Reviews

TATE MODERN CURATOR NATALIA SIDLINA ON THE RECENTLY OPENED RED STAR OVER RUSSIA EXHIBITION

TATE MODERN CURATOR NATALIA SIDLINA ON THE RECENTLY OPENED RED STAR OVER RUSSIA EXHIBITION

BY Marina Maximova POSTED 16/11/2017 6:15 PM

This year is a big Russian year for Tate Modern. Following Eric Bulatov’s sculptural installation Forward and a large-scale retrospective of the conceptual art pioneer Ilya Kabakov, Tate Modern launches its new exhibition Red Star Over Russia. The display, which opened exactly 100 years after the Bolshevik party took control, showcases 250 artefacts including posters, photographs, paintings, and publications from the collection of the late David King. It explores 50 years […] Read More

SCREAMS OF TIMES PAST – ALFRED KUBIN AT THE RICHARD NAGY GALLERY

SCREAMS OF TIMES PAST – ALFRED KUBIN AT THE RICHARD NAGY GALLERY

BY James Butterwick POSTED 02/11/2017 2:00 PM

Lao Tzu wrote that, “knowing others is wisdom. Knowing the self is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force. Mastering the self requires strength”. Alfred Kubin, “my conceptions do not follow any aesthetic canon, nor are they caricatures, they escape all formulations, but I know that certain creative forces drive me irresistibly”. If one examines the premise […] Read More

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

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

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

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

Princess Olga: A Wild and Barefoot Romanov — New Memoir By HSH Olga Romanoff

Princess Olga: A Wild and Barefoot Romanov — New Memoir By HSH Olga Romanoff

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 25/09/2017 7:49 PM

After probing for 100 years into the mystery of the Romanov family and its tragic demise,  for those enthralled, Princess Olga: A Wild and Barefoot Romanov provides a rare, highly personal and evocative memoir, inviting the readers into the lives of the surviving Romanovs and members of the Russian Imperial Family. Written by HSH Princess […] Read More

GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

GAGARIN’S PIONEERS: HISTORY OF GROWING APART.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 20/09/2017 4:49 PM

“Is this a real border?”, Mansky asks the Ukrainian border control officer aboard his long-distance sleeper train. Aptly setting the scene from its opening, the 2005 film carries with it a thorough investigation into the notions of ‘home’, ‘homeland’, and ‘family’. To delve deeper into the topic of belonging, Vitaly Mansky ventures on a journey […] Read More

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

A Short Life of Pushkin by Robert Chandler

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 01/09/2017 11:47 AM

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin (1799-1837) has long been considered to be the founder of Russian literature and one of Russia’s greatest writers. In A Short Life of Pushkin, Pushkin’s life and works are explored within the historical and political context of early nineteenth-century Russia. It begins with a brief introduction of Pushkin’s ancestors before examining Pushkin’s […] Read More

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

Verbier Festival – Music in the Alps.

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 17/08/2017 9:00 AM

There are many summer festivals in the world with their own style and reputation: some focus on certain periods and styles, others present variety of art forms. Verbier Festival undoubtedly stands out among them. What makes it special is the combination of certain components: the ambience of the Verbier village, Festival’s prestige, its educational aspects and […] Read More

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

Book Review: Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov

BY Sophie Walker POSTED 09/08/2017 11:10 AM

Vladimir Nabokov once said, “Lolita is famous, not I. I am an obscure, doubly obscure, novelist with an unpronounceable name.” (A tip from the family themselves is to pronounce it as ‘Na-BOAK-ov’, where ‘BOAK’ rhymes with smoke.) For those curious about Nabokov himself, Robert Golla’s collation of interviews by Nabokov in Conversations with Vladimir Nabokov […] Read More

BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BBC Proms 2017. Russian Highlights

BY Olga Jegunova POSTED 27/06/2017 4:00 PM

Our readers may already anticipate the feast for the ears and eyes, which is the BBC Proms, taking place at the Royal Albert Hall each year. One of our authors makes a comprehensive list of those musical concerts featuring Russian classical music performed throughout the Proms season.  BBC Proms is a world-famous classical music festival. […] 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

Greece Meets the Russian Avant-Garde

Greece Meets the Russian Avant-Garde

BY Kseniia Klimova POSTED 11/06/2017 3:15 PM

On May 10, 2017 a musical evening with the Transcription Ensemble took place in the Athens Concert Hall Megaron. The group itself was formed in 2007, her members being Christos Grimbas (cello), Nikolaos Zafranas (piano) and Yorgos Kandylidis (violin). The group became popular among the Greek audience as well as outside Greece. Educated at internationally […] Read More

Post-Sale Report: STABLE NOT STRONG. Consignor Caution Delays Market Revival. By Simon Hewitt

