Tag Archives: Dmitry Venkov

Swearbots, Pussy Riot, and a glimpse Out of Time

Admittedly, from the Western perspective, things have been a bit rocky in Russia lately. (In a piece for the New Republic, satirical bloggers Kermlin suggested giving up optimism and instead start placing bets on the worst possible outcomes, as either way you’re … 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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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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Katya Degot and David Riff unleash their list of “researchers” for the Bergen Assembly

Just as this summer heat has us longing for cooler climes, this week we got a news bump reminding us to retreat to Norway for the last days of August to luxuriate in the cool breezes and earnest discourse of … Continue reading

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Russia’s Innovation Prize releases its Shortlist while the Kandinsky Prize starts accepting applications

Between the National Center for Contemporary Art’s Innovation Prize and the privately-funded (by Shalva Breus’s ArtChronika Foundation) Kandinsky Prize, the Russian art world has managed to stretch the drama of the awards process – who did or did not get … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Kandinsky Prize winners Dmitry Venkov, AES+F and Grisha Bruskin

Following up on the Future Generation Art Prize, tonight, Moscow’s ArtChronika Foundation held the award ceremony for its annual Kandinsky Prize. While there has been some controversy around the prize – with participants dropping out in protest when Pussy Riot … 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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