Tag Archives: Kandinsky Prize

Holy Politics, Unholy Economics

With the ruble hitting record-breaking lows, it has been a challenging December in Moscow, but the mood is one of “we have seen this before and know how to live through it.” Holiday shopping has been extreme as Russians are … Continue reading

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The writing on the wall

Russian artist Petr Pavlensky staged a Van Gogh – esque act of self – mutilation last week, cutting off his earlobe with a butcher’s knife while sitting on the walls of the Serbsky psychiatric centre in Moscow. The artist’s action, called … Continue reading

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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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Kandinsky Prize honors 2013 laureates, while NCCA reveals the finalists to design its new building

It was a day for congratulations in Moscow, when Russia’s National Center for Contemporary Art (NCCA) revealed the finalists for the competition to design its new building. Last October, the NCCA jury – which includes Baibakov Art Projects’ Maria Baibakova – … 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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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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