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David Elliott to curate the 2014 Moscow Biennale of Young Art

So, not to suggest any connection between our last post and this one, but today, November 12, the Moscow Biennale of Young Art announced that the curator for its 2014 edition would be David Elliott, veteran museum director and curator … Continue reading

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Russia’s NCCA releases a shortlist for its new building

Today Russia’s New NCCA (National Center for Contemporary Art) announced the shortlist in its tender for a new building. From over 200 submitted proposals, the contest was structured to include two categories: Dossier, which allows established architecture bureaus could put … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Biennales: Istanbul and Moscow

So, September is traditionally a full month for the art world, as galleries click back in after summer schedules and the worldwide spate of biennales further obstructs one’s ability to schedule a Skype-call. In the whirl of events, there were … Continue reading

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AES+F inaugurates “Moscow’s Grand Palais” while the NCAA fights for its 16-Story Museum

Last week, Putin officially signed off on the new Council for Culture and the Arts, whose list includes Moscow Multimedia Art Museum Director Olga Sviblova,  Semyon Mikhailovsky, Director of St Petersburg’s Art Academy, and Mikhail Piotrovsky, Director of the Hermitage. (NB: Artguide reported … Continue reading

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And then there were… ? Two more galleries leave Moscow’s Winzavod

This weekend, Moscow’s Winzavod Art Center – which has undergone some major changes with the arrival of new director Elena Panteleeva and the “transition” of three of its leading galleries to nonprofit spaces – just lost two more galleries. First, … 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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Moscow Art World, Up All Night with plenty on their minds

While much international attention remains fixed on the protests (with the occasional, speculative mention of fresh attacks from the church on art), the fact that tonight, May 19, Moscow is celebrating a night-long festival of culture, partially funded by the … Continue reading

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Rem Koolhaas’ OMA reveals model for Garage Gorky Park

Today Rem Koolhaas’ OMA announced the final plans for the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture’s new venue in Gorky Park. Garage Gorky Park reenvisions the 1960s era restaurant, Vremena Goda (“Seasons of the Year”) a derelict concrete structure (not to … Continue reading

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Is Winzavod is getting a non-profit facelift? Guelman Gallery also “transforming”

On the heels of Aidan Salakhova’s announcement that she would transition her gallery into AidanStudio, a noncommercial space to show her students’ work, Russian press has speculated that both XL Gallery and the Marat and Julia Guelman Gallery would follow … Continue reading

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Elena Panteleeva announced as the new Director of Moscow’s Winzavod

Last week, eyebrows were raised when Sofia Trotsenko, reigning doyenne at the Winzavod Art Center, announced that she was leaving her position as director to work within the mayor’s office. Trotsenko has been involved with the Winzavod project since 2005, … Continue reading

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