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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

Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

Alexander Borodin: “I am Nothing More than a Sunday Musician”.

BY Anna Lumbroso POSTED 18/01/2018 10:31 AM

Alexander Borodin was one of the rare talents to master two vocations: chemistry and music. A naturally gifted composer and a brilliant scientist, he was a member of ‘The Mighty Handful’, a group of composers dedicated to celebrating Russian heritage through their music. Unfortunately, he is not that well-known in the West. Time to breach this gap! […] Read More

IGOR GOLOMSTOCK MEMORIAL EVENING, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 11 JANUARY

IGOR GOLOMSTOCK MEMORIAL EVENING, PUSHKIN HOUSE, 11 JANUARY

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/12/2017 2:34 PM

The art historian Igor Golomstock, who died last July, was born on 11 January 1929, in the old Russian city of Tver.  Please join us to celebrate Igor’s life and work on what would have been his 89th birthday. Igor is best known for his Totalitarian Art (1990), the first serious study of the similarities […] Read More

Russian Revolution in Music: 1917 and the Aftermath.

Russian Revolution in Music: 1917 and the Aftermath.

BY Anna Lumbroso POSTED 21/12/2017 9:26 AM

Russia experienced a period of cultural prosperity during the three decades leading up to 1917. Poetry went through what was called the ‘Silver age’ and with it music, dance and visual arts also flourished. Many of its strongest advocates had developed strong links in Europe, particularly France. With the arrival of the Bolshevik’s many of these close ties were severed and the […] Read More

Russian Art and Culture Helps Rediscover Works by Russian-Ukrainian Avant-Garde Artist Alexis Gritchenko

Russian Art and Culture Helps Rediscover Works by Russian-Ukrainian Avant-Garde Artist Alexis Gritchenko

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 18/12/2017 5:40 PM

On 28th November, the team of the Russian Art and Culture  celebrated the London launch of Dynamocolour  — the first monograph on the oeuvre of the Ukrainian-Russian avant-garde artist Alexis Gritchenko written by the art historian Vita Susak.  The event took place during the Russian Art Week at the Shapero Rare Books Gallery, in the immediate […] Read More

MEDIEVAL RUS’ AND ITS NEIGHBORS. Proposals for Monographs Welcome

MEDIEVAL RUS’ AND ITS NEIGHBORS. Proposals for Monographs Welcome

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/12/2017 7:39 PM

The series intend to publish books, both new research in English and translations of monographs and sources in other languages that cover the early history, literature, archaeology, art and culture of the lands that were previously the territory of the former Soviet Union. The series will employ a broad interpretation of the medieval period by […] Read More

LIVING MEMORIES: ANDREEA MIRONESCU ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN LITERATURE

LIVING MEMORIES: ANDREEA MIRONESCU ON ARMENIAN GENOCIDE IN LITERATURE

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 06/12/2017 3:27 PM

This October, Yale University Press has released in English the translation of one of the most compelling novels on the Armenian Genocide, written by a Romanian author with Armenian origins, Varujan Vosganian. The Book of Whispers was originally published in 2009 and soon after it gained international recognition due to its translation in more than […] Read More

Constructing a New Russia with Visual Imagery

Constructing a New Russia with Visual Imagery

BY Alexandra Lunn POSTED 04/12/2017 8:25 PM

Imagine a world without posters, adverts, screens, cameras and iphones. Imagine a place where meaningful relationships and community come first. Publishing your life through a lens is a surreal, abstract and incomprehensible idea. Welcome to Russia at the turn of the 20th century. Industrialisation had positive and negatives effects on Russia. It created wealth, jobs, […] Read More

Application for Artist Residency Programme in Torun, Poland, Open for Submission Until 15 December

Application for Artist Residency Programme in Torun, Poland, Open for Submission Until 15 December

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/12/2017 4:43 PM

Toruń Cultural Agency is pleased to invite overseas artists to participate in the annual Artist Residency Programme, aiming to encourage creative projects in the field of cultural education and other artistic community activities. Visual artists, dancers, musicians, writers, poets, literary translators and other creative souls are invited to submit an application and express their artistic potential in Poland. […] 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

