Articles By Katya Belyaeva

REVOLUTION IN BOLOGNA. NO MAMBO-JAMBO AS BALBI MAKES HIS MARK

REVOLUTION IN BOLOGNA. NO MAMBO-JAMBO AS BALBI MAKES HIS MARK

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 16/02/2018 10:45 AM

THE VENERABLE ITALIAN CITY OF BOLOGNA is not on most Russian Art radars, but right now there are two compelling reasons to visit: a show of contemporary art from the Gazprombank Collection, and a display of Avant-Garde masterpieces on loan from the Russian Museum in St Petersburg. Both exhibitions are being hosted by the MAMbo […] Read More

OKSANA MASSIMA. Italians Bewitched by Black Sea Siren

OKSANA MASSIMA. Italians Bewitched by Black Sea Siren

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 09/02/2018 10:00 AM

I FIRST came across Oksana Mas in an upstairs gallery of Kiev’s Saint Sophia Cathedral in 2010. Her giant Madonna, made entirely of painted eggs, was a work no man, woman or chicken could ever forget. In 2014 I was invited to her Culture Code show in Almaty by Mariana and Madina Gogova of Moscow’s […] Read More

In Conversation With Andrey Zvyagintsev, Film Director And Screenwriter

In Conversation With Andrey Zvyagintsev, Film Director And Screenwriter

BY Col Spector POSTED 05/02/2018 2:30 PM

To mark the release of his new Oscar-nominated film Loveless Col Spector talks to director Andrey Zvyagintsev about centrifugal storytelling and getting chilling performances from his child actor.   Col Spector: Where did the initial idea for Loveless come from? Andrey Zvyagiuntsev: After making Elena I was trying to think about what I would do next […] Read More

BRAFA IN OVERDRIVE

BRAFA IN OVERDRIVE

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 02/02/2018 10:30 AM

ART ASPIRES TO ETERNITY, and BRAFA doesn’t change. Every year a luxury car is parked in a side-aisle. Every year Philipp Geluck’s comic-strip hero Le Chat smiles smugly at you from the same wall. Every year Chiparus Dancers, animal bronzes and a wacky Panamerenko contraption strut their stuff in exactly the same place. And every […] Read More

Vacancies: Art Researcher and Digital / Social Media Marketing Assistant – Russian Art

Vacancies: Art Researcher and Digital / Social Media Marketing Assistant – Russian Art

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/01/2018 3:00 PM

An emerging online gallery specialised in Russian Art is looking for a part-time (30 hours per week) Art Researcher and a part-time (30 hours per week) Digital/Social Media Marketing Assistant who will be able to work from home. They are looking for a native or bilingual Russian speaker, preferably with previous relevant experience. Unfortunately, the gallery […] Read More

Close Up: Andrey Zvyagintsev Film Retrospective,  BFI London, 1 – 22 February

Close Up: Andrey Zvyagintsev Film Retrospective, BFI London, 1 – 22 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 17/01/2018 11:00 AM

Don’t miss the BFI’s tribute to Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev this February. Highlights range from his astonishing debut The Return to Leviathan – winner of the BFI London Film Festival’s Best Film Award – to his most recent achievement Loveless which Peter Bradshaw described as an “eerie thriller of hypnotic, mysterious intensity” in The Guardian. To enjoy two tickets for the […] Read More

Undeservedly Neglected: Rimsky-Korsakov Romances From Sergey Rybin, Anush Hovhannisyan, Yuriy Yurchuk

Undeservedly Neglected: Rimsky-Korsakov Romances From Sergey Rybin, Anush Hovhannisyan, Yuriy Yurchuk

BY Robert Hugill POSTED 15/01/2018 3:00 PM

Lesser known parts of Rimsky-Korsakov’s repertoire reveal themselves in this valuable recording. There is one song on this new disc from Stone Records which is familiar, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Rose enchants the Nightingale; I think I first heard it performed in the 1970s by Cathy Berberian. But the remainder of the disc is remarkably new territory. Pianist Sergey Rybin, together […] Read More

Imperial Russian Heirlooms to go on Sale with the Berdyaev Samovar at Doyle, New York, 31 January

Imperial Russian Heirlooms to go on Sale with the Berdyaev Samovar at Doyle, New York, 31 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/01/2018 10:00 AM

