Monthly Archives: September 2012

BAM- and then it hits Brooklyn! – The Prokhorov Fund partners with BAM right as Russia’s Ministry of Culture seeks to cut off its museums

The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) has permeated the NY consciousness with its ubiquitous advertising campaign “BAM – And then it hits you,” an often-unsettling array of scenarios in which city-dwellers at their most Gregory Crewdson-esque are caught in moments … Continue reading

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Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair kicks off tonight!

This evening, New Yorkers who made the trek to Queens got a preview of the 2012 New York Art Book Fair, an initiative of Printed Matter which brings together publishers of art books and their devotees for a weekend of … Continue reading

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AES+F inaugurates “Moscow’s Grand Palais” while the NCAA fights for its 16-Story Museum

Last week, Putin officially signed off on the new Council for Culture and the Arts, whose list includes Moscow Multimedia Art Museum Director Olga Sviblova,  Semyon Mikhailovsky, Director of St Petersburg’s Art Academy, and Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage. (NB: Artguide reported … Continue reading

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The Russian Art World Takes a Stand (or rather, doesn’t…)

This week, Artguide – the leading news portal for the Russian art world – has noted more than a few rejections in the air. As we reported two days ago, this week sees the openings of both ArtMoscow and VIENNAFAIR … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Fairs: The Real ArtMoscow may be at the VIENNAFAIR

Tomorrow, ArtMoscow will kick off its 16th edition, quite a feat for a fair whose death knell has sounded more than once. The most recent of these tolls came with the announcement that Sergey Skaterschikov had bought the struggling VIENNAFAIR … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot not on the Kandinsky Prize Shortlist

Today the shortlist for the 2012 Kandinsky Prize was announced. The 21 nominees for Project of the Year (culled from a list of 188) and 16 (out of 197) for the Young Generation Award will be featured in an exhibition … Continue reading

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Last few days to catch Innovation Prize nominees in London

As the debate continues over whether Pussy Riot’s actions should be considered as an art work, let alone as an art work worthy of a nomination to the Kandinsky Prize (Read Chto Delat?‘s firm opinion on the latter here in … Continue reading

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“Offside Effect”: Tbilisi gets a Triennial

The last days of Documenta may now be upon us (Would-be visitors have until the 16th, though it would appear Kassel may extend viewing time on certain commissions by artists like Walid Raad, Michael Rakovitz and Mark Dion, which the city … Continue reading

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