Tag Archives: Hermitage

The Show Must Go On?

Apparently, we rushed to conclusions in our last post when we decided that the lynching of The Novosibirsk State Academy Opera and its contemporary take on Wagner’s Tannhäuser was over. After the opera’s director, Timofei Kulyabin, was found not guilty … Continue reading

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An Oh So Quiet Manifesta

A month ago, the fate of Manifesta10, the European art biennial that was set to open in St. Petersburg on June 28th, was still undecided. Some artists were boycotting the exhibition, others were dropping out, staff was not being paid, … 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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St Petersburg in the News: Manifesta does Matisse, Putin in Panties, Afrikan Politics and the close of New Holland

September is here, and with it, so come tumbling all the updates about what went on in August! Thankfully, Artguide is back to publishing their daily news updates, kicking off with a column by St Petersburg-based curator Anna Matveeva, who highlighted … Continue reading

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Petitions, Propaganda and Manifesta 2014: A “Neutral Space for Discussion”?

So, speaking of petitions, we have had quite a few Manifesta-related versions sent to our inboxes recently. The most prominent was penned by Noel Kelly, on Change.Org. It states, very plainly that, in light of Russia’s recent, very controversial legislature … Continue reading

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No “Museum of Modern Western Art” for Moscow

Just a week after Irina Antonova stepped down (/was removed? The jury is still out) from her post of Director of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, (with the more than capable Marina Loshak stepping in to fill her shoes), … Continue reading

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Kasper Konig to curate Manifesta 10?

This morning a very well known art critic and curator in Moscow started rumors flying when she posted that distinguished curator Kasper König will take the reigns for Manifesta 10, which is set to take place in 2014 in the Hermitage, in St … Continue reading

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