An exhibition by two female artists – Irina Zatulovskaya and Anne Rothenstein opens at two venues: Pushkin House and the London Review of Books Cake Shop.
Left: Irina Zatulovskaya, ‘Poetry and Painting’, 2018, oil on metal. Courtesy of author. Right: Anne Rothenstein, ‘Gentleman’, 2018, oil paint and collages on wood.Drawn to each other’s work, this is the first joint show by the two artists, straddling Russian and British culture. The uniting theme is literature and the challenge of exact translation from one culture to another. Russian artist Zatulovskaya has created portraits of Russian and British writers – including Platonov, Khlebnikov, Shakespeare, Dickens, Pushkin, Chekhov and others while Rothenstein is for the first time showing her covers for the London Review of Books, produced over the last few years, as well as other collages created especially for this show. The exhibition continues in the London Review of Books Cake Shop, where a series of embroideries by Zatulovskaya will be displayed, with further works by Rothenstein.