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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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“Under a Tinsel Sun”: More on this week’s Moscow Biennale of Young Art

This week, Moscow will see the openings of the 3rd Moscow Biennale of Young Art and its parallel programs. In years past, the Biennale was known as “Qui Vive?” or “Halt! Who Goes There?” to connote some kind of youth … Continue reading

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On the “Verge”: Russia’s wealthiest woman announces a new era of “Open” art patronage

This past week, international news outlets have been aflutter with the news that Dasha Zhukova and Rem Koolhaas’ new Garage Gorky Park will “define Russia’s new identity.” In the wake of this, there appeared in the Financial Times, Georgina Adams’ curious … Continue reading

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Moscow’s Contemporary Art World gets a New (Bilingual) Hub

One of the over-riding features of the Moscow art world is that the outside imagination of it has been easily monopolized, simply through lack of exposure. “Russian Contemporary Art? Oh, those two policemen kissing in the New York Times…” or … Continue reading

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