Monthly Archives: August 2012

The Gwangju Biennale releases the first issue of Roundtable

In advance of the September 7 opening of the Gwangju Biennale, the curatorial team – an all-female powerhouse of Nancy Adajania, Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Mami Kataoka, Sunjung Kim, Carol Yinghua Lu, and Alia Swastika  – has released the first issue of its e-journal, … Continue reading

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Winners of the 2013 Abraaj Capital Art Prize announced

Today the winners of the 2013 Abraaj Capital Art Prize were announced. We at Baibakov Art Projects heartily congratulate Iman Issa (who wowed us at the New Museum’s The Ungovernables), Vartan Avakian, Huma Mulji, Hrair Sarkissian and Rayyane Tabet (another Ungovernable…) We … Continue reading

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V.A.C. shows the Venice Architecture Biennale “The Way of Enthusiasts”

While for the art world, August is typically a vacation month, in Russia, it is a traditionally a time of change (or at least, so argues Irina Prokhorova in the opening words to her recent blog for Echo Moscow.) This has certainly … Continue reading

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Politics and P.R. (Pussy Riot, Punk Rock, PRokhorova, and, well, just PR)

As the court deliberates on the fate of Pussy Riot, celebrities and cultural ministers and yes, even some actual Russians have voiced concern. In an interview with Pussy Riot’s lawyers, the New Times’ Elena Masyuk marvels that this trial has done … Continue reading

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Shanghai Biennale accepting applications for the Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment

In keeping with their thesis that “Energy is born out of a collective,” the curators of the 9th Shanghai Biennale – that’s Boris Groys, Jens Hoffmann, Johnson Chang and Qiu Zhijie – have announced a program of workshops as part of The Academy of Reciprocal Enlightenment, … Continue reading

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The Garage announces a program of stipends for young artists

As the Museum of Everything makes its way around Russia (by our calculations they should currently be on route to Nizhny Novgorod), Moscow’s Garage is addressing a broader problem. While prizes like ArtChronika’s Kandinsky Prize and the state-funded Innovation Prize are quick … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot, Madonna, High Court Hijinks and What it means to be a Hooligan

Like most of the world – judging from the number of Pussy-Riot-relard requests in our inbox – we have spent the last week watching The Trial of Pussy Riot, a tragicomedy that plays more like something from the files of … Continue reading

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