On January 31, 2018, Doyle New York holds its next auction of Russian Works of Art. Showcased are more than 135 lots of Fabergé, icons, silver, bronzes and memorabilia from private collections across the United States.   Highlighting the sale is property from the descendants of Russian Grand Duke George Mikhailovich (1863-1919), grandson of Emperor Nicholas […] Read More

Pretend & Prepare: Taking Shakespeare and Pushkin Into Prison

Pretend & Prepare: Taking Shakespeare and Pushkin Into Prison

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/01/2018 4:30 PM

London Shakespeare Workout is a charity best known for taking Shakespeare into prisons both in the UK and Internationally. As part of their 20th-anniversary celebrations, they set up a new project (LUP) at HMP Pentonville wherein they bring drama students in as part of their core study to work with prisoners. This came about as a result of […] Read More

Vacancy: Art Fair Assistant Intern for TEFAF Maastricht

Vacancy: Art Fair Assistant Intern for TEFAF Maastricht

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/01/2018 1:07 PM

James Butterwick is looking for an intern who is enthusiastic about Russian and Ukrainian Avant-Garde, international work, private collections and exhibition placements. The successful candidate will be representing James Butterwick Gallery at Europe’s most prestigious art fair, TEFAF Maastricht. The internship is from 8th to 18th March 2018. Desired skills and experience: Interest/background in the […] Read More

SLAUGHTERED GENIUS: Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor. Book available

SLAUGHTERED GENIUS: Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor. Book available

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 26/12/2017 10:04 AM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt reviews Alexis Gritchenko – Dynamocolor by Vita Susak. Available in our online shop. ALEXIS GRITCHENKO (1883-1977) – a Ukrainian artist who blossomed in Moscow but spent over half his life in France – hovers in the wings of 20th century art history. Vita Susak’s majestic appraisal of his life, writings […] Read More

The Unknown Russia: Photo Exhibition In Brussels Is Extended Till 28 December

The Unknown Russia: Photo Exhibition In Brussels Is Extended Till 28 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/12/2017 5:00 PM

The Unknown Russia photo exhibition at The Russian Centre for Science and Culture in Brussels is a unique journey to secret corners of Russia together with famous Russian travellers and photographers, Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov. Launched in Brussels on December 11th, the exhibition has attracted fans of Russia in spite of the snow showers and traffic that […] Read More

Opportunity: Book cataloguer and sales person, Shapero Rare Books

Opportunity: Book cataloguer and sales person, Shapero Rare Books

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 14/12/2017 2:00 PM

Shapero Rare Books is a rare bookshop and gallery in Mayfair, London and they have a full-time position in Russian and Eastern European department. Duties will include cataloguing and collation of rare works, research, sales, customer support and some administrative duties. The successful candidate will need to have some experience of social media as they will be […] Read More

DIVIDED BY DEINEKA. MACDOUGALL’S OUTGUN SOTHEBY’S IN SOVIET SHOWDOWN

DIVIDED BY DEINEKA. MACDOUGALL’S OUTGUN SOTHEBY’S IN SOVIET SHOWDOWN

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 14/12/2017 12:00 PM

OUR INTERNATIONAL EDITOR SIMON HEWITT SURVEYS AUCTIONS & EXHIBITIONS DURING RECENT RUSSIAN WEEK IN LONDON. THERE WAS AN UNWONTED SURFEIT of Soviet Art during Russian Week – 100 lots of it sprinkled through MacDougall’s five-hour sale, and a whole catalogue of the stuff at Sotheby’s. Alexander Deineka (1888-1965) was the go-to man. Only Christie’s, of the […] Read More

Forget character development, sit back and enjoy the fun: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve

Forget character development, sit back and enjoy the fun: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve

BY Robert Hugill POSTED 13/12/2017 5:00 PM

A folk-inspired shaggy dog story, in a performance full of charm and verve Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov wrote over a dozen operas, but they still only rarely crop up in the UK. His opera Christmas Eve, based on a Gogol story, was staged by English National Opera in 1988 but has not been seen much since so […] Read More