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives. New Book Release

Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives. New Book Release

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/11/2017 12:45 PM

We are delighted to announce the release of a new publication, Modernism and the Spiritual in Russian Art: New Perspectives, edited by Louise Hardiman and Nicola Kozicharow. The book is available as an Open Access edition online (free of charge), as well as in other digital format and printed editions available for purchase from Open Book Publishers. […] Read More

RUSSIAN FILM WEEK: MUSIC IN FILM, 20 November

RUSSIAN FILM WEEK: MUSIC IN FILM, 20 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/11/2017 12:39 AM

A tribute to renowned Soviet film director, Mikhail Kalik (1927-2017) and his films with music scores by internationally acclaimed composer, Mikael Tariverdiev. A great name of 60’s Soviet cinema, Kalik’s films were banned, shelved and almost forgotten. Two short documentaries will be shown exploring Kalik and Tariverdiev’s work as well as stylish film To Love […] Read More

Science Into Art: Can New Technologies Restore Art’s True Image?

Science Into Art: Can New Technologies Restore Art’s True Image?

BY Irene Kukota POSTED 17/11/2017 8:31 PM

Dr. Roman Maev is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Windsor, Canada, whose research interests lie in theoretical fundamentals of physical acoustics, ultrasonic and nonlinear acoustic imaging, nano-technology and advanced research in art analysis. Apart from being author of multiple publications, he holds 32 US and International Patents and […] Read More

CALL FOR PAPERS: 21ST CENTURY RUSSIAN CINEMA: ON BOUNDARIES, MARGINS AND SPACE,  Submission deadline: 31 December 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS: 21ST CENTURY RUSSIAN CINEMA: ON BOUNDARIES, MARGINS AND SPACE, Submission deadline: 31 December 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 15/11/2017 10:19 AM

Department of Slavic Studies at Graz announces its new symposium Russian Cinema: on Boundaries, Margins and Space to take place on 8-9 June, 2018 to take place at the University of Graz, Austria When the Russian drama Leviathan (Andrei Zvyagintsev) was released in 2014, it won immediate international acclaim, winning an Oscar nomination for Best […] 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

Lazar Khidekel Society Brings Masterpieces From the Art Collection of Lazar Khidekel on Google Arts & Culture

Lazar Khidekel Society Brings Masterpieces From the Art Collection of Lazar Khidekel on Google Arts & Culture

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/11/2017 7:07 PM

Starting October 24, 2017, over 150 artefacts from the Lazar Khidekel Society can be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture by people around the world due to a new partnership between the Google and the Lazar Khidekel Society.   Thanks to this new virtual exhibition, users will be able to see the icons of the early Suprematism movement such as Lazar Khidekel’s […] 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

A SATANIC VINAIGRETTE: WRITINGS ON THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 31 October

A SATANIC VINAIGRETTE: WRITINGS ON THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 31 October

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 24/10/2017 10:12 AM

For all sides of the political divide, the Russian Revolution of October 1917 remains a crucial event of 20th century history. The hopes and expectations raised by the first socialist revolution were immense: the revolution promised that a new world and new ways of living were possible, that the inequality and cruelty of capitalism could […] 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

Madame Gulnar and Russian Literature. Interview with scholar Türkan Olcay about First Russian Female Orientalist Olga Lebedeva.

Madame Gulnar and Russian Literature. Interview with scholar Türkan Olcay about First Russian Female Orientalist Olga Lebedeva.

BY Borimir Totev POSTED 13/10/2017 4:01 PM

In Turkey the study of literary translations of Russian literature is largely unwritten as yet – or rather – it is contained in just a few brief pages. A Bulgarian- Turkish scholar Türkan Olcay produced an extensive research on the first Russian female orientalist Olga Sergeevna Lebedeva (1854–after 1912),  who under the pseudonym ‘Gülnar’, first introduced […] Read More

“Eisenstein for the Twenty-first Century” Symposium. Call For Papers. Deadline: 1 January, 2018

“Eisenstein for the Twenty-first Century” Symposium. Call For Papers. Deadline: 1 January, 2018

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 11/10/2017 10:41 AM

Marking the 120th anniversary of Sergei Eisenstein’s birth, the international symposium Eisenstein for the Twenty-first Century, Prato, Italy, June 21-22, 2018 will examine the legacy of the revolutionary Russian director and film theorist and his continuing relevance to contemporary screen studies. Over the last two decades, our understanding of Eisenstein’s oeuvre and aims has been reshaped by publications and translations […] 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

