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Pavilion Politics, Power-Players and a lot of Prizes

We promised this post would be on prizes, and there were certainly plenty given out this week: the Art Newspaper Russia‘s new award, the St Petersburg-based Kurokhin Prize, and of course, the National Center for Contemporary Art’s Innovation Prize, which was awarded last … 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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Innovation honors Monroe, FIAC in Petersburg, and Bugaev Strikes Again

So with so much going on, we’ve decided to start a kind of digest format. Let us know what you think? This year’s Innovation Prize will pay tribute Monroe This week, Innovation – the Russia National Center for Contemporary Art‘s … Continue reading

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Irina Nakhova to represent Russia in Venice; Petersburg legal woes for Russian Museum curator, the New Artists

So, while we were finishing up our post on the Petersburg legal woes, Artguide broke the news that artist Irina Nakhova – winner of this year’s Kandinsky Prize – will represent Russia in the next Venice Biennale. Artguide notes that … Continue reading

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Former New Artists sue Sergey Bugaev Afrika over “Lost” Paintings from the late 1980s

When we wrote about Georgy Guryanov and ASSA the other day, it struck us that some of the reasons that St Petersburg’s contemporary canon is not more widely recognized is simply that the works disappeared. Yes, many were ephemeral to … Continue reading

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Nikolay Bakharev another feature of Massimiliano Gioni’s “Encyclopedic Palace”

On March 15, the Art Newspaper published the story “Curators have mixed reactions to the artist roster for Venice Biennale” – exactly the kind of piece one might expect before a show laden with so many expectations of its own. … Continue reading

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Censorship: What more appropriate gesture for an exhibition on the state of Feminism in Russia?

In the spirit of International Women’s Day – a holiday allegedly dedicated to inspiring women to rise above their status as secondary citizens by commemorating that very status – institutions around the world are making token gestures and sending flowers. … Continue reading

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