BACKIN’ FECHIN: RUSSIAN ART ESCAPES FROM THE DOLDRUMS

BACKIN’ FECHIN: RUSSIAN ART ESCAPES FROM THE DOLDRUMS

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 01/12/2017 11:16 AM

Russian Auctions in London 27-29 November 2017: Statistical Summary BY SIMON HEWITT (INTERNATIONAL EDITOR) WITH TOTAL SALES OF £38m, up 65% on last June and the highest single-week total since 2014, the Russian auction market bounced back this November. TOTAL SALES LOTS OFFERED LOTS SOLD % SOLD TOTAL SHARE Sotheby’s 472 313 66% £14.24m 37.4% […] Read More

The Unknown Russia: A Unique Journey To Secret Corners Of Russia. Brussels, 11-28 December

The Unknown Russia: A Unique Journey To Secret Corners Of Russia. Brussels, 11-28 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/11/2017 12:00 PM

The Unknown Russia project is a unique journey to secret corners of Russia together with famous Russian travellers and photographers Dmitry Chistoprudov and Nikolay Rykov. Opening event: 11 December at 7pm at The Russian Centre Of Science And Culture in Brussels. During the ceremony the authors will tell more about their works and answer the questions (the […] Read More

Charity Screening of the Film “VMayakovsky”, The Soho Hotel, 1 December

Charity Screening of the Film “VMayakovsky”, The Soho Hotel, 1 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/11/2017 2:39 PM

Director Aleksander Shein and actress Chulpan Khamatova will be presenting the director’s cut of VMayakovsky in London as a charity film screening in aid of the Gift of Life Foundation. On 1 December, The Soho Hotel in London will be hosting a charity film screening of VMayakovsky in aid of children with oncological illnesses in the Gift of […] Read More

The Line of Flight Exhibition At Red Door Project Space, 1 December – 7 January

The Line of Flight Exhibition At Red Door Project Space, 1 December – 7 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/11/2017 11:00 AM

The new non-profit Red Door Project Space opens on the 1st of December in South Kensington. It is designed to be a meeting point for different cultural disciplines and is dedicated to supporting the creation of new contemporary practice through an ensuing  programme of exhibitions, commissions, events and artist development. Private view: December 1st, 2017, […] Read More

Russian Soul – Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Sviridov’s Russia Cast Adrift. In Memoriam.

Russian Soul – Dmitri Hvorostovsky in Sviridov’s Russia Cast Adrift. In Memoriam.

BY Robert Hugill POSTED 22/11/2017 4:16 PM

Unfortunately, it is a  very sad day today: a very talented, kind, intelligent, charming and thoughtful opera singer left us, having lost the battle to cruel and merciless brain cancer. Knowing of his diagnosis,  Dmitri kept on fighting until the very last moment, by participating in various charity concerts and actions, helping others, performing, recording… […] Read More

TRIP TO ONE OF THE LEADING EUROPEAN ART FAIRS BRAFA 2018. BRUSSELS, 1-3 February

TRIP TO ONE OF THE LEADING EUROPEAN ART FAIRS BRAFA 2018. BRUSSELS, 1-3 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/11/2017 2:00 PM

The Brussels Art Fair (BRAFA), created in 1956, is one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious art fairs. It is an exceptional showcase of high quality and rare pieces dating from the Bronze Age to the present day, covering some 5000 years of history. Brafatakes usually place during the last ten days of January. The first major art event of the year, it is […] Read More

State Tretyakov Gallery Lecture At BRAFA: Secrets Of Old Paintings, 1 February 2018

State Tretyakov Gallery Lecture At BRAFA: Secrets Of Old Paintings, 1 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/11/2017 11:40 AM

BRAFA (Brussels Art Fair) in collaboration with Russian Art and Culture is delighted to welcome the State Tretyakov Gallery with the lecture “Paradoxes or the secrets of old paintings”. The event will take place on February 1, 2018 at Tour&Taxis in Brussels at 4 pm. Special favorable conditions are reserved for readers and subscribers of Russian Art and Culture.  BRAFA is one of the oldest art fairs […] Read More

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

Russian Art Week Guide, November 2017

Russian Art Week Guide, November 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/11/2017 9:00 AM

Our new Russian Art Week Guide is up and out! In this issue, Simon Hewitt, our international editor, reviews the forthcoming auction sales and interviews Marat Gelman, curator of Art Riot at the Saatchi Gallery. Further to that, Juliet Bingham talks about her role as curator of the Ilya and Emilia Kabakov retrospective at Tate Modern. You will […] Read More

Exhibition of Works by Artist Alexis Gritchenko, Shapero Rare Books Gallery,  27 November-1 December

