Monthly Archives: March 2012

Voina who? Pussy Riot continues to be all the rage in Moscow

Over the past few months, masked members of the band Pussy Riot have been filling the Russian social networks with videos of guerrilla-style performances in the metro stations, the Red Square, and finally (somewhat fatally), The Church of Christ the … Continue reading

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The Independent Art Spaces Symposium at the New Museum

This Saturday, the New Museum will host a launch for the Art Spaces Directory, a comprehensive collection of profiles of over 400 institutions from 96 countries published as part of The Ungovernables, in conjunction with ArtAsiaPacific. To mark its publication, the … Continue reading

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The Art Newspaper Russia hits the stands

Yesterday, we mentioned how Elena Panteeleva had helped to create the Winzavod Review, a publication in the format of The Art Newspaper. How timely that the new The Art Newspaper Russia should hit the stands this same week! The venture … Continue reading

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Elena Panteleeva announced as the new Director of Moscow’s Winzavod

Last week, eyebrows were raised when Sofia Trotsenko, reigning doyenne at the Winzavod Art Center, announced that she was leaving her position as director to work within the mayor’s office. Trotsenko has been involved with the Winzavod project since 2005, … Continue reading

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Global Art Forum 6 comes to Art Dubai

Tomorrow, the sixth edition of the Art Dubai fair will open its doors, behind which wait 75 eager galleries from around the block (local favorites The Third Line and Green Art Gallery) and across the globe (Chantel Crousel, Pilar Corrias, … Continue reading

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Sharjah Art Foundation hosts the fifth March Meeting

This weekend, the Sharjah Art Foundation will host March Meeting 2012, three days of lectures, discussions and panels which will focus this year on the theme of “Working with Artists and Audiences on Commissions and Residences.” The keynotes will attempt … Continue reading

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Boris Groys and Jens Hoffmann sign on for the Shanghai Biennale

This October, the 9th Shanghai Biennale will inaugurate the Shanghai Contemporary Art Museum,  on what was formerly the site of the Nanshi Power Plant. In keeping with the location, the theme of the biennale will be Reactivation, with an emphasis … Continue reading

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This St Patrick’s Day, Publish and Be Damned at the ICA

In an era where “what’s an e-book?!” has increasingly yielded to “you know, this Kindle is kind of convenient…,” publishing – let alone self-publishing –  has gotten even more complicated. Published and Be Damned aims to foster and support the … Continue reading

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Angry Birds descend on Warsaw’s Museum of Modern Art

On March 15, the Warsaw Museum of Modern Art will open the doors on Angry Birds, a rambunctious group of young artists pulled together by artist-curator David Ter-Oganyan, with some help from Daria Atlas and Katya Szczeka. Like Ter-Oganyan’s ON/OFF … Continue reading

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FotoFest 2012 focuses on Russian Contemporary Photography

FotoFest, the longest running photography biennial in the United States (going on fourteen years this year) has announced that this year’s edition will focus on Russian photography, with a three-pronged exhibition program: After Stalin, “The Thaw”, The Re-emergence of the Personal … Continue reading

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