Monthly Archives: July 2012

“Under a Tinsel Sun”: More on this week’s Moscow Biennale of Young Art

This week, Moscow will see the openings of the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Young Art and its parallel programs. In years past, the Biennale was known as “Qui Vive?” or “Halt! Who Goes There?” to connote some kind of youth … Continue reading

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Russian Culture Today: The Ministry of Culture and Irina Prokhorova weigh in

On July 3, Russia’s newly-minted Minister of Culture Vladimir Medinsky met for the first time with his Council. The same day, Artguide published a list of this Council, which includes a lively mix of publicists, owners of television stations and even … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot member given until July 9 to prepare her defense

After international outpourings of support (from a presentation at the Palais de Tokyo and “in solidarity” party at Le Baron, to an onstage appearance with Faith No More – who apparently still exists) in the wake of yet another extended sentence, on June … Continue reading

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Format, AA’s live magazine, takes on Modern Talking

Today, you can catch the launch of the second issue of Format, a live magazine, as it unfolds from London’s Architectural Association. Conceived by the marvelous and multi-talented Shumon Basar, Format looks “at the shape that discourse takes,” turning the … Continue reading

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The 2nd Ural Biennale Reveals its Roster

This morning, the site Artguide.ru broke the artist roster for the second Ural Industrial Biennale of Contemporary Art, slated to run just over a month this fall, from September 13 – October 22, 2012. The first Ural Biennale – curated … Continue reading

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Vive la bibliothèque…! France makes libraries a political priority

These days, when it seems like anything can be Google-searched, it is important to remember one very important thing: Not everything can be Google-searched. To that end, while the recent discovery of  a 1,300 year-old Mayan inscription may have let … Continue reading

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