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine by Anne Applebaum, 28 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/09/2017 9:08 AM

This book describes the famine, engineered by Stalin in 1932-33, that was meant to destroy Ukraine. It begins in 1917, with the Ukrainian revolution and the Ukrainian national movement that challenged Bolshevik rule. It ends in the present, with a discussion of the ongoing politics of memory in Ukraine. Published at a moment when Russia […] Read More

DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

DASH CAFÉ: ON MEYERHOLD, 27 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/09/2017 2:55 PM

An evening of conversation celebrating the life, work and exceptional influence of Russian theatre director, actor and producer Vsevolod Meyerhold. When the Bolsheviks took power in Russia in October 1917 the young theatre director was the radical, star pupil of the great Stanislavski. Meyerhold’s productions were shaking up classical theatres and his plans for actor […] Read More

SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

SHADOWMEMORY, A Special Project of the Fourth Industrial Ural Biennial in Yekaterinburg, 14 September – 12 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 13/09/2017 9:21 AM

ShadowMemory is a new digital art project launched by the GRAD Gallery, which is to be premiered at the Forth Industrial Ural Biennial, which marks the launch of GRAD’s new commissions programme showcasing artists’ visions both in the UK and internationally. ShadowMemory, curated by Katya Sivers and Elena Sudakova, explores new territories for contemporary art, […] Read More

Conference. Art and Ideology. 100 years Since the October Revolution, Athens, Panteion University, 3-4 November

Conference. Art and Ideology. 100 years Since the October Revolution, Athens, Panteion University, 3-4 November

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 01/09/2017 3:00 PM

The October Revolution is a landmark both in the history of Russia and whole world history of the 20th century. The span between 1917 and  2017 is a good reason for reflection upon and critical reading of the past, while major questions arise about the present. Why is the Russian Revolution still relevant for us? How can […] Read More

Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

Talk by Andrew Spira: KUZMA PETROV-VODKIN AND THE REVOLUTION, Pushkin House, 12 September

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 29/08/2017 12:58 AM

Andrew Spira explores the work of the painter Kuzma Petrov-Vodkin on whom earlier this year he gave a talk for the Royal Academy Exhibition ‘Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932.’ Andrew is an independent art historian,  writer and curator.  His book ‘The Avant-Garde Icon: Russian Avant-Garde Art and the Icon Painting Tradition’ was published in 2008. The […] Read More

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

Representing Revolution: the Challenges of Commemoration. Interview with Russkaya Capella. Part II

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 28/07/2017 11:40 AM

We continue the publication of interview with Svetlana Zvereva. Svetlana Zvereva is co-Musical Director of Russkaya Cappella, a chamber choir based in Glasgow and specialising in Russian Orthodox liturgical music, folk song and art song. Russkaya Cappella produced a season of concerts in June 2017, Music from the Time of the Earthquake, which featured recently […] Read More

Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

Finding Kastalsky. Interview with Co-Founders of Russkaya Capella Svetlana Zvereva and Stuart Campbell

BY Ashley Holdsworth POSTED 21/07/2017 3:59 PM

In June 2017 a rare piece by Alexander Kastalsky, Requiem for Fallen Brothers, which had laid forgotten for many decades, was performed by Russkaya Capella in Glasgow. The choral work was composed in 1917. The Russkaya Cappella is a unique musical Russian-British collaboration, a mixed chamber choir with a wide repertoire drawn from Russia’s rich musical heritage, sadly unfamiliar […] Read More

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BALLET-OPERA: Liturgie by Spectra Ensemble at Robin Howard Dance Theatre, The Place, 25 July

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 18/07/2017 9:00 AM

Ballet-opera Liturgie was first conceived by Diaghilev and his Ballets Russes collaborators while carousing with the Italian Futurists and Igor Stravinsky. First formed in Paris in 1909, the Ballets Russes cultivated an international reputation that attracted stellar collaborations between figures across the worlds of dance, music, design and fashion: from Coco Chanel and Jean Cocteau […] Read More

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

JUNE DIARY. By Simon Hewitt

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 1:30 PM

Our International Editor Simon Hewitt looks back on four events with a Russian flavour from a busy first month of Summer   SET FAIR FOR VILNIUS Vilnius, just 20 miles from the Belarus border, may seem an unlikely place for an international art fair and, when ART VILNIUS was first staged in 2009, Vilnius was […] Read More