Post-Sale Report: STABLE NOT STRONG. Consignor Caution Delays Market Revival. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 08/06/2017 8:11 PM

AS RA+C FOUNDER THEODORA CLARKE (aka Theo) campaigned tirelessly in Bristol East in T-shirt and jeans, the art world focused on Mayfair and the ability of the Russian auction market to pursue its tentative turnaround of last November. Electoral periods are seldom good news for the art market, which thrives on political and economic stability. […] 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

TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING REVIEW, by Milan Tessler

TEFAF NEW YORK SPRING REVIEW, by Milan Tessler

BY Milan Tessler POSTED 13/05/2017 10:45 AM

Last weekend, the European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) rolled into New York for its second splash in America. As with the Old Masters edition in late October 2016, the Maastricht-based art fair again found a formidable home in the Park Avenue Armory. This time, however, the fair invited galleries to represent the very finest of […] 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

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

SOUNDS OF THE REVOLUTION. Review

BY Iva Novakova POSTED 10/05/2017 12:11 PM

What could be a better place in London than the British Library to resurrect a revolutionary atmosphere of 1917 Russia and retrospectively reflect on the world-changing events of the period! A brief encounter with Lenin alias Jacob Richter, together with the architectural features of the Entrance Hall – its monumental scale with whitewashed and bricked walls resembling […] Read More

Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden) by the Sovremennik Theatre.

Three Comrades (Drei Kameraden) by the Sovremennik Theatre.

BY Anna Prosvetova POSTED 09/05/2017 12:00 PM

This new tour of the Sovremennik theatre in London also meant the premiere of  Erich Maria Remarque’s Drei Kameraden on London stage with brilliant performances by Alexander Khovansky and Chulpan Khamatova.   Some things never get old: love, death, friendship, and an inspiring story. The Moscow theatre Sovremennik included the novel ‘Three Comrades’  into the repertoire of their […] Read More

BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV: THE ART OF POETIC MEMORY.

BRODSKY/BARYSHNIKOV: THE ART OF POETIC MEMORY.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/05/2017 5:20 PM

From the cultural perspective, London is an extremely privileged city: the delights it enjoys are unprecedented. Brodsky/Baryshnikov show is one of such rare artistic feasts available to the local litterati. It is a rare occasion when two geniuses so harmoniously meet. What makes it even more precious to the Russian public is the fact that it […] 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

BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BOOK REVIEW: The Vanishing Futurist. By James Van de Pette

BY James Van de Pette POSTED 14/04/2017 7:31 PM

Given the seductive appeal of the Russian Revolution (at least for British audiences) it is perhaps peculiar that so few novelists, with the notable exception of Penelope Fitzgerald and The Beginning of Spring, have sought the streets of Moscow in 1917 as the backdrop to a romantic tale. Few though could be more qualified in […] 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

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

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

Review: Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi in London

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

Within just a single week,  “Ensemble Productions” brought two absolutely stunning events to London. The first one — the superb celebration of classical music by maestro  Vladimir Spivakov and Moscow Virtuosi Orchestra — took place on 8th March at the Barbican Hall. The orchestra gave their single performance in London to celebrate the International Women’s Day. […] Read More

REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

REVIEW: In the Steps of the Ballets Russes. Russian Ballet Icons – A Spectacular Celebration of the Russian Tradition.

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

The memories of the magical evening with Moscow Virtuosi had not yet faded away, when on 12th March another magnificent event organised by the Ensemble Productions took everyone by storm:  In the Steps of  the Ballets Russes. Icons of Russian Ballet  was a spectacular gala dedicated to the legacy of the legendary Russian impresario Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) […] Read More

Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

Book Review: Galeev Gallery Celebrates Publication of the Catalogue “Kuzma Petrov – Vodkin and His School”

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/03/2017 12:00 AM

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 […] Read More

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

REVIEW: The Wide Maslenitsa at the Cadogan Hall. By Maria Golovteeva.

BY Maria Golovteeva. POSTED 06/03/2017 12:00 AM

On February 24th, the Maslenitsa Celebration Concert  took place at the Cadogan Hall. The Annual Russian Festival Maslenitsa, named after a traditional Slavic celebration of spring before the Great Lent, has been celebrating Russian art, theatre, music and Russian cuisine to London since 2009. This concert, attracting  members of  the public interested in the Russian […] Read More

FILM SCREENING: A Banned Masterpiece by Great Soviet Film Director, Larisa Shepitko, 8 March. By Maria Korolkova

FILM SCREENING: A Banned Masterpiece by Great Soviet Film Director, Larisa Shepitko, 8 March. By Maria Korolkova