Exhibition of Works by Artist Alexis Gritchenko, Shapero Rare Books Gallery, 27 November-1 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/11/2017 11:27 AM

Exhibition of works and presentation of the new monograph “Alexis Gritchenko. Dynamocolor” by Vita Susak, from the Malabart collection. In collaboration with Russian Art and Culture at the Shapero Rare Books. Alexis Gritchenko (1883-1977) was a painter, art critic, whose creative work is closely connected with Ukraine, Russia and France. In 1910-ies he developed his own art direction — colordynamos, based on the cubism principles […] Read More

Svetlana Zakharova in Amore Triple Bill, Coliseum, 21- 25 November

Svetlana Zakharova in Amore Triple Bill, Coliseum, 21- 25 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/11/2017 10:00 AM

Prima ballerina Svetlana Zakharova, Principal of the Bolshoi Theatre and étoile at La Scala Theatre Ballet brings her new triple bill AMORE to the Coliseum in November. Svetlana will be joined by some of the Bolshoi Theatre’s brightest stars including Mikhail Lobukhin, Denis Rodkin and Denis Savin as well as choreographer/dancer Patrick de Bana. Music will […] Read More

Book Discussion With the Author: ‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ by Neil Faulkner,  Conway Hall Book Club, 24 November

Book Discussion With the Author: ‘A People’s History of the Russian Revolution’ by Neil Faulkner, Conway Hall Book Club, 24 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/11/2017 10:00 AM

The Russian Revolution may well be the most misunderstood event in modern history. In A People’s History of the Russian Revolution, Neil Faulkner sets out to debunk the myths. In this fast-paced introduction to tumultuous events, the Russian people are the heroes. Faulkner shows how a mass movement of millions, organised in democratic assemblies, mobilised […] Read More

Stenton Lecture and Workshop 2017, University of Reading, 23 November

Stenton Lecture and Workshop 2017, University of Reading, 23 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/11/2017 1:00 PM

The Stenton lecture is an annual lecture by an eminent historian, hosted by the Department and held in honour of its founders, Sir Frank and Lady Stenton, both of whom were responsible for building the reputation of the University of Reading as a centre for historical excellence. The Stenton Lecture: ‘The Russian Revolution: A Hundred Years On’, […] Read More

Prigov is Dead. Long Live Dmitri Aleksanych!, Courtauld Institute of Art, 20 November

Prigov is Dead. Long Live Dmitri Aleksanych!, Courtauld Institute of Art, 20 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/11/2017 4:18 PM

Organised by Professor Sarah Wilson: The Courtauld Institute of Art Dr Elizaveta Butakova: Calvert 22 Foundation             Dmitri Prigov was an artist, poet, performer and writer. A key figure of the Moscow Conceptualist group, his work has had a lasting influence on subsequent generations of Russian artists (including some of the artists […] Read More

Poetic Performance: The Script and the Voice, Courtauld Institute of Art, 20 November

Poetic Performance: The Script and the Voice, Courtauld Institute of Art, 20 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/11/2017 10:00 AM

Speakers include Sabine Haensgen: University of Zurich Organised by Professor Sarah Wilson: The Courtauld Institute of Art Dr Elizaveta Butakova: Calvert 22 Foundation   A lecture by Sabine Haensgen, followed by Viktor Misiano in conversation with Sarah Wilson Dmitri Prigov was an artist, poet, performer and writer. A key figure of the Moscow Conceptualist group, his work has […] Read More

Music of the Russian Revolution 1917 Gala Concert, Rossotrudnichestvo, 17 November

Music of the Russian Revolution 1917 Gala Concert, Rossotrudnichestvo, 17 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/11/2017 10:00 AM

The programme of the final concert of the Russian Revolution of 1917 will comprise music written by Rachmaninov, Medtner, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Glier and is devoted to the February Revolution 1917. You will hear a wide range of compositions written either just before or after the 1917 revolution in Russia. You will hear most wonderful […] Read More

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina, Barbican,16 November

Stage Russia: Anna Karenina, Barbican,16 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 03/11/2017 10:00 AM

Directed and choreographed by Angelica Cholina, this internationally award winning Vakhtangov Theatre production of Anna Karenina is a choreographed interpretation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel. Cholina strives to find the equivalent of Tolstoy’s words in harmony and movement, with every gesture holding meaning. The music of Alfred Schnittke helps to reveal the characters and their depth, together […] 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

