Monthly Archives: October 2012

Reports from Chelsea just now coming in

As the East Coast recovers from last night’s devastation, our heart goes out to those affected by the storm, many of whom are now facing the prospect of several days without power. In particular, we are very distressed to hear … Continue reading

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Udo Kittelmann to curate the Russian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale

Fresh on the heels on Massimiliano Gioni’s unveiling of his theme “The Encyclopedic Palace,” Artguide reports that the Stella Art Foundation has announced  that the curator of the Russian Pavilion for the 55th Venice Biennale will be Udo Kittelmann, director … Continue reading

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A Bestiary of the Imagination: Massimiliano Gioni turns the Venice Biennale into an “Encyclopedic Palace”

Today, the Venice Biennale released a statement with further details on its upcoming 55th edition, slated to run from June 1 – November 24, 2013. Curator Massimiliano Gioni has chosen to title his upcoming contribution as “The Encyclopedic Palace,” in … Continue reading

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We Feel Your Pain: Louise Blouin and Sergey Skaterschikov publicly vie for the Armory Show

This week the Armory Show announced that Liz Magic Laser would be its selected Artist Commission for 2013. A friend of ours collaborating with the artist let it slip that “branding” and “rebranding” will be an essential part of her … Continue reading

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An Award that Matters: Moscow’s Art Scene honors its “Comrades”

With the ArtReview Power 100 now on the stands, the buzz – all by people who have read the list, mind you – tends to be on how little these kinds of commendations really mean. Not true of the Soratnik … Continue reading

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Power Play: The Garage brings Shigeru Ban’s cardboard construction to Moscow

Yesterday ArtReview finally revealed its 2012 Power 100, after dropping hints along the way. We were impressed to see curators outnumbering collectors in the top spots this year.  Documenta’s Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev beat out dealer Larry Gagosian for the number one … Continue reading

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And then there were two: Pussy Riot member set free after “proving” she didn’t actually get to perform

Today, the Art Newspaper confirmed that Pussy Riot will be somewhere in the middle of Art Review’s Power 100 list, still yet to hit the stands this year. According to the article, an editor from Art Review had the following, somewhat … Continue reading

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Slavs and Tatars host a “Beyonsense” Pop Rally at MoMA, New York

Straight off the heels of their talk last night at New York’s Abrons Art Center, the collective Slavs and Tatars will be hosting an edition of MoMA’s Pop Rally series, a program of evening events which start with great ideas … Continue reading

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90 million rubles (and a host of expectations) set aside for the 5th Moscow Biennale

At this morning’s press conference for the 5th Moscow Biennale (slated to run  from September 19- October 20, 2013, in the new Manege space broken in recently by AES+F), the focus was on the funding: namely the 90 million rubles … Continue reading

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Pussy Riot – What just happened, and why are they back in the News Feeds?

Today Moscow witnessed an appeal hearing for Pussy Riot – or tried to. The proceedings were halted less than five minutes into the trial (which you can watch in Russian here, or read English translation transcripts here) when group member … Continue reading

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