BY Maria Korolkova POSTED 02/03/2017 12:00 AM

Mesmerizing and electrifying, dark and unconventional, mystical and visionary – the epithets that are used to characterize Larisa Shepitko’s cinematic style by the few critics who know and write about her work, prepare one to meet one of the greatest and it seems well established names in world cinema. So why do so few people […] 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

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

ARTICLE: MORE THAN A GAME. Craig Murray Blows the Whistle on British India, by Simon Hewitt

ARTICLE: MORE THAN A GAME. Craig Murray Blows the Whistle on British India, by Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 06/01/2017 12:00 AM

AFTER HIS ANALYSIS & REPORT ON THE RUSSIAN AUCTIONS HELD AT THE END OF NOVEMBER, OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT DISCUSSES SOME OF THE OTHER EVENTS HELD IN LONDON DURING RUSSIAN WEEK IN TWO EXCLUSIVE ARTICLES:   THE FIRST RECOUNTS HIS MEETING WITH AUTHOR & FORMER DIPLOMAT CRAIG MURRAY, AND DISCUSSES HIS RECENT BOOK ON ‘THE GREAT GAME’ BETWEEN […] Read More

BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

BOOK REVIEW: Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights by Stephen Dalziel

BY Stephen Dalziel POSTED 05/01/2017 12:00 AM

Nigel Cliff’s Moscow Nights (Harper Collins, 2016) by Stephen Dalziel 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 […] 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

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

REVIEW: ‘Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection’ at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, by Rachel Hajek

REVIEW: ‘Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection’ at the Louis Vuitton Foundation, Paris, by Rachel Hajek

BY Rachel Hajek POSTED 25/11/2016 12:00 AM

REVIEW: Icons of Modern Art: The Shchukin Collection at the Louis Vuitton Foundation by Rachel Hajek The ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev was once quoted to have said that ‘in the history of the world, what remains are the names of those who had the courage to go against the taste of their times.’[1] The blockbuster exhibition Icons […] Read More

REVIEW: Revolution – A New Art for a New World by Rebecca Jennings

REVIEW: Revolution – A New Art for a New World by Rebecca Jennings

BY Rebecca Jennings POSTED 16/11/2016 12:00 AM

Review: Revolution – A New Art for a New World a film by Margy Kinmonth, Foxtrot Films by Rebecca Jennings Whilst the sounds of revolution were humming beneath the surface of Imperialist Russia, an avant-garde mutiny was transforming Europe’s artistic landscape. Kazimir Malevich’s Suprematist masterpieces were damning the old figurations of established art institutions and paving […] Read More

REVIEW: Anastasia at the Royal Opera House by Matthew Burgess

REVIEW: Anastasia at the Royal Opera House by Matthew Burgess

BY Matthew Burgess POSTED 12/11/2016 12:00 AM

Anastasia at the Royal Opera House  By Matthew Burgess The Royal Opera House’s production of the real-life mystery of Anastasia comes to a close today. On show for just over two weeks in London, the revived 1996 ballet by Kenneth MacMillan tells the tale of the supposed Grand Duchess Anastasia, sole survivor of the assassination […] Read More

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick

BY James Butterwick POSTED 11/11/2016 12:00 AM

REVIEW: ‘The Nose’ at the Royal Opera House by James Butterwick  Olfactory perception – Shostakovich conkers? Whilst I am in the moron category regarding love of opera, I did once summon from my innards some appreciation of the genre 10 years ago. This was the red-letter day when I clapped eyes and ears on Lady […] Read More

REVIEW: TEFAF NEW YORK FALL 2016 by MILAN TESSLER

REVIEW: TEFAF NEW YORK FALL 2016 by MILAN TESSLER

BY Milan Tessler POSTED 09/11/2016 12:00 AM

REVIEW: TEFAF NEW YORK FALL 2016 by MILAN TESSLER In less than a month, premier international galleries, art collectors and trendy party-seekers will flock to Miami Beach for Art Basel’s 2016 American edition. In an increasingly globalized art world another art fair without the same glitz but with no less a reputation has recently become […] Read More

BOOK: A Sparrow’s Journey: John Berger reads Andrey Platonov

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/11/2016 12:00 AM

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. 600 copies ISBN: 978-0-9935693-2-6 RRP: £9.99 John Berger described the great Soviet writer […] Read More

FILM REVIEW: Leonid Parfenov’s Before the Revolution, by Lena Lisina

BY Elena Lisina POSTED 03/11/2016 12:00 AM

FILM REVIEW: Leonid Parfenov’s Before the Revolution, by Lena Lisina On the 2nd of November, at the Prince Charles Cinema in London, legendary Russian TV journalist Leonid Parfenov, in partnership with Arbuzz Lectures, presented his latest film, Before the Revolution, the first part of his documentary trilogy, Russian Jews. The film was created by his Namedni […] Read More