An Evening with D.A.P (Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov): A Phantom Broadcast, Calvert 22, 14 November

An Evening with D.A.P (Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov): A Phantom Broadcast, Calvert 22, 14 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/11/2017 10:00 AM

To accompany the exhibition Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action, London-based artist Richard Crow (The Institution of Rot) presents an experimental immersive audio-visual performance that attempts to “make contact with the re-imagined body of Dmitri Prigov”. An Evening with D.A.P (Dmitri Aleksandrovich Prigov): A Phantom Broadcast is both a sound séance, and “an active homage of hauntology” that connects places […] Read More

FABERGE AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Bentley & Skinner, 7-30 November

FABERGE AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION. Bentley & Skinner, 7-30 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 31/10/2017 10:20 AM

An exhibition of objets d’art by Carl Faberge to mark the hundredth anniversary of the 1917 revolution for five days only from Tuesday 7th to Thursday 30th November 2017, 10.00am to 5.00pm, admission free. The 7th of November is an ordinary day for most of us but this year it is going to be 100 […] Read More

RA+C SALES PREVIEW NOVEMBER 2017

RA+C SALES PREVIEW NOVEMBER 2017

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 30/10/2017 2:30 PM

Alexander Deneika (1888-1965) threatens to be the most prominent figure in the London salerooms this November, with two powerful inter-war works each expected to bring around £3m. His 5ft 8in Coal Miner (1925) at Sotheby’s on November 28 is the left-hand, and only surviving figure, from a wider canvas painted by Deneika after visiting the […] Read More

John Milner: Art on the edge of extinction in revolutionary Russia, University of Bristol, 7 November

John Milner: Art on the edge of extinction in revolutionary Russia, University of Bristol, 7 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/10/2017 10:00 AM

Autumn Art Lectures 2017: The art of revolutions In 1917 the Russian Revolution seized private collections, shut galleries, and prevented artists from meeting wealthy patrons. But in the dictatorship of the proletariat workers would own nothing individually – but everything collectively. The radical avant-garde rapidly recognised in the Bolshevik State their only source of funding. […] Read More

Russian Art Week in London: 24 November – 1 December 2017

Russian Art Week in London: 24 November – 1 December 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/10/2017 11:16 AM

The next Russian Art Week will take place in London from 24 November to 1 December 2017. Russian Art Week, coinciding with the June and November auctions of Russian Art at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, MacDougall’s and Bonhams, attracts anyone who’s anyone in the Russian Art world. RUSSIAN ART+CULTURE publishes the official guide to Russian Art Week. […] Read More

Chamber choir Myriad: Viva La Revolution! 28 October at Holy Trinity Church

Chamber choir Myriad: Viva La Revolution! 28 October at Holy Trinity Church

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/10/2017 2:00 PM

In this anniversary year of the Russian Revolution, chamber choir Myriad explores music inspired by and surrounding revolutions. With compositions from Russia and Cuba through to spirituals and elegies of the American and Spanish Civil Wars, we make a fascinating journey through music written at times of great upheaval. Prepare for a thrilling ride with […] Read More

Revolution! Russian piano and choral music of the 20th century. 28 October at St James’s Church

Revolution! Russian piano and choral music of the 20th century. 28 October at St James’s Church

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/10/2017 10:00 AM

Russian piano and choral music of the 20th century marking 100 years since the Russian Revolution. Featuring pianist Martin James Bartlett, former BBC Young Musician of the Year — and music by Rachmaninov, Scriabin, Prokofiev, Grechaninov, Chesnokov and others. The music will be woven together by narrative written by Rufus Stilgoe, author of our acclaimed Christmas Truce […] Read More

Tate Modern Curator Juliet Bingham On The Recently Opened Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Exhibition

Tate Modern Curator Juliet Bingham On The Recently Opened Ilya and Emilia Kabakov Exhibition

BY Marina Maximova POSTED 20/10/2017 8:30 AM

This autumn Tate Modern stages the first in the UK major retrospective show of the works by artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Curated in close dialogue with the duo, and organised in collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg and the State Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow, the exhibition offers the opportunity to see some […] Read More

Translations and Dialogues: The Reception of Russian Art Abroad. 25-27 October in Venice

