBolshoi Confidential
Secrets of the Russian Ballet from the Rule of the Tsars to Today

By Simon Morrison

Published by Harper Collins

On a freezing night in January 2013, an assailant hurled acid in the face of the artistic director of the Bolshoi Ballet, Sergei Filin.Read more

Posted in: Culture, Publications, Russian art- Sep 26, 2016 Comments Off on EVENT: Book Launch: PAM WARDELL “A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife” at Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 29 September

scotland-russia forumBook Launch: PAM WARDELL: A Very Private Affair – a Soviet Dissident’s “English Wife”

Published by Howard Press, 2016

At Princess Dashkova Russian Centre, 14 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh EH8 9LN

29 September at 6.00pm

“A Very Private Affair…” is a memoir of Speranza Howard (1903 – 95) who was born and brought up in pre-revolutionary Russia and escaped with her family,
in 1920, to London.Read more

Posted in: Art, Publications, Russian art- Sep 23, 2016 Comments Off on NEWS: New map celebrates Moscow’s Constructivist architecture

constructivist-moscow-map-frontConstructivist Moscow Map by Blue Crow Media in collaboration with The Constructivist Project

Moscow’s avant-­garde architecture is being celebrated with the publication of the Constructivist Moscow Map by city guide publisher Blue Crow Media in collaboration with Natalia Melikova of the Moscow-­based preservation group, The Constructivist Project and Nikolai Vassiliev of DOCOMOMO Russia.Read more