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

ART TRIP OF A LIFETIME. RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour, 14-20 September

BY Simon Hewitt POSTED 07/07/2017 9:00 AM

Our International  Editor Simon Hewitt presents the exclusive RA+C six-day Russian Contemporary Art Tour that will take place 14-20 September 2017 My friend William MacDougall likes to say that Russian Contemporary Art offers the best value for money to be had in the saleroom. I couldn’t agree more. The biggest problem is that so few […] Read More

Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

Call for Papers on Revolutionary Dostoevsky: Rethinking Radicalism Conference at UCL, Until 4 August

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 06/07/2017 10:36 AM

Convenor: Sarah J Young Deadline for abstracts: 4 August 2017 From Notes from Underground to The Brothers Karamazov, Dostoevsky’s work confronts the consequences of the socialist and materialist ideologies that were taking hold in Russia and beyond, and seeks alternatives in forms of spiritual renewal and ethical action that – however reactionary some of his later publicistic writing […] Read More

RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR. 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 04/07/2017 9:00 AM

THE RUSSIAN ART + CULTURE RUSSIAN CONTEMPORARY ART TOUR 2017 MOSCOW INTERNATIONAL BIENNALE & URALS INDUSTRIAL BIENNALE (EKATERINBURG) 14-20 SEPTEMBER 2017 Join Russian Art + Culture’s exclusive Contemporary Art Tour this September!   Our six-night guided tour features: opening of 7th Moscow Biennale at the Manezh, plus visits to satellite shows and collectors two nights […] Read More

Design and the Russian Revolution: Alice Rawsthorn, British Library, 27 JUNE

Design and the Russian Revolution: Alice Rawsthorn, British Library, 27 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 21/06/2017 9:30 AM

Alice Rawsthorn discusses the initial impact and enduring influence of the Russian Revolution on design, architecture and fashion: from the role of the Constructivist artist and designer László Moholy-Nagy in revitalising the Bauhaus in the mid-1920s to the recent emergence of a new wave of social and humanitarian designers. Alice Rawsthorn writes about design in […] Read More

Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History, British Library, 27 JUNE

Russian Revolution: Unearthing a Jewish History, British Library, 27 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 20/06/2017 6:49 PM

Before the live performances in the Entrance Hall at 17.00, Michael Berkowitz, Professor of Modern Jewish History, UCL, gives a keynote address about Jews and the Revolution entitled Anarchism, Jews — and photography? Opposition and alternatives to Bolshevism. He is joined by Stephen Muir, Lisa Peschel and Simo Muir to discuss the work of Performing […] Read More

Culture and Revolution III: Literature and Drama, British Library, 22 JUNE

Culture and Revolution III: Literature and Drama, British Library, 22 JUNE

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 19/06/2017 7:00 PM

The Russian Revolution heralded an explosion in artistic creation and expression. In the third of four illustrated lectures on the Russian avant-garde, Rosamund Bartlett explores the impact and influence of the events of 1917 on literature and drama. Rosamund Bartlett is a leading authority on the cultural history of Russia. Best known for her acclaimed […] Read More

An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

An Evening with Edward Radzinsky in London: Hovering over the Abyss, 16 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 09/05/2017 11:37 AM

A well-known in Russia writer and historian Edward Radzinsky will be giving a talk in London on 16th May and will invite the listeners to go over the pivotal events in the Russian history, step by step,  all over again. It is not just an academic lecture — it is some kind of a meditation on […] Read More

The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two. QMUL, 10 May

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 05/05/2017 6:13 PM

There will be a one-day conference a conference on 10 May, entitled: ‘The Iconic and the Archival: Images and Russian Memory of World War Two.’ It will be held in QMUL Arts One, G. 19 starting at 9.30 am. Below is the programme of the conference. 9.50 — Introductory Remarks — Dr Jeremy Hicks, QMUL Panel […] 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

Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the Present. By William Brumfield.

Solovetsky Transfiguration Monastery: From Prokudin-Gorsky to the Present. By William Brumfield.

