Monthly Archives: November 2012

And it’s off… The Mobile Moscow Design Museum takes its new concept out for a spin

Back in February, we took a first look at the Mobile Moscow Design Museum, which was then just in the works. Now Katia Krupennikova – our wonderful former staff at Baibakov Art Projects, who is now working as an independent … Continue reading

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V_Museum: Platform Moscow brings young Russian artists to Berliner Festspiele

This year’s Berliner Festspiele features a RusImport program, which, in addition to Chekhov productions, includes the launch of V_Museum: Platform Moscow. The virtual museum platform was developed by the Sputnik Art Foundation in Moscow, and has appeared in various iterations … Continue reading

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“Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union”: The Saatchi Gallery looks at Contemporary Russian Art

This week the Saatchi Gallery in London will launch the group show, Gaiety is the Most Outstanding Feature of the Soviet Union: Art from Russia. The exhibition owes its title to a speech by Stalin, but its work comes mainly from … Continue reading

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Congratulations to the Kandinsky Prize Shortlist

Today the Kandinsky Prize announced its short list for the 2012 competition. These names were whittled from the nominees submitted earlier (minus one or two, who pulled out in protest of Pussy Riot’s omission). Now the main prize for project of … Continue reading

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Moscow’s Art World gathers to discuss plans for a Russian National Museum of Contemporary Art

Last week, the ADAA announced its new relief fund, which would provide financial support to the Chelsea galleries and nonprofits hardest hit by Sandy. Recipients include Wallspace, Bortolami and Printed Matter, whose inventory was particularly devastated. As Gallerist reports, David … Continue reading

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Independent Curators International honors Dasha Zhukova, Nav Haq and Jay Sanders

Independent Curators International (ICI) is a New York-based non-profit which offers a new model of curating the contemporary in an increasingly connected world. In essence, ICI maintains a network of international institutions and curators, both emerging and established. These curators … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered: A New Message of Hope

With this blog, we try to stick to issues and information on arts and culture which we find important, but which may not always find an audience, due to language barriers or other obstacles in communication. We also recognize that … Continue reading

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PinchukArtCentre looks to Future Generations

While damage reports keep coming in from New York, we thought our readers could use a little more optimistic news: last night, Kyiv’s PinchukArtCentre opened an exhibition of the 21 artists shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize. As a partner platform … Continue reading

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Many Waters: Chelsea starts to take stock of the damage from Sandy

As the water is being pumped out of galleries across a still power-less Chelsea (the majority of Lower Manhattan is still in a black-out, bracing for a few more days without electricity), the Chelsea art world is slowly coming to … Continue reading

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