Exhibitions

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

Fyodor Pavlov- Andreevich, Live Performance: Temporary Monument No.0, Gazelli Art House, London, 15 February

Fyodor Pavlov- Andreevich, Live Performance: Temporary Monument No.0, Gazelli Art House, London, 15 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/02/2018 2:40 AM

Gazelli Art House is excited to invite you to a special private view and live durational performance by acclaimed Russo-Brazilian performance artist, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, in support of the Russian LGBT Network. Temporary Monument No is a five-hour durational live piece examining the predicament of homosexuals in Chechnya. A region long affected by extreme homophobia, Pavlov-Andreevich […] Read More

NIGHT IN NORILSK, BOOK LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE BY Grigoriy Yaroshenko AND Vytautas Sondeckis, THE PUSHKIN HOUSE, 27 FEBRUARY

NIGHT IN NORILSK, BOOK LAUNCH AND PERFORMANCE BY Grigoriy Yaroshenko AND Vytautas Sondeckis, THE PUSHKIN HOUSE, 27 FEBRUARY

PRICE: £12.50 including P+P

White Space Gallery in collaboration with Pushkin House presents a visual performance by Moscow based photographer Grigoriy Yaroshenko and renowned cellist and electronic music producer Vytautas Sondeckis to mark the launch of Yaroshenko’s new book Norilsk. Please join us for a performance of  live Guarneri cello and electronic EMS synthesizer performance by Vytautas Sondeckis, accompanied […] More Information

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, Calvert 22, 23 February

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe, Calvert 22, 23 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/02/2018 12:32 PM

Post-Soviet Visions: image and identity in the new Eastern Europe is a group show of photography exploring new visual representations of lifestyle and landscape in Eastern Europe. The exhibition gathers the work of a young generation of artists rising to prominence a quarter century after the end of Communism. The photographers in Post-Soviet Visions come from Georgia, Germany, […] Read More

FICTION AND REALITY IN MOSCOW: CARLOS DINIZ’S DRAWINGS FOR THE US EMBASSY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 FEBRUARY

FICTION AND REALITY IN MOSCOW: CARLOS DINIZ’S DRAWINGS FOR THE US EMBASSY, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 22 FEBRUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/02/2018 11:05 AM

In conjunction with the exhibition of illustrator Carlos Diniz’s drawings of the US Embassy Moscow opening soon at Pushkin House, Tim Abrahams gives a lecture on the significance of his work. Diniz was a key pioneer in developing the specialised role of illustrator – able to create seductive images that would convince clients, planners and […] 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

Station “Russia” at the Architectural Biennale 2018 in Venice

Station “Russia” at the Architectural Biennale 2018 in Venice

BY Anna Kanunikova POSTED 26/01/2018 1:00 PM

Russian pavilion at the 16th International Architectural Biennale 2018 in Venice will turn into a railway station. The exhibition concept for the Russian pavilion has been kept secret until recently: finally, an agreement has been reached in the course of the delayed negotiations with the potential sponsor, JSC Russian Railways. Now they continue negotiating with […] Read More

Drawings from the Collection of Sergei Tchoban at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

Drawings from the Collection of Sergei Tchoban at the Beaux-Arts de Paris.

BY Zoé Isle de Beauchaine POSTED 24/01/2018 3:38 PM

Anyone who wanted to see Sergei Tchoban’s collection of the Russian avant-garde architecture drawings had to persevere. In fact, it took me three months to finally see it two weeks before its closure. Open only on weekdays, only in the afternoon and closed during holidays, one had to walk (and get completely lost) through several […] Read More

Bidding for Glasnost: Sotheby’s 1988 Auction in Moscow, Moscow, Garage Museum, 23 January – 28 February

Bidding for Glasnost: Sotheby’s 1988 Auction in Moscow, Moscow, Garage Museum, 23 January – 28 February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/01/2018 10:05 AM

Bidding for Glasnost continues a series of research exhibitions at Garage devoted to various events and phenomena in the history of Russian and Soviet contemporary art. On July 7 1988, Sotheby’s held an auction at the Sovincenter in Moscow that would become the most controversial art event of the Soviet era. Initiated by auctioneer Simon […] Read More