BY William Brumfield POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

In the early 20th century the Russian photographer Sergei Prokudin-Gorsky invented a complex process for color photography. Between 1903 and 1916 he traveled through the Russian Empire and took over 2,000 photographs with the new process, which involved three exposures on a glass plate. In August 1918 he left Russia with a large part of […] Read More

CONFERENCE: The Museum After the Revolution. Friday 28 April — Saturday 29 April, at Calvert 22

CONFERENCE: The Museum After the Revolution. Friday 28 April — Saturday 29 April, at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution, Calvert 22 Foundation and the State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, are pleased to present this two-day conference dedicated to museums and their collections in partnership with the European University at St Petersburg, UCL, The Vladimir Potanin Foundation, and Rich Mix. Friday 28 April, 5pm Keynote speech and evening reception at Calvert 22 […] Read More

RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

RA COURSE: Revolution: Now! Weekend-long Art History and Theory Course

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 22/03/2017 12:00 AM

This two-day art history and theory course explores the critical and lasting impact of the Russian Revolution on both artistic practice and individual artists, treating the Revolutionary period not as a historical curiosity but as a time of great innovation and lasting change. This two-day art history and theory course considers the cultural shifts, radical […] Read More

TALK and FILM: Design on Film: Revolution. Sir Christopher Frayling in conversation with film director Margy Kinmonth and Dr Natalia Murray. 30 March at the Design Museum

TALK and FILM: Design on Film: Revolution. Sir Christopher Frayling in conversation with film director Margy Kinmonth and Dr Natalia Murray. 30 March at the Design Museum

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

Author and academic Christopher Frayling discusses design on film with film-maker Margy Kinmonth, which will include her recent intimate and exciting documentary film Revolution – New Art for a New World. This film is a bold and exciting feature documentary that encapsulates a momentous period in the history of Russia and the Russian Avant-Garde. It […] Read More

ARTICLE: Sergei Shchukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part II. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

ARTICLE: Sergei Shchukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part II. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

BY Edward Charlton-Jones POSTED 10/03/2017 12:00 AM

Please see Part I of the article here. IV. The Fondation Louis Vuitton, designed by Frank Gehry, is perhaps not the most obvious location for such reflections. It perches like a bejewelled beetle in the Bois de Boulogne, its glass-panelled forewings raised as though about to take flight. For Shchukin’s grandchildren, however, who contributed a […] Read More

ARTICLE: Sergei Schukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part I. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

ARTICLE: Sergei Schukin: Life Journey of a Remarkable Art Collector. Part I. By Edward Charlton-Jones.

BY Edward Charlton-Jones POSTED 10/03/2017 12:00 AM

Tortured by Memories I. Moscow, declared the art critic Alexandre Benois, is “the city of Gauguin, Cézanne, and Matisse”. It was 1912, and this was no idle boast: within the once and future capital’s walls lay one of the greatest and most accessible private collections of Modernist art ever assembled. Each Sunday, the Trubetskoy Palace […] Read More

ARTICLE: Battling Over the Shchukin Collection: Some Aspects of Legal History. By Mona Yapova.

ARTICLE: Battling Over the Shchukin Collection: Some Aspects of Legal History. By Mona Yapova.

BY Mona Yapova POSTED 03/03/2017 12:00 AM

In October 2016, when it launched its exhibition Icons of Modern Art –  The Shchukin Collection, the Fondation Louis Vuitton created history with elegance. The exhibition is the result of a close collaboration between the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Moscow, the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, and most importantly – André-Marc […] Read More

SEMINAR: The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years, 28th February

SEMINAR: The Russian Revolution and Global Development: Lessons from the First Hundred Years, 28th February

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 28/02/2017 12:00 AM

Today at SOAS at 5p.m.  Mr Tariq Ali,  Professor August H. Nimtz  and Professor Tamás Krausz will be discussing the lessons and consequences of the Russian revolution. The seminar will take place at Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre. The Russian Revolution was the greatest anti-capitalist uprising in history, and from its origins, sparked controversy, […] Read More

TALK: Russian Art of the 20th Century on 9th March at Calvert 22

TALK: Russian Art of the 20th Century on 9th March at Calvert 22

BY Russian Art & Culture POSTED 23/02/2017 12:00 AM

As part of The Future Remains: Revisiting Revolution season of events, Calvert 22 Foundation is delighted to partner with The Vladimir Potanin Foundation for a dynamic discussion on the Russian culture and art of the 20th century. How do we present Russian history through art? How do we move away from dry facts that we […] Read More

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