REVIEW: Vertograds of Michael Schwartzman at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art by Irina Stoliarova

REVIEW: Vertograds of Michael Schwartzman at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art by Irina Stoliarova

BY Irina Stoliarova POSTED 21/10/2016 12:00 AM

Vertograds of Michael Schwartzman at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art Oct 19 2016 – Jan 15 2017  The Moscow Museum of Modern Art in partnership with the Heritage Foundation of Michael Schwarzman presented the exhibition Vertograds of Michael Schwartzman. Numerous works are united by one idea: to show the art of the master through various dialogues with art history, both present and […] Read More

ART FAIR: Russian Highlights of TEFAF New York Fall at Park Avenue Armory, New York, 22-26 October

ART FAIR: Russian Highlights of TEFAF New York Fall at Park Avenue Armory, New York, 22-26 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/10/2016 12:00 AM

TEFAF New York Fall At Park Avenue Armory Park Avenue at 67th Street New York City Opening night reception: 21st October Fair: 22nd October until 26th October. Open daily 11:30 – 19:30 The New York Fall fair is a joint venture between TEFAF and the art investment advisory firm Artvest Partners. It is TEFAF’s debut outside Europe […] Read More

REVIEW: Olga Lomaka’s ‘Artefacts’, by Sasha Burkhanova

REVIEW: Olga Lomaka’s ‘Artefacts’, by Sasha Burkhanova

BY Sasha Burkhanova POSTED 17/10/2016 12:00 AM

Artefacts by Olga Lomaka Private viewing at Saatchi Gallery 12 October 2016 It so happens that in mid-October London, 8 p.m. is already nighttime. In the gathering darkness, a chain of photographers’ flashes, spread from the Duke of York Square to the entrance of Saatchi Gallery, serves as a perfect beacon for those coming to […] Read More

NEWS: BBC celebrates the 150th anniversary of ‘Crime and Punishment’

NEWS: BBC celebrates the 150th anniversary of ‘Crime and Punishment’

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/10/2016 12:00 AM

The BBC invites readers to attend a discussion on Fyodor Dostoevsky on 1 November at Pushkin House in London marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of Crime and Punishment, RBTH reports. The discussion is taking part within the framework of the BBC World Book Club and will be broadcast on Nov. 5 on the […] Read More

ART FAIR: Russian Highlights of LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair at Berkeley Square, 13 – 18 September

ART FAIR: Russian Highlights of LAPADA Art and Antiques Fair at Berkeley Square, 13 – 18 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/09/2016 12:00 AM

The LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair returns for its eighth year to the suitably breathtaking surrounds of Berkeley Square, Mayfair. Sponsored by Delancey, the LAPADA Fair offers an unmissable opportunity to source and buy some of the world’s most coveted works of art, antiques, design and decorative arts. This year, it will take place from Tuesday 13 th […] Read More

Publication- New additions in Journal of Icon Studies, at the Museum of Russian Icons

Publication- New additions in Journal of Icon Studies, at the Museum of Russian Icons

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/07/2016 12:00 AM

Publication- New additions in Journal of Icon Studies at the Museum of Russian Icons The Museum of Russian Icons is pleased to announce several new publications in its Journal of Icon Studies. Fabian Heffermehl of the University of Oslo has publichsed an article entitled “The Icon and the Hand: Acheiropoeisis (Nerokotvornost’) as a Literary Technique […] Read More

ARTICLE: Moscow Spotlight at Calvert 22 Foundation’s  ‘The Centre Cannot Hold?’, by Milan Tessler

ARTICLE: Moscow Spotlight at Calvert 22 Foundation’s ‘The Centre Cannot Hold?’, by Milan Tessler

BY Milan Tessler POSTED 23/06/2016 12:00 AM

Conference (Power and Architecture season): The Centre Cannot Hold?  At Calvert 22, 22 Calvert Avenue E2 7JP Friday 10 June 2016, 8:30am — Saturday 11 June 2016, 7:00pm   Calvert 22 Foundation’s new exhibition season, Power and Architecture, launched last weekend with a two-day conference under the enticing title ‘The Centre Cannot Hold?’ A quarter-century removed from the […] Read More

NEWS: Russia frees Pyotr Pavlensky

NEWS: Russia frees Pyotr Pavlensky

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/06/2016 12:00 AM

A Moscow court on Wednesday released radical performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky but gave him a hefty fine for torching the door of Russia’s security service headquarters, in a rare show of leniency by the authorities, Artdaily.com reports.  A judge ordered the artist to pay 500,000 rubles ($7,800, 6,800 euros) after finding him guilty, saying the […] Read More

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