Contemporary Russian Art Charity Exhibition and Auction, Rossotrudnichestvo, 16 – 21 January

Contemporary Russian Art Charity Exhibition and Auction, Rossotrudnichestvo, 16 – 21 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 12/01/2018 12:55 AM

Immediately after the New Year holidays, between 15 and 21 January, the auction house “Litfond” and the Rossotrudnichestvo office in the UK will hold a charity exhibition of modern Russian art in London. The event will take place in support of the London School of Russian Ballet in London. Official opening of the exhibition will […] Read More

Moscow Through the Ages, the Tretyakov Gallery, until 21 January

Moscow Through the Ages, the Tretyakov Gallery, until 21 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/01/2018 11:46 AM

The exhibition “Moscow through the Ages” narrates about the history of the city through famous paintings. It also demonstrates how the iconography of the city became established. It attempts to find this  secret “Moscow formula” which captures the quintessence of the city. You will travel through little nooks and cosy yards of the city, experience […] Read More

Interview with Marat Guelman, Curator of Art Riot Show at the Saatchi Gallery

Interview with Marat Guelman, Curator of Art Riot Show at the Saatchi Gallery

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/01/2018 1:51 PM

Today we are publishing our concluding interview in the Art Riot series. Russian collector, gallerist, curator and art -manager Marat Guelman is a respected veteran of the Russian art scene. He first came to prominence and became internationally known during  his years in office as Director of PERMM contemporary art museum in Perm. Prior to that, in […] Read More

Art Riot. Interview with the Blue Noses Group.

Art Riot. Interview with the Blue Noses Group.

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 30/12/2017 9:54 PM

We continue our series of interviews with artists represented at the ART RIOT: POST-SOVIET ACTIONISM running at the Saatchi Gallery. Blue Noses (Alexander Shaburov and Vyacheslav Mizin) are notorious for their “hooligan improvisations”. Their shows  are “a symbiosis of prefab concepts and pure improvisation. By using humor and the grotesque, the artists mimic all the trends of […] Read More

‘In search of the ‘Scythians’: The Art and Culture of the Early Nomads of Siberia and Central Asia’  by Dr Konstantin Chugunov, Cambridge, 11 January

‘In search of the ‘Scythians’: The Art and Culture of the Early Nomads of Siberia and Central Asia’ by Dr Konstantin Chugunov, Cambridge, 11 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/12/2017 12:28 PM

Konstantin Chugunov, Senior Researcher of the State Hermitage, Leader of the archaeological expedition that has been working in Tuva for many years, and Keeper of the Collections of Antiquities of Siberia will give a lecture at the Pembroke College in Cambridge. The ongoing exhibition at the British Museum was inspired by archaeological findings of  K.Chugunov and his […] Read More

Interview with Igor Tsukanov — Art Patron and Creator of the Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism Show

Interview with Igor Tsukanov — Art Patron and Creator of the Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism Show

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 24/12/2017 6:30 PM

Igor Tsukanov is Chairman and founder of the Tsukanov Family Foundation, collector of Russian Non-conformist and contemporary art, stood as the driving force behind the recent blockbuster exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Dubbed by an FT journalist as  the Russian banker who wants a museum, not a yacht, Mr Tsukanov stays true to his passion.  In […] Read More

These Horses and Riders Were Catalysts of Cultural Change: The British Museum Curator St John Simpson on Ancient Scythians

These Horses and Riders Were Catalysts of Cultural Change: The British Museum Curator St John Simpson on Ancient Scythians

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 22/12/2017 4:11 PM

  Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia  is the culmination of this year’s celebration of 1917 Russian Revolution and Russian art and culture in the UK.  The exhibition was organised by the British Museum in joint collaboration with  the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. It  simultaneously provides a glimpse into the enigmatic nomadic civilisation of the […] 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

DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGEI TCHOBAN, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna, Until 19 January 2018

DRAWINGS FROM THE COLLECTION OF SERGEI TCHOBAN, Beaux-Arts de Paris, Cabinet des Dessins Jean Bonna, Until 19 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/12/2017 10:53 AM