Translations and Dialogues: The Reception of Russian Art Abroad. 25-27 October in Venice

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/10/2017 2:00 PM

The reception of Russian art in Europe and the United States is the subject of a three-day international conference, initiated by Silvia Burini, Director of the Centro Studi sulle Arti della Russia (CSAR) at the University Ca’ Foscari in Venice and Natasha Kurchanova, former President of the Society of Historians of East European, Eurasian, and Russian Art and Architecture, Inc. (SHERA), and co-organized by CSAR, […] Read More

Mystery-Bouffe Promenade Revival. 28-29 October at Waterstones Piccadilly

Mystery-Bouffe Promenade Revival. 28-29 October at Waterstones Piccadilly

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/10/2017 12:30 PM

A unique promenade, site-specific revival of Mystery-Bouffe.In celebration of the centenary of the Russian Revolution, we are reviving the atmosphere of 1917 Russia, in a new version of Mystery-Bouffe by Vladimir Mayakovsky. This immersive, site-specific production pays homage to the original production, directed by Vsevolod Meyerhold and designed by Kazimir Malevich. In celebration of the […] Read More

Tsar to Lenin + Introduction by Barbara Slaughter, 22 October at Barbican

Tsar to Lenin + Introduction by Barbara Slaughter, 22 October at Barbican

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 16/10/2017 10:00 AM

A rare chance to see Herman Axelbank’s remarkable documentary record of the Russian Revolution. Made in 1936, the film begins with archive footage of the Tsar and his family on vacation, and moves through to protests, demonstrations and the Bolshevik revolution itself. Narrated by the American writer, poet and political activist Max Eastman. Read More

ART, SPACE AND THE FUTURE. TATE MODERN, 18 OCTOBER

ART, SPACE AND THE FUTURE. TATE MODERN, 18 OCTOBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/10/2017 5:00 PM

Next week, on the opening day of the Tate Modern retrospective, ‘Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Not Everyone Will Be Taken into the Future’, Tate Modern is hosting a conversation on the legacy of Russian Cosmism within contemporary art. In the 1980s, Russia became infatuated with a space-centred utopian concept called Cosmism. Cosmism saw the vision and […] Read More

Russia 1917-2017: From Tsars and Lenin to Putin and Trump. 15 October, a part of Cliveden Literary Festival.

Russia 1917-2017: From Tsars and Lenin to Putin and Trump. 15 October, a part of Cliveden Literary Festival.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/10/2017 11:00 AM

Cliveden is the magnificent English country house with a unique and extraordinary history of politics and intrigue, aristocracy and espionage, sex and scandal. Time and again, Cliveden itself has become a character in the story of these isles. Ever since 1666, the house has also been known for its literary salon, helping to inspire writers […] Read More

Philharmonia Orchestra – Battleship Potemkin: Live Screening, Royal Festival Hall, 12 October

Philharmonia Orchestra – Battleship Potemkin: Live Screening, Royal Festival Hall, 12 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/10/2017 5:30 PM

The Philharmonia’s Voices of Revolution: Russia 1917 series opens with the live screening of a silent film that tells an iconic story from the first Russian Revolution in 1905. Battleship Potemkin, Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 masterpiece of film-making and Soviet propaganda, portrays mutiny in the Imperial navy. Its most dramatic sequence is one of the most famous in […] 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

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A, 30 September – 25 February. In collaboration with the Royal Opera House

Opera: Passion, Power and Politics at the V&A, 30 September – 25 February. In collaboration with the Royal Opera House

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/10/2017 2:00 PM

A spectacular and vivid journey through 400 years of operatic and European history, Opera: Passion, Power and Politics opened on 30 September. Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, 1934, is explored in detail throughout the run of this V&A exhibition. Both avant-garde and propaganda material will be on display alongside a painting inspired by Shostakovich’s First Symphony […] Read More

RED STAR OVER RUSSIA. A REVOLUTION IN VISUAL CULTURE 1905–55. 8 November – 18 February at Tate Modern

RED STAR OVER RUSSIA. A REVOLUTION IN VISUAL CULTURE 1905–55. 8 November – 18 February at Tate Modern

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/10/2017 10:00 AM

2017 marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion. A new visual culture arose and transformed the fabric of everyday life. The core of this exhibition comes from the extraordinary collection of photographer […] Read More

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