Performance Art

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

From Russia with love: Russian Mariinsky Theatre Virtuoso Viktor Korotich Performs , St Martin-in- the-Fields Church, 22 January

From Russia with love: Russian Mariinsky Theatre Virtuoso Viktor Korotich Performs , St Martin-in- the-Fields Church, 22 January

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/01/2018 6:50 PM

One of the world’s most thrilling operatic baritones, Viktor Korotich, is performing a unique solo concert in London this January, during a rare break from the stage at the world-famous Mariinsky Theatre in St Petersburg. The prize-winning Russian singer, who has toured Europe with the Mariinsky Opera, presenting peerless performances of leading roles in Verdi’s […] Read More

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW, 18 December 2017 – 4 January 2018

SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW, 18 December 2017 – 4 January 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/12/2017 10:29 AM

The multi-award-winning international sensation is back due to popular demand for Christmas 2017, having delighted audiences in over 80 cities globally including New York, Los Angeles, Paris, Rome, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro and Moscow.  Experience a joyous dream-like world that touches both your heart and funny bone, culminating in a breath-taking blizzard that leaves […] Read More

A Feminist Perspective on Dmitri Prigov’s Manifesto, Calvert 22, 12 December

A Feminist Perspective on Dmitri Prigov’s Manifesto, Calvert 22, 12 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 07/12/2017 10:11 AM

Join this panel discussion exploring the recent history of feminism in Russia and its perspectives on art with the curator of Calvert 22 Foundation’s exhibition Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action Elizaveta Butakova-Kilgarriff, the co-editor of the new book Cosmic Shift: Russian Contemporary Art Writing Elena Zaytseva, feminist art critic Katy Deepwell, and artists Maria Kapajeva and Natalia Mali. “Where are our hands, in which our future lies?” asks […] 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

Santa Clowns: Fantastic Clowning Show, The Tabernacle Theatre, 26 November

Santa Clowns: Fantastic Clowning Show, The Tabernacle Theatre, 26 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/11/2017 9:27 PM

The much acclaimed show “That round thing/The Sunny Story” is coming back to London. This time,you are invited to welcome the upcoming new year with two most Wonderfull clowns ( Father Frost and Santa ) with a special and festive show for the most exciting time of the year! Get your crackers ready, put on […] 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

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

Total, Phantom, Monumental: The Art of Installation in the work of Dmitri Prigov and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Calvert 22, 1 November

Total, Phantom, Monumental: The Art of Installation in the work of Dmitri Prigov and Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Calvert 22, 1 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 26/10/2017 10:00 AM

To accompany Calvert 22 Foundation’s Dmitri Prigov. Theatre of Revolutionary Action, investigate installation art and hear the exhibition’s curator Elizaveta Butakova-Kilgarriff in conversation with Katy Wan, Assistant Curator at Tate Modern. The pair will discuss installation and the various approaches taken to the genre by Dmitri Prigov and by Russian-born artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, as well as the continued relevance of installation […] Read More

Dostoevsky’s Demons and The Catechism of a Revolutionary, Calvert 22, 31 October

Dostoevsky’s Demons and The Catechism of a Revolutionary, Calvert 22, 31 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/10/2017 5:42 PM

Calvert 22 will host live performance in collaboration with SplitMoon Theatre company alongside their new production of Demons, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s tragic satire of Russian radicals which blurs the lines between good and evil. Two actors from the SplitMoon ensemble will perform a dramatised version of the chapter The Tsarevich, which Dostoevsky developed out of Sergei Nechaev’s Catechism of a Revolutionary. The dramatisation […] Read More

Xameleon Theatre Presents: A Dog’s Heart, Pleasance Theatre Islington, 5-7 October

Xameleon Theatre Presents: A Dog’s Heart, Pleasance Theatre Islington, 5-7 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/09/2017 5:23 PM

In a surrealistic stroke, a brilliant medical professor transforms a stray dog into a monstrous man who rebelliously turns against his creator… Written in 1925, by Russian author Mikhail Bulgakov’s satirical masterpiece was banned in Russia for 60 years for its controversial portrayal of the social clash between the classes and generations. The story, featuring […] Read More

V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

V-A-C Live: Tunguska Event. Artist Vadim Zakharov to Show his Performances at the Whitechapel Gallery, 21-22 September.

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/09/2017 9:31 AM

Renowned Russian artist Vadim Zakharov (b. 1959, Tajikistan) presents an evening of exhilarating and subversive performance taking inspiration from the book Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music, by Stephen Fry. From composer Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Petrushka (1911) to Marcel Duchamp’s Bottle Rack (1914), Zakharov conceives a humorous journey across time and history, old and […] Read More

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), London, 15 September – 11 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 02/09/2017 12:00 PM

Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac presents the installation Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music), 1986, by pioneer conceptual artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Russian-born and American-based, today they are recognised as among the most significant international artists to have emerged in the late 20th century. Concert for a Fly (Chamber Music) is a historic installation, first exhibited […] Read More

Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

Cardboardia Characters Trip in the UK, 16-30 September 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 27/08/2017 12:00 PM

The Tyran (Sergej Korsakov) and the Minister of Education (Olesya Kandalintseva) of Cardboardia in collaboration with the UK Cardboardia Hidden Agent (Charlotte Smith) and other Characters are back to hit the UK roads in search for new members of Cardboardia!  Below are the new dates of their events taking place in the UK this September. Anyone […] Read More

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