The exhibition features a set of drawings by Russian architects collected by the architect and collector Sergei Tchoban and shown for the first time in France. At the end of 2011, the Beaux-Arts de Paris had unveiled to the public another aspect of his collection, pertaining to the period of Neoclassicism. The drawings currently exhibited in Paris testify to […] Read More

Margaret Watkins, Leningrad and Moscow 1933, Pushkin House, Until 9 February 2018

Margaret Watkins, Leningrad and Moscow 1933, Pushkin House, Until 9 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/12/2017 4:09 PM

Margaret Watkins (1884 -1969) is an outstanding photographer of Canadian Scottish descent who was unknown for most of her lifetime, and until some 40 years after her death when gallerist  and journalist Joe Mulholland discovered her archive of several thousand negatives.  The Margaret Watkins exhibition, showcasing her photographs from Moscow and Leningrad 1933. This is her first retrospective in […] Read More

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times.*Gosha Ostretsov to Open New Exhibition in Paris, 9 December 2017 – 19 January 2018

I’ve Been Abducted Hundreds of Times.*Gosha Ostretsov to Open New Exhibition in Paris, 9 December 2017 – 19 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 08/12/2017 12:01 AM

This exhibition is a travelling project started this summer in Venice. I’ve  Been Abducted Hundreds of Times is both a hallucination game and an archeology of the future, which develops in the form of a scenario, whose components enter into dialogue, complement or contradict each other. They are relics of the Soviet world, archives, interstellar […] Read More

Oleg Kulik: The Art of Riot

Oleg Kulik: The Art of Riot

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 05/12/2017 11:33 PM

We invite you to watch our newly released video interview with Russian actionist artist Oleg Kulik — one of the major figures of Russian actionism, whose art and filmed performances are important components of the Art Riot exhibition. His art and documented performances are currently on view there. Oleg shares his own view of the […] Read More

The Russian Revolution and Its Impact on the Left in Britain, SSEES,  4 December to 8 December

The Russian Revolution and Its Impact on the Left in Britain, SSEES, 4 December to 8 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/12/2017 11:00 AM

SSEES is very pleased to have been loaned this exhibition on the impact of the Russian Revolution on Trade Unions and the Left in Britain by The TUC (Trades Union Congress) Library. On display in the Masaryk Senior Common Room from the 4-8th December. In the years following 1917, the aftershocks of the Russian Revolution […] Read More

Christmas Fundraising Charity Exhibition in London, Art For a Little Brave Heart, Rossotrudnichestvo, 1 December

Christmas Fundraising Charity Exhibition in London, Art For a Little Brave Heart, Rossotrudnichestvo, 1 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/12/2017 3:45 PM

BUY A PAINTING – SAVE LIFE OF A CHILD! Christmas Fundraising Charity Exhibition in London ‘ART FOR A LITTLE BRAVE HEART’ 100% proceeds from art-works sales go to charity ‘Gift of Life’ HELPING  CHILDREN  BEAT  CANCER We are lucky to have paintings from 28 internationally acclaimed artists on sale for charity prices in aid of […] 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

RUSSIAN ART AND CULTURE LAUNCHES ITS OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

RUSSIAN ART AND CULTURE LAUNCHES ITS OWN YOUTUBE CHANNEL

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/11/2017 4:24 PM

We are happy to announce the launch of our own YOUTUBE channel. Please, view our first video interview with James Seager, producer and co-director of Les Enfants Terribles Theatre. He shares his experience of working with Nadya Tolokonnikova and staging Inside Pussy Riot at the Saatchi Gallery.   Please, follow our series of interviews devoted to the […] 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

Disrupting Propaganda: The Legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in Nonconformist Art from the Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, Until 18 February, 2018

Disrupting Propaganda: The Legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in Nonconformist Art from the Dodge Collection, Zimmerli Museum, New Brunswick, NJ, Until 18 February, 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/11/2017 11:25 AM

The promises of drastic change and a better life for the masses have fueled revolutions throughout history. But history also has demonstrated too often that not only are those ideals hastily abandoned, an even more repressive system replaces the previous one. The year 2017 marks the centennial of one such revolution: when the Bolsheviks, led […] Read More

Erté’s Alphabet Shows in London as Part of Erté: A Celebration, Grosvenor Gallery, Until 30 November

Erté’s Alphabet Shows in London as Part of Erté: A Celebration, Grosvenor Gallery, Until 30 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/11/2017 11:37 AM

‘He had neither equal nor rival; he was, and remains, unique’ – art critic Brian Sewell on Erté This November, a collection of more than 100 original gouaches by the Russian-born French artist known by his pseudonym Erté (Romain de Tirtoff,1892-1990) goes on show at London’s Grosvenor Gallery. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Among the […] Read More

The exhibition «Comrade, believe…» PUSHKIN IN DIALOGUE WITH THE EPOCH. THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA, The National Pushkin Museum, 16 November 2017- 16 February 2018

The exhibition «Comrade, believe…» PUSHKIN IN DIALOGUE WITH THE EPOCH. THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA, The National Pushkin Museum, 16 November 2017- 16 February 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/11/2017 11:30 AM

  The exhibition is organized by the oldest National Pushkin Museum in Russia, possessing a unique collection that provides a chance to learn of the reception of A. Pushkin’s life and works in the Soviet times. The visitors will also see rarely exhibited materials from the museum collection. In the 100th anniversary of the October […] 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

Lenin: Leader of the Russian Revolution, The North Wall Gallery, Oxford, 8 November – 18 November

Lenin: Leader of the Russian Revolution, The North Wall Gallery, Oxford, 8 November – 18 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/11/2017 3:00 PM

This show will be the first among a number of national exhibitions marking the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution to focus on Lenin. Drawing on extensive material owned by the Society for Co-operation in Russian and Soviet Studies, the exhibition will feature items never before seen in public. Founded in 1924 by intellectuals such […] 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

INSIDE PUSSY RIOT, SAATCHI GALLERY, 14 NOVEMBER – 24 DECEMBER

INSIDE PUSSY RIOT, SAATCHI GALLERY, 14 NOVEMBER – 24 DECEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/11/2017 3:24 PM

An exciting all-female cast have been announced for Inside Pussy Riot – the new immersive theatre show from Les Enfants Terribles, the creators of Olivier nominated hit Alice’s Adventures Underground, Bird&Carrot (Brodsky/Baryshnikov) and Pussy Riot’s co-founder Nadya Tolokonnikova. Director Christa Harris comments, I am tremendously excited to be directing an immersive experience with a group […] Read More

RUSSIAN FILM WEEK, 19-26 NOVEMBER

RUSSIAN FILM WEEK, 19-26 NOVEMBER

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/11/2017 2:34 PM

Russian Film Week comes back to London for the second time, bringing a large number of latest releases from this year, as well as a series of exhibitions that will run along with the festival. Just like the previous year, the feast of Russian cinematography kicks off with a red carpet premiere ceremony on 19th […] Read More

101ST KM: FURTHER EVERYWHERE – PUSHKIN HOUSE PROVIDING A HOME FOR POETRY IN EXILE

101ST KM: FURTHER EVERYWHERE – PUSHKIN HOUSE PROVIDING A HOME FOR POETRY IN EXILE

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 03/11/2017 1:12 PM

Recently the Pushkin House inaugurated the opening of the 101st km – Further and Everywhere pavilion conceived by the Russian artist and architect Alexander Brodsky. This project was meant to mark the centenary of the Russian revolution and honour the memory of the Russian poets in exile.  Hung inside with poetry by 20 Russian poets, […] 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

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

It Is Like Coming Up From a Deep Dive: One Needs to Spend Some Time Decompressing. Alexander Shishkin- Hokusai on Being a Contemporary Artist in Russia.

It Is Like Coming Up From a Deep Dive: One Needs to Spend Some Time Decompressing. Alexander Shishkin- Hokusai on Being a Contemporary Artist in Russia.

BY Olga Pogasova POSTED 26/10/2017 8:00 PM

Early in October, many locals residing in the vicinity of the Shtager Gallery curiously observed the setting up of the installation by artist Alexander Shishkin-Hokusai. Some got scandalised, others were delighted at it and even joined the performance later. This was the inauguration of Storming – the installation dedicated to the centenary of the Russian […] Read More

GREAT TATAR – where Russia meets the East, GRAD TOUR, 21-27 January 2018

GREAT TATAR – where Russia meets the East, GRAD TOUR, 21-27 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 25/10/2017 10:03 AM

GRAD gallery invites you on its version of Grand Tour of  Russia and its regions. Today, Tatars are Russia’s largest minority at about five million people. Although they are named after a Mongol tribe, the Tatars trace their origins to the ancient Bulgars. Volga Bulgaria was the first state formed in the region, created by […] Read More

100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters, AntikBar Gallery, 25 October – 7 November

100 Year Anniversary of the 1917 October Revolution in Posters, AntikBar Gallery, 25 October – 7 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/10/2017 4:00 PM

The twentieth century was shaped by several key global events. One of them – the 1917 October Revolution in Russia – led to the creation of a completely new social structure, government and system of beliefs. The events of the Russian Revolution have been described in many books and portrayed in films but very few […] Read More

HEROES AND CLOWNS RUN RIOT AT THE SAATCHI. Interview with Curator of ART RIOT: Post-Soviet Actionism

HEROES AND CLOWNS RUN RIOT AT THE SAATCHI. Interview with Curator of ART RIOT: Post-Soviet Actionism

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 20/10/2017 3:42 PM

The new Saatchi show ART RIOT: Post-Soviet Actionism, staged under the auspices of the Tsukanov Foundation (November 16–December 31), showcases Russians who have turned political protest into an art form. Oleg Kulik, AES and Blue Noses, who emerged after the fall of Communism, rub shoulders with such latterday scourges of Putinism as Pussy Riot, Piotr […] Read More

ART RIOT: POST-SOVIET ACTIONISM, Saatchi Gallery, 16 November – 7 January

ART RIOT: POST-SOVIET ACTIONISM, Saatchi Gallery, 16 November – 7 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/10/2017 3:09 PM

On 16 November 2017, the Tsukanov Family Foundation and Saatchi Gallery will open Art Riot: Post-Soviet Actionism, an exhibition dedicated to Post-Soviet protest art over the past 25 years, a world premier for protest artists Pussy Riot and Pyotr Pavlensky. Alongside this exhibition, award-winning theatre group Les Enfant Terribles will present Inside Pussy Riot, a ground-breaking immersive theatre experience including […] 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

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

Revolutionizing the World, Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery, 9-18 October

Revolutionizing the World, Cal State LA Fine Arts Gallery, 9-18 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 10/10/2017 4:21 PM

In commemoration of the centennial of the Russian Revolution, California State University, Los Angeles will present an exhibition titled “Revolutionizing the World: The Russian Revolution at Its Centenary, 1917-2017.” The exhibition will kick off at Cal State LA on Oct. 9 and will travel to Sonoma State and then to Chico State. The exhibition uses […] Read More

Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, 17 october 2017 – 14 january 2018

Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution, The Jewish Museum and Tolerance Centre, Moscow, 17 october 2017 – 14 january 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/10/2017 12:29 PM

In 2017 we are marking centenary of  the Russian Revolution of 1917. Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center presents an exhibition dedicated to this occasion.  ‘Freedom for All? The History of One People in the Years of Revolution’ is a multidisciplinary exhibition project by the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center and the Museum of Jewish History in Russia. […] 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

Textiles by Russian Artist Olga Nikich at Styled By Design Exhibition in Mayfair, 3- 7 October

Textiles by Russian Artist Olga Nikich at Styled By Design Exhibition in Mayfair, 3- 7 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/10/2017 4:47 PM

Styled by Design is a new exhibition of framed 20th Century textiles, will reveal a varied collection of rare and limited edition printed textiles imagined by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, William Scott, Alexander Calder, Pablo Picasso, John Piper, Zandra Rhodes and many more in London this October. This historically significant exhibition will celebrate the revolutionary relationship […] 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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