Category Archives: London

All For Nothing

Following its very public condemnation of anti – patriotic art (case in point – Leviathan, Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Oscar – nominated film), the Russian Ministry of Culture has decided to put its money where its mouth is. This week, it has … Continue reading

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Lost, Found, Sold

Remember the controversy surrounding Sergey  Bugaev (aka Afrika) and his collection of “lost” paintings by members of Leningrad’s New Artitsts? Well, it came to a disheartening semi-conclusion this week when 24 works from Bugaev’s collection were offered at Moscow’s Vladey auction. Here’s a brief refresher: Bugaev, once a … Continue reading

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In other news

It seems that in the past few weeks, Russia has been in the headlines for reasons that leave more to be desired. Stepping into the global conversation this month, Russia’s two greatest cultural institutions – the ballet and the avant-garde … Continue reading

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Love Stories: Margarita Tupitsyn curates the Russian Pavilion, while much ado in Baku and London

In her monthly column for Artspace, Baibakov Art Project’s Maria Baibakova writes under the banner “Women of the Art World Unite!”, recounting her encounters with strong women in challenging art scenes, whether that be Moscow, Baku, Dubai or even Paris.  Allow … Continue reading

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New Artists on the Block: Guryanov and Novikov fare well at Sotheby’s Contemporary East Day Sale

“One of the reasons there’s so much talk about money is that it’s so much easier to talk about than the art,” David Zwirner observes, in Nick Paumgarten’s fresh New Yorker piece “Why Are So Many People Paying So Much … Continue reading

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Where the Women Are: Some thoughts on London’s Frieze Week

Last week, the art world descended on London for the ever-more-established Frieze Art Fair and its sophomore sister Frieze Modern. While what was once the “emerging,” “intellectual” fair has started to feel more and more expected, Frieze still had a … Continue reading

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Turner Prize Nominees Announced

Yesterday, while the Hollywood Reporter was busy scooping much of the international art press on Richard Prince’s pivotal appeals case,  the other half of international art press was concentrating on the announcement of the shortlist for this year’s Turner Prize, … Continue reading

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