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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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The Young Folks: Garage Young Artist Grants and the Kandinsky Prize Shortlist

While the Moscow Biennale arrived without much ado, the side projects provided a wonderful opportunity to get to know some of the emerging Russian artists, many of whom have been recently recognized with grants. As Baibakov Art Project’s Kate Sutton … Continue reading

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ArtChronika Magazine shuts down

Today up-and-coming Russian art news site, colta.ru, broke the news that leading Russian art magazine ArtChronika would cease publication. Though the bimonthly magazine went through more than a few rough patches and high profile personnel changes, it was arguably still an ambassador for … Continue reading

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Catherine de Zegher releases her full artist roster for “More Light,” the 5th Moscow Biennale

  A few weeks after giving us some teasers, the Moscow Biennale – just around the corner, mind you, from September 20 – October 20 – has released its full artist roster, made up of 72 artists from 40 countries … Continue reading

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Kandinsky Prize releases it 2013 Shortlist

The Russian art world is changing, rapidly. So rapidly, we hardly recognize it from the world of five years ago. In fact, it’s safe to say, we barely recognize it: most of the names on the shortlist for the 2013 … Continue reading

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ArtBasel 44 Reveals its Lineup: The Russians May Be Coming, Just Not as Exhibitors

While we’re on the subject of fairs, this morning ArtBasel announced the line-up for its 44th edition, which will take place for the first time in the new Herzog & de Meuron-designed Messe Hall, whose breathtaking, gaping hole in the … Continue reading

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Radya, Taus and Biennales Galore: In Which We Get Excited about 2013

In today’s post on Artforum.com, Linda Yablonsky surveyed the opening of New York’s first post-Sandy season, which saw the triumphant return of galleries like David Zwirner, Casey Kaplan and Wallspace. Well, sort of triumphant. In Yablonsky’s words, all the openings … Continue reading

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