Category Archives: Moscow

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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From Matisse to Alys in Manifesta 10, while Moscow contemplates an Absolute Wine Factory

Manifesta 10 reveals its artist roster, new website While curator Kasper Koenig has given us plenty to speculate on earlier, yesterday, Manifesta 10 revealed the list of artists whose work will be featured in the Hermitage this summer via a press conference … Continue reading

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Principles’ Day Out: Manifesta’s Destiny, Posthumous Petition-signers and Boycotters branded as Hypocrites

Sydney’s Saga Continues: Boycott Artists branded as Hypocrites These past two weeks we have reported on how the artists boycott of the Sydney Biennale over its ties to Transfield (a holding company that had recently expanded to include the detention … Continue reading

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Curator Ekaterina Degot to Cologne’s Akademie der Kunste der Welt

We’re interrupting our new digest format to deliver what we feel is some pretty significant news for Moscow, which we discovered through Artguide: curator Ekaterina Degot (known by most of the Russian art world at “Katya”) has taken on a two-year … Continue reading

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A Time for Dreams: Open Calls for the Future Generation Art Prize and the Moscow Biennale of Young Art

As the states celebrated Martin Luther King Day yesterday, we couldn’t help but think of this summer’s Moscow Biennale of Young Art, which curator David Elliot has chosen to title “A Time for Dreams,” in reference to Dr King’s seminal … Continue reading

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“Art should heal the world”: Kapkov cancels the Pussy Riot screening, while Anatoly Osmolovsky pens an open letter

At the end of our last post, we mentioned how much we wished we could attend the screening of Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, scheduled for last Sunday at Moscow’s Gogol Center. Granted, we were more interested in hearing Irina … Continue reading

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Black is the New Orange: Post-Prison Pussy Riot

On December 23, Putin made good on the promises made by the amnesty bill passed earlier this month, and released a host of political prisoners, including team Greenpeace and Maria Alyokhina and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, better known as members of the … Continue reading

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While we wait on more releases, Late Night with Diaconov…

Despite some (understandably) over-adrenalined official headlines in the wake of Khodorkovsky’s release [for those of you who just said “who?”, we defer to the ever-great Julia Ioffe], Pussy Riot has not been freed.  According to a Twitter just sent out on … Continue reading

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Kandinsky Prize honors 2013 laureates, while NCCA reveals the finalists to design its new building

It was a day for congratulations in Moscow, when Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) revealed the finalists for the competition to design its new building. Last October, the NCCA jury – which includes Baibakov Art Projects’ Maria Baibakova – … Continue reading

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Louis Vuitton’s performance on Red Square even more scandalous than the Sacrificial Scrotum

This week, the upset over artist Peter Pavlensky‘s extreme recent performance seemed a thing of the past when a tremendous social media uproar followed in the wake of the sudden appearance of an enormous Louis Vuitton suitcase, right in the